Get the most out of iOS 9.2
Even minor updates to Apple’s operating systems can contain important new features. iOS 9.2, for example, doesn’t contain the plethora of tweaks and improvements that a new iOS version can provide, but it does add new features to popular apps like Apple Music, News, iBooks, and even Mail. Read on to learn how to use these new features and get the most from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
iOS 9.2 tips and tricks
New Top Stories
If you open the News app after the 9.2 update, you will be notified that there is a new Top Stories feed. This channel is specially curated by Apple to bring you the most important stories of the day. You can bookmark it right away when prompted to try it, but if you don’t, you can search for it anytime by searching for “News Top Stories.”
Mail Drop was introduced in Mac OS X not too long ago to allow you to easily send large attachments through iCloud. Now the same functionality has joined iOS Mail. All you have to do is attach a large file (minimum size around 20 GB, 5 GB maximum size) in Mail, then try to send it, and you will see a window giving you the option to ‘use Mail Drop. That’s all we can say about it!
IBooks 3D Touch Shortcuts
iBooks joins the list of iOS applications compatible with the 3D touch functionality of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Tap the application icon for quick access to your recent books or search function, or use 3D touch with bookmarks, links or notes, to take a quick view of the relevant page.
New Apple Music Easy Playlists
With iOS 9.2, you can create new playlists easier than ever. While listening to a song in the Music app, tap the three dots on the lower right side of the screen, then tap “Add to”. playlist ”then“ New playlist. ” Of course, you can add the song to an existing playlist too, just like in previous versions of iOS.
Download songs for offline listening
Another new feature of Apple Music is the ability to download songs and albums to avoid direct streaming and mobile data usage. To do this, first play a song, then tap the title at the bottom of the screen to display its card at the top (as the image below indicates) .Then tap the three dots in the corner lower right. In the window that appears, click on the plus icon – this will add the song to your Music section. Now just go to My Music, tap on the song, then tap on the iCloud icon to download.
Note A new icon appears to indicate that a song is downloaded to your device.