Apple releases iOS 10 public beta 3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

“Earlier this week Apple issued iOS 10 beta 4 to developers, and today the third public beta version of the pre-release software is available to match,” Zac Hall reports for 9to5Mac.

“iOS 10 public beta 3 should include the updated emoji characters introduced on Monday,” Hall reports. “iOS 10 includes loads of new features in the Messages app, a redesigned Apple Music experience, and much more.”

“Apple’s public beta program is free to participate in unlike its paid developer program,” Hall reports. “iOS 10 will be released to everyone later this fall, and the public beta allows more users to test pre-release versions of the software update before it’s finalized.”

More info, including how to install the iOS 10 public beta, here.

MacDailyNews Note: Public beta software has not yet been commercially released by Apple and may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not function as well as commercially released software.

Be sure to back up your Mac using Time Machine and your iOS device with iTunes before installing beta software. Install only on non-production devices that are not business critical. We strongly recommend installing on a secondary system or device.


  1. How’s battery life and app compatibility overall on public betas 2 and 3? I’m dying to update but don’t have a secondary device, and don’t want to ruin my Watch activity ring streak if I have to downgrade back to iOS 9.

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