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What’s new in iOS 10.2? All the best new features

What’s new in iOS 10.2? A quick guide to all the best new features including emoji, wallpapers, widgets and more.

Apple has only recently let everyone download iOS 10, but we’re already starting to see a flurry of updates, with iOS 10.1 released and now iOS 10.2 making its way into the wild.

What’s new? Not too much, but there are a few updates worth knowing about.

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Showcased alongside the launch of new MacBook Pro, Apple’s new Video app works on both iOS and Apple TV. It’s a new way of discovering content across iTunes and other streaming apps. It’s US only for now, and it lacks support for Netflix. But it looks to be a nice update over the dull Videos app currently included on iOS.

A new SOS feature will call emergency services when the iPhone power button is pressed 5 times.You can of course turn this of and it seems to be a feature restricted to a few countries.

Three new snazzy wallpapers have been added in iOS 10.2. The additional options, each of which was used in Apple’s advertising for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, have a black background and floating orb in the middle.

We’re sure they’re designed to bring the best out of the wider colour gamut displays on the iPhone 7, and they do look really good.

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A bunch of new emoji have been added in the first iOS 10.2 including a clown, croissant, shark, owl, butterfly and of course an avocado.

Many of the older emoji have also been redrawn to look more modern, with loads more profession-based emoji now available in both male and female, too.

Similar to the Netflix widget, the new Videos widget shows you the programme or film you’re watching, and with a tap you can jump straight back into it without opening up the app.

A nice, if minor, touch.

There’s now an option that lets you save your previous camera settings.

This lets you always jump straight into ’square’ photo mode, stick with the same filter or keep Live Photos turned off, depending on your preferences.

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Nothing huge, but ‘Bug Fixes’ is of course listed so hopefully some of those annoying glitches will have been stamped out.

There’s also a new celebration effect in iMessages and star ratings in the Music app.

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