Article by Domain Support
Apple has announced that iOS 10 will be released this fall and it is a huge upgrade! You didn’t know you needed this upgrade until you fall in love with it. You can download a beta of this new release if you are willing to give Apple feedback with your experience*. iOS 10 is packed with new features in Messages (new emojis, new message bubbles, handwriting capability, invisible ink, send fireballs, heartbeats, sketches, draw over videos, new stickers, your favorite apps within Messages), Multilingual typing, Photos, Maps, Music, HomeKit, News, Apple Pay on the web and the power of Siri in more apps than ever. iOS 10 makes it easier than ever to set up two-factor authentication according to iMore.
Delete Default Apps
One often requested feature is the ability to remove the default apps you see when you open a new iOS device on the home screen. Health, Feedback, Wallet, Photos, Camera, Clock, Settings, Messages, Phone, App Store are here to stay, but pretty much everything else can be deleted. You can now delete Mail, Notes, Contacts, iCloud Drive, Music, Reminders, Calendar, iTunes Store, Videos, Stocks, iBooks, Tips, FaceTime, Weather, Home and Maps.
iOS 10 Device Capability
Not all mobile devices will be able to upgrade. Look below if your device is listed.
The Wall Street Journal
“You’re going to love Apple Inc.’s iOS 10—though probably not today….Bugs aside, I’ve enjoyed the new features that will surely enhance your daily iPhone use. ”
“For the time being, then, all we can say is that this is a highly promising update, and we look forward to testing and trying each successive iteration as we get closer to launch. Autumn can’t come quickly enough.”
“Here’s the topline take: It’s good! I mean, besides the fact that it’s still very much in beta.”
“iOS 10 has a laundry list of new features and changes, including a completely revamped messaging platform, the ability to remove some of Apple’s preinstalled apps, and lots of new 3D touch actions…But the thing that’s first noticeable and is going to change how you interact with your iPhone every single time you pick it up is the completely redesigned lock screen.”
“There were around 15 new features within the current beta version, and these were, Keyboard sound from iOS 10 beta 1 returns, New lock sound, Haptic feedback on manual lock, Clock in status bar on widgets view, Send files to iCloud Drive from Safari and Mail, Downloaded music label returns, Image picker in Messages no longer crops images to squares, Rest Finger to Open Accessibility option now works as expected, New “Share ” language when 3D touching an App Store app icon, Siri App Support panel in Siri’s preferences, Your Library appears first when searching in the Music app, “Subscribe” to playlists, New text tags below video placeholders in Health app, Now-typing indicator for GIF images in Messages app, and also a new hub section in Home app preferences.”
*If you have questions about the Apple Beta Program click here. The Tampa Bay Review, article, Top 5 Reasons to Install iOS 10 Beta & 4 Reasons You Should Not, is worth reading if you are still undecided. Another article by Gotta Be Mobile, 10 Things to Do Before Installing iOS 10 Beta, explains some warnings. Going back to iOS 9 is not a walk in the park if you have issues with iOS 10 beta. It is not advised to install it on your main mobile device yet. If you need assistance in setting up the beta follow these step by step directions or contact us.