Apple’s confirmed an iOS 8.2 release date for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for today which means that many iOS 8 users have their eyes on Apple’s replacement for iOS 8.1.3. With that all in mind, these iOS 8.2 release date tips will help make the iOS 8.2 release date less stressful for those that own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch compatible with Apple’s iOS 8 operating system.
Last year, Apple released an iOS 8.2 update into its beta program, a move that confirmed an iOS 8.2 release for the public. In the weeks since, Apple rolled out several new iOS 8.2 beta updates and an iOS 8.1.3 update that tackled some lingering iOS 8 problems. iOS 8.1.3 serves as Apple’s current iOS 8 update though it will be replaced today by a new update. That update? iOS 8.2.
On stage during its Apple Watch event, Apple confirmed the iOS 8.2 release date for today. The update will replace iOS 8.1.3 and it’s expected to deliver a number of changes to the iOS 8 operating system. The update will come with changes for the Health application, a number of enhancements and the usual array of bug fixes for iOS 8 problems. It’s an update that many iPhone and iPad users have their eye on.
With an iOS 8.2 release confirmed for today, we want to make sure that you’re as prepared as possible when you finally decide to take a look at Apple’s new software. If you’re one of the many people excited about a possible iOS 8.2 release and you plan to install the update in the near future, these iOS 8.2 release date tips are going to come in handy.
iOS 8.2 Release Time
The iOS 8.2 release date is confirmed for today and the update is now available for everyone with an iOS 8 powered device. Apple rolls its updates out to everyone at the same time so there won’t be a staggered release. It’s out and it will remain available to everyone until Apple rolls out its next update. As a reminder, here are the devices getting iOS 8.2:
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4s
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini
- iPad 4
- iPad 3
- iPad 2
- iPod touch fifth-gen
You Don’t Need to Install on the iOS 8.2 Release Day
We’ve said this many times before but it bears repeating: You do not need to install iOS 8.2 update today. Apple never forces you to install its iOS updates and there are some reasons why you might want to think about letting the smoke settle before installing. The potential for iOS 8.2 problems is one of those reasons.
Do your homework, weigh the pros and cons of the move, gather feedback, and make a decision. iOS 8 itself will be around for quite awhile, up until Apple releases iOS 9 alongside its next iPhone. You’ve got plenty of time to decide whether you want to stay on iOS 7 (if it’s stable), or any of the earlier versions of iOS 8. There is no rush, especially with the Apple Watch set for release in April.
Small bug fix updates like iOS 8.2 could have a big impact on the performance of your device so you’ll really want to absorb as much information as possible before making a move. If that information points to an early install, go right ahead.
Come to the iOS 8.2 Release Date Prepared
If you’re looking to install the iOS 8.2 update on release day, you should show up prepared. We’ve come up with a very specific game plan for those looking to install the iOS 8.2 release and we suggest checking in on those before firing up the installation process.
Install iOS 8.2 at Home
We always recommend installing software updates from the comfort of your home rather than installing them on-the-go. Installing iOS 8.2 from home base will afford you some advantages.
First of all, it means that there will be fewer distractions. It also means that you should have access to all of the proper information in case something goes wrong. The last thing that iPhone and iPad owners want is something to go haywire while at work or in the middle of class without your credentials or iTunes handy.
Those of you who are tempted to install the iOS 8.2 update at work might want to wait until you get home, particularly if the iPhone or iPad is important to work flow. There is no telling what might happen during, or after, the installation process and you wouldn’t want the iOS 8.2 installation process to impact any important plans.
Set Aside Some Time for the Update
iOS 8.2 is a large update, nearly 500MB for the iPhone 6 and close to 400MB for the iPhone 5. Because of its size, it’s going to take some time to download and install. If you don’t have a fast Wi-Fi connection at home, you’ll want to set aside some time to monitor the installation process. We also recommend setting aside some time in case you run into installation issues.
If you have a number of iOS 8 powered devices or if you’re going to be installing over a slow connection, make some time for the installation process. The installation process can be unpredictable at times so you’ll want to have some extra time just in case something goes wrong.
Don’t Panic If There Are iOS 8.2 Problems
If you happen to run into iOS 8.2 problems right off the bat, don’t panic. There’s a simple way to get around installation errors and we’ve put together a list of fixes for the most common bugs that typically affect the iPhone and iPad after a large update like iOS 8.2.
Apple is less inclined to fix minor iOS bugs so if you do run into some smaller bugs, you’ll need to be very proactive. If you aren’t, you could be sitting around for a number of weeks while Apple prepares iOS 8.3. And even then, you aren’t guaranteed to see an official bug fix arrive for your iPhone or iPad.
Apple does tend to fix major issues immediately so if there are some big time problems with iOS 8.2, we’d expect the company to push out an iOS 8.2.1 update very soon.
Here Are Some Solid Resources
If our list of fixes doesn’t work out for you, and it may not, Apple’s discussion forums are a good place to look for potential fixes for your problems. There, users will share their own issues and perhaps, temporary or permanent fixes for those iOS 8.2 problems. Search for your problem and if you can’t find it, ask around. Someone will be willing to help.
Comment sections and social media sites like Twitter are also helpful places to go should something come up during the iOS 8.2 installation process or after you get the software installed. The MacRumors forums are also another solid place to look for possible fixes or help with the iOS 8.2 update should you need it in the future.
iOS 8.2 Jailbreak
We’re still not sure what’s going to happen with the iOS 8.2 update and the iOS 8.2 jailbreak so you’re going to want to keep your eyes peeled for news. Right now, because we don’t have a jailbreak, the only thing you can do is avoid the iOS 8.2 jailbreak until the all clear is given.
Jailbreakers stay away from today’s 8.2 update for now, or you will get burned http://t.co/QeZd5Il3vf
— Ⓜ MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) March 9, 2015
Prominent jailbreak developers are already telling jailbreakers to stay away from the upgrade. So stay away, for now. We should learn more in the days and weeks ahead.