Apple has just released the iOS 9.2 and the owners of iDevices can now get it via OTA (over-the-air) or download it from iTunes. The new update comes with new emoji characters, support for Smart Keyboard, Apple TV (4th generation) Apple Pencil, but it also brings many bug fixes.
However, there are still some iOS issues that have not been fixed with this new update. Today we’re going to tell you how to fix some issues that are found on the iDevices that run on iOS 9, iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2.
Software Update Failed Error While Trying To Download On iOS 9, iOS 9.1 or iOS 9.2
If you’ve tried to download the iOS 9 right after it was released, then you may have some issues when trying to download and install it on your device. Keep in mind that this is a usual issue and it also happened last year with the iOS 8.
In order to avoid the download issues, we suggest you to wait a few days after a new iOS version is released. This way, you will be sure that there are not many users who are trying to download the new iOS version (or at least, not as many as they would be in the first day). With other words, the download speed will be way better, because the servers will not be as stressed as in the first day after the release.
Free Space Issues While Trying To Install iOS 9, iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2
Apple announced, during WWDC 2015, that the iOS 9 will have around 1.3GB in size. This can be quite hard for users that own an 8/16GB variant of an iPhone or iPad. However, it is good to know that iOS 9 allows you to temporary delete applications so that you can install the OS update without much problems. Once the update is installed, all the deleted applications will be automatically re-installed.
Device Freezes During The iOS 9 Update
Many users reported that this issue happened on their iPhones. As we’ve told you above, you can update an iOS via OTA or iTunes. The easiest way to do this is via OTA (over-the-air) and this is the reason why many people prefer to go to their device’s Settings->General->Software Update. However, it seems that this goes wrong sometimes, as the iPhone is getting stuck when it’s “Verifying Update”, which doesn’t allow the update to finish.
To fix this, you will need to make a hard reboot on your iDevice, which can be done by pressing and holding the Power+Home buttons for at least 10 seconds (until the Apple logo appears).
After the device boots back, check if your device has been updated to the iOS 9.2. If it’s still running on the older iOS version, we suggest you to retry updating your device to iOS 9.2 and hopefully, this time, it will not freeze during the installation.
iOS 9, iOS 9.1 or iOS 9.2 Is Running Slow On An Old iPhone or iPad
First of all, you should know that even old iPhones and iPads such as iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are supported by iOS 9. However, this doesn’t mean that all the features will be available for these devices. At the same time, the iOS 9 might run slower on older devices and this happens because the specifications of the old iDevices are not able to handle the new operating system.
The good news is that you can improve the way old iDevice runs on iOS 9. To do this, do the followings:
– Backup your device to iTunes or iCloud and reset the device to factory settings
– Delete unnecessary files and applications using a professional iOS tool such as PhoneClean
– Enable Reduce Motion (by going to Settings->General->Accessibility->Reduce Motion) to turn off the animations that are shown while going to the home screen, moving between folders, unlocking the device, switching between applications and so on. This feature will surely make a huge effect on an old iDevice that runs on iOS 9, making the new OS run smoother than before.
iOS 9, iOS 9.1 and iOS 9.2: Battery Life Issues
iOS 9 comes with “Low Power Mode” that will extend the battery life of your device. This feature can be programmed to get auto-activated once the battery reaches 20% or you can activate it manually, whenever you want.