What’s New in iOS 10.2

This is what’s new in iOS 10.2 for the iPhone and iPad. There are tons of new iOS 10.2 features that will help you express yourself, use new iOS 10.2 emojis and get more out of your entertainment options. We’ll walk you through the new features that actually matter.


Apple released iOS 10.2 as a free update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on December 12th. This is available over the air or as an iTunes download. This works on any Apple device currently running iOS 10 and on many iOS 9 compatible devices as well.

Whether you have the iPhone 7 or iPhone SE, there are new features that can help you do more with your iPhone.

What's new in iOS 10.2 for iPhone and iPad.

What’s new in iOS 10.2 for iPhone and iPad.


The new iOS 10.2 emojis are at the center of this update for many users, but they aren’t the only new feature to be found. If you watch TV shows or movies the new iPad and iPhone TV app will help you keep track of where you are in a show or movie and find new content. It can also help you find new apps to connect to your cable subscription for easier on the go watching.


It’s also easier to sign into your cable or satellite account so that you can get more for what you already pay. Users will also see important upgrades to News and Music as well as a plethora of bug fixes for the iPhone and a number of important security fixes that users will find helpful.

Here is a look at what’s new in iOS 10.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You can also install tvOS 10.1 and watchOS 3.1.1 to get new features on your other devices.

New iOS 10.2 Emoji

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New iOS 10.2 Emoji

There are over 100 new iOS 10.2 emoji in this free update. You don't need to buy any apps or subscriptions to unlock them. Simply install iOS 10.2 and you will be able to start sending new faces, food, animals, sports and professions.

The people you send the new iOS 10.2 emoji to will need iOS 10.2 installed to see them. They may need iOS 10.2 to see some of the redesigned emoji based on our testing during the beta.

Some of the new iOS 10.2 emojis include;

  • Clown Emoji
  • Prince
  • Mother Christmas
  • Rolling on the Floor Laughing
  • Lying Face
  • Drooling Emoji
  • Nauseated Face
  • Sneezing Face
  • Shrug
  • Man in a Tux emoji
  • Pregnant woman
  • Face Palm
  • Cal Me Hand
  • Fingers Crossed Emoji
  • Handshake
  • Gorilla
  • Fox Face
  • Deer
  • Rhino
  • Bat
  • Eagle
  • Duck
  • Owl
  • Lizard
  • Croissant
  • Baguette
  • Peanuts
  • Bacon
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Whisky Emoji
  • Spoon
  • Scooter
  • Canoe
  • First Place Medal
  • Goal Net
  • Fencer
  • Wrestlers

Apple also adds in new professions to the emojis including male and female versions of these new options including artists, astronauts, cooks, factory workers, farmers, firefighters, health worker, judges, mechanics, office workers, pilots, teachers and much more.

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