iPhone 6 iOS 9.2 Review
Sometimes new updates can be problematic for older devices. So far, that hasn't been the case with the iPhone 6 and iOS 9.2. Not that this is surprising in any way. You forget that the iPhone 6 is barely a year old. It has a long life ahead of it.
We've been testing the iOS 9.2 update on a few different iPhone 6 variants (two AT&T models and a Verizon model) and thus far, we haven't run into any experience-breaking bugs or problems. Touch ID has been finicky on one of the AT&T models but the issues are infrequent enough that they don't warrant a downgrade to iOS 9.1.
Battery life is still outstanding one the year-old former flagship. We haven't noticed any odd drain when the phone is in use or when it's in standby mode.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE are all strong with iOS 9.2 on board. The device is able to maintain strong connections and we haven't experienced any annoying drops with Wi-Fi or LTE or any sound issues with Bluetooth. Everything is holding up after several weeks of use.
The iPhone 6 is a year old but it's still fast. We haven't noticed any UI lag or sluggishness and animations and transition remain fast and fluid. Chrome and Twitter have crashed a few times but app performance continues to surprise us. A testament to the iOS 9.2 beta and the hard work of iOS developers.
While some iPhone 6 users are complaining about bugs and issues, we haven't noticed any significant problems with iOS 9.2 and the iPhone 6. The update has been very stable.
We recommend iOS 9.2 to those already on iOS 9. iOS 9.2's performance is holding up and the software brings crucial bug fixes, security enhancements and features to the former flagship.
If you're on iOS 8, you'll need to be a little more careful but if you've been thinking about moving to iOS 9, now is a great time to do so. Apple's wiped out many annoying iOS 9 problems.
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12/17/2015 at 7:43 am
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12/17/2015 at 8:54 am
I’ve seen the lag you mention on my iphone 5s with 9.2 installed. It’s not mad slow but for the first time I am experiencing some lag at times when pulling up Control center and oddly when opening camera I get a black screen for a sec or two before the camera displays and image in view. Others than that my 5s battery life, and performance is still good for an aging device.
12/20/2015 at 4:36 am
I updated my 6s three days ago and it’s pretty annoying the network signal keeps losing ! I have to restart my phone for two or three times !!!!!! Until now! And the battery.. Well, theres no surprise there. This will be my last iphone. Oh ive done all those fix mentioned all over the net and it’s still the same!
12/21/2015 at 2:44 am
on an iphone 5s, after updating to ios 9.2 i will lose data?
12/21/2015 at 4:50 am
I have the same problem, my wifi is fine but i always get this no service on my network issue. Restart all over again. Why?!
12/21/2015 at 5:36 am
So all in all the iPad Mini 2 is being left in the dust despite being a very popular item this season. With an A7 and 1gb ram on iOS there shouldn’t be any lag issues. I might take the gamble and upgrade only because I have a brand new one with barely anything installed on it.
12/24/2015 at 12:32 am
I dont understand why im always getting a no service on my network! My iphone6s is bnew but i updated to the ios 9.2 and this gives me the trouble!!!!!!!
12/25/2015 at 6:11 am
Have iPhone 6 should I install iOS 9.2
12/26/2015 at 6:03 am
I cannot find CROP feature in iOS 9.2 for photos.
03/15/2016 at 4:11 pm
Did you ever figure ot out?
12/27/2015 at 6:08 pm
do not update!!! there are already enough stresses without 9.2 updates. network keeps losing signal. if you have not update, DONT !!!! not recommended. Also pse make sure your next mobile is not a iphone!!!
12/29/2015 at 7:22 am
I tried to update to 9.2 and got the dreaded 4005 error! Now I’ve wasted and hour trying to restore and fix my phone!
12/31/2015 at 12:47 am
after i update my ios to 9.2 my camera wont work, still can take picture but wont save to photo album. i do screen shoot also not appear at my photo album. i delete my old photo, but its still there. i’m so disappointed with this new ios
01/02/2016 at 6:13 am
Apple are morons!
01/02/2016 at 10:18 am
Where is wallet after update??
So I can’t pay now??
01/04/2016 at 6:00 am
my ipad mini 4 begins to have a keyboard lag with the ios9.2 installed. Even writing this comment gives me a headache.
01/04/2016 at 10:15 pm
I updated my ipad and its soooo slow now. It also keeps crashing randomly. I hate it!
01/05/2016 at 12:40 am
Omg i thought im the only one having problem with ios 9.2 whew! I have this no service issue since i updated to this frakin ios 9.2, it is disgusting! My 6s is barely two weeks old!
01/07/2016 at 1:51 pm
Iphone 6 does not discover wifi networks after updating to ios 9.2. Tried all possible fixes only to achieve temporary solutions. hope 9.2.1 will fix this issue.
01/08/2016 at 4:56 am
Sounds like NOT installing 9.2 is a good idea, at least for me.
01/08/2016 at 7:43 am
My Ipad became katastrophie
can not get the sim to work
01/11/2016 at 12:53 pm
at this moment i had a rare issue, my 3days-old 6s+ wont be rebooted, so i must restore it with itunes, in the middle of my busy day, hope this update won’t make me do this for the 2nd time.. time is precious
01/16/2016 at 12:08 pm
Had a nag window pop up right around black friday to apply this update for features I never used. I resisted for almost 2 weeks but since Apple only gave the option to apply the update immediately, apply the update tonight or remind me tomorrow, I finally gave in and applied the update to shut it up. Now my ipad reboots constantly. Have tried a restore and full reset with no change. I have no doubt that this update was intentionally designed to brick old equipment and drive sales. Never again.
01/17/2016 at 8:50 pm
So what you are all saying is not to trust this review…..I will not upgrade.
01/30/2016 at 6:00 am
This update completely destroyed my phone. It went completely dead, it would not restore power or even light up. I had it replaced two days later after my faith of recovery ran out. 3hrs of having my new replacement phone and losing ALL THE CONTENTS IN MY LAST PHONE, the new phone went dead… It still is dead… A day later after being on the charger over night ITS STILL DEAD OMFG, second phone same freakn issue as the first one so now I have to wait 3 more days for another replacement… I’m furious… iPhone 6s
02/02/2016 at 6:16 am
iPad Mini, made space for the 1.3 GB 9.2 update but cancelled, I’m sticking with 8.3 as the update to 9.1 on my other Mk 1 iPad ruined it, it lags and often crashes while browsing Web sites with high content such. Not going to make the same mistake again. Mr Apple should warn all users of older ipads that they will likely run badly after..
P. L. B.
02/03/2016 at 4:38 pm
Is the full text of the User Agreement for iOS 9.2.1 published anywhere? There used to be a way to request that the UA be sent via email, but I don’t see that option on this version. Google searches yield nothing… I’d just like to know what I’m agreeing to, before I push the “Accept” button.
02/18/2016 at 6:34 am
My 6s won’t even let me download the new update. It just crashes whenever i hit ‘install now’. I guess it was a good thing though, cause of all the bugs im hearing about.