4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 9.2.1 & 4 Reasons You Should

The iOS 9.3 release date is getting closer but the iOS 9.2.1 update is still available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch which means some of you have a big decision to make: Download the iOS 9.2.1 update right now or hold out.

In January, Apple released a brand new iOS 9 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The iOS 9.2.1 update isn’t as big as the iOS 9.2 update was or the iOS 9.3 update will be but it’s still an important release and one that you should have on your radar.

We’ve known about the iOS 9.2.1 update for several weeks thanks to the beta. Apple released the iOS 9.2.1 beta for developers and testers shortly after the release of iOS 9.2 and it stayed there until the middle of January.


We’ve known about the update for several weeks though for many of you, today is the first time you’ve heard about the iOS 9.2.1 release. This isn’t surprising.

This is a tiny update we’re dealing with here. 20MB or so for the iPhone 5, 40MB for the iPhone 6s. It doesn’t come with much and that makes your decision a little bit harder, particularly if you’re coming from an older version of iOS.

To help, we want to outline some reasons why you might want to download iOS 9.2.1 today and some reasons you might want to avoid it. For today, at least.

Keep these reasons in mind as you do your research into the iOS 9.2.1 update, its merits, and the iOS 9.3 update that will replace it in the weeks ahead.

Install iOS 9.2.1 If You Care About Security

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Install iOS 9.2.1 If You Care About Security

The iOS 9.2.1 update might be small but it comes with some big improvements to security for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. 

Apple's iOS 9.2.1 update brings nine patches for potential security risks including this one outlined in detail by Wired back in January.

These are important, particularly for those of you that value your privacy and those who store sensitive material on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for work. 

If you want to keep your device safe with the latest security updates from Apple, iOS 9.2.1 is probably worth a download right now ahead of the iOS 9.3 release this spring.

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