11 Things to Know About the iPhone 6 iOS 9.2 Update

The iOS 9.2 update brings new features, enhancements, bug fixes, security patches, and its own set of problems to the former flagship. Today, we want to walk you through the most important things iPhone 6 users need to know about the iOS 9.2 update including details about its successors.

In October, Apple rolled out an iOS 9.2 update to testers. The company pushed out its iOS 9.2 beta a week after it rolled out iOS 9.1 to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Like the company’s iOS 9.1 update, iOS 9.2 beta arrived with some big changes.

In December, Apple pulled the iPhone 6 iOS 9.2 update out of beta and released it to users around the world. If you’re in possession of an iPhone 6, you can download and install iOS 9.2 via iTunes or through Settings right now.

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The iOS 9.2 update is a little different than the iOS 9.2 beta that rolled out back in October. Apple fine tuned the final version of the update and it comes with a long list of bug fixes for iOS 9 problems, a number of patches for potential exploits, enhancements for apps and services, and some new features. It’s an important update and one that should be on your radar.

This roundup is going to walk you through the most important things to know about the iPhone 6 iOS 9.2 update. It includes tips to help you avoid iOS 9.2 problems, our iPhone 6 iOS 9.2 review and some details about the iPhone 6 iOS 9.2.1 update and the iPhone 6 iOS 9.3 update.

iPhone 6 iOS 9.2 Update Review

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iPhone 6 iOS 9.2 Update Review

We've been using the iPhone 6 iOS 9.2 update on several iPhone 6 variants for two weeks now and the update continues to perform at a high level. 

We've most of December with the iPhone 6s iOS 9.2 update and we haven't run into any problems with battery life. The company's flagship from 2014 is still holding a solid charge when in use and when it's in standby mode. We've been able to get about 7-8 hours of use out of it when using a mixture of Wi-Fi and LTE. That's standard for us.

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE speeds are still fast and reliable. App performance post-iOS 9.2 release has been top notch. Even problem apps like Twitter, Facebook and Chrome have been behaving on the iPhone 6. 

And for those curious about UI speed, the phone is still extremely fast with iOS 9.2 on board. We haven't noticed any weird lag or stuttering when pulling up Control Center, opening up folders, or using the iOS 9 keyboard.

From where we're standing, the iOS 9.2 appears to be an excellent update and one worthy of your attention if you're on iOS 9 or iOS 8. iOS 8 users will want to be a little more careful because there's no going back once you get iOS 9 on board your phone.

For more, take a look at our full review of the iPhone 6 iOS 9.2 update.

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47 Comments

  1. Peter eccleson

    12/13/2015 at 1:18 pm

    Since installing 9.2 on my iPhone 6 it is causing the mail to keep defaulting to the home screen or not even opening up. Tried resetting phone but still same problems.

    Reply

  2. Yolanda

    12/14/2015 at 5:04 am

    Since I installed the update my phone closes apps, I don’t receive all my text messages, and my email won’t come thru.

    Reply

  3. Trip

    12/14/2015 at 5:27 am

    I just clicked through 10 pages of sophomoric writing simply to gain the most common piece of advice: back up your phone before proceeding. Thanks for wasting my time and cramming that advertising down my throat.

    Reply

    • AE

      12/14/2015 at 6:12 am

      MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!

      Reply

  4. Alex

    12/14/2015 at 10:15 am

    The time isnt showing up on my home screen. Thanks Apple.

    Reply

  5. Herr Schenk

    12/14/2015 at 1:13 pm

    Seems like the safest route is to wait for the bugs in the bug fixer to be fixed.

    Reply

  6. Scott

    12/14/2015 at 3:39 pm

    Ever since I upgraded to 9.2 all I get is a light connection. No more 4g

    Reply

  7. Sara

    12/14/2015 at 8:41 pm

    I thought I was the only one having problems. My problem is not listed. I cannot access my music on this thing. I have to keep turning off and on. Not good!

    Reply

  8. Brittany

    12/15/2015 at 5:08 am

    i installed this yesterday, and now my wifi doesn’t work. when i go into settings and click on wifi, it won’t allow me to move the button to turn the wifi on, it is greyed out.

    Reply

  9. Tony

    12/15/2015 at 10:53 am

    Good bye apple this is the last straw
    Never apple again

    Reply

  10. Gary Bennett

    12/15/2015 at 11:34 am

    Battery life has gone down since the upgrade. I sure hope there’s a fix soon. In the past I could make it all day without charging. Now I have to charge mid day!
    Not happy!!!

