iOS 9.2 Beta 3 Download Released To Developers And Public Beta Testers
Apple today has made available iOS 9.2 beta 3 for download to registered users of both Apple Developer and Public Beta programs.
Third beta of iOS 9.2 comes only a week after Apple released iOS 9.2 beta 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The earlier two beta releases introduced changes to the way Safari View Controller in third-party apps would function in conjunction with third party extensions, and also brought over support for AT&T’s NumberSync service. Meanwhile, Apple is also looking to bring Arabic support for Siri, but that’s likely to go live when the final public release of iOS 9.2 starts rolling out across the globe on all compatible devices.
The latest build does not carry any official changelog from Apple as yet, so at this point it remains unclear if Apple has introduced something new in addition to what was included in the earlier two beta builds, or has kept the focus on fixing bugs and further improving performance on compatible devices.
As mentioned earlier, beta 3 of iOS 9.2 is available as a developer beta as well as a public one, which means the release is not only accessible to developers registered and enrolled in the Apple Developer Program, but to the general public registered at the Apple Public Beta program portal. The build should be available as an OTA update via the usual Software Update mechanism in the Settings app on any device running an earlier pre-release build of Apple’s mobile operating system.
Alternatively, developers can head over to the Apple Developer Center and grab the IPSW file directly from Apple’s servers.
If you haven’t registered yourself in the Apple Public Beta program, you can get yourself enrolled in no time by following our guide on how to sign up for it here.
For those on an earlier version of iOS 9, such as iOS 9.0.1 or iOS 9.0.2, it is pertinent to mention that iOS 9.1 and onwards remains unjailbreakable at this point, and since Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.0.2, downgrading will not be possible. So yes, if you’re jailbroken, do not update to iOS 9.1 or 9.2 betas.
Update: Apple has also released OS X 10.11.2 beta 3 and tvOS 9.1 beta 2.