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Apple IOS 10.2 features & updates

Apple has released iOS 10.2 to the public, marking the launch of the second major update to the iOS 10 operating system since it launched on September 13. iOS 10.2 has been in testing since October 31, with seven betas seeded to developers and public beta testers.
As Geek Winky is coming with latest information over the technology. Here it's a great update from the Apple which our team has explained it..

The iOS 10.2 update is available as a free-over-the-air update for all iOS 10 users, and it can also be downloaded via iTunes.
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What's new?

As a major 10.x update, iOS 10.2 introduces new features and design tweaks to iOS 10. It includes a new "TV" app, which is designed to serve as an Apple-designed TV guide that aims to simplfy the television-watching experience and help users discover new TV shows and movies to watch.

Along with the TV app, Apple recently debuted the long-awaited Single Sign-On feature, allowing cable subscribers to sign in once with their cable credentials to access all live cable content available within various apps. Single Sign-On is currently available for CenturyLink Prism, DirecTV, Dish, GVTC, GTA, Hawaiian Telcom, Hotwire, Metrocast, Service Electric, and Sling TV. Both Single Sign-On and the TV app are available across multiple devices, including the Apple TV.

A range of new emoji are included in the update, like clown face, face palm, selfie, fox face, owl, bacon, avocado, croissant, and more. There are more than a hundred new emoji, including several profession emoji available in both male and female genders. Apple has also redesigned many existing emoji, adding more detail to make them look more realistic.

iOS 10.2 also includes new wallpaper, revamped sorting options and some design tweaks to the Repeat and Shuffle buttons in the Music app, new "Celebrate" and "Send With Love" Screen Effects, an option for preserving camera settings, a new "Saved" stories section in News, a TV widget, and new TV settings.
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Multiple Photos improvements have been included, such as improved stabilization and faster frame rates for Live Photos. The accuracy of groupings of similar photos of the same person has been improved in the People album, and an issue causing Photos to generate memories using screenshots, whiteboards, or receipts has been fixed.

To see all of the changes that were introduced throughout the beta testing period, make sure to check out our beta videos: Beta 1, Beta 2, Beta 3.

iOS 10.2 introduces new features including the TV app (US Only), a new and unified experience for accessing your TV shows and movies across multiple video apps. Emoji have been beautifully redesigned to reveal even more detail and over 100 new emoji have been added including new faces, food, animals, sports, and professions. This update also includes stability improvements and bug fixes.

Details About The Features :-

1. TV App

  •  Use Up Next to see the movies and shows you're currently watching and pick up where you left off
  • Get recommendations for new movies and TV shows in Watch Now
  • Discover new apps and the latest iTunes releases in the Store
  • Access the Library for your iTunes purchases and rentals

2. New Emojis

  • Beautifully redesigned emoji that reveal even more detail
  • Over 100 new emoji including new faces, food, animals, sports, and professions
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3. Photos

  • Improves stabilization and delivers faster frame rate for Live Photos
  • Improves accuracy of groupings of similar photos of the same person in the People album
  • Fixes an issue where Memories might generate a memory from photos of screenshots, whiteboards or receipts
  • Fixes an issue where the camera would stay zoomed in after switching back from the Camera Roll on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Additional support for RAW digital cameras

4. Messages

  • Adds new love and celebration full screen effects in Messages
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented the keyboard from displaying in Messages

5. MUSIC

  • Swipe up the Now Playing screen to more easily access Shuffle, Repeat and Up Next
  • Choose how to sort Playlists, Albums, and Songs in Library

6. NEWS

  • Stories you've saved for later now appear the new Saved section
  • The best paid stories from channels you subscribe to will now appear in a dedicated section in For You
  • It's now easier than ever to get to the next story, just swipe left or tap Next Story while reading

7. MAIL

  • Fixes an issue that caused the Move sheet to persist after filing a Mail message
  • Addresses an issue with long press activating copy and paste in Mail
  • Fixes an issue in which the wrong message would be selected after deleting a Mail conversation

8. ACCESSSIBILITY

Adds BraillePen14 support to VoiceOver
  • Fixes an issue where the braille table could switch unexpectedly with VoiceOver
  • Fixes an issue where sometimes Siri enhanced voices were unavailable to VoiceOver
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver users could not re-order items in lists
  •  Fixes an issue where Switch Control was sometimes unable to delete Voicemails
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Other improvements and fixes
  • Adds notification support for HomeKit accessories including window coverings, occupancy, motion, door/window, smoke, carbon monoxide, and water leak sensors
  • Adds notification support for HomeKit accessories when software updates are available to HomeKit accessories
  • Improves Bluetooth performance and connectivity with 3rd party accessories
  • Fixes an issue that could cause FaceTime participants to appear out of focus
  • Fixes an issue that could cause FaceTime calls to appear with incorrect aspect ratio and orientation
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some Visual Voicemail from completing playback
  • Fixes a Safari Reader issue that could cause articles to open as empty pages
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Safari to quit unexpectedly after marking an item as read in Reading List

TOP 5 REASONS TO INSTALL & 4 REASONS NOT  TO INSTALL THE NEW IOS 10.2

Apple’s iOS 10.2 update brings some huge changes to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And while some of you will want to install the iOS 10.1.2 update on your device today, others might want to skip the update for the time being.

