Apple releases iOS 9.2 which fixes various bugs and adds new features

Apple releases iOS 9.2 which fixes various bugs and adds new features
Apple has just released iOS 9.2, which comes with some various bug fixes and a few minor new features. Among the bug fixes is one that takes care of an issue in iOS 9.1 that turned off alarm settings without notice. As a result, users have overslept, showing up late for work. Others have missed important appointments. The update, which is being sent out OTA, also includes a number of new features for various apps like Apple Music. For example, adding a new song to a playlist will now allow you to create a whole new playlist.

One helpful new feature lets you load photos or videos from a DSLR to your iOS device without having to sync to a computer first. In the U.S., U.K. and Australia, Apple News has added a new Top Stories heading that will keep you abreast of what is taking place around the world. A problem that caused search results in Contacts to come up empty has been taken care of, and the latest build of Apple's mobile operating system now has Siri support for the Arabic language. 

AT&T customers with a device updated to iOS 9.2 will be able to use the carrier's NumberSync Wi-Fi calling function. With this feature, AT&T subscribers can use their phone number on multiple devices, allowing them to make or take a call, and send or receive a text even when their primary phone is far away. And the new version of iOS brings a big change to the Safari View Controller. With the update, third-party Action Extensions are supported, which allows apps like 1Password to appear in the Safari View of other apps.

Also today, Apple has released watchOS 2.1 for the Apple Watch. This update includes the Siri support for the Arabic language, and various bug fixes.

The complete changelist for iOS 9.2 can be viewed by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: MacRumors



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Updates are always welcome, about to hook it uuuuuuuuuuuup.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Updates are welcome so long as they don't bring your last year device to a crawl and are revertible if there's any problem...

10. Castro90

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Is this update brand new, as in explicitly only released today? Because I swear I connected my phone to iTunes on Monday and noticed my software at 9.2.

35. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Wonder if the key tone thing is fixed.

36. kuzucan

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 08, 2015

The bottom speaker problem that most iPhone 6s' suffer from stil persist. I'm still getting distorted sound from my 6s while listening to piano pieces like Agnes Obel's Chord Left..

101. Unordinary unregistered

Now I guess I can feel like what Note 3 and 4 users have felt like for ever, when ever this "problem" starts happening to me. Boy do I remember how crappy and rattley tattley the speaker was on my friends phone.

41. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I hope the lag on the 6 plus has been fixed? Still running 9.0.2 because of my jailbreak. I'll gladly update if the lag is fixed, if not I'll stay on my 9.0.2.

48. AlikMalix unregistered

Try installing a non-jail broken version (just a thought).

54. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Jailbreakng doesn't cause lag. I was jail broken on 9.0.2 and had to go to 9.1 and there's even more lag then before. On 9.2 now and there is the same amount of lag that 9.1 had which is worse then 9.0.2. I guess super lag is a new feature. iOS 9 has been the worst OS I've ever had to deal with. Constant problems with the stock key bored. Phones issues, wifi issues. I had a battery drain issue that I had to redo my phone to fix. It's been ridiculous. They had finally fixed 8 and then they release 9 and the issues are back. Every dam year!!! Over and over! The dam OS is isn't stable until the .3 version.

66. AlikMalix unregistered

I have a 5s and a 6s and they both do not lag (and did not during iOS 8). There were some UI overlapping glitches and few minor things early ios8, but nothing you're describing. On contrary, iOS 9 (all versions)were really good to my devices. After you jailbrake device - did u have the battery serviced by certified repair shop or do it yourself?


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

But when will a jailbreak be released

100. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Why are there only 10 comments, but the Home shows 99 comments? Also some of these comments numbers are not consistent. Did Phonearena filter any comments that put down Apple?

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