macOS 10.12 and iOS 10 public beta 2 are available for download

macOS 10.12 Sierra public beta 2 & iOS 10 public beta 2


Apple has released the second public betas of macOS 10.12 Sierra and iOS 10 to testers. The new updates have the same features and bug fixes such as the third developer betas of macOS 10.12 and iOS 10 released a few days back.

macOS 10.12 and iOS 10 public beta 2 are available for download

The first public betas for iOS 10 and macOS 10.12 was released 2 weeks back. You can sign up for a beta for the public beta at Apple’s Beta Software Program website. If you are not registered already, check out our guide on how to sign up for the public betas.

Update to macOS 10.12 public beta 2

Update to iOS 10 public beta 2

  • Assuming that you are already on public beta 1, open up Settings > General > Software Update to download the new release.

Here is a recap of the bug fixes and changes in release:

  • New keyboard sounds from iOS 10 beta 1 are back
  • Rest to unlock works now
  • Pokemon Go AR mode and battery saver mode work fine now
  • Widgets loading is improved
  • New ‘App Support’ section in Siri Settings
  • Performance is much better in this release, compared to beta 1 and 2. Animations are smoother and there are fewer stutters through the OS

The final releases for the latest Mac and iOS devices’ operating systems will be available this fall. It is expected that Apple will release a few more developer and public builds before the final version to ensure that all bugs are squashed and features are refined as much as possible before general availability.

Check out our coverage of iOS 10, macOS 10.12, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10 below.

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