Apple Rolls Out iOS 10 Dev Beta 8 + Public Beta 7 for Testing

One week after the release of the seventh and sixth betas of the software upgrade, Apple is back at it again bringing iOS 10 developer beta 8 and public beta 7 to their respective parties for testing purposes. This comes just a day after the company began rolling out iOS 9.3.5 to the world.

So far, nothing new has been found within developer beta 8 and public beta 7 of iOS 10. And since the updated build is so small in size, we can simply expect just bug fixes, stability improvements, and security enhancements.

Already found in previous builds of iOS 10 is a new lock screen UI complete with a dedicated widgets panel, an all new Messages app, lots of improvements to Photos such as facial recognition and Memories for you to revisit past events, a Siri SDK alongside some slight tweaks to the personal assistant, an updated Maps app, an overhaul News and Apple Music app alongside the addition of lyrics in the latter, an official Home app to control smart home devices enabled with HomeKit integration, a much improved Phone app, universal clipboard, and much more.

To install beta 8 of iOS 10 (or beta 7 if you’re on the public beta program), head over to Settings > General > Software Update on your registered iOS device and tap “Download” when you see the option to install the latest build. You’ll then need to sit and wait for the update to install on your device, however that should be a relatively quick process as the update is pretty small in size.

Chances are we probably won’t see another beta of iOS 10 since we’re drawing closer to the month of September. This is usually the time when Apple releases the GM seed of their OS upgrades, so look out for that in the very near future. Of course, I’ve said this every time another beta came out in recent weeks, however this time I’m pretty confident this is it.

You can learn more about iOS 10 here.