Public iOS 9.2 Beta 1 Now Available To Download

After releasing first iOS 9.2 beta earlier this week to those registered on the Apple Developer Program, seeded the same beta 1 to those members on the Apple Public Beta Program.

The iOS 9.2 beta 1 comes only a week after Apple released the final version of iOS 9.1 to public. Downloadable and installed on their iOS devices, the 9.2 public beta 1 is essentially the same build as the one released for developers two days ago and has nothing majorly new to offer on the user-experience front. What’s main is it focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements as is usually the case with such incremental updates.

According to the release notes which Apple officially published alongside the iOS 9.2 developer release, brought some changes to the Safari View Controller, basically powers the browser window in the third party apps that choose to use it, such as Tweetbot. With iOS 9.2’s Safari View Controller will now support 3rd party Action Extensions. Beyond this, it also fixes an issue where WebApps that have been saved to iOS Home screen “would not respect the apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style meta tag.”

Already enrolled in the Apple Public Beta program should be able to update to iOS 9.2 beta 1 via the usual Software Update mechanism found in the > General > Software Update.

Those aren’t enrolled in Apple Deta Program yet, can head over to the following step-by-step guide on how to sign up for it here. It’s free and available for everyone willing to test beta software for Apple.

Still got no clear indication yet on when the final iOS 9.2 version will be released to public. May be by the end of November, is a guess. If you have updated your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the first beta of iOS 9.2, please share it and let us know your experiences.

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