After rolling out the beta version for iOS 10.2, Apple has finally released the OS update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. The latest update brings a host of new features including a new SOS feature, aligning with the government’s new mandate, and some bug fixes.
The update will be available for iPhone 5 and later devices, iPad fourth generation and later devices, and iPod touch 6th generation and later devices. To get the update go to Settings > General > Software Update click download and then press install.
The new ‘Emergency SOS’ feature introduced can be found in the Setting menu. Recently, the government made it compulsory that all the phones should come with a panic button. When enable, a user can press the power button 3 to 5 times in succession, to dial a distress number. The distress number is automatically registered as 112, which will be adopted as the new single emergency number in India from January 01, 2017, and you can also add more numbers to the list as well.
The company has also added 100 new Unicode 9.0 emojis that features more diverse characters, new professions, expressions like face palm, shrug and fingers crossed, and new emoji representing sports, food, animals and more.
Other than this, iMessages gets a new Send With Love and Celebration full-screen effects. There is also a new Preserve Setting in the Camera app that helps you save your last mode. Earlier, the Camera app always went to default settings whenever you close and open the app. There is also an improvement in Live Photos and it now delivers faster frame rate. The Photo app now comes with improved groupings of similar photos of the same person in the People album. Lastly, there are many technical improvements and bug fixes in the latest update.