Apple releases iOS 10.2 with SOS button, TV app, new Emojis and more

Apple with new iOS 10.2

Apple releases its latest iOS 10.2 for compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch. The update brings the new features and improvements includes new emojis,iMessage effects, and an Emergency SOS feature for Indian users.

iOS 10.2

Update includes Emergency SOS, TV app and more

Emergency SOS feature rolled out primarily for Indian users. The Government of India announced that all mobile phones launched in India from 2017 onwards must have a panic button. To use this feature, Go to Settings -> General -> Emergency SOS.

Once enabled, the power button is rapidly clicked three times to five times ,automatically the emergency call will forward. The call to the emergency services will also include one’s current location whether  the Location Services feature is enabled or not.

Apple introduced hundreds of new emojis with iOS 10.2. These include, “more diverse characters, new professions, expressions like face palm, shrug and fingers crossed, and new emoji representing sports, food, animals and more.” Apple has also fixed a keyboard-related issue on iMessage and introduced new ‘love and celebration’ full-screen effects.

iOS 10.2

The Camera app now gets a feature that preserves your favorite settings, even after you have closed the app. So your favorite Photo Filter or your preference for HDR and Live Photos will be saved for when you open the app again. The Photos app is also being improved with better accuracy for grouping similar photos. Live Photos are also getting improved stabilization and faster frame rate.

The update includes new wallpapers for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It redesigned shuffle and repeat buttons on the Music app, a new Apple TV app for users in the US.

This update is available for iPhone 5 and later devices, iPad fourth generation and later devices, and iPod touch 6th generation and later devices. Ensure that you have at least 50 percent battery backup, and a strong Wi-Fi connection to update. Don’t forget to backup your iOS device before you download and install the updates.