Apple releases Third iOS 9.2 Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple releases Third iOS 9.2 Beta to Developers and Public Beta Testers


Apple has just seeded the third beta of iOS 9.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The first iOS 9.2 beta was seeded to developers on October 27, and iOS 9.2 beta 2 was seeded last week. The new iOS 9.2 beta is available as an over-the-air update and through the Apple Developer Center. Today’s beta is also available to public beta testers, and there’s also a new version of the Xcode 7.2 beta available.


iOS 9.2 includes 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.

 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.

Here are the devices iOS 9.2 beta 3 is compatible with :

  • iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
  • 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

Here’s what’s new in iOS 9.2 beta 3 :

  • iOS 9.2 beta 3 will allow users to reload without Content Blockers and Request Desktop site by long tapping on the Reload button in Safari View Controller, as it does in Safari. Thanks Alan for the tip!
  • It also enables Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) by default on Wi-Fi and on select carriers. It is
    designed to reduce network delays and reduce packet loss. Thanks Alan for the tip!

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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