Apple releases first iOS 9.2 beta to developers with more options to Safari View Controller

Apple releases first iOS 9.2 beta to developers with more options to Safari View Controller


 

Apple has just seeded the first beta for iOS 9.2. The beta, which is accessible via Apple’s developer center, comes in at build 13C5055d.

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The release comes just a week after iOS 9.1 release, which included improvements to Live Photos, over 150 new emoji characters such as taco, burrito, cheese, wedge, middle finger, unicorn head and more.

Unlike some of Apple’s more recent beta releases, iOS 9.2 beta 1 includes iOS SDK Release Notes! This beta release is focused primarily on the new iOS 9 technology, Safari View Controller, making it more like standalone Safari.

iOS 9.2 beta 1 Change log

  • SFSafariViewController now supports 3rd party Action Extensions. Any Action Extension that works in Safari will also work in SFSafariViewController.
  • Long tapping the Reload button in Safari View Controller now gives options to Reload Without Content Blockers and Request Desktop Site, like in Safari.
  • iOS 9.2 Beta 1 resolves an issue where WebApps saved to the home screen would not respect the apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style meta tag.

In iOS 9.2 beta 1, Safari View Controller is now more closely aligned with Safari proper. It can now access the reload menu to reload pages without content blockers, and request the desktop version of websites. Perhaps even more important, is the new ability to access 3rd party extensions via Safari View Controller web pages.

Apple had also patched two vulnerabilities used in the Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 9 jailbreak.

The iOS 9.2 beta is available for download immediately from the Apple Developer Center. Apple should also release the public beta soon.

If you’ve found any other new features or changes in iOS 9.2 beta, please let us now in the comments .

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