Users here’s what Apple released for both the registered developers of Apple Developer Program and testers of Apple Public Beta. iOS 9.1 beta 4 download is now available on the respected channels for testing purposes on their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.
Unlike previous beta releases of iOS, Apple has been aggressively releasing iOS 9.2 betas every week. Apparently means the final version of iOS 9.2 is around the corner and be released very soon.
The fourth beta of iOS 9.2, build 13C5075, is available as an over-the-air update and through the Apple Developer Center. Public beta testers can also get beta 4 update over-the-air (OTA). For you Apple has also iterated a beta version 4 of Xcode 7.2.
Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t specifically detailed any changelog for beta 4 yet so it’s difficult to say what’s new in this roll out at the point in time but if previous few seeds of iOS 9.2 betas are anything to go by, this newer version will likely have added bug fixes and general stability improvements.
Betas of iOS 9.2 earlier included changes to the Safari View Controller, which is what allows a pop-up Safari window to be used in third-party apps. Safari View Controller supports third-party Action Extensions, letting apps like 1Password to be accessed in the Safari view of other apps like Tweetbot. Updated with the ability to long tap on the Reload button to load content without blockers and it now supports the request desktop site function.
Furthermore, the improvements to Safari View Controller, iOS 9.2 also introduces Arabic support for Siri, support for AT&T’s NumberSync Wi-Fi Calling feature and it includes bug fixes for iCloud Keychain, Apple Watch syncing and pairing, audio quality when streaming to stereo systems, and more.
How to get iOS 9.2 beta 4?
For developers: If you are already running any previous version of iOS 9.2 beta, simple head to Settings > General > Software Update. Grab it from their via Apple’s OTA mechanism.
First time user who going to give iOS 9.2 beta a try, need to restore or update using iTunes. You can get the IPSW file for restoring directly from Apple’s Developer Program portal.
For public testers: Head to Settings > General > Software Update and get the latest update via OTA update method.
Installing iOS 9.2 public beta for first time? Register at Apple’s Public Beta portal for free using instructions posted here.
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