Apple’s iOS 9.0.2 update is here and it’s a small upgrade that tackles some big problems. While there are some reasons to consider installing it on your device, there are also some reasons to hold off, for right now at least.
In September, Apple’s released four iOS 9 updates. The first, iOS 9.0, was the major upgrade that brought new features and a long list of enhancements to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 9.0’s reign as the current iOS update lasted a week.
Apple pushed out iOS 9.0.1, a small bug update that tackled some of the more glaring iOS 9 problems. The update was, at one point, the company’s most current version of iOS. That role has since been filled by a new iOS 9.1 beta, iOS 9.1 beta 5, and a brand new iOS 9.0.2 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
While we wait for iOS 9.1, Apple’s rolling out small bug fixers to help improve iOS 9’s performance. iOS 9 problems have been a problem since launch and Apple’s doing its best to permanently fix the problems it failed to catch before the public release.
As we push away from the release, we expect more and more people to discover the iOS 9.0.2 update and its fixes. Not everyone finds updates right at their 10AM PT release time.
While there are some reasons to consider installing right away, there are also some reasons to consider taking a rain check on iOS 9.0.2.
Here, we take a look at a few reasons why you might want to install the iOS 9.0.2 update right now and a few reasons why you might want to hold off for the time being. Keep these in mind as you do your research ahead of an install.
Install iOS 9.0.2 If You're Concerned About Security
If you're concerned with your device's security, you might want to install the iOS 9.0.2 update right now because it comes with an important security patch for a well-known passcode flaw that was discovered a few days ago.
Shortly after the iOS 9 release, iOS users discovered a passcode flaw that could allow someone to bypass the lock screen and look at contacts and photos. For some people, that could be a huge problem.
Forutnately, Apple's new iOS 9.0.2 update comes with a patch for the problem and we've been unable to replicate it with the issue on board. If you're concerned with this problem, iOS 9.0.2 might be worth a download.