Apple developers here you get all the three new second betas of iOS 9.2 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.2, and first beta of tvOS 9.1. Released to registered developers of Apple Developer Program.
The updates for all these iOS 9.2, El Capitan and tvOS 9.1 betas are now available to download via Over-The-Air (OTA) mechanism. Changelog and other details are specified below.
First to speak about the iOS 9.2 beta to developers for testing purposes, Apple seeded the second on just a week after rolling out the first beta of iOS 9.2 and two weeks after releasing iOS 9.1 to the public. With build 13C5060d, iOS 9.2 developer seed is available through Apple Developer Center. It includes a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements, many of which are under-the-hood improvements. First beta of it introduced some changes for the Safari View Controller within apps, letting it work more like the standard Safari app with support for third-party Action Extensions and the ability to long tap on the Reload button to reload content without content blockers or request desktop site.
Bug Fixes in iOS 9.2 Beta 2:
– Un-paring and re-pairing the Apple Watch will no longer cause the Stocks glance to go missing.
– Syncing Music to the Apple Watch has been fixed.
– An issue impacting audio quality when playing audio over USB in some car stereos has been fixed.
– A bug with iCloud Keychain has been fixed, so users should no longer see “Could Not Set Up iCloud Keychain” errors.
– Videos with ‘folw’ track associations will no longer fail to play on 32-bit devices.
As for what’s new:
-Safari View Controller can now be dismissed using an edge swipe. You must rebuild your app against the iOS 9.2 SDK or later in order to take advantage of this new behavior.
Apart the upgrade, the second iOS 9.2 beta includes support for AT&T’s NumberSync feature, which is part of Wi-Fi Calling. With NumberSync, AT&T users can receive calls to their phone numbers on Macs and iPads even when those devices are not on the same Wi-Fi network as the iPhone.
The functionality oft-mentioned is pretty similar to what Continuity feature does, that actually allows phone calls to be answered on devices other than an iPhone, but what we need is that this feature requires an iPad or Mac to be on the same Wi-Fi network as the iPhone and signed into the same iCloud account. The addition of NumberSync no longer required to be on the same network and receiving calls on a Mac or an iPad – even possible if an iPhone is running out of battery.
If you’re already running beta 1 of iOS 9.2, simply head to Settings > General > Software Update and update to beta 2.
Apple alongside iOS 9.2 beta 2 also released the second beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan update to developers, just two weeks after releasing the first OS X El Capitan update to the public, OS X 10.11.1 and seeding the first beta one week ago.
The new beta of El Capitan 10.11.2 is build 1531f, can be downloadable through the Apple Developer Center and through Software Update sort of type in the Mac App Store. About the changelog for the beta 2, there’s nothing better than describing of focusing on bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements to address issues that have been discovered since the release of OS X 10.11.1. Beta 1 release notes although asked developers to focus on Graphics, Mail, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight.
Finally the tvOS 9.1 beta. First seed of Apple TV update is available for download via the developer center which is almost 900MB. With build 13U5061d, it doesn’t include any user-facing features that should impact day to day usage of a non-developer.
According to the official release notes for tvOS 9.1 beta 1, the new tvOS beta includes fixes for networking, in-app-purchases for apps and scrolling on Apple TV 4 units. For those of you running public tvOS software, after getting updated to the developer beta from Apple Member Center, you’ll need to better perform a complete restore on yout aTV in order to upgrade to the latest firmware, 9.1. Through a Mac running iTunes with a USB Type-C cable connected to Apple TV.
Firmware files for all the three beta builds are available to download from Apple Developer Program portal.
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