Apple Releases First Beta of iOS 9.2 to Public Testers

Apple Releases First Beta of iOS 9.2 to Public Testers

Earlier this week, Apple released the first seed of the iOS 9.2 beta to developers, and now they’re making it available to their public beta testers too.

Apple Releases Fist Beta of IOS 9.2 to Public Testers

Beta testers who are enrolled in Apple’s beta testing program will receive iOS 9.2 beta 1 as an over-the-air update, after installing the proper certificate on their device. Any users who wish to sign up for the Apple public beta program can do so at the Apple Beta Software Program website.

So far, iOS 9.2 looks to be mostly bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements. The release notes for the beta list the following issues/new features:

Apple Watch Known Issues

  • If you unpair and re-pair your Apple Watch, the stocks glance may be missing.
  • Apple Watch may be unable to sync music.

iCloud Keychain Known Issue

  • Sometimes, while setting up iCloud Keychain, you receive a Could Not Set Up iCloud Keychain error. Workaround: Reboot the device.

Safari Notes

  • SFSafariViewController now supports 3rd party Action Extensions. Any Action Extension thatworks 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.

Video Known Issue

  • Videos with ‘folw’ track associations will fail to play on 32-bit devices.

The first beta of iOS 9.2 comes just under a week after Apple released iOS 9.1 to the public. That update added over 150 new emoji characters, and include improvements for the new Live Photos capabilities on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.