Apple has released the iOS 9.2 to the public on Tuesday. It brings major improvements to Apple Music, iBooks, Apple News, and Siri support for Arabic in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The update has been in testing since October, just days after the Cupertino company pushed out the iOS 9.1. It is being pushed out as an over-the-air update to all iOS 9 users.
Use 3D Touch to peek and pop pages in iBooks
Now you can create new playlists when adding a new song to a playlist. It also allows you to download full albums or playlists from the iCloud Music Library. With the improved Apple Music, you can see which songs have been downloaded, thanks to a new download indicator next to each song in Playlists and My Music.
Apple News app now has a new Top Stories section to keep users up to date with important news stories of the day. This feature is available only in the US, UK, and Australia. There is Mail Drop in Mail to let you send giant email attachments. The iBooks in 9.2 supports listening to an audiobook while users explore the iBooks Store or read other books. What’s more, iBooks supports 3D Touch.
iOS 9.2 support AT&T NumberSync
The iOS 9.2 brings improved stability of Safari and Podcasts. Apple has also fixed a bug that prevents data from appearing in the Health app. The update includes support for AT&T NumberSync, allowing the telecom company’s users to place and receive phone calls on any device from the same number as an iPhone, even when their phone is not nearby.
Another major change has been made in the way Safari View Controller works in third-party apps. With iOS 9.2, it supports third-party Action Extensions, which allows certain apps to be accessed in the Safari View of other apps. The latest update is likely to fuel the iOS 9 adoption. At the end of November, 70% of compatible devices were running iOS 9, while 22% devices were powered by last year’s iOS 8.