iOS 9.2 now available Apple Music improvements, a Top Stories section in News, Mail Drop in Mail

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in iPhone edited December 2015
Apple on Tuesday launched iOS 9.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, packing in a number of of new features including improvements to Apple Music related to playlists, saving songs, and browsing content, as well as other new functions and bug fixes.

iOS 9.2 is now available to download from the Software Update section of the iOS Settings app. According to Apple, the update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Apple Music improvements:
    • You can now create a new playlist when adding a song to a playlist
    • Your most recently changed playlist is now listed at the top when adding songs to playlists
    • Download albums or playlists from your iCloud Music Library by tapping the iCloud download button
    • See which songs have been downloaded with the new download indicator next to each song in My Music and Playlists
    • See works, composers and performers while browsing Classical music in the Apple Music catelog

  • A new Top Stories section in News so you can stay up to date with the most important news of the day
  • Mail Drop in Mail for sending large attachments
  • iBooks now supports 3D Touch to peek and pop pages from the table of contents, your notes and bookmarks, or from search results inside a book
  • iBooks now supports listening to an audiobook while you browser your library, read other books, or explore the iBooks Store
  • iPhone support for the USB Camera Adapter to import photos and videos
  • Improved stability of Safari
  • Improved stability of Podcasts
  • Fixing an issue that caused mail attachments to be inaccessible for some users with POP email accounts
  • Resolving an issue for some users that caused attachments to overlap text in mail
  • Fixing an issue where Live Photos could have turned off after restoring from a previous iCloud backup
  • Addressing an issue that could cause search in Contacts to display no results
  • Resolving an issue that could have prevented Calendar from displaying all seven days in week view
  • Fixing an issue where Camera screen on iPad could be black when attempting to capture video
  • Addressing an issue that could cause instability in the Activity app when viewing the day of Daylight Savings Time transition
  • Fixing an issue that could prevent data from appearing in Health
  • Fixing an issue that could prevent Wallet updates and Lock screen alerts from displaying
  • Addressing an issue where updating iOS could prevent an alarm from going off
  • Fixing an issue where some users were unable to login to Find my iPhone
  • Fixing an issue that prevented some manual iCloud Backups from completing
  • Addressing an issue where using the iPad keyboard could unintentionally trigger text selection mode
  • Improved keyboard responsiveness when using Quick Reply
  • Improved punctuation input on the 10-key Chinese (Pinyin & Stroke) keyboards with new expanded view of punctuation symbols and better predictions
  • Fixing an issue on Cryllic keyboard where caps lock would be enabled when typing in URL or email fields
  • Accessibility improvements
    • Fixing issues with VoiceOver when using Camera face detection
    • Adding support for VoiceOver to wake up the screen
    • Adding support for VoiceOver to invoke app switcher with 3D Touch gesture
    • Fixing an issue with Guided Access when trying to end phone calls
    • Improved functionality for Switch Control users when using 3D Touch
    • Fixing an issue with speech rate of Speak Screen

  • Siri support for Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 23
    What about the camera app stalling upon opening? It's super annoying. Takes 2-3 seconds at least sometimes more. There's a support thread on it. Maybe it's in the fix but too small to mention?
  • Reply 2 of 23
    What about skipping to next song during unlimited play selection for a single song?
  • Reply 3 of 23
    Seems I got in before the rush and managed to get  iOS 9.2 installed on my iPhone 6 (it came in at 265MB).

    Top Stories evident in News - didn't even realise there wasn't one :blush: 

    The Apple Music download indicator is a neat touch to show what's actually on your phone - indeed it's a little iPhone with a tick in it - if you have downloaded.
  • Reply 4 of 23
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,742member
    What about the camera app stalling upon opening? It's super annoying. Takes 2-3 seconds at least sometimes more. There's a support thread on it. Maybe it's in the fix but too small to mention?
    It opens instantly. I just tried it. Are you talking about opening from the lock screen? I haven't tried that yet, but I will.

    Nope, opens instantly there too. This is on an iPad Pro. I haven't updated anything else yet. I will shortly.

    Just upgraded my 6+. From the lock screen, the Photo's app takes maybe 1 second to open. The first time you do it after the upgrade, it takes 2 to 3 seconds. But after that, no more than 1 second.

