iOS 9.2 vs iOS 9.1: What’s New in iOS 9.2

Here’s a look at what’s new in iOS 9.2 with a focused comparison of iOS 9.2 vs iOS 9.1 that will show you the changes that make this upgrade worth installing for many users. This is what iOS 9.2 adds to the iPhone and iPad and a closer look at the iOS 9.2 fixes that target iOS 9.1 problems.

Apple recently announced the iOS 9.2.1 update that delivers a small series of fixes to the iPhone and iPad. This small new update also improves performance on some older devices.

The iOS 9.2 release date is here and users can download iOS 9.2 directly to the iPhone or iPad to upgrade — or install with iTunes.

Users upgrading from iOS 9.1, iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2 or iOS 9 will not see many visual changes, but there are many important new iOS 9.2 features — including some that users have asked Apple to deliver for years.

With this iOS 9.2 feature breakdown we will help you see the new options and features that you will use in the new update. There are no new emoji with this upgrade, but there are still plenty of important changes from iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.2.

Here's what's new in iOS 9.2.
Here’s what’s new in iOS 9.2.

We see a number of fixes for problems with Apple iPhone apps and iPad apps, new accessory options for iPhones running this update and a lot of fixes for other iOS 9 problems that frustrated users for the last several months.

Apple fast tracked the iOS 9.2 update compared to earlier years, where big fix updates did not arrive until the year after a new version of iOS arrived.

The iOS 9.2 update is a free download and it runs on any device compatible with iOS 9. This is the same set of devices that can run iOS 8, so you can install this on a wide range of devices.

Right now it is possible to downgrade to iOS 9.1, but that will not last forever. You do not need to install the update on your iPhone or iPad, but there are many reasons to do so.

Use the images and descriptions below to learn what’s new in iOS 9.2 an how this compares to iOS 9.1. You can click on an image below to jump directly to that new iOS 9.2 feature or you can use the arrows to move through each of the images.

iOS 9.2 Fixes iOS 9 and iOS 9.1 Problems

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iOS 9.2 Fixes iOS 9 and iOS 9.1 Problems

Perhaps one of the biggest changes with the iOS 9.2 update is that it fixes a lot of iOS 9 problems and iOS 9.1 problems for iPhone and iPad users.

We see small fixes come in targeted updates, but the iOS 9.2 update packs in a lot of new fixes that may solve a problem that annoyed you for the last several months. Here are the new fixes in iOS 9.2.

  • Fixing an issue that caused mail attachments to be inaccessible for some users with POP email accounts
  • Resolving an issue for some users that caused attachments to overlap text in mail
  • Fixing an issue where Live Photos could have turned off after restoring from a previous iCloud backup
  • Addressing an issue that could cause search in Contacts to display no results
  • Resolving an issue that could have prevented Calendar from displaying all seven days in week view
  • Fixing an issue where Camera screen on iPad could be black when attempting to capture video
  • Addressing an issue that could cause instability in the Activity app when viewing the day of Daylight Savings Time transition
  • Fixing an issue that could prevent data from appearing in Health
  • Fixing an issue that could prevent Wallet updates and Lock screen alerts from displaying
  • Addressing an issue where updating iOS could prevent an alarm from going off
  • Fixing an issue where some users were unable to login to Find my iPhone
  • Fixing an issue that prevented some manual iCloud Backups from completing
  • Addressing an issue where using the iPad keyboard could unintentionally trigger text selection mode
  • Improved keyboard responsiveness when using Quick Reply
  • Improved punctuation input on the 10-key Chinese (Pinyin & Stroke) keyboards with new expanded view of punctuation symbols and better predictions
  • Fixing an issue on Cyrillic keyboards where caps lock would be enabled when typing in URL or email fields

You'll notice that many of these are targeted, but cover things that can easily annoy users. Slow keyboard response in Quick Reply is one of our frustrations with iOS 9.1 that this fixes. Other upgrades fix alarm bugs, iCloud backup problems and much more.

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26 Comments

  1. ramhkg

    12/09/2015 at 12:43 am

    this article is a useless one. just a copy paste of apple’s. nothing researched. sorry.

    Reply

    • Jared Newrk

      12/13/2015 at 4:12 pm

      Well I thought it was a good article. Good article.

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      • Jared Newrk

        12/13/2015 at 4:13 pm

        Good article.

        BTW, I found a website that is giving away gift cards for answering some brand survey questions!! You just have to answer the questionnaire to see if you’re qualified. Here is the website techysurvey.com click here

        It seems legit to me. I personally need one of those gift cards to buy a new camera.

