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Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 9.2 Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers

ios_9_iconApple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 9.2 to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, just over one week after seeding the third iOS 9.2 beta and a full month after releasing iOS 9.1 to the public. As a .1 upgrade, iOS 9.2 will mark the second major update to iOS 9.

The fourth beta of iOS 9.2, build 13C5075, is available as an over-the-air update and through the Apple Developer Center. Public beta testers can download the update over the air. Apple has also released Xcode 7.2 beta 4.

Earlier betas of iOS 9.2 included changes to the Safari View Controller, which is what allows a pop-up Safari window to be used in third-party apps. In iOS 9.2, Safari View Controller supports third-party Action Extensions, letting apps like 1Password to be accessed in the Safari view of other apps like Tweetbot.

Safari View Controller has also been updated with the ability to long tap on the Reload button to reload content without content blockers and it now supports the request desktop site function. The second iOS 9.2 beta improved Safari View Controller further, introducing support for dismissing it with an edge swipe.

Along with improvements to Safari View Controller, iOS 9.2 also introduces Arabic support for Siri, support for AT&T's NumberSync Wi-Fi Calling feature and it includes bug fixes for iCloud Keychain, Apple Watch syncing and pairing, audio quality when streaming to stereo systems, and more.

Related Roundup: iOS 9
Tag: iOS 9.2


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10 months ago
Day 68. It's been over two months since this whole thing started. Recently beta 4 came out, and for the first time in weeks we experienced an emotion I would have called hope a year ago. I should have known better.

Animations are still laggy. Scrolling stutters so much it keeps me awake at night. Children started crying. I've been telling my people rescue is coming and Apple will never abandon us, but frankly, I am starting to doubt myself.

More and more, it seems like we have to accept that the prosperity we've had for decades is gone forever. We will have to adjust to this new world where quality, promises and certainties no longer exist.

Apple as we know it is gone and we will have to adjust. I don't know how, but it's the only way.
Rating: 18 Votes
10 months ago

only came out 45 mins ago, how do you know your battery life has tripled?

The poster you're quoting used sarcasm font... apparently your device didn't display that properly... :)
Rating: 9 Votes
10 months ago
This thread looks like a Twitter feed from a group of middle school girls. “Downloading now” “Not showing for me” “I got it” “Where is it” “Slow DL”
Rating: 8 Votes
10 months ago
Battery life sucks on this beta!11!1!!!!1 dont install guys!!111!1



EDIT:
Forgot "Downloading now!" :)
Rating: 5 Votes
10 months ago

This thread looks like a Twitter feed from a group of middle school girls. “Downloading now” “Not showing for me” “I got it” “Where is it” “Slow DL”

Oo I am 29 yr old middle skool and wanted this forum to be shocking pink.

Finished downloading btw!! :cool:
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago

Downloading now.Hoping the atrocious lags are sorted out


People shouldn't be allowed to post lag comments unless they specify what and where. I'm happy to try to reproduce it. Because I don't have any lag I'm aware of it's not someplace I normally go or do on my phone. Or it's an app I don't use. I've restored my phone as new to try and help people but ya' gotta give us something to help with.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago

I checked out your thread. It seems to be all about wifi calling. This I am using and it seems to work pretty well, although I have not tried texting with it. My question, however, was not about wifi calling but about numbersync.

I am just looking for use cases where numbersync would make sense instead of wifi-calling and hand-off.

I would read through again. It hardly covers wifi calling. Numbersync is to use your phone number to make calls on devices that by themselves do not have calling abilities or they rely on your iPhone directly connected to make a call. Numbersync will allow you to use your iPad, Wifi connected and nowhere near your phone, to make and receive calls as if it was a giant iPhone. It works well. I can place my iPhone in airplane mode and talk through my iPad as if it were my phone and when calling people they have no idea since the number they see on their caller ID is that of my cellphone. My iPad is not a cellular model. I do this with my Apple Watch too.

I would read through the thread again since it does indeed cover Numbersync as its subject.

I should step back just a bit here and say that yes, this is to do with WiFi calling but not the WiFi calling feature exactly. It is to use WiFi calling on devices with WiFi without needing the phone phone nearby to do it.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 months ago

The poster you're quoting used sarcasm font... apparently your device didn't display that properly... :)

I think the USA are still waiting for that update.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 months ago
1.4 GIGGLEBYTES!?!?!? Sweeeeeet. iPhone 6S btw

*crosses fingers for VZW Wi-Fi Calling*
Rating: 2 Votes
10 months ago

battery life tripled? The beta has been out less than an hour............go figure


They added future touch. Press harder on the battery and a pop up of the intended battery life appears. ;)
Rating: 2 Votes

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