Apple has released iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch which includes a new TV app, over 100 emojis and much more.
The latest iOS 10.2 update is a small software update and is available OTA or via iTunes on PC/Mac.
Update iPhone, iPad To iOS 10.2
You can download and install iOS 10.2 via OTA on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Launch Settings app from your Home screen.
Now, Tap on General.
Tap on Software Update.
Tap on Download and Install.
You can also install iOS 10.1 via iTunes by taking a backup of iPhone, iPad using iCloud and iTunes.
Install iOS 10.2 Using iTunes on Mac/PC
1. Take Backup Of iPhone, iPad using iTunes and iCloud
To take a backup of your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, connect your device to Mac/PC via USB cable.
Launch iTunes and wait till iTunes detects your device.
Once your device is detected, select backup.
Set backup to This Computer.
Take a backup of music, photos, videos, apps, and other data.
Automatic Backup of iPhone, iPad Using iCloud
Launch the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad
Tap on iCloud. Log in to your iCloud account, if not logged in.
Tap on Backup by scrolling down.
2. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer using USB cable.
3. Now, select the device in iTunes.
4. Windows users hold down “SHIFT” key and then click on “Update” whereas, Mac users will have to hold down the “Option” key and then click on “Update”.
5. Select the “IPSW file” you downloaded and click “Choose”.
6. Wait till your device gets updated.
iOS 10.2 IPSW Direct Download Links For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
iOS 10.2 Release Notes
Release notes for iOS 10.2 are as follows:
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.
▪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
▪Beautifully redesigned emoji that reveal even more detail
▪Over 100 new emoji including new faces, food, animals, sports, and professions
▪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
▪Adds new love and celebration full screen effects in Messages
▪Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented the keyboard from displaying in Messages
▪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
▪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
▪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
▪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
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