        Hope it helps. And I hope you win haha ;) I thought I’d post it here since it wanted me to share.

        Reply

  2. Aaron

    12/09/2015 at 9:21 am

    There are five paragraphs that say the same thing. God awful writing. Get a good editor.

    Reply

  3. Jacksepticeye

    12/09/2015 at 9:57 am

    This was really useless

    Reply

  4. jack

    12/09/2015 at 1:36 pm

    quit writing reviews unless your actually going to get to the point, what a waste of time

    Reply

  5. Sandeep Roy (@sandeepiroy)

    12/09/2015 at 1:56 pm

    Typical GBM blog – what can be said/explained in 50 lines, certainly gets uselessly expansive/repetitive upto 5 pages. Following the norm, still !

    Reply

  6. Joshua tumaniszwili

    12/09/2015 at 6:25 pm

    I liked it

    Reply

  7. Scott

    12/09/2015 at 8:41 pm

    Sometimes less is more. I’d be willing to read more articles but I’m afraid I’d be stuck on repeat for the first 5 paragraphs again. Whoever wrote this is broken.

    Reply

  8. vilarsia

    12/10/2015 at 5:51 am

    Cool photos, I liked it.

    Reply

  9. Frankdwalker

    12/10/2015 at 6:47 am

    0=1my 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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  10. Craig

    12/10/2015 at 9:26 am

    ^^^^
    “My best friends half sister”…. haha! Id send my mothers maiden name and address to a Nigerian Oil King before I’d believe that twat!

    Reply

    • Terri

      12/11/2015 at 3:00 pm

      Hahaha!!! Loved your funny response Craig to such an obvious scam! Funny thing though… The scam must still be working at least a little bit & getting some sort of replies, right?! If not, why would anyone be taking the time to post these comments? Although, I can not imagine WHO though in this day & time of online scams, would actually reply to these losers!!

      Reply

  11. Gunzablazin

    12/11/2015 at 4:38 am

    What could have been stated in two paragraphs was stretched into nine pages to allow for nine times as many ads. It’s all about the money. I will never read a GBM posting again.

    Reply

  12. Johnny

    12/11/2015 at 7:27 am

    Rawr grrr grrrawr grrr

    Reply

    • Momo

      12/26/2015 at 10:01 pm

      XD wtf

      Reply

  13. Terri

    12/11/2015 at 2:52 pm

    This site, quite simply put (something the writers need to learn to do) is USELESS!

    This article could be the ‘Poster Child’ example of how “NOT TO WRITE AN ARTICLE”… It is simply ridiculous! I thought maybe it’s just me until I scrolled down & read everyone else writing reviews & stating EXACTLY what I was thinking… No real information being provided on the actual IOS 9.2 update! Nope, just page after page after page of absolutely useless verbiage that told me nothing!

    Reply

  14. Bombino

    12/14/2015 at 10:56 am

    Useless & time-wasting!

    Reply

  15. Andre Guerreiro

    12/21/2015 at 6:36 am

    iPhone 4 gets 8.4.4 and iPhone 4s reached 9.2 that’s cool but should stay at 7.0.3

    Reply

  16. Andre Guerreiro

    12/21/2015 at 6:38 am

    4 7.0.3 4s 8.4.4

    Reply

  17. Andre Guerreiro

    12/21/2015 at 6:40 am

    iOS has been long for the updates maybe it’s updates each month

    Reply

  18. Andre Guerreiro

    12/21/2015 at 6:55 am

    Why iPad 1 upgrades to 5.1.1 it should upgrade to 7.0.3
    So all upgrades all are good

    And why iPad 2 gets 9.2 this is crazy iPad 2 has to get 8.4.4

    I have a iPad Air and maybe getting the iPad Pro 128gb wifi + cellular

    Have a great day

    Replied, Andre

    Reply

  19. Verdcrawford

    01/11/2016 at 6:57 am

    1=3my friend’s sister-in-law makes $76 /hour on the laptop . She has been fired from work for seven months but last month her pay was $12517 just working on the laptop for a few hours.

    Look At This…. See More

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  20. Big FED01

    01/19/2016 at 1:21 pm

    I will upgrade just because it is my nature to keep current, But not ONE of those “upgrades ” did anything noticeable for me. I must be one of the rare users that still thinks of this as a phone and in case of extreme boredom a small pocket game player!

    Reply

  21. James Hilton

    02/03/2016 at 6:56 am

    Hi Josh, Do you know of any app that will run in the background which shows your fingers gesturs or taps on the screen so that you can record that aswell using the mirror function? Thanks

    Reply

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