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iOS 9.2 Is Here: Download iOS 9.2 IPSW for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Apple has released iOS 9.2 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 9.2 brings a large number of bug fixes and performance improvements along with new capabilities. Below you will find iOS 9.2 changelog, with a guide on how to download iOS 9.2 IPSW and upgrade your device to iOS 9.2.

Notable improvements and fixes in iOS 9.2 includes support for MailDrop feature in Mail for sending large attachments. The Safari View Controller enhancements now offer Action Extension support for third-party apps. iOS 9.2 supports AT&T NumberSync service.

In addition, iOS 9.2 brings a lot of bug fixes and stability improvements for apps including Safari, Music, Podcasts, Health, Camera and Calendar apps. On hardware side, the new and improved Lightning to SD card reader support has been added to compatible devices.

Update: iOS 9.2.1 is released. Read more here.

A compatible device can be updated as usual using Over the Air (OTA) upgrade as well as upgrading via iTunes using IPSW files.

iOS 9.2 Changelog
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 catalog
Accessibility improvements
  • 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
  • Siri support for Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
Other Bug Fixes and Improvements
  • A new Top Stories section in News so you can stay up to date with the most important news of the day (available in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia)
  • Mail Drop in Mail for sending large attachments
  • 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 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
  • Fixing issues with VoiceOver when using Camera face detection

Update: iOS 9.2.1 is released. Read more here.

How to Upgrade iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to iOS 9.2

Method 1: Simple Upgrade: Upgrade to iOS 9.2 via Over the Air Upgrades
  • Backup your device and head over to Settings > General > Software Update
  • Let it fetch update details and when it says update available, tap Download and Install
  • Let the update progress finish and you’re done.
Method 2: Advanced Upgrade: Upgrade to iOS 9.2 via iTunes using IPSW file
  • Download iOS 9.2 IPSW for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch using the direct download links given below.
  • Open iTunes, connect your device to PC/Mac and take full backup.
  • Press Shift key (on Windows) or Option key (on Mac) on your keyboard and click Update in iTunes.
  • Release Shift/Option key and browse to the iOS 9.2 IPSW file you just downloaded.
  • Select the IPSW file and click update. Wait for the process to finish.
  • Your device may reboot multiple times during update process.
Download iOS 9.2 IPSW for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Note to jailbreakers: Currently there is no jailbreak available for iOS 9.2 or 9.1. If your device is jailbroken on any previous iOS version, it is advised not to upgrade to iOS 9.2 as there’s no way you can downgrade to iOS < 9.1. I will keep you updated on iOS 9.2 or 9.1 jailbreak.Learn more about security content of iOS 9.2 on Apple.

Update: iOS 9.2.1 is released. Read more here.

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