iOS 9.2 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

The iOS 9.2 update brings bug fixes for iOS problems but it also brings some problems of its own. Today we want to look at iOS 9.2 problems, show you how to fix them and provide you with some additional resources that will come in handy when and if you do encounter an issue with the most up-to-date version of Apple’s mobile operating system.

In September, Apple released its new iOS 9 operating system. In the weeks since the initial release, Apple’s released four new versions of iOS 9 that’ve added new features and tackled some of the iOS 9 problems plaguing iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. The latest is iOS 9.2.

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iOS 9.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is here and it brings tons of changes to iOS 9 including improvements to Siri, Apple Music and a long list of bug fixes for lingering iOS problems. The iOS 9.2 update squashes some iOS 9 problems but, according to some iOS 9.2 users, it brings problems of its own. This isn’t surprising.

With iOS 9.2 problems continuing to emerge for some iPhone and iPad users, we want to rundown what you need to know today, tomorrow and in the future.

This guide to iOS 9.2 problems outlines the current state of the update and it also provides you with some potential fixes. Take a look if you’re concerned or if you’re experiencing iOS 9.2 problems on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

iOS 9.2 Problems Still Plaguing Users

The iOS 9.2 update is a few weeks old now but that hasn’t slowed down complaints about various bugs and problems. iPhone and iPad users continue to voice their concerns on forums and social media.

iOS 9.2 problems include issues with personal hotspot, issues with the smartcover volume display, an odd keyboard bug, various iOS 9.2 installation problems, Wi-Fi problems, issues with Calendar, clipboard issues, new Apple Music problems, Touch ID problems, and more.

iOS 9.2 Battery Life Percentage Problem

Apple’s acknowledged a bug with the battery life percentage on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The company notes that:

If you change the time on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus manually or change time zones when traveling, you might notice that the battery percentage doesn’t update. Learn what to do.

Apple says that it’s working on a fix though a timeframe for the solution isn’t known. In the meantime, the company has outlined a temporary solution if you do happen to encounter this issue on your version of the iPhone 6s.

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These are just some of the iOS 9.2 problems plaguing users and we expect iOS 9.2 problems to continue to emerge as more people find and download the update.

We point these problems out because you should be aware of these potential issues before you install the iOS 9.2 update on your phone or tablet.

You’re taking a risk (especially if you own an older device) by downloading and installing iOS 9.2. That’s why we recommend doing some prep work before you install.

Prepare your device and your self for iOS 9.2. That way, if you do run into an iOS 9.2 problem, you’ll be ready to face it head on.

Where to Find iOS 9.2 Feedback

If you’ve already moved to the iOS 9.2 update, you’ll want to keep an eye out for feedback. If you haven’t installed iOS 9.2 yet, you’ll want to do the same.

We recently posted our full iOS 9.2 reviews that will take you through the update’s performance on key devices like the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 and more.

Social media sites like Twitter are also a great place to look. We’re already seeing some initial feedback, both positive and negative, and we’ll continue to see it emerge as we push deeper into January and the new year.

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Monitoring this iOS 9.2 feedback will warn you of potential problems, keep you up-to-date on the latest iOS 9.2 issues, and help you fix problems if you do run into something during your time with the latest iOS 9 update.

We also recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, and the MacRumors forums for additional feedback about iOS 9.2 and iOS 9.2 problems.

How to Fix iOS 9.2 Problems

If you run into an iOS 9.2 problem today, tomorrow or sometime down the road, there’s no need to panic. There’s probably a fix out there for your issue.

The first place to look is our ongoing list of common iOS 9 problems and fixes. Our list features fixes for battery life issues, Wi-Fi problems, Touch ID problems, and more. It’s a great starting point but it’s not the only resource you have at your disposal.

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Apple’s discussion forums are another place to look. Users there are generally very helpful and there’s a good chance that if you don’t find a fix on our list, you’ll find someone with a fix on there.

You Can’t Downgrade to iOS 9.1

For a short time, you iOS 9.2 users were able to downgrade to iOS 9.1. That option is no longer available though.

