iPhone 5s iOS 9.2 Update: 11 Things You Need to Know

The iPhone 5s iOS 9.2 update is here and it brings some major changes to Apple’s aging former flagship. In this roundup we’ll take you through all of the important iPhone 5s iOS 9.2 update details including problems, new features and some details about its successors.

Apple’s iPhone 5s iOS 9.2 update was originally confirmed all the way back in October. The first iOS 9.2 beta arrived just a few short days after Apple pushed out the iPhone 5s’ first milestone iOS 9 upgrade, iOS 9.1.

In December, without warning, Apple pulled the iOS 9.2 update from beta and released it for iPhone 5s devices around the world. If you own an iPhone 5s, iOS 9.2 is waiting for you Over-the-Air in Settings or in iTunes.

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The iPhone 5s iOS 9.2 update is the second major iOS 9 update for the device and it brings several important changes. The iOS 9.2 change log includes security patches, numerous bug fixes for iOS 9 problems and some changes to Apple Music, Podcasts and more.

iOS 9.2 didn’t get a lot of attention in the buildup to its release date but now that it’s out, it should definitely be on your radar.

Today we want to take you through the most important things to know about iOS 9.2 if you’re an iPhone 5s user. This guide delivers some essential tips, fixes for iOS 9.2 problems, details about iOS 9.2.1 and iOS 9.3, and more.

iPhone 5s iOS 9.2 Performance

iPhone 5s iOS 9.2 Performance

Now that the iPhone 5s iOS 9.2 update's been out for awhile, we're seeing feedback about its performance emerge. Unsurprisingly, results have been mixed.

We've been using the iOS 9.2 update on an iPhone 5s for a few weeks now and we haven't run into any major problems with battery life, connectivity, or app performance. We've noticed a little bit of keyboard lag and some Control Center lag but that's the extent of our problems thus far. Others are seeing the same.

While we, and others, have run into some hiccups, we haven't heard about or seen any major problems with the iOS 9.2 update. So if you're already on iOS 9, you'll want to take a long hard look at the iOS 9.2 update.

If you aren't on iOS 9, or you're simply feeling nervous, wait a few days for the smoke to settle. Major problems typically emerge within a few days of the release. 

14 Comments

  1. Dexter

    12/10/2015 at 3:40 pm

    I upgraded from 9.1 to 9.2 this morning and boy do I regret it! My battery is draining like crazy, even with minor usage. Easily four or five times as fast.

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  2. mackabieviper42

    12/10/2015 at 6:48 pm

    Apple always says they fix the bugs on iPhone 5s well they didn’t fix any of bugs on my 5s it still does the same thing as it did at the beginning of the 9’s I don’t know if I want put the iOS 9.2 plus now they keep asking for my apple password they keep asking me to put iOS 9.2 on my 5s since yesterday they getting too dam pushy

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  3. Nick

    12/11/2015 at 1:44 am

    My iPhone 5s is best it has ever been on 9.1, the battery life was terrible when I got it at launch, couldn’t get past mid day and I had to use one of those giant battery cases for two years. Since upgrading to 9.1 its been like a new phone, I can easily get through till mid afternoon or even all day if I’m not using it too much with a full charge, just as well because it wouldn’t accept the battery after the update ;-)

    Question, can you downgrade again if you back up?

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  4. Shital

    12/11/2015 at 5:35 am

    I am using iphone 5S. My touch id is not working after upgrading to ios 9.1 and now 9.2 is also not helping to troubleshoot this problem :(

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  5. Dexter

    12/11/2015 at 5:48 am

    Nick, if I were you I’d just stick with 9.1 unless you have any problems with it that 9.2 is supposed to fix. If not just stick with it. From what I’ve seen 9.2 is aimed at people with the newer iphones.
    And you can go back to 9.1 after upgrading, there are instructions on this site and lots of others on the interweb.

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  6. Cheryl Sidwell

    12/11/2015 at 11:25 am

    What happened to my Webroot???? I don’t want to go through Google

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  7. Ritesh Kumar

    12/12/2015 at 11:12 pm

    My iPhone (5S) is also acting really weird. It is showing restart screen every 2-3 minutes. Plus drained 100% of battery in approx an hour.

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  8. Robertrsilvia

    12/13/2015 at 5:41 am

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  9. mackabieviper42

    12/14/2015 at 1:35 am

    I wish you get this YOYO off this app about neighbors ex-wife making $68 hour every time I get new article from this web site I get his crap and the $68 dollar an hour

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  10. Christinerbruck

    01/02/2016 at 5:59 am

    2=9 my buddy’s step-mother makes $77 every hour on the internet . She has been unemployed for 10 months but last month her pay was $16929 just working on the internet for a few hours.

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  11. Jake

    01/07/2016 at 12:39 pm

    Ever since the upgrade, my battery is draining at light speed, been having issues with my Bluetooth connecting to my car & wifi isn’t working as well. So bummed.

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  12. Jody

    01/25/2016 at 2:40 pm

    Upgraded t 9.2.1, Email closes as soon as it’s opened. Battery drains as fast as it charges. Anyone else having this problem?

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  13. kImbeaaty

    02/07/2016 at 7:44 am

    Anyone having problems with the sounds since upgrading to 9.2 on iPhone 5s? My sounds only works for the phone. Tried changing every setting and rebooting turning the ringer on/off and Changing to different sounds.Suri’s voice doesn’t even work. Help!

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  14. Raju

    04/08/2016 at 11:57 pm

    I am using iPhone 5s.It is upgraded to 9.1.Should I upgrade it to iOS 9.2?

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