Apple Releases Second iOS 9.2 Beta for Public Beta Testers

ios_9_iconApple today seeded the second beta of iOS 9.2 to public beta testers, one day after seeding the second beta to developers and a week after releasing the first iOS 9.2 public beta. iOS 9.2 follows iOS 9.1, which launched on October 21.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program and have will receive the second iOS 9.2 beta as an over-the-air update.

Those who want to be a part of Apple’s beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X betas. As iOS 9.1 was recently released, it will likely be several weeks before we see the public release of iOS 9.2.

According to the release notes for the first iOS 9.2 beta, the Safari View Controller (the view of Safari you see within apps) is being updated with support for third-party Action Extensions that will let it more closely mirror the Safari app. It also includes options to reload content and request a desktop site, as in Safari, and iOS 9.2 beta 2 improves 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 support for AT&T's NumberSync Wi-Fi Calling feature and includes bug fixes for iCloud Keychain, Apple Watch syncing and pairing, audio quality when streaming to stereo systems, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

thed0g Avatar
112 months ago
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
5105973 Avatar
112 months ago
With all these different versions of 9 that I've run I already feel like a beta tester! :p
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redheeler Avatar
112 months ago
Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program and have will receive the second iOS 9.2 beta as an over-the-air update.
That's nice. I already deleted the Public Beta configuration profile to download the dev release yesterday :p
The safari view controller really needs support for 3D touch on the links.... I am always trying to peek into them and since I'm on them through the Facebook app it doesn't work :(
I wish there was a setting to open all links in Safari and force-swipe back into the app. I hate in-app browsers.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redheeler Avatar
112 months ago
What's with Apple rolling out beta updates like crazy? I mean- I'm happy to hear that they are trying to fix most bugs, but rolling out a new update week after week seems a bit odd...
It doesn't seem odd to me, as Apple is trying to get new builds to beta testers as often as possible in order to spot and fix potential issues before release. If you don't like frequent updates, don't become a beta tester.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AllergyDoc Avatar
112 months ago
Task Switcher is much improved. Very smooth and easier to kill apps.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eyeseeyou Avatar
112 months ago
Buttery smooth, zero lag and battery life has improved 400%! Awesome
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)