Finally, Apple has just released the public edition of iOS 9.2 for supported iPhones, iPads, and the iPod touch. marking the second major update to the iOS 9 operating system since its September launch. Prior to being released, iOS 9.2 was in testing since late October after being seeded to developers and public beta testers one week after the launch of iOS 9.1.
iOS 9.2 brings several bug fixes and enhancements related to Safari View Controller, the new Safari window that opens up when you click on a link in some apps. Third-party Action Extensions will now work with the Safari View Controller, and you will also be able to dismiss it using an edge swipe. It also allows users to reload a web page without Content Blockers and Request Desktop site by long tapping on the Reload button in Safari View Controller, as it does in Safari.
iOS 9.2 also includes support for AT&T’s NumberSync Wi-Fi calling feature, allowing AT&T users to accept calls on any device even when their phone is not nearby, and it includes bug fixes for iCloud Keychain, Apple Watch syncing and pairing, audio quality when streaming to stereo systems, and more.
Here are the devices iOS 9.2 is compatible with:
- iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
- iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2
- iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, Retina iPad mini (iPad mini 2), iPad mini
- 6th generation iPod touch, 5th generation iPod touch
Jailbreakers should avoid upgrading their jailbroken device to iOS 9.2 as you will lose the jailbreak.
If you don’t care about jailbreaking, then you can install iOS 9.2 via OTA update by going to Settings > General > Software Update. We’ll update the post with the direct download links as soon as they’re available.
Officially, Apple releases iOS 9.2 with several bug fixes and improvements