4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 10.2 Beta & 6 Reasons You Should

The iOS 10.2 beta’s collection of features make it a tempting install. And while there are certainly some reasons to consider installing the early version iOS 10.2, there are also some reasons why we think you should skip the iOS 10.2 beta for your device.

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Apple’s iOS 10.2 update is confirmed and it’s slated to arrive for iPhones, iPads and iPod touches sometime in the future.

The company hasn’t confirmed a specific iOS 10.2 release date but it should land in December for all devices capable of running iOS 10. It could land as soon as next week.

The official iOS 10.2 release date is still a few days away but you can try Apple’s new update before the final release thanks to the iOS 10.2 beta.

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Apple’s iOS 10.2 beta is available for developers and to the general public, for free, via the company’s Beta Software Program. We’re currently on iOS 10.2 beta 7.

While most of you will want to wait for the final iOS 10.2 release, some of you might want to give the iOS 10.2 beta a go right now.

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Installing early software like the iOS 10.2 beta has its benefits but there also some downsides to installing early iOS software. We want to touch on both here.

If you’re on the fence about installing the iOS 10.2 beta on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, take a look at our list of reasons to install and skip the new version of iOS 10. It should help you onto one side of the fence or the other ahead of the official release.

Install iOS 10.2 Beta If You Want New Emoji

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Install iOS 10.2 Beta If You Want New Emoji

The iOS 10.2 beta delivers new emojis to the iOS keyboard.

Unicode 9 emoji are included in the first version of the iOS 10.2 beta. The list includes an avocado, a shark, a croissant, a burrito, a shark, a carrot, a squid, a clown face, and bacon. That's just a small sample.

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There are 70+ new emoji included in the beta. On top of that, some of the existing emoji have been redesigned. 

Fortunately/unfortunately, the only way to get these new emoji characters on your device right now is via the iOS 10.2 beta. 

So if you're an avid emoji user, and you simply can't wait for the official release to arrive, you might want to give iOS 10.2 beta and its new emojis a try right now. 

(Note: Your friends who are running an earlier version of iOS on their iPhone or iPad won't be able to see the new emojis.)

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