Apple seeds first iOS 9.2 beta to public testers

Not long after it seeded iOS 9.2 beta 1 to developers, Apple has released iOS 9.2 for public beta testers on its public beta program website. iOS 9.2 is a small update, but as we told you about, it brings some significant new features to iOS 9’s new Safari View Controller for embedded web views.

If you’re already a member of the public beta, or if you’d like to join, simply head over toApple’s beta website to get started.

As far as iOS 9.2 is concerned, the new software so far aims to enhance performance, while also including other additions behind-the-scenes. On top of that, iOS Safari will support third-party Action Extensions, as discovered in the official changelog of the newest software two days ago. Plus, holding down the reload option in the updated Safari will offer options for reloading the site as previously loaded, or to bring up a desktop version of the site.

iOS 9.2 beta 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.
If you decide to give the public beta a test drive, then please be sure to share your thoughts on it in the comments. We’ve heard that it makes a big difference when it comes to smoothness and frame-rate on the larger Plus-sized iPhones, but we’ve yet to independently confirm that. Your comparative feedback would be much appreciated.

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