iOS 10 Beta Features: Hands-On Video Walkthrough Of The Biggest Changes Coming To iPhone

When announcing new features of iOS 10, Apple’s executives went as far as calling iOS 10 the “biggest iOS release ever” in the company’s history. Now while Apple’s claim is debatable, what is not debatable though is that it is a major version release.

As you may already know, Apple has released beta version of iOS 10 for developers to check out. We have been playing with it here on our test devices for the last couple of days, and just like how we do every year with major releases of iOS, we have picked out the biggest features that are part of iOS 10, and have then went hands-on with them on video.


Even though we have tried to cover quite a bit on video (it’s a 22-minutes long video!), there are still plenty more features that were not demoed here because some of them are not active yet, like Apple Pay on the web for example, and also, if we did showcase all of them, it’d turn into a feature film. For a full list of features, we’ll suggest you check out our 60+ iOS 10 Hidden / Secret Features For iPhone And iPad [List] post.

Overall, we think you should be excited about iOS 10. The improvements and added features are definitely welcomed to the platform. Without any further delay, here are the biggest changes coming to your iPhone with iOS 10.

  • Raise to Wake
  • Redesigned Lock screen
  • Redesigned Spotlight/Widgets view
  • Clear All in Notification Center
  • Redesigned Apple News app + improvements
  • New Home app for HomeKit
  • Redesigned Control Center + panes
  • Interactive notifications with 3D Touch
  • Upgraded Messages app: (rich web links, in-line video playback, camera and photos, larger emojis, Invisible Ink, tap to replace emojis, Tapback, Bubble effects, handwritten messages, Digital Touch, Full-screen effects, stickers, App Store for iMessage, GIF/image search, more)
  • Removable and re-downloadable stock Apple apps
  • Redesigned Apple Maps + improvements
  • Redesigned Photos app + improvements
  • Redesigned Apple Music app + improvements
  • Home screen widgets with 3D Touch

and more.

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The video shows old compatibility chart of iOS 10 which Apple later updated. For up to date list of devices that are compatible with iOS 10, please check: iOS 10 Beta Compatibility For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

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