Apple’s stopped signing off on iOS 9.1 which means you can no longer drop back down to the update if you decide that you hate iOS 9.2. The loophole is closed and it’s closed forever unfortunately.

The company typically signs off for one to two weeks after the release of a new update so it would be wise to get acquainted with the downgrade process right now so that you’re ready for the next update.

What’s Next

At this point, you can’t rely on Apple to fix your iOS 9.2 problems. The company’s confirmed an iOS 9.2.1 update but it probably won’t be a significant update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

iOS 9.2.1 is in beta though it’s not clear when Apple plans to pull it out and release it to the general public. It could happen tomorrow, it could happen in March. We’re expecting it to arrive in early 2016 but a specific release date is in the shadows.

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iOS 9.2.1 is expected to come with bug fixes but we don’t expect it to feature a ton of them. Developers have had a hard time finding anything of significance in the first two betas.

iOS 9.2.1 may not fix your iOS 9.2 problem and there’s a chance it’ll bring some new problems to the table. Keep an eye on it as developers and testers will provide feedback ahead of release.

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Apple’s also confirmed a much larger iOS 9.3 milestone update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 9.3 is going to deliver more than just bug fixes, it’s going to come with a number of new features as well.

The iOS 9.3 release date is unknown though we’re expecting it to land sometime in and around March. Apple’s reportedly got a March launch event planned and the star of the show, the iPhone 6c, is thought to be running iOS 9.3.

Keep an eye out for new iOS 9.3 betas and details as we push deeper into the year.

iPhone 6 iOS 9.3 Update: 5 Important Details

iPhone 6 iOS 9.3 Performance So Far

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iPhone 6 iOS 9.3 Performance So Far

Now that the iOS 9.3 beta is progressing, we're starting to get a better feel for the iPhone 6 iOS 9.3 update's performance.

It's still early but the iPhone 6 iOS 9.3 update seems to be holding up quite well in the third version of Apple's beta. 

iPhone 6 iOS 9.3 beta 3 users report that "app load times greatly improved" and that "tapping apps is almost as smooth as iOS 8." We haven't had any major issues with app load times on iOS 9.2.1 but it appears some people have. 

iOS 9.3 beta users are also reporting improvements to the performance of the News application. The app reportedly refreshes "articles and performs much faster." 

If don't plan on trying the iOS 9.3 update early, it would be smart to keep an eye on this feedback as the iOS 9.3 update progresses through the beta. This way, you'll get a feel for the iOS 9.3 update's features and performance ahead of time. 

If you want to try the iPhone 6 iOS 9.3 update right now, you can.

In January, after a short delay, Apple released a public version of the iOS 9.3 update in beta form. The update is available to anyone with a working Apple ID through the Beta Software Program

It's a tempting update but remember that early iOS software isn't for everyone. We've put together a list of reasons to try and some reasons to avoid the first iOS 9.3 beta and any upcoming iOS 9.3 betas that Apple releases. 

If you do decide to try the iPhone 6 iOS 9.3 beta, you'll want to take a look at our list of pre-installation tips. They will guide you through the process we typically use. 

Remember, you can always downgrade to iOS 9.2.1 if you decide that you don't like iOS 9.3 and its performance.

You can't downgrade to anything older than that though so if you're on iOS 9.2 or below, you'll want to be sure that the iOS 9.3 beta is right for you. 

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30 Comments

  1. cxwx23Cole

    12/09/2015 at 12:31 am

    You guys look sorta stupid when your template article (obviously written anticipating widespread, new issues) pulls in all the twitter bitching regarding IOS 9.2 and the only issue is that some dude’s pet issue still hasn’t been fixed. Way to mail it in! The last 5 minutes of my life have been wasted, and i think i’ll spend the next 5 trying to figure out how to block you from all of my search results going forward.

