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Important! Have you updated your Apple devices to iOS 9.2 yet? – Editorial

Last week Apple released iOS 9.2. I posted details of all the 40 plus changes HERE.

Like all firmware updates, bug fixes are often included and iOS 9.2 included many of those. What is never declared is the critical nature of some of these bug fixes or how many users got impacted by the issues.

One area that effected a very significant amount of people was Apple’s iCloud, including myself. The range of iCloud issues was extensive, but let’s just say it wasn’t fun for me and many others.

However, the good news is iOS 9.2 fixes the iCloud problems so make sure you update when you can if you haven’t already. BUT. You may still get some issues so what you need to do on your iOS devices is sign out of iCloud, sign into your Apple ID on your device under the iTunes and App Store, view your account, accept any new agreement notices (if any) then make sure you sign out of the iTunes and App Store. What you are actually doing is refreshing your iCloud status with Apple’s servers. Now sign back in to everything again and you should be ok.

If you have been receiving popup screens to enter your Apple ID password daily, the above sequence should fix that as well.

iOS 9.2 – Full details of the 40 changes

Apple released loads of updates last night for iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, Macs and the Apple Watch. iOS 9.2 was the firmware for iPads, iPhones and iPods. Below is a note of all the changes and fixes –

Apple Music improvements

–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 catalog
–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

Apple News

– A new Top Stories section in News so you can stay up to date with the most important news of the day

Mail

– Mail Drop in Mail for sending large attachments

iBooks
iBooks now supports 3D Touch to peek and pop pages from the table of contents, your notes and bookmarks, or from search results inside a book
– iBooks now supports listening to an audiobook while you browse your library, read other books, or explore the iBooks Store

iPhone

iPhone support for the USB Camera Adapter to import photos and videos
– Improved stability of Safari
– Improved stability of Podcasts
– Fixing an issue that caused mail attachments to be inaccessible for some users with POP email accounts
– Resolving an issue for some users that caused attachments to overlap text in mail
– Fixing an issue where Live Photos could have turned off after restoring from a previous iCloud backup
– Addressing an issue that could cause search in Contacts to display no results
– Resolving an issue that could have prevented Calendar from displaying all seven days in week view
– Fixing an issue where Camera screen on iPad could be black when attempting to capture video
– Addressing an issue that could cause instability in the Activity app when viewing the day of Daylight Savings Time transition
– Fixing an issue that could prevent data from appearing in Health
– Fixing an issue that could prevent Wallet updates and Lock screen alerts from displaying
– Addressing an issue where updating iOS could prevent an alarm from going off
– Fixing an issue where some users were unable to login to Find my iPhone
– Fixing an issue that prevented some manual iCloud Backups from completing
– Addressing an issue where using the iPad keyboard could unintentionally trigger text selection mode
– Improved keyboard responsiveness when using Quick Reply
– Improved punctuation input on the 10-key Chinese (Pinyin & Stroke) keyboards with new expanded view of punctuation symbols and better predictions
– Fixing an issue on Cyrillic keyboards where caps lock would be enabled when typing in URL or email fields
– Siri support for Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)

Accessibility

–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