9 Things to Know About the iPhone 7 iOS 10.0.2 Update

Today we want to take a close look at the iPhone 7 iOS 10.0.2 update.

In early September, Apple took the stage and made several announcements. The company confirmed a new Apple Watch, the iOS 10 release date and two new iPhone 7 models that take over for last year’s iPhone 6s.

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The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus arrived on September 16th with iOS 10 on board. And while they’ve received solid reviews, they are far from perfect. iPhone 7 problems are plaguing many new iPhone owners.

And in an attempt to shore up some of these early iPhone 7 problems, Apple’s released a new iOS 10 update called iOS 10.0.2.

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Apple’s iOS 10.0.2 update is small for the iPhone 7, less than 100MB. That said, it brings some extremely important bug fixes to the flagship iPhone model making it an update worthy of your attention.

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There’s a lot more to the iPhone 7 iOS 10.0.2 update than bug fixes and today we want to focus on some of the other details to keep in mind as you use or wait for your new iPhone 7.

This iPhone 7 iOS 10.0.2 update roundup takes a look at performance, iPhone 7 iOS 10 problems, the downgrade process, and more. We’ll continue to refresh this with new details so check back for regular updates.

iPhone 7 iOS 10.0.2 Update Impressions & Performance

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iPhone 7 iOS 10.0.2 Update Impressions & Performance

The iPhone 7's iOS 10.0.2 is tiny, under 100MB, and it should only take you a few minutes to download and install. It took us about six minutes to complete. We didn't run into any problems with the install and we haven't seen any widespread installation issues. 

We've been using the iPhone 7 iOS 10.0.2 update for about a week now and we've been keeping an eye on several key areas including battery life, UI speed and connectivity. Here's what we've found. 

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The iPhone 7's battery holds an excellent charge with Apple's first iPhone 7 bug fix update on board. We haven't noticed any abnormal battery drain.

If you recently installed iOS 10.0.2 wait a couple of days before taking action. Sometimes it can take two days for software to settle in. 

We've tested the iPhone 7's iOS 10.0.2 update with several ISPs (Internet Service Provider), routers and Bluetooth devices. We haven't noticed any problems with these connections. At least not yet.

We saw some UI lag during our first two days with the phone but its dissipated and we're left with a phone that's blazing fast, even with iOS 10.0.2 on board.

The iPhone 7 handles iOS 10 well (go figure). Animations and transitions are crisp and iOS 10.0.2 on the iPhone 7 is noticeably faster than iOS 10.0.2 on the iPhone 6s. 

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Thus far, we haven't run into any major iOS 10.0.2 performance issues on the iPhone 7. If you haven't downloaded its bug fixes already, you should probably go ahead and do that now.

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