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iOS 9.2 released with improvements to Apple Music, News, and iBooks

Apple just released iOS 9.2, a relatively minor iOS update that adds Arabic language support to Siri, fixes various bugs, and improves several built-in apps. Previous betas of the latest release also included support for AT&T's NumberSync service, which lets customers share their phone number between multiple devices and place calls or send texts even when the primary phone isn't nearby. But as 9to5Mac notes, NumberSync isn't slated to launch next year, so it's not part of today's iOS release.

What you will find are a ton of bug fixes and minor new features for News, Apple Music, iBooks (which gains some useful 3D Touch functionality), Podcasts, and more. Using embedded web browsers in third-party apps is now easier (since you can access third-party extensions) and more comfortable one-handed. iOS 9.2 also fixes a nasty issue in the last version that turned off some alarms without warning. The update's most random feature introduces iPhone support for the USB Camera Adapter, which lets you transfer photos from a DSLR or other camera to your mobile device without syncing to a computer first. A new software for the Apple Watch, watchOS 2.1, was also released today with bug fixes and Arabic Siri support.

- 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

- 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

- Accessibility improvements

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

- Siri support for Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)