Apple released the latest iOS version – iOS 9.2 on December 8, 2015, which is the second major update of iOS version since iOS 9, claiming there are improvements on multiple services. And the focus users concern most is what does iOS 9.2 do. The article reveals the 6 new major features of iOS 9.2.
News App Adds Top Stories Function
Top Stories feature can enable users to “stay current with the most important news of the day, selected by the Apple News editorial team”, which means users can have a Top Stories list with the most important news edited by Apple. But the feature is only available in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
iBooks Has 3D Touch Support
After iOS 9.2 release, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users can enjoy the feature of 3D Touch Support on iBooks app. Long press on the iBooks icon, you will find the list of the books you recently read and their completion state (new, completion percentage or finished). And from the table of contents, notes, bookmarks and search results inside a book, users can peek and pop pages by long pressing the contents. Besides 3D Touch Support, iBook is available for listening to audiobook when users browse the iBooks Store or read other books.
Manage your Playlist Methodically in Music
The latest iOS 9.2 has a lot of improvements on the details in Music. Now users can create a new playlist with the song they wanna add to a playlist. And the most recently changed playlist will show at the top when adding songs. Users can download albums or playlists from iCloud Music Library by the iCloud download button, meanwhile it is obvious that which songs have been downloaded with the new download indicator. Regarding to classical music, iOS 9.2 also take it into consideration. The works, composers, and performers will be clearly showed in Apple Music catalog.
Mail Drop Supports Large Attachment Sending
For professionals who send large attachments by emails often, this update could be a real boon. This is the first time that Mail Drop on iOS supports sending large attachments up to 5GB in size! Previously, Mail Drop is only available for the Mail app for Mac. And the latest iOS also resolve the issue for some users that caused attachments to overlap text in mail.
Siri Support for Arabic Language
Now, iOS 9.2 brings Arabic language support to Siri. Actually, Arabic language support is an overwhelming trend since Apple developed its retail business in the United Arab Emirates by opening up flagships stores in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on October 29, 2015. And the new added Arabic Language will benefit 30 million rich consumers.
USB Camera Adapter Support
The new iOS 9.2 now supports Apple’s Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, which means users can connect camera to their iPhone and import photos directly without a computer as transmitter. This is a good news for those people who like photographing by camera or DSLR. After connecting the adapter to your iPhone and connecting your camera to the adapter via a USB cable, your iPhone will open the Photos app and allow users to choose photos and videos for importing. However, please note that USB Camera Adapter Support doesn't apply to iPhone 4s and iPod touch.
Besides those major improvements, Apple also fixes some minor issues, such as the stability of Safari and Podcasts, Calendar displaying, iPad black screen and much more.
On the whole, the new iOS 9.2 will improve the performance of iPhone to some extent.
How to upgrade to iOS 9.2
iPhone users can download and install it by tapping Settings > General > Software Update. And the size of the latest iOS is a little more than 270MB, please remember leave the enough space for it.