Earlier this year, Apple released an iOS 10.2 beta confirming an iOS 10.2 release for iPhone iPad, iPod touch. The iOS 10.2 beta also confirmed a number of key features including new emojis, the new Apple TV app, and Single-Sign On for Apple TV.
Apple’s finally pulled the iOS 10.2 update out of beta and it’s now available for all iOS 10-powered devices. And like the beta, the official iOS 10.2 release comes with a host of features, tweaks and fixes for iPhone, iPad and iPod.
iOS 10.2 is a big update if you’re coming from iOS 10.1.1. If you’re on something older, it’ll be even bigger thanks to iOS 10.1.1 and Apple’s previous iOS updates. You’ll get features and fixes from older iOS updates baked in with your version of iOS 10.2.
There are plenty of reasons to consider installing iOS 10.2 on your device today but there are also some reasons why you might be better off waiting a few days or even a few weeks before committing to a new piece of software.
This guide will walk you through these reasons and help you make a decision about your iOS 10.2 update today.
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Reasons To Install It

1. Install iOS 10.2 If You Want Better Security

If you value your security, you'll want to seriously consider downloading the iOS 10.2 update on your iPhone or iPad.

The iOS 10.2 update brings 12 known patches for potential exploits including one where an "attacker with an unlocked device may be able to disable Find My iPhone."

These patches enhance the security on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch making them ideal for those of you who store sensitive files/data on your device. Most people do.

2. INSTALL IF YOU USE APPLE T.V

If you own and use an Apple TV, you might want to download the iOS 10.2 update today.
As expected, Apple's iOS 10.2 update includes the long-awaited Single Sign-On feature for Apple TV and iOS devices.  

In case you've forgotten, and many of you probably have, here are the key components of this exciting iOS 10.2 feature.

For the first time, customers in the US will have a simplified way of enjoying pay-TV video channels by using single sign-on. Starting this fall, users only have to sign in once on Apple TV to enjoy immediate access to their favorite video channels that are included as part of their pay-TV subscription.

- Once a user is signed into one network app, any other app on Apple TV from participating pay-TV providers will automatically log the user into all other supported apps requiring authentication.

- During the single sign-on process, customers can view a page of all the authenticated apps that a pay-TV provider offers to more easily discover, download and enjoy all of their favorite video channels.

- Any network-TV app can take advantage of this technology to enable single sign-on and simplify the process for their viewers.

- Single sign-on will be available on both Apple TV and iOS.

As of right now, it's limited to CenturyLink Prism, Dish, GTA, Hawaiian Telecom, Hotwire, MetroCast, Sling TV, and DirecTV. If you don't see your provider listed here, you'll need to find another reason to update to iOS 10.2.
We expect more providers to be added to the list in the weeks ahead so keep an eye out for updates.

3. INSTALL IF YOU WATCH TONS OF CONTENT ON YOUR IPHONE OR IPAD

If you own and use an Apple TV, you might want to download the iOS 10.2 update today.
As expected, Apple's iOS 10.2 update includes the long-awaited Single Sign-On feature for Apple TV and iOS devices.  

In case you've forgotten, and many of you probably have, here are the key components of this exciting iOS 10.2 feature.

For the first time, customers in the US will have a simplified way of enjoying pay-TV video channels by using single sign-on. Starting this fall, users only have to sign in once on Apple TV to enjoy immediate access to their favorite video channels that are included as part of their pay-TV subscription.

- Once a user is signed into one network app, any other app on Apple TV from participating pay-TV providers will automatically log the user into all other supported apps requiring authentication.

- During the single sign-on process, customers can view a page of all the authenticated apps that a pay-TV provider offers to more easily discover, download and enjoy all of their favorite video channels.

- Any network-TV app can take advantage of this technology to enable single sign-on and simplify the process for their viewers.

- Single sign-on will be available on both Apple TV and iOS.

As of right now, it's limited to CenturyLink Prism, Dish, GTA, Hawaiian Telecom, Hotwire, MetroCast, Sling TV, and DirecTV. If you don't see your provider listed here, you'll need to find another reason to update to iOS 10.2.
We expect more providers to be added to the list in the weeks ahead so keep an eye out for updates.

4. INSTALL 10.2 IF YOU ARE DEALING WITH IOS PROBLEMS

If you own and use an Apple TV, you might want to download the iOS 10.2 update today.
As expected, Apple's iOS 10.2 update includes the long-awaited Single Sign-On feature for Apple TV and iOS devices.  

