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By Dan Moren

iOS 9.2, OS X 10.11.2 now available

Note: This story has not been updated for several years.

You may not have bought a battery case or Lighting to SD adapter, but Apple’s got something new for everybody: iOS 9.2 and OS X 10.11.2 should be waiting in your software update screen or Mac App Store, respectively. (As of this writing, they’re still propagating out, so don’t panic if you don’t see them immediately.)

iOS 9.2 has a bunch of fixes for Apple Music, including letting you download albums or playlists from your iCloud Music Library (and a new download indicator to let you know what you’ve already downloaded); the ability to see works, composers, and performers in the Classical music catalog; and letting you create a new playlist when adding a song to a playlist.

Not an Apple Music subscriber? No worries. There’s a bevy of other changes in the new version: a new Top Stories section in News, Mail Drop support, 3D Touch in iBooks, Siri support for Arabic, and a whole bunch of bug fixes and stability enhancements. Also, interestingly, 9.2 says it brings iPhone support for importing photos and videos from the USB Camera Adapter.

OS X 10.11.2, meanwhile, is a bit of a smaller update. It improves the reliability of Wi-Fi, Handoff, and AirDrop as well as fixing issues with Bluetooth, Mail, and sharing Live Photos via iCloud Photo Sharing.

[Dan Moren is the East Coast Bureau Chief of Six Colors. You can find him on Mastodon at or reach him by email at His latest novel, the supernatural detective story All Souls Lost, is out now.]

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