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  2. Eric Pisch

    12/10/2015 at 3:42 am

    What a terrible article, it starts with pointless information and then just lists anyone who has had an issue …. There are millions of iOS 9.2 users but one guy has a WiFi problem so 9.2 has a WiFi issue….. you should hang your heads in shame

    Reply

  3. Frankdwalker

    12/10/2015 at 7:41 am

    0=21 my best friend’s half-sister makes $87 /hr on the laptop . She has been out of a job for eight months but last month her check was $16467 just working on the laptop for a few hours.
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  4. Justin Loo

    12/14/2015 at 2:35 am

    I have updated ios 9.2 into my Iphone 5s and still encounter same problem like battery issues.

    Reply

  5. Tracie G

    12/16/2015 at 2:01 pm

    Every morning @ 2:00am my phone goes off like I’m receiving a call but there’s nothing there no notifications or anything, does anyone else have that problem please help thanks.

    Reply

  6. Julie

    12/19/2015 at 6:00 pm

    Updated my iPad and it crashes at least 4 times a day – many times more. Now it’s telling me I have storage issues. This is so unbelievably frustrating! Not sure what to do with this, this article does nothing to help. I really need it to stop crashing!

    Reply

  7. marie

    12/21/2015 at 9:17 am

    wifi problem is there a fix?

    Reply

  8. Mahbub uddin hossain

    12/22/2015 at 6:46 am

    I m facing 3D touch malfunction only in my mail. The touch function wont work to pop up a mail on the very first time however on the very next attempt it works fine. Everytime i opened the mail apps it malfunction like the same.
    Any suggestions???

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  9. Sheri

    12/26/2015 at 5:10 pm

    ugh .. problems since update first battery draining like crazy.. then it wouldnt charge.. now on top of battery draining like crazy it crashes…im in the process of restoring it .. hopefully this will help . before update had no issues except lagging wifi which didnt bother me as much. Get it together apple . i have iphone 5 btw

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    • Ron

      12/29/2015 at 10:18 am

      The first update turned on a bunch of crap that nobody uses. You just have to go in and find it and turn it all back off. After that your battery life should be better than ever. It took me a while to find the stuff that needed turned off and I did not make any notes. Just loaded 9.2 so if it does the same I will make notes and post what I did.

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  10. David Upton

    12/28/2015 at 3:50 pm

    Starting to believe that I will never do an update from apple again until they fix the problems instead of having everyone be their guinea pigs to test and find the problems for them. Samsung is starting to look like a better option for my next purchase. I have an Iphone 6 and after loading iOS 9.2 I had a phone I was happy with and worked well. Since the update I have a phone full of problems. The ones that annoy me the most are it does not hold a charge very long it is like I am using something but I am not. The other is I take photos but they do not save didn’t realise until it was to late to get my camera and retake them, and now it keeps coming up NO Internet Service when I have good 4G signal strength.
    Apple is starting to lose what it was famous for RELIABILITY.

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  11. ram

    12/28/2015 at 7:13 pm

    I am using Iphone 6. Most of the times touch screen not working after updating IOS 9.2. Very irritating when i am using mobile now. Please make sure bug free delivery before releasing new product or service.

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  12. Jeff

    01/05/2016 at 3:15 pm

    5c, after update pod casts will not play nor will iTunes music. Phone would not charge-received unverified cord message. Same cord apple sent with the phone. Fixed the charging issue by putting the darn thing in airplane mode, turn off for 2 minute’s then back on. Now it charges fine. PC wont recognize the usb cord when trying to sync to iTunes now. Droid here I come.

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  13. VINCE

    01/07/2016 at 4:07 pm

    5C HAVE PROBLEM PLAY MY MUSIC ON I MY ARCUA ILX PLAY WITH BLUETOOTH FINE BUT WHEN I USE THE USB CORD IT TELL ME ERROR AND GO IN TO PANDORA WHEN I DON’T EVEN HAVE PANDORA ON I PUT MY MUSIC ON AND IT STOP AND PLAYS AND STOPS. ANY HELP WILL WORK

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  14. George

    01/08/2016 at 2:31 pm

    I’ve been getting problems with iOS 9.2 like crashing and mostly the phone not giving me any ring or vibrate even when do not disturb is off and the switch is up.

