Apple iOS 10.2 Is Now Available: What's Its Secret Feature And What Does The Update Include?

By Laura Clark - 15 Dec '16 18:44PM

Apple iOS 10.2 is finally available. What's included in the update? Its secret feature, the emoji 'male singer' and 'female singer.' 

As you dig through a boatload of emoji with iOS 10.2, you'll find two emoji described as the 'male singer' and 'female singer.' These are no ordinary emoji as it depicts the late superb, genre-breaking singer but sadly departed David Bowie. Thus, the Bowie-inspired emoji serve as a tribute for him.

Moreover, in accordance to http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/12/14/apple-ios-10-2-should-you-upgrade/#181f256b77ed, the update also introduces new features including TV apps which is applicable for U.S. only. Thus, it will also provide a new and satisfying experience when accessing TV shows as well as for movies across multiple video apps. Based on http://www.macrumors.com/2016/12/12/apple-releases-ios-10-2/, the tech giant debuted the in prospect Single Sign-On feature which allows the cable subscribers to sign in once with their cable credentials. The Single Sign-On is now available for users of CenturyLink Prism, DirecTV, GTA, Dish, GVTC, Hawaiian Telcom, Metrocast, Service Electric, Direct TV and Sling TV. It also includes the Multiple Photos Improvement which is constructive for the Live Photos. A collection of new and redesigned emoji is on board since the update like the clown face, face palm, selfie, owl, croissant and more. 

Improvements also took part in the update wherein it added a notification support for HomeKit accessories whenever a software update is available, a notification support for HomeKit accessories including motion, occupancy, carbon monoxide and water leak sensors. It aslo includes an improved Bluetooth performance and connectivity with the third party accessories, Fixes have been made such as the issue with the FaceTime participants to appear out of focus, the Safari Reader that could cause articles of the be opened as empty pages as well as when Safari hits to quit out of nowhere after marking an item in the Reading List. 

Conforming to http://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2016/12/12/apple-ios-10-2-is-now-available-what-is-included-in-the-update/#6b55187176be, the tech giant went through seven beta tests before making iOS 10.2 available in public. Thus, the update is only available for iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later as well as the iPad touch 6th generation and later. 

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