Apple has just released iOS 10.2 and this update sees iOS 10.2 introduce new features along with a series of fixes for issues experienced when using iOS 10.
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The iOS 10.2 update also fixes many other minor issues that have affected Visual Voicemail, the Safari Reader, HomeKit Notifications, third party Bluetooth accessories and FaceTime.
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Written by: Michael Brown
We originally reported on the release of iOS 10 and all of its features back in June 2016. You can read that news story and find out about iOS 10 below:
Apple has just announced iOS 10, which will arrive this Autumn, and it is clearly the biggest release yet. As always, iOS 10 will be a free update for existing Apple owners and it will be compatible with the iPhone 5 or later, iPad mini 2 or later, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air or iPad Pro.
There are numerous updates and new features, that no doubt will be available on the iPhone 7 release later this year too, check them out here.
Messages become massively more creative with the option to change the way message bubbles look or send messages using your own handwriting, with the contact seeing an animation of the handwriting as it happens.
Full screen animations can also be used when you want to say things like ‘Congratulations’ or ‘Happy Birthday’. Other items that can be inserted into messages includes one of six icons that can be used to make a quick response, cartoon stickers that will be available with the new iMessage app from the App Store and the ability to exchange words for an emoji, with a simple tap.
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iOS 10 will be able to send a photo that is hidden until it is swiped and will give access for using other apps to create and share content, or make payments from within the Messages app.
Maps in iOS 10 get a redesign with a look that is much fresher and cleaner to view. Within the Maps app users will be able to book a ride or reserve a table.
Proactive suggestions of where you might want to go, can be shown within Maps, making it faster to get there. Users will also be able to search along the route to see the closest place to fill up, get a coffee or get food, with Maps showing the estimated extra time it will take to get to the final destination.
Simply raise the device to wake it up and the notifications will be there ready to see. iOS 10 will show photos and videos from within the notification bubble and let users create a response to messages, from within the notification.
More iOS 10 features
iOS 10 offers even more new features and improvements:
Want to see what the other side is doing? Check out the Android N features, with Google releasing its new OS in the autumn as well.
Written by: Michael Brown