iOS 10, macOS 10.12 Sierra, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3 get beta 6 developer releases

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Apple has released yet another update in the form of 6th developer betas for iOS 10, macOS 10.12 Sierra, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3. iOS 10 and macOS 10.12 also received their 6th public beta releases. The updates seem to be minor in nature as the file sizes are below 100 MB for iOS and watchOS.

iOS 10, macOS 10.12 Sierra, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3 get beta 6 releases

Apple has been regularly releasing beta updates, so we must be getting close to the final releases. It was assumed that the 5th developer betas for iOS 10, macOS 10.12, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10 might have been the last updates, but they had some bugs, like the iPad dock flickering issue, that made it obvious that the betas are still a work in progress.

Here’s how you can update to all the latest betas:

iOS 10

Go to Settings > General > Software Update to install it. Make sure you are connected to Wifi and have at least 50% battery available.

watchOS 3

Open up Watch app on your iPhone and go to Settings > Software Update to install. Make sure your Apple Watch has at least 50% battery charged and is placed on a dock.

macOS 10.12 Sierra

Open Mac App Store, go to Updates tab and you will find the new developer or public beta update there.

macOS 10.12 can also be downloaded from Apple Developer Center for installation. Check out our guide to creating a bootable USB installer for macOS 10.12 for a clean install. You can also try dual-booting macOS 10.12 with OS X if you want to preserve your current installation.

tvOS 10

Go to Settings > System > Sofware Updates > Update Software to check for the latest release and install it on your Apple TV.

We will keep you updated on any noticeable new changes in these releases.

Updates

iOS 10:

  • iPad dock UI glitches have been resolved
  • Wallpaper picker bug is also fixed on iPad
  • 3D Touch to call favorites works fine again
  • 3D Touch for rich notifications works much better than beta 5, but still not perfect

watch OS 3: Disconnectivity issues between iPhone and Apple Watch have been fixed.

tvOS 10: Onscreen keyboard now correctly matches the selected system theme i.e. dark or light.