    Reply

  15. Dan

    01/09/2016 at 3:22 am

    iPhone 5s running iOS 9.2. 1% battery drain every 2 minutes with screen on. All background functions disabled. Well done Apple, another lemon iOS.

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  16. Chhinder

    01/11/2016 at 4:13 am

    I have upgrade my iPhone 5s iOS 9.2 but i am facing lot of problem. Phone got slow and I am unable to update any application. Please help me out

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    • AJ

      01/17/2016 at 8:34 am

      remove and reinstall app and you will have no problem ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,AJ

      Reply

  17. jagdeep singh

    01/11/2016 at 9:06 am

    I’ve i6s while receiving call if i don’t pick call within few seconds light turns off then theres no way to receive call phone goes on ringing but you just see menu option when you press home button. means phone rings but you can’t do anything.

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  18. Tim

    01/15/2016 at 8:54 pm

    I have a 5S that I upgraded to iOS 9.2 and ever since upgrading my phone locks up to the point of being ridiculous and requiring multiple cold boots.

    I have been a loyal and faithful fan, but I have had it if this can’t be fixed and soon. Please help!

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  19. dan

    01/16/2016 at 9:37 am

    You people are wasting your time about venting to Apple! Overall they don’t care they got your money! I had them replace my 5c after many down load attempts, I will not go past 8.4 phone works normal. When I’m totally sick of Apple, which I’m just about there, hello windows phone!!!!!

    Reply

  20. Susanjshaw

    01/18/2016 at 7:19 pm

    0=18my co-worker’s sister makes $74 /hour on the laptop . She has been without work for six months but last month her payment was $19962 just working on the laptop for a few hours.
    visit their website…. See More

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  21. lb

    01/20/2016 at 3:44 am

    IOS 9.3 SEED 1 also broke the phone bluetooth functionality. I have two open incidents with Apple on it.

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  22. Nick

    01/26/2016 at 8:48 pm

    Hey guys ! Just to let you know after i updated to ios 9.2 got some issues like the contact picture which was showing full screen is not now showing ! it is showing as an icon to the top right corner !

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  23. Stacey

    02/03/2016 at 8:47 am

    I updated to ios 9.2 and I noticed problems immediately after the update was done. The battery percentage doesn’t last long after charging it, there is quite a few glitch problems, and I hardly have anything on my device and this message pops up. “Not enough storage.”

    Reply

  24. Dylan

    02/04/2016 at 4:18 pm

    I’m having touch screen problems anyone else? Mine won’t respond after it’s been locked. After 2 minutes or so it’ll work, but I did a hard reset. Restored an old back up and nothing fixes it

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    • Amber

      02/06/2016 at 5:44 am

      Im having the same touch screen problem. I find my self rebooting the iphone multiple times a day. Without explanation it becomes unresponsive, after a reboot it kinda works but doesn’t last long.. 9.2 and 9.2.1 same problem… Cannot wait for the 9.3 I really hope they fix this crap.

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  25. Phil Walters

    02/11/2016 at 1:08 am

    I have both iPhone 5 and iPhone 6s. They are on different phone providers, but both run 9.2.1

    Biggest issue I have is that when I reply to an email, I get to type a few characters then the email app locks. It’s normally only for about 15 seconds on the 6s, but can be over a minute on the 5

    It’s a right pain in the ass.

    Please please please fix asap !

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  26. Joe

    02/12/2016 at 4:28 pm

    iPhone 4s; 9.2.1 update screwed the charging, have to remove/replug charger multiple times before it starts charging, and when it does charge I get incorrect battery % indicator. This is my 1st smartphone, if the problem persists I’ll switch to samsung

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  27. Mick

    02/14/2016 at 10:44 am

    WARNING do not do the 9.2 update!!! This is the last shitty iPhone I will ever own!!! Problems after every update… Latest 9.2 my iPhone 6 will not charge… No problems charging until this update…

    Reply

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