Apple has released the first beta for iOS 9.2, the next incremental update for Apple’s latest mobile operating system. The update is marked as build 13C5055d and does not come with a change log.
The update is available to download from Apple Developer Center for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.
iOS 9.1 was released just last week with performance improvements, new emojis, a change to how Live Photos work on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and other minor improvements. While it was expected that iOS 9.1 might be the build that releases to the public with iPad Pro release, that turned out to be a rumor.
Apple has been keeping developers and other users very busy with constant releases of betas and a public beta testing program. We are downloading the iOS 9.2 betaand will update this post with any changes we can find.
- Safari View Controller seems to have gotten a lot of attention in this release. SFSafariViewController’s support for 3rd party Action Extensions brings it almost on par with Safari in terms of supported features. Long tap to reload content without content blockers or request desktop site was already there in Safari View Controller before so not sure why Apple listed this in the release notes.
- The settings bug where it was already scrolled up on load seems to have been fixed in iOS 9.2
- Performance seems slightly improved over iOS 9.1 which is great news. More on this after some testing though.
- New icons in Music app to show which songs or albums are saved to iOS device.
- New option to remove album or song from just device or from My Music.
- There are a number of bugs with the Music app so we suggest you stay away from trying this beta on a daily driver.