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iOS 10 Beta 6 vs. iOS Beta 5: Check Out New Features, Downloads And Supported Devices

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Only last week, Apple released iOS 10 beta 5 for developers and iOS 10 beta 4 for public. Following which, this week, the iPhone maker went on to release both iOS 10 beta 6 and iOS 10 beta 5. Many believe this is the last beta before Apple makes the final build public. And, it?s a known fact that Apple?s iPhone 7 series, earmarked for September release, will run the final build out of the box.

With all the six betas, Apple incrementally fixed and added many features and altered the existing ones. In this post, we have jotted down the new features in the latest iOS 10 beta 6, the devices supported by the build and the ways to download the update.

iOS 10 Beta 6 Compatible Devices

The beta 6?reportedly supports the Apple iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s and the iPod touch Gen 6.

How To Get iOS 10 Beta 6?

Apple device owners should note that only those registered as developers can download and install the iOS 10 beta 6. In case, you have installed the iOS 10 beta 5 released last week, you can navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and get the new update over-the-air (OTA).

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iOS 10 Beta 6 vs. iOS 10 Beta 5 Features & Changes

In general, Apple?s iOS 10 brought in many new changes to the existing iOS 9. The new OS comes bundled with an overhauled News and Music apps, along with the new HomeKit Home app. Other features and changes include Widgets specific to the Home screen and Lock screen. A bunch of improvements have also been made to the iMessage.

Speaking of iOS beta 5, it was a minor update. It delivered several UI changes, along with some modifications to icons and sounds.

Coming to Apple iOS 10 beta 6, the iPad-specific Wallpaper Picker and Dock bugs have been fixed in the new build. Apple allowed users to buy apps with the help of Touch ID fingerprint scanner in beta 5, and this is still applicable in the latest beta,?Value Walk noted.

In software updates, the ?update badge? design has apparently been changed from a blue rounded rectangle to a red circle. Even though this redesign was part of the beta 5, it was made visible only in the latest build.

Also, in case a Sticker Sequence was added to a sticker pack and left blank. Thereafter, the pack will apparently not be blank upon deployment.

With this update onboard, the virtual personal assistant Siri will apparently responds back in case a request asks for a removed app.

Issues with regard to search hints in the Message Store have been fixed and hence, it will work as expected.


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