I don't know about you, but this morning I woke up with a notification on my iPhone telling me that it's time to upgrade to iOS 9.2. While it's often OK to tap the "snooze" button, this is an update you don't want to ignore. That's because it has several bug fixes - 50 to be exact - and serious improvements to certain apps and their functionality.
But that's not all Apple has updated. Apple TV and the Apple Watch also got makeovers, and security fixes have been applied to Mac OS X 54. Also, new versions of OS X El Capitan (10.11.2), OS X Yosemite (10.10.5) and Mavericks (10.9.5) are available.
Among the new features in iOS 9.2:
- More control over your playlists in Apple Music;
- Improved stability of Safari and the Podcasts app;
- iBooks can now let you listen to an audiobook while browsing through your library;
- iBooks also now supports 3D Touch.
- A new Top Stories section has been added to the News app;
And here are the issues fixed:
- Contacts displaying no results? Fixed.
- Is your Camera screen black when trying to take video? Not anymore.
- Data not showing up in the Heath app? Resolved.
- Unable to log into Find My iPhone? Not in iOS 9.2.
- Remember when iOS updates prevented your alarm clock from going off? That's been fixed, too.
In order to update your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings>>General>>Software Update.
To update your Apple Watch, you will need to connect it to your iPhone. The Watch cannot update its own software like other Apple gadgets. When the Watch is connected, open the Apple Watch app on your phone. In the My Watch section, select General and Software Update to access available updates for your Watch. You'll have to read and accept the update's Terms & Conditions before installing it on your Watch.
To update your Mac, use the Updates pane of the Mac App Store to check for the latest Apple software updates. Other software updates available for your computer might appear, which you should install. Some updates might need to be installed before other updates appear.
On Apple TV, go to Settings >> System>> Software Updates>> Update Software. If you run into problems, click here to get help from Apple.