The iPhone 6 iOS 10.2 update is still reigns as the most up-to-date version of iOS 10 and today we want to walk iPhone 6 users through the most important things we think you should know about the iOS 10.2 at the one month milestone.
In October, Apple confirmed an iPhone 6 iOS 10.2 update with a release into its beta program for developers and the general public.
In December, Apple pulled the iPhone 6 iOS 10.2 update out of beta and released it for iPhone 6 variants around the world.
As expected, the final version of the iOS 10.2 update is loaded with features, bug fixes and security patches for potential exploits. It’s a substantial update for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
If you’re coming to iOS 10.2 from iOS 10.1.1, expect a sizable download. If you’re coming from something older like iOS 10.1 or iOS 9, your iPhone 6’s update will be much bigger. You’ll get everything from the previous iOS updates baked in.
With the smoke from the release settled we want to take a close look at the iPhone 6 iOS 10.2 update. This roundup includes our updated impressions of the software, some tips to help you get the most out of iOS 10.2, and a look at iPhone 6 iOS 10.2 problems.
We’ll continue to update this page as we push away from the release date so check back for regular changes.
iPhone 6 iOS 10.2 Update Review
Before we get into performance, a quick note about the iOS 10.2 download and installation.
The iPhone 6 iOS 10.2 update is a big one and it'll take you several minutes to download over a fast Wi-Fi connection. From start to finish the download too about six minutes to complete.
We didn't run into any installation issues though the process progressed slowly on our device. It took about 10 minutes to install. Mileage will vary but we suggest putting aside 20 minutes to monitor the download and installation.
We've been using the iPhone 6 iOS 10.2 update for just about a month now and we've been taking a close look at the areas we always look at after a new iOS update arrives: Battery life, Connectivity, and UI speed. So far, so good.
We still haven't noticed any abnormal battery drain. Our iPhone 6 (AT&T model) is holding a solid charge at the month mark. If you recently installed iOS 10.2 and you are noticing issues with your battery life, give it a couple of days. It can sometimes take a few days for the battery to settle down.
We've tested the iPhone 6's new update with several ISPs, routers, and Bluetooth devices. We haven't run into any issues yet but that could change down the road. AT&T's LTE and 4G networks are working properly as well.
Thus far, we haven't noticed any random reboots and the UI appears to be fast. Animations and transitions are fluid and we haven't encountered any weird lag or sluggishness when opening folders, apps or Control Center.
The iPhone 6 iOS 10.2 update's performance is holding up as we push through the month of January. And given what's on board (emojis, fixes, etc) the update, it's certainly worth a look if your iPhone 6 is already on iOS 10.
If you're on an older version of iOS, say iOS 9, you might want to wait a few days so you can gather a little more feedback about performance.
If you need help to one side of the iOS 10.2 fence or the other, please take a look at our list of reasons. It'll help you make a decision today.