Public Beta 2 for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra adds bug fixes and new features

Apple has officially released public beta 2 for both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. With the release date getting nearer, the release of beta 2 assumes importance. Even though the public beta 2 are basically bug-fix releases, Apple has integrated new features.

The iOS 10 beta enables you to unlock your device and navigate to the Home screen by just resting your finger on the Touch ID sensor. You need not have to press on it.

Meanwhile, the public beta 2 of macOS Sierra provides support for iCloud file syncing, which automatically syncs your Desktop and Documents folder directly into the cloud. It is also possible to unlock your Mac using an Apple Watch running watchOS 3. However, you will not be able to make use of this feature unless you have an Apple developer account.

To download the iOS 10 public beta 2 OTA from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, navigate to Settings | General and select Software Update option. To fetch the updated macOS Sierra, you will be required to visit the Updates section in the Mac App Store.

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