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Apple releases iOS 9.2 update with improvements to Apple Music, 3D Touch for iBooks, bug-fixes and more

Apple has started seeding the iOS 9.2 update to compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch. In previous iOS 9.1 update, Apple added over 150 new emoji and intelligent Live Photos along with other fixes

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Apple has started seeding the iOS 9.2 update to compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch. In previous iOS 9.1 update, Apple added over 150 new emoji and intelligent Live Photos along with other fixes. iOS 9.2 is an incremental update that brings improvements to Apple Music, News app, 3D Touch support for iBooks and more.

With the latest update, Apple Music now lets you create a playlist while adding songs to a different playlist. Also, the most recently changed playlist now appears on the top. Apple has also introduced an iCould download button that allows you to download playlist and albums from your iCloud Music Library. There is also a new download indicator next to songs in Playlists and My Music, it lets you know which songs have been downloaded. Lastly, while browsing through Classic music, the collection is sorted based on performers, composers and work.

The News app has also been updated, which brings Top Stories section in the US, UK and Australia. Mail Drop in Mail is another addition that lets you add large attachments to your mails. With 3D Touch support for iBooks, you can now peek and pop up pages from your notes, bookmarks, table of contents or also from search results within a book. Now, you can also listen to audiobook while reading other book, browsing the library or even when you’re just exploring the iBooks Store. Lastly, Siri has also gained support for Arabic language in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

The update is roughly 300MB in size, but may vary based on the iOS device that you own. You can download the update over-the-air or via iTunes. It is compatible with iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus; fifth and sixth generations iPod touch and all iPads except the first-generation model.

To install the update via OTA (Over-The-Air), you can head over to Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install. After the successfully downloaded and installed, your device will automatically reboot.

Alternatively, you can also use iTunes to download and install the latest update on your iOS device. Simply connect your Apple device to a computer using a data cable, start iTunes and once the device is detected, click on check for updates. Before installing the update, we also recommend you to take complete backup of your data. After the update is installed, it may take a while for your device to reboot.

watchOS 2.1 update

Along with the iOS 9.2, Apple has also released an incremental watchOS 2.1 update for the Apple Watch.  The update roughly weighs about 60MB in size and brings support for new languages, right-to-left user interface and bug fixes in tow.

To update your Apple Watch, open the app on your iPhone and head over to My Watch tab > General > Software Update.

  • Published Date: December 9, 2015 12:06 PM IST
  • Updated Date: December 9, 2015 12:28 PM IST