Do you keep your iPhone updated with the latest software? Free Apple operating system updates are the easiest way to ensure your iPhone runs smoothly. Other than fixing bugs, they also come with some pretty cool additions.
iOS 10 was released in September when the iPhone 7 launched. With that update, we were finally able to delete unwanted stock Apple apps. Then iOS 10.1 was released in late October. It came with a new camera effect and an update to the "Maps" app.
Now iOS 10.2 is here and you're going to love the new emojis. These emojis were created and added to the Unicode Consortium at the beginning of the year. They're finally available to use in the keyboards on our smartphones and tablets.
As expected, there are more emojis to represent different professions, which can be customized by gender and race. Your new favorites may also include emojis for bacon, a pregnant woman, and several different smiley faces. Watch the video below to see every new emoji.
Twelve different issues with apps or phone features have been corrected. For instance, people were able to do some maneuvering to trick a locked phone into giving access photos and phone contacts. With the update, locked phones will have fewer options. Click here for the whole list of issues and corrections.
This update is available for iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, and iPod touch 6th generation and later. To get the update from your device, go into your "Settings" app and select "General." From there, select "Software Update" and your device will begin to check for updates. Then select "Download and Install" to get iOS 10.2. To get the update from iTunes, connect your device to a computer, open iTunes, and select your device from the menu in your iTunes Library. Select "Summary" and then click on "Check for Update." Finally, select "Download and Update" and wait for the update to sync to your device.