There’s a new iOS 9.2.1 update within the Settings app awaiting all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users today. Apple released the first developer beta version of the software update in mid-December after shipping iOS 9.2 earlier in the month. The second iOS 9.2 beta was later released at the start of January. Apple has since started testing iOS 9.3 with developers and public beta testers.
As the version number suggests, iOS 9.2.1 so far hasn’t included any major feature changes or enhancements, and the official release notes only reference bug fixes, security improvements, and an MDM server issue fix.
The software update for iPhone and iPad likely includes fixes for any issues introduced with iOS 9.2 at the beginning of the year. Today’s release may also be timed as to support AT&T’s NumberSync feature, which bridges iPhone numbers with other connected devices like iPads and Macs, although we’ll have to go hands-on before we know for sure. This feature was previously tested in other iOS 9 betas.
The upcoming iOS 9.3 update adds a new Night Shift feature, Touch ID and password-protected Notes, and new Education features among other changes. Check out our hands-on video for a first look at the iPhone and iPad changes plus CarPlay improvements.
Full release notes on iOS 9.2.1 below:
As ever, head to the Settings app if and look for the new release in the Software Updates section. Be sure to shout our way if you discover anything new and experience any issues with the latest official software release.