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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
- 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
Apple issued four betas of the update to developers and the public, the first on Oct. 27, the last on Nov. 18. iOS 9.1 was officially released on Oct. 21, and brought with it over 150 new emoji characters, as well as a critical fix to Live Photos on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, using motion sensing to prevent the feature from recording a person raising or lowering their device.