10 Things to Know About the iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.2 Update

The iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.2 update is now the most up-to-date version of iOS 10. With that in mind we want to rundown the most important things iPhone 6s users need to know about the device’s iOS 10.0.2 release.

Earlier this year, Apple pushed the iPhone 6s iOS 10 update into a beta for developers and the general public. The beta confirmed a number of key features for Apple’s former flagship including changes to the Messages app and 3D Touch.

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In early September, Apple confirmed the iOS 10 release date for September 13th and the update arrived for the iPhone 6s and other iOS 9 powered devices on schedule.

The beta wiped out numerous problems ahead of the release date but iOS 10 problems slipped through the cracks. To combat some of these problems, Apple’s released an iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.2 update with bug fixes.

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The iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.2 update is a small update, much smaller the iOS 10 update that preceded it. If you’re coming from iOS 10.0.1 it’s less than 100MB. If you’re coming from something older than that, it’ll be larger thanks to the features and fixes from previous updates.

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Today we want to go over the important things you need to know about the iOS 10.0.2 update if you’re an iPhone 6s owner.

This roundup offers our initial impressions of the iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.2 update, a look at iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.2 problems, details about the iOS 9 downgrade, and more.

We’ll continue to update this roundup as we push away from the iOS 10.0.2 release date so check back regularly.

iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.2 Update: Impressions & Performance

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iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.2 Update: Impressions & Performance

Our iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.2 update was a little less than 100MB in size though we were coming from the last version of iOS 10. If you're coming from something older, again, it'll be larger. 

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The download and installation process took us about seven minutes during peak hours. Mileage will vary but you can expect it to take about 7-10 minutes to complete if you're coming from an older version of iOS 10. 

We've been using the iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.2 update for a few days now and we've been looking at a few key areas including battery life, connectivity, UI speed, and app performance. Here's what we've found in the early going. 

Battery life appears to be solid. We haven't noticed any drain on any of the iPhone 6s models in our possession. They're all holding a solid charge. Obviously this could change but for now battery life appears to have transitioned well. 

We've tested the iPhone 6s and its iOS 10.0.2 update with several ISPs, routers and Bluetooth devices and we've come away impressed. All of our connections are stable. For now. 

The iPhone 6s is extremely snappy with iOS 10.0.2 on board, same as with iOS 10.0.1 on board. We haven't noticed any lag when opening folders, Control Center/Notifications, or apps. In fact, iOS 10's animations and transitions are noticeably faster than iOS 9.3.5's. 

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The iPhone 6s iOS 10.0.2 update also appears to be stable. We haven't encountered any random reboots or lockups. 

As of right now, iOS 10.0.2 appears to be an extremely solid upgrade for the iPhone 6s from a performance standpoint. It's worth a look.

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We'll continue to monitor the iOS 10.0.2 update's performance in the days to come so be on the lookout for updates. 

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