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Apple Seeds First iOS 9.2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of iOS 9.2 to developers for testing purposes, just under a week after the public release of iOS 9.1. iOS 9.1 brought new emoji and several under-the-hood fixes for issues that have plagued users since the launch of iOS 9.

The iOS 9.2 beta is available for download immediately from the Apple Developer Center, and it's likely a public beta will be available in the near future. There's also an Xcode 7.2 beta available.

It is not yet known what changes iOS 9.2 will bring to Apple's newest operating system, iOS 9, but as a major .1 update, iOS 9.2 is likely to introduce new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes. We'll update this post with any changes that are discovered in the beta.

What's new in iOS 9.2
According to the release notes the Safari view window that pops up in some apps will now support third-party Action Extensions. Any Action Extension that works in Safari will also work in SFSafariViewController, allowing it to behave more like the traditional Safari app.

In the Hipchat app for iOS, clicking a link brings up an in-app browser. In iOS 9.1, seen on the left, there's no option for third-party extensions. In iOS 9.2, seen on the right, there's support for third-party extensions like 1Password.

Long tapping on the Reload button in the Safari View Controller in a Safari window within an app will also offer options to reload content without content blockers and request desktop site. These options have long existed in the actual Safari app, but are new to the Safari browser used within apps.

Using the same Hipchat example as above, when tapping the refresh icon at the top, I can now hold down to bring up an option to request desktop site or load content without a content blocker. In iOS 9.1, pressing on the refresh icon does nothing.

Tag: iOS 9.2

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13 months ago
Battery life is way better than on 9.1, I can get about 3-5 hours more on a single charge (iPhone 3G with iOS 7).
Rating: 17 Votes
13 months ago
Safari snappier? Available OTA? Battery life better? Did they fix weird/off the wall/non-prominent issues? PB?!?

Did I cover everything?
Rating: 15 Votes
13 months ago
Most important issue:Has the horrible lag on iPhone 6 been fixed?
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago


Fix Settings bug
Fix Notifications dismissing themselves
Fix Quick Reply weird outlined keyboard on lockscreen
Scrollable photos on iCloud Drive app

try submitting the bugs you experience here:

the chance of getting a bug fix is much higher if you post it there instead of here.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago
Hoping they fix the lag on my 6 Plus.

Although I believe Apple has no interest in doing so and this is all part of their planned obsolesce.
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago
All I want for Apple is to deliver on the promised performance improvements.
Rating: 7 Votes
13 months ago

The reason doesn't matter and is not worth discussing, imo.

We know for a fact that the iPhone 6 and 5s perform worse with iOS 9.1 than 8.4.1. If this is deliberate, that is worrisome. If it's not deliberate, it means Apple is somehow incapable of improving or maintaining performance of older devices, which is worrisome as well. Either way, it's bad.

Same feelings here, I expected iOS 9.1 to either maintain or improve on the speed of iOS 8.4.1. But it turns out that's not the case. All of my devices updated to iOS 9.1 are obviously slower than before. It's strange how the world's most valuable company can't assure their software quality matches their top notch hardware industrial design.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago

True, but do you think the thread would have existed if Apple actually delivered what they promised? I never saw a 40+ page thread about iOS 8.4.1 performance issues.

What about 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4? Every iOS ever, is the worst thing ever, until the next iOS. Which, of course, is worse. 8.4.1 was never any paragon of virtue or perfection -- Rather critics just conveniently and selectively forget prior problems in order to prop up their latest diatribe. I mean, didn't 8.4 introduce Apple Music -- Changing the Music app layout, removing buttons, adding new ones? Throngs were saying they'd never upgrade because they want to choose their own music sorting buttons at the bottom. Didn't it delete playlists, add DRM, and screw over music collections? Oh, and who could forget:

iOS 8.4 Terrible Lag ('//')
Ios 8.4 making al devices really slow ('//')
8.4.1 battery drain on my 6 plus ('//')

If you use google and site search 8.4.1, you can find all manner of negative threads on it.

Let me ask you this: Do you think iOS 10 won't have multitudes of "Turns out iOS 10 sucks" threads. Because I'm going to make a prediction now:

The last version of iOS 9 will be held in virtue and be revered compared to iOS 10 which will be regarded as the worst iOS ever.

Edit: Oh, can't forget this --

Argh! iOS 8 the worst ever!! I hate it... ('//')
iOS 7 is the worst version of iOS to date. ('//')
iOS6 is probably the most underwhelming release of iOS to date ('//')
Is iOS5 the "buggiest" iOS yet? ('//')
Negative Reactions to iPhone OS 4.0 / New Features ('//')
Kind of underwhelmed with 3.0 ('//')
iPhone Firmware 2.0: It's just a disaster ('//')

Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago

Battery life is way better than on 9.1, I can get about 3-5 hours more on a single charge (iPhone 3G with iOS 7).

thats nothing - I verified on my 6s+ that the battery lasts now 3 days.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago
Cue the people asking if every single feature on their wishlist is somehow in this version of iOS, then being disappointed that Apple can't read their minds...

Hoping they fix the lag on my 6 Plus.

Although I believe Apple has no interest in doing so and this is all part of their planned obsolesce.

Explain why Apple "planned" to make the 6s and 6s Plus obsolete right of the box.

Hint- it's not planned obsolescence. In the case of the 6 Plus, it's underpowered graphics hardware combined with a terribly optimized OS.
Rating: 4 Votes

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