    Reply

  11. Jenni Guerne

    12/15/2015 at 1:28 pm

    Problems I’ve had since I’ve updated my phone…:I can’t read my mail, I get kicked off half my apps and my battery’s life is being drained like nothing else.
    Also please give me a way to delete the apps you put on my phone that I don’t use. It’s wasting my space and I have only so much to begin with.

    Reply

  12. Bobbie

    12/15/2015 at 7:08 pm

    I updated to 9.2 & lost all my sound. Keeps saying headphones. When I tried to watch a video or turn up sounds. I found the AirPlay. I changed it garage & it still has no sound. I have been through all my setting & can’t find anywhere to turn it off or get my sound back.

    Reply

  13. Larrykmelo

    12/16/2015 at 7:28 am

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  14. Mike

    12/16/2015 at 8:24 am

    Since i updated to 9.2 my carrier network has been lost on and off it says i have no service or searching

    Reply

  15. Madeleine

    12/16/2015 at 4:59 pm

    since updating to 9.2 my ‘slide to unlock’ screen doesn’t work, I have to wait for it to go off or press the on/ off button at the top of the phone but then it works on the second time. Issue is I can not answer any phone calls as it wont slide across while locked.

    Reply

    • Anup

      12/25/2015 at 7:35 am

      Are you still facing this issue? I was facing the same issue with iOS 9.1 on my iPhone 5s. I thought upgrading to iOS 9.2 would fix it, but no luck. I’am unable to pick any calls.

      Reply

    • danfrist

      02/01/2016 at 8:07 am

      I’m having the same issue and it’s driving me crazy! I’ve replaced the phone twice now and I’ve restored several times. It’s an intermittent problem, but super annoying! I have an iPhone 6 plus.

      Reply

    • Jennifer s

      02/04/2016 at 4:10 am

      I’m having this issue now! It started with just calls but now my alarms just keep vibrating and I can’t get it to turn off!! Did anyone find a fix for this u

      Reply

  16. Scott

    12/17/2015 at 9:07 am

    Since doing the 9.2, my mail app keeps defaulting back to the home screen. Also my storage says it is full and I went in this morning and deleted 10+ videos and several photos and some apps but the storage available did not change from 0. So frustrating.

    Reply

  17. Lee

    12/17/2015 at 3:36 pm

    I updated the OS on Monday. Wednesday my iPhone 4s announced “Welcome to Your New iPhone” and required a new set up to resume operation. In the process all messages and photos on the phone were lost as were contacts saved on the iPhone but not entered into MS Outlook. Coincidence, I think not.

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  18. J waterman

    12/18/2015 at 3:00 am

    What are Apple doing about all the problems with the 9.2 software update I now have no Bluetooth for the hands free in the car also no wifi connection paying phone contract for nothing may as well have two cans and a piece of string I’m sure Apple will refund all disgruntled customers ha? Ha? Some hope of that

    Reply

  19. Jim Marks

    12/18/2015 at 9:02 am

    Upgraded to 9.2 and my wifi has stopped working. The button is just greyed out now. Also the battery runs down a lot faster. Not good.

    Reply

  20. Rob Kerr

    12/18/2015 at 12:54 pm

    Since upgrading to iOS 9.2 I have spotty News service. Sometimes the swip right has News under search and other times it is not there.

    Reply

  21. G Sedgwick

    12/18/2015 at 1:54 pm

    Since upgrading to iOS 9.2 my iPad mini just closes apps.Most annoying.

    Reply

  22. Ebbstarr

    12/19/2015 at 5:09 am

    Upgrade gave me lower battery life, mail app crashes, iTunes keeps wanting me to put in my credit card info & no storage capacity even after deleting all my photos, videos & apps.

    Reply

  23. Cupertino Geeks

    12/19/2015 at 11:12 pm

    All such things regarding iPhone 6 on iOS 9.2 hold true only if you avoid jailbreak.

    Reply

  24. Renee

    12/23/2015 at 3:43 am

    This sucks. Battery drain damm fast.. Email background activity is draining most of it.. Nw the battery cannot last one full day.. Mid-day must charge liao. Wlao eh.

    Reply

  25. Louiserchiesa

    12/23/2015 at 5:56 am

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  26. Julie

    12/23/2015 at 2:34 pm

    Since updating my iPad is virtually useless. I cannot get my mail up. It tells me to reset the password yet when I do it keeps coming up with ‘Email mismatch’ Facebook keeps crashing out. Can’t update my apps, and can’t locate any of my files on ‘Pages’ and ”Keynote’. Also everything slow. How can I resolve this? Shall I go to the Apple shop or phone Apple?

    Reply

  27. Abelynne

    12/25/2015 at 4:33 am

    I cant find my saved music!!! Please bring them back!!! I cant play my purchased music tooo offline!!!! ios 6.2 sucks!!!! Apple please solve these problems!!!

