iOS 9.2 update arrives with improvements and bug fixes

No sooner had we seen the update to OS X El Capitan arriving in the Mac App Store than the fourth update to iOS 9 showed up. iOS 9.2 was just released, bringing the second major release of the operating system for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

The update appears in the traditional place -- Settings > General > Software Update -- and includes some major improvements as well as the traditional bug fixes. Perhaps the biggest change is how Safari View Controller works with third-party apps. The View Controller allows pop-up Safari windows to be used in third-party apps, and iOS 9.2 provides support for third-party Action Extensions in Safari View Controller. That means that apps that use a Safari view, like my favorite Twitter client Tweetbot, can now access extensions like 1Password. 

iOS 9.2 also adds fixes to iCloud Keychain, syncing and pairing of the Apple Watch, and improves audio quality when using Bluetooth streaming to stereo systems. One of the other new features is targeted at AT&T users, with iOS 9.2 now providing support for the AT&T NumberSync Wi-Fi calling feature. This feature lets AT&T customers accept calls on any device even when they don't have their iPhone nearby.

There's a new Top Stories section in the News app, although we're doubtful that anything can help that world of hurt. Apple Music has been improved with changes for making playlists, saving songs offline, and browsing Classical music. 

Apple World Today will update this post later with any new findings or if issues arise with the deployment of iOS 9.2.