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Apple releases iOS 10.2 update for iPhone and iPad: Here’s what’s new

Apple has released iOS 10.2 with India-centric SOS button, 100 new emojis, enhancements to iMessage and camera app including refreshed TV app. You can locate the emergency SOS option from Settings > General Menu after upgrading to iOS 10.2. It is possible to customize the SOS settings such as the number of times you need to press the Power button to generate an SOS call, notification sound and much more. The inclusion of the all-new SOS or panic button is to fulfill the orders of the government.

If you press the power button rapidly, the iOS 10.2 will automatically call 112. With effect from January 1, 2017, India will adopt 112 as the single emergency number across India. The 112 will be saved as distress number in contacts after the successful installation of iOS 10.2.

iOS 10.2 adds 100 new emojis

The big attraction of iOS 10.2 is the addition of 100 new Unicode 9.0 emojis. You will find a wide range of emojis based on various professions, sports, animals, and foods. You will also find new characters and expressions such as face palm, shrug, and fingers.

The newly launched iOS 10.2 also features an enhanced TV app, which is available only for US-based users. It is possible to watch TV shows, watch premium content by subscribing including streaming options. The iMessage option has been enhanced with the new Send with Love and Celebration full-screen effects.

iOS 10.2 adds support for BraillePen14

Apple has added support for BraillePen14 to VoiceOver in the new update. The iPhone manufacturer also fixed an issue where the Siri enhanced voices were unavailable to VoiceOver. Moreover, you will be able to re-order items in lists during VoiceOver. The update also fixed an issue where Switch control was unable to delete Voicemails.

If you use iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you will be eligible to get new wallpapers in addition to a new Preserve Settings in Camera. This will enable you to save and preserve your last mode. Last but not the least, the iOS 10.2 has added several improvements and bug fixes.