iOS 10.2 is expected to reach our iPhones and iPads at the beginning of December. There are strong indicators that Beta 4 is the Golden Master version, hinting an imminent public release of this iteration. The OTA update package is around 1.7 GB large, meaning that you install a complete version of iOS and not just a minor add-on. More, featurewise there is nothing visibly new comparing with Beta 3. And the third test version had also only minor changes when compared with the 2nd test version.
Download & Install iOS 10.2 Beta 4
The GM is available for over-the-air update for all iOS device owners that have the iOS 10 Beta Profile installed on their devices. You can grab the Public Beta profile by logging in or signing up with the Apple Beta Software Program.
Once the Profile is installed on your device tap on Settings and browse for General -> Software Update. The iOS 10.2 Beta 4 firmware pops up and you have to hit Download & Install to allow your phone or tablet to grab this latest update.
Tip: I recommend you to perform a full backup before proceeding with the update!
iOS 10.2 Beta Updates & Features
Because we’re reaching the end of this beta test phase, here is a recap of all the test versions along with the changes that have been introduced along the way:
– Beta 1: Videos Widget, Preserve Camera Mode, Unicode 9.0 Emoji, Fireworks animation for Message Effects, New Wallpapers (for iPhone 7) Headphone icon & more.
– Beta 2: TV app in parallel with traditional Videos app, Emergency SOS, Focus for Live Photos, removal of Wallpaper dimming & more.
– Beta 3: Send with Love Message effect option, TV app completely replaces Videos, Feedback app & more.
– Beta 4: the Golden Master version for iOS 10.2 featured in this article. Doesn’t bring any palpable changes, but adds finishing touches before the public release.