    From the app itself, it's almost instant.
    edited December 2015
  • Reply 5 of 23
    Does it add the ability to sort reminders?  It really seems that Apple developers did not bother to test Reminders with more than one item in a list.
    dysamoria
  • Reply 6 of 23
    Can you turn off automatic list creation in Notes?  It is already annoying when Microsoft Word does that, but at least it has an option to turn that off.
  • Reply 7 of 23
    irelandireland Posts: 17,616member
    Notes os OS X has been very buggy for my on 10.11.1, hope they secreted fixed it too. That and I don't think sync across OS X and iOS is immediate enough.
  • Reply 8 of 23
    iTunes Match limit updated to 100,000! https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204146
  • Reply 9 of 23
    dysamoriadysamoria Posts: 2,211member
    Did they fix that idiotic bug where the previews/thumbnails on the Safari tab switching screen are utterly wrong/out of date??
  • Reply 10 of 23
    dysamoriadysamoria Posts: 2,211member
    Did they fix that idiotic bug where the previews/thumbnails on the Safari tab switching screen are utterly wrong/out of date??
  • Reply 11 of 23
    I am so excited to have the camera adapter with with the iPhone now. That will be very useful for travel with my DSLR and not having to worry about having my iPad with me all the time to review my pictures. Nice work AAPL. 
    chia
  • Reply 12 of 23
    The iPhone supporting the Camera Kit is a huge bonus to me. So far I've been using PhotoSync and while it works well, it still is cumbersome to snap photos on a camera, transfer them to the Mac and then use PhotoSync to copy them to the iPhone.

    This new feature cuts out a lot of lag in transferring photos from the camera to the iPhone.

    I still need to download it, but isn't there already a phone icon on songs that are locally stored on your phone? Why do we need another icon to denote a downloaded song?
  • Reply 13 of 23
    Under new iOS, the mail app is hanging on an iPad Air 2. 

    I'm not feeling good vibes about quality control at Apple. 
  • Reply 14 of 23
    jlanddjlandd Posts: 873member
    Podcast app's behavior is the same, as much as I can tell so far.  Laundry list of things small and big that still need fixes.  Big disappointment, as it's what I use 70% of the time.  Have to look into other options.
  • Reply 15 of 23
    Is it possible to turn off Playlists in Music? That app auto-generates dozens of lists that I have no use for and are a continual annoyance.
  • Reply 16 of 23
    dysamoriadysamoria Posts: 2,211member
    And nope. Safari tab thumbnail bug NOT fixed!

    Edit: why can't we edit older posts? Why'd my last one get posted twice?
    edited December 2015
  • Reply 17 of 23
    Alright, here's another annoyance I've had with Music ever since the total UI overhaul that has needlessly damaged usability.

    This first screenshot shows a song in the album cover view (the only way to manually fine tune volume). See the the spacing between the volume slider and the Play/Pause + FF/Reverse buttons? That's a functional amount of space which respects the size of a human fingertip:



     
    Now look at this view from the lock screen. The gap between volume slider and other button targets is insanely small and 9 times out of 10 results in a skipped song or other unintended action while attempting to fine tune the volume. It's just plain stupid and an amateur-level UI design mistake. Make the album smaller and the give the volume slider target the correct amount of space! The album cover is not a functional part of the UI, folks!:


    edited December 2015
  • Reply 18 of 23
    Man, this is a first world problem, but why can't the make 3D Touch work in Spotlight Search? 

    When searching for an app that's tucked away in a folder, 9 times out of 10 I use the search, if 3D Touch doesn't work in the search function then it becomes useless for those apps. Unless of course I want to search manually for them, but the time it takes to do that negates the whole idea of a "quick select" that the 3D Touch enables. 
  • Reply 19 of 23
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,742member
    dysamoria said:
    And nope. Safari tab thumbnail bug NOT fixed!

    Edit: why can't we edit older posts? Why'd my last one get posted twice?
    Tap the upper right corner of your post and you should be able to edit it. You'll see a small black gearlike thing, then tap on that too, and the edit or delete choices will come up. For some reason, we now have just 4 hours to do so.

    Post back and let us know if it worked for you.
    edited December 2015
  • Reply 20 of 23
    The improved WiFi calling feature "AT&T NumberSync" only works with AT&T post-paid accounts (i.e. contract based accounts). Prepaid accounts (i.e. AT&T GoPhone accounts) are not eligible for this feature. Of course this limitation is only referenced in the small print. Bought an IPhone 6 AT&T unlocked model specifically to avoid contracts. Was hoping to use my iPadAir 2 & MBP for convienent phone calls - nope, I can scratch that iOS 9.2 benefit of the list - AT&T strikes again......
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