Apple Releases iOS 9.2 With Safari View Controller Improvements, AT&T NumberSync Support and Bug Fixes

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    Apple today released iOS 9.2 to the public, 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.

    Today's iOS 9.2 release is available as an over-the-air update to all iOS 9 users. Though it is the second major update, iOS 9.2 is actually the fourth update to iOS 9 in total, following the launches of iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2, and iOS 9.1. Xcode 7.2 is also available today.

    iOS 9.2 includes a huge list of bug fixes, which we've outlined below.
    Beyond bug fixes, iOS 9.2's biggest change is a tweak to the way the Safari View Controller works within third-party apps. The Safari View controller is what allows a pop-up Safari window to be used within third-party apps, and with iOS 9.2, the Safari View Controller supports third-party Action Extensions, letting apps like 1Password to be accessed in the Safari view of other apps like Tweetbot.

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    In the Hipchat app for iOS, clicking a link brings up an in-app browser. In iOS 9.1, seen on the left, there's no option for third-party extensions. In iOS 9.2, seen on the right, there's support for third-party extensions like 1Password.


    The Safari View Controller has also been updated with the ability to long tap on the Reload button to reload content without content blockers and it now supports the request desktop site function and an edge swipe to dismiss the Safari window.

    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.

    Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 9.2 With Safari View Controller Improvements, AT&T NumberSync Support and Bug Fixes
     
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    Nice, I'll have to see what improvements it offers, since I didn't even follow the beta program, never mind loading the beta on my phone
     
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    Please fix the lag and unresponsivness on my 6+... Also the screen glitches.
     
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    I hope they made the podcasts.app fullscreen on iPad.

    EDIT: No. Is nobody at Apple watching video podcasts on an iPad? The white bars on the top and bottom are stupid!
     
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    Nor in France
     
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    i have a feeling Facebook etc. will not support the new Safari View Controller on purpose because it would block ads i assume?
     
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    Now when is that pesky 9.2 jailbreak coming out?
     
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    Thanks to the vagueness of your responce I imagine they'll be onto that immediately
     
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    It is now.
     
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    All these announcements are happening a good 10-15 minutes before the normal hour of release. Are they actually out or has someone at Macrumours got a little trigger-happy??
     
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    Has anyone who installed f.lux a few weeks back via the Xcode package tried this update yet? I really want to be able to keep f.lux.
     
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    Is it actually a new build or are the people on beta 4 already on the latest version? Beta 4 is build 13C75 what is the public version?
     
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    not out for me yet, im on the last dev beta of it
     

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