iPad iOS 9.2 Review
We've been testing the iOS 9.2 update on three versions of the iPad: The iPad Air 2, the iPad Air and the iPad mini 2. If you are looking for feedback about another iPad iOS 9.2 update, you'll need to look elsewhere.
For the most part, this trio of iOS 9.2 updates has performed well. We haven't run into any issues with connectivity, battery life is still excellent on all three slates, app performance hasn't degraded, and we haven't run into any bugs that require an immediate fix from Apple. We have run into some problems though.
We've noticed some speed issues on the iPad mini 2. The lag typically occurs when we pull up Control Center or when we use the keyboard to write out messages or emails. The device will lock up for a few seconds and then return to normal.
This is similar to our experience on the iPhone 5 only these problems weren't a problem with the iOS 9.1 update on board. They're new. It's worth noting that we haven't seen these issues on the iPad Air 2 or the iPad Air.
We recommend iOS 9.2 for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, especially if you're an AT&T user. AT&T NumberSync allows you to sync up your iPad to your number so that you can answer phone calls even when your phone isn't around. The bug fixes and security updates are useful as well.
If you're using an iPad mini 2, you'll need to tread a little more carefully. We're still recommending the update for its features and security patches but know that there's a potential for problems. Be sure to prepare before you install.