    Reply

  28. rhonda

    12/25/2015 at 5:38 am

    i’ve lost all sound from the ios and from music. it’s also now laggy as all get out and the front facing camera is black no matter what i do.

    Reply

  29. Amcee

    12/25/2015 at 6:49 pm

    I have lost notification sound for all of my apps. Text message…..nothing…..phone calls….nothing on and on. PLEASE FIX!!

    Reply

  30. Karen Huene

    12/26/2015 at 5:04 pm

    I have lost all notification sounds. Texts, calls, NO SOUND! How do I fix this???
    I’m missing important calls and texts!!! Will my alarm be dependable? I wish I would’ve ignored the useless update!!!

    Reply

  31. jjsrob

    12/27/2015 at 10:10 am

    I have now lost all my emails since yesterday have new 6s and os9.2
    Help please

    Reply

  32. Ralph Eyhorn

    12/30/2015 at 7:32 am

    I can’t make calls after running updates

    Reply

  33. A mev

    01/01/2016 at 4:36 pm

    After update, all sound for calendar alerts and text messages was gone. Both were set to crickets. Fortunately all other sounds were available so I just changed the setting. Disappearing calendar events. I set an event. Needed to edit the title. Edited title event appeared momentarily, blinked and reappeared as original. Had to edit 3 times before it stayed. Happened with many events. Last week it would not accept my password.

    Reply

  34. Christinerbruck

    01/02/2016 at 6:56 am

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  35. Ahmed khan

    01/06/2016 at 3:42 am

    Seriously this ios 9.2 update is hurting me.
    Since i update to 9.2 have to purchase every App from Appstore what the hell is this happening with Apple ? In 9.1 it was awsome some apps used to b on sale but now every single app is on purchase huh

    Do rectify this problem Apple team

    Reply

  36. Kevin mathew lobo

    01/12/2016 at 10:14 am

    My iPhone stated making me problems and now I can’t open my applications if I touch any of my application it doesn’t respond.why is it so .

    Reply

  37. tengku iann

    01/17/2016 at 11:52 am

    my iphone 6 siri keep appeared n its damn annoying. please fix this Apple! im so dissapointed of ur product as this is my very first time using apple n this how u treated me! people keeps saying apple is better but on my situation i think its worse.

    Reply

  38. Saamantha Lee

    01/20/2016 at 11:39 am

    Was given an iPhone as a gift from a relative who wanted facetime with me. Not a good reason. After taking about 6 weeks to finally get used to its idiot strangeness, I still can’t get rid of, get this, over 13,000 emails, like every email I have ever gotten while using gmail. Mostly junk. I don’t have time to manually delete all these emails, and I suspect it’s the reason Verizon is charging for high usage. Is this an iPhone or Verizon problem? Online on my desktop these do not show up at all when using gmail. Anyone else have this problem

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  39. Nicole

    01/24/2016 at 5:00 pm

    I just updated my IOS 9.2.1 and lost all of my notes also I have numerous apps missing from my notifications???
    Really Apple? I have tons of money dropped into your products (dumb of me) I am soooo done with Apple !

    Reply

  40. Barbara

    01/24/2016 at 11:43 pm

    My son, (windows geek) has come to help me with “separation” after 23 yrs & the update made my IPhone 6+ USELESS!!! PRAISE THE LORD he knows enough about computers to”work around” the problem bc, everytime I had to “input my unlock” it used ALL BUT THE# I would touch! Finally he was able to download by phone (apps & all) to my windows computer they ITunes & after 4-5 attempts, has 9.2 restoreD!! Thankful for such a help at such a bad time of my life!!! BUT, phone keeps attempting to update & DID to9.2.1 on its own!!! That will be the LAST STRAW FOR ME!!! The top portion of the screen begins to Flickr badly right b4 it acts up!!! Come on Apple!!! I got a free Slate from Sprint that I may have to go to!! Only going from my Droid to IPhone, I can’t remember HOW to use windows!! Talk about technologically challenged!!!!! At my age, this crap is supposed to simplify not complicate life!!!!

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  41. Don

    02/20/2016 at 3:44 pm

    9.2.1 and maybe MS Outlook Calendar have an issue. When I move or otherwise change calendar entries on my i6 they often disappear on the phone. They remain on PC.

    Reply

  42. David T. Wong

    03/05/2016 at 9:42 am

    My iphone 6S Plus using IOS 9.2.1 has lost all my past events in the CALENDAR! Why and how can I fix it and avoid this happen again? Thank you.

    Reply

  43. Bekham

    05/29/2016 at 2:05 am

    iPhone 6 is perfect among all iOS versions till now. iOS 9.2 Jailbreak is also very simple :)

    Reply

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