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.

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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.

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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

Top Rated Comments

marvz Avatar
71 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).
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
randymac09 Avatar
71 months ago
Safari snappier? Available OTA? Battery life better? Did they fix weird/off the wall/non-prominent issues? PB?!?

Did I cover everything?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tamagotchi Avatar
71 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.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Radon87000 Avatar
71 months ago
Most important issue:Has the horrible lag on iPhone 6 been fixed?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0815 Avatar
71 months ago
Please:

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:
https://developer.apple.com/bug-reporting/

the chance of getting a bug fix is much higher if you post it there instead of here.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TC03 Avatar
71 months ago
All I want for Apple is to deliver on the promised performance improvements.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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