iOS 9.2 beta 1

Apple has released the first beta for iOS 9.2. The beta, which is accessible via Apple’s developer center, comes in at build 13C5055d.

Unlike some of Apple’s more recent beta releases, iOS 9.2 beta 1 includes iOS SDK Release Notes! This beta release is focused primarily on the new iOS 9 technology, Safari View Controller, making it more like standalone Safari. Check out the rest of this post to see what the new beta includes.

iOS 9.2 beta 1 Change log

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

Safari View Controller is the new technology in iOS 9 that allows apps to invoke an in-app browser based on Safari, instead of forcing developers to deploy their own custom browsers whenever an app needs to invoke a web view.

For the end user, Safari View Controller brings about numerous benefits, including being able to access already saved logins, access iCloud Keychain, and autofill items. It’s basically a mini-Safari browser that you can call directly from any app that supports it.

In iOS 9.2 beta 1, Safari View Controller is now more closely aligned with Safari proper. It can now access the reload menu to reload pages without content blockers, and request the desktop version of websites. Perhaps even more important, is the new ability to access 3rd party extensions via Safari View Controller web pages.

This is a great update that will have a real impact on user’s workflows. Unfortunately I’m not able to test it out right now, because I’m away from the office, but I look forward to demonstrating it for you soon.

  • jamster440

    that was quick.

  • Ricky

    Is it just me or my iPad doesnt transfer purchases anymore with ios 9…
    PS: yes i did install the ios 9 beta, but now im on normal vers(not factory reset yet, still have the profile installed)

    • Anmol Malhotra

      If you’re saying your iPad doesn’t transfer your purchases from iTunes to your Mac or PC. It won’t do it from now because of Apple’s App Thinning feature which never downloads the whole app on your iPhone or iPad so you really can’t transfer half app from iTunes.
      Only way is to manually download it through iTunes from Mac or PC.

    • Anmol Malhotra

      You can delete the profile from going into Settings -> General -> Profile. This will prevent you from having any more future public beta updates if you don’t want to receive them.

      • Ricky

        Right, so now if i were to clean format my device, i need to redownload every single apps… Great…

      • Basically, yeah. One of the main reasons why I haven’t updated to iOS 9.2 beta. You should let iTunes download the app to your PC as soon as you download on your phone. That way when you update an app, it’ll be updated on your computer as well. And when you need to restore, you’ll always have the updated versions of the apps.

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Yep. This really sucks. I hate it too.

  • Guy

    Hope iOS 9.2 fixes my iPad mini 2 lag and slow down issues.

  • miras

    Feels like 9.1.1, not 9.2

    • Jackson Grong

      9.1 was like a 9.0.x realese too, but if Apple actually fixes the bugs on my 6S and the horrible lag on the iPad Air, it will be better than having iOS 10

  • Farkas Péter

    Apple pls 9.8 is cooming…

    • Dany Quirion

      id rather have updates every few weeks, instead of one every year like android

  • lou111

    We are still waiting for the new Siri’s voices. Poland is the only country where Apple sells Watch without Siri in polish language. We hear first rumours since iOS 8.3, and now is silence.. GO Apple, Go! 🙂

  • TwinSon

    Still debating Jailbreaking or updating to 9.1. on my 6S +.

    • JayDee917