This week, Apple pushed out another update, an iOS 9.2 update for iPhone 5 and others. Now that the smoke is settling, we want to take a look at the important things to know about the iPhone 5 iOS 9.2 update.
Apple confirmed the iOS 9.2 update a week after the iPhone 5 iOS 9.1 release. Like the iOS 9.1 update, the iOS 9.2 arrived (in beta) with new features and fixes for iOS 9 problems.
In the weeks that followed, Apple improved the iOS 9.2 update with new features and tweaks aimed at improving the iOS 9 experience on the iPhone 5 and its other devices.
Earlier this week, Apple deemed the iOS 9.2 good enough for public consumption and the company pulled it out of beta and pushed it to iPhone 5 users around the world. If you own an iPhone 5, you can download it via iTunes or Over-the-Air through your Settings.
The iOS 9.2 update brings new features, new enhancements, new bug fixes, and new security patches to the iPhone 5. iOS 9.1 and its emojis got a lot more attention but the iOS 9.2 update is extremely important for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Today we want to take a look at everything iPhone 5 users need to know about the iOS 9.2 update including useful features, iOS 9.2 problems, and some tips that will help you when and if you decide to install the update on your device. Let’s get started.
iPhone 5 iOS 9.2 Update: Four Days Later
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We've been using the iPhone 5 iOS 9.2 update for four days now and here's what we've found.
The iPhone 5 iOS 9.2 update hasn't brought any significant battery life issues to our iPhone 5 models. We haven't noticed any odd battery drain and the phones are holding up well when in standby mode. We're able to get a solid eight hours of use when using a mixture of cellular data and Wi-Fi.
We haven't run into any Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/LTE issues, at least not yet. All three have been reliable in the four days since the update's release. Same goes for our apps. Apps like Podcasts, Twitter and Chrome (problem apps for us) have been performing at a high level with iOS 9.2 on board.
The big thing is that we haven't run into any major lag issues with iOS 9.2 on board. Apps still open a little slowly and the Control Center animation will sometimes stutter but we can deal with the occcasional lag. This phone is three years old.
As of right now, it's an update that recommend to iPhone 5 users who are already on iOS 9. We haven't discovered any major problems and the features and enhancements that it brings improves the iOS 9 experience.
If you're running something older, you'll need to be extremely careful because there's no going back to iOS 8 or iOS 7 once you make your move.