iOS 9.2.1 update arrives with security and bug fixes

Brittany A. Roston - Jan 19, 2016, 6:04pm CST
iOS 9.2.1 update arrives with security and bug fixes

Apple has released iOS 9.2.1 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, and with it comes a roster of bug fixes, some improvements, and a fix for the MDM server problem. Those with one of the aforementioned Apple devices can head into Settings and grab the update, but don’t expect anything substantial…those big changes will be coming with iOS 9.3.

The total update is a little under 38MB, and it features some security improvements and bug fixes. Apple points toward a fix for the problem “that could prevent the completion of app installation when using the MDM server” as chief among the tweaks. That was the extent of the specific update details, though.

Apple users have more to look forward to with iOS 9.3, which will be bringing some new features including a night mode, a display color adjustment that eliminates blue light for a better nighttime usage experience. The color tweak isn’t new in the grand scheme of things (f.lux made it popular), but has caught on with big companies in recent months, including Amazon which added such a feature to its latest mobile software version.

In addition to the new “Night Shift” feature, iOS 9.3 will bring users a locking option for Notes, which will protect selected Notes behind a Touch ID barrier to keep nosey people out. News will be updated, as well the health mobile apps, CarPlay will see some new features, and there will be some treats for educators.

Apple has detailed the iOS 9.3 changes here.

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