The iPhone 5 iOS 9.2.1 update is now available and today we want to take a look at the most important things you need to know about it as we push away from Tuesday’s release date.
Apple’s iPhone 5 iOS 9.2.1 update was initially confirmed back in December with a release into the company’s beta program for developers and the general public. The iOS 9.2.1 beta didn’t confirm a whole lot.
The iOS 9.2.1 release date remained a mystery until earlier this week when Apple deemed it worthy for public consumption.
Earlier this week, Apple pulled the iPhone 5 iOS 9.2.1 update out of beta and pushed it to users around the world. If you’re on iOS 9.2 and you check iTunes or your Settings for a software update, iOS 9.2.1 will be there.
The iOS 9.2.1 update isn’t a milestone upgrade. It doesn’t bring any new and exciting features to the iPhone 5. Instead, the update is focused on performance and security. It’s a small update for the aging former flagship but that doesn’t make it any less important.
Here, we want to outline what you need to know about iOS 9.2.1 for the iPhone 5. This roundup takes a look at potential problems, the iOS 9.2.1 update’s performance, details about the jailbreak, and the update that might replace it in a few weeks.
iPhone 5 iOS 9.2.1 Performance: Four Days Later
1 / 10
We've been using the iPhone 5 iOS 9.2.1 update since Tuesday and here's what we've found.
The iPhone 5 iOS 9.2.1 update is holding up nicely as we push away from its release. We haven't discovered any experience-breaking bugs on board the software and the upgrade continues to hold up in key areas.
Battery life is sold, connectivity (Bluetooth, LTE, Wi-Fi) is still strong and reliable, apps are behaving, and the lag that we witnessed immediately after the installation process vanished on its own. Opening Control Center, Spotlight and Notification Center feels fast and fluid.
Overall, our experience with the iOS 9.2.1 update has been excellent and we recommend it to iPhone 5 users who are already on iOS 9/iOS 9.2.
Those of you coming from an older version of iOS 8 like iOS 8.4.1 need to be a little more careful. Remember, there's no way to go back to anything older than iOS 9.2 at this point.