Safari View Controller iOS 9.2 beta 1 Action Extensions

Yesterday, Apple released iOS 9.2 beta 1 to developers. As we explained, the update ushered in a couple of new features to iOS 9’s Safari View Controller.

In iOS 9.2 beta 1, Safari View Controller gets a bit more powerful. It now has the ability to request a desktop site directly from the view controller, disable content blockers, and it can interface with Action Extensions, such as the 1Password extension.

In the video that follows, I showcase both new features, and compare them with an older version of iOS 9.

As you can see, Safari View Controller is beginning to work a lot more like standalone Safari. Unfortunately, not all apps support Safari View Controller, which brings lots of benefits to the end user like extension access, keychain access, current login access, and more.

But if you’re jailbroken, you can access Safari View Controller in some of the more popular unsupported apps like Twitter, and Gmail. All it takes is this handy little jailbreak tweak in order to do so.

What are your thoughts on iOS 9.2 beta 1. It’s a small update, but the availability of action extensions can have big consequences as you browse the web within third-party apps that support the handy new feature.

  • Merman123

    Which iPhone dock do you use Jeff?

      • enifome

        Please jeff how do I solve this problem on the image below? Because 1. my cydia do not show the apps/tweaks and 2. I don’t know how to change from user mode to hacker mode. Can’t find the manage button. Thanks

      • Paul Lugo

        i had the same problem

      • Try deleting the repo list from etc/apt/sources and then run Icleaner and reboot then refresh cydia it should remake the list and work now

      • enifome

        i have deleted some sources from the sources list but it still the same

      • Na you have to ssh and actually delete the cydia.list file

  • iDude

    apple wouldn’t have added that if it wasn’t for the jb similar tweak

  • Harold J. Rodríguez.

    ‘What’s new’ videos I love. ♥

  • Troy

    Does the performance seen better on 9.2?

    • Wahyu Setya

      quite an improvement on my 5s
      swipe down spotlight use to ag most of the time on 9.1
      almost never on 9.2 beta 1

  • James G

    Hope Facebook starts using this

  • iPhoneWINS

    omg I’m tired ion these damn constant updates ever 3 weeks…sucks

  • throttle clutch e brake

    This is Jeff, with idownloadblog

    Will never get old 😉