In case you've forgotten, and many of you probably have, here are the key components of this exciting iOS 10.2 feature.

For the first time, customers in the US will have a simplified way of enjoying pay-TV video channels by using single sign-on. Starting this fall, users only have to sign in once on Apple TV to enjoy immediate access to their favorite video channels that are included as part of their pay-TV subscription.

- Once a user is signed into one network app, any other app on Apple TV from participating pay-TV providers will automatically log the user into all other supported apps requiring authentication.

- During the single sign-on process, customers can view a page of all the authenticated apps that a pay-TV provider offers to more easily discover, download and enjoy all of their favorite video channels.

- Any network-TV app can take advantage of this technology to enable single sign-on and simplify the process for their viewers.

- Single sign-on will be available on both Apple TV and iOS.
As of right now, it's limited to CenturyLink Prism, Dish, GTA, Hawaiian Telecom, Hotwire, MetroCast, Sling TV, and DirecTV. If you don't see your provider listed here, you'll need to find another reason to update to iOS 10.2.

We expect more providers to be added to the list in the weeks ahead so keep an eye out for updates.

5. INSTALL IF YOU USE EMOJI

The iOS 10.2 brings new emojis and redesigned emojis to the iOS keyboard. If you're an avid emoji user, iOS 10.2 is probably worth a download.

Unicode 9 emoji are included in the final version of the iOS 10.2 update. As we've noted in the buildup to the update's release, the list of new emoji includes an avocado, a shark, a croissant, a burrito, a shark, a carrot, a squid, a clown face, and bacon. That's just a small sample.
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There are 70+ new emoji included in the iOS 10.2 update. On top of that, some of the existing iOS emoji have been redesigned.

If you're into using emoji in your messages to friends and family (we assume most of you are) you probably want iOS 10.2. There are some good ones in there.

NOW 4 REASONS NOT TO INSTALL 

1. DONT INSTALL IF YOU ARE NOT READY

A majority of you will want to install the iOS 10.2 on your device. However, some of you might want to consider waiting a few days or perhaps even a few weeks before upgrading.

Don't install Apple's iOS 10.2 update on your device until you've prepared for Apple's iOS 10.2 update.

It's impossible to predict what kind of trouble you might run into with the iOS 10.2 update. Most of you will come out of the installation process unscathed but others will run into various problems. This is why you'll want to prepare for iOS 10.2.

We've put together an extensive game plan that will take you through the process we use before we install a new iOS update.

You don't need to follow every single step before you install iOS 10.2 but at the very least you'll want to make a backup of your phone/tablet's data.

That way, if something goes wrong, you can easily recover your missing files. It's better to be safe than sorry, especially if you're moving to iOS 10 for the first time.

2. DON'T INSTALL IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT PROBLEMS

If you're having an excellent experience on iOS 10.1.1 or below, and iOS 10.2 fails to excite you, consider holding out.

iOS 10.2 users are already complaining about Wi-Fi issues, various issues with Bluetooth, activation issues, problems with various third-party applications, installation problems, random reboots, and severe battery drain issues.

If you're feeling comfortable with your current version of iOS you can sit back and wait for more iOS 10.2 feedback to arrive.

Remember, there is no way to downgrade to iOS 10.0.2 or iOS 9 so you'll want to be sure about your move to iOS 10.2. (The oldest update you can downgrade to is iOS 10.1.)
It's unclear when Apple plans to release its next bug fix update but we don't expect anything new until next year.

3. DONT INSTALL IF YOU ARE JAILBROKEN

Avoid iOS 10.2 if you're jailbroken or you want to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Developers are reportedly working on an iOS 10 jailbreak tool but they haven't released one to the public. So, if you move to iOS 10.2, you'll lose your current jailbreak and/or lose the ability to jailbreak your phone or tablet.

As of right now, the only way to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad is if you're on a compatible device running iOS 9.3.3 or older. If you're on anything newer than that, and again that includes the iOS 10.2 update, you're out of luck for the time being.

We still don't have any details about an iOS 10 jailbreak release date and it could be days, weeks or even months before something lands for the general public.

4. DONT INSTALL IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING

If you're about to hit the road on a trip for the holidays or if you're in the middle of a trip, we strongly recommend putting off iOS 10.2 until you're back home.

Over the years, we've talked to a number of people stranded with a malfunctioning device because they updated to a new version of iOS right before leaving or during the trip itself. The last thing you want is for apps and services to breakdown when you're in a different city.
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If you are traveling away from your comfort zone and your backups, it's a good idea to wait to do this upgrade until you get back to your base of operations. If that's the hotel, so be it.

It's probably not worth putting a personal trip, a business meeting or an important business trip in jeopardy to get iOS 10.2 on your phone or tablet.

Wait until you have some downtime and then install iOS 10.2 if you need it.


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Article By : Khushboo Priya @ Geek Winky



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