Apple’s latest operating system update — iOS 10.2 — brought a host of changes, updates and improvements to iOS. But it also may have caused unintended side effects for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners. Our users’ comments under last week’s iOS 10.2 update article show even more insignt into problems, bugs, and issues associated with the latest verison.
Cupertino went through a rapid-fire beta testing process, releasing seven beta versions over the last month or so. While that undoubtedly allowed Apple to squash many of the bugs present in the new OS, some might still have made it through. It’s still early, and iOS 10.2 likely hasn’t settled yet, but here is a list of issues that have been reported so far.
Quite a few users have reported battery drain issues since upgrading to iOS 10.2. Similarly, some have taken to Twitter to complain that previous battery issues haven’t been resolved by the new update.
I think i still got battery problem apple
I updated to iOS 10.2 and in 12 mins it went from 42% to 28% ,,, 🥇🤦🏻♂️
— RaMy M.ElaRabY”^ (@ramyelaraby) December 12, 2016
In addition, there have been some complaints about system slowdowns and random reboots, as well as problems installing iOS 10.2 in the first place. One user on the MacRumors forum said that their daughter’s iPhone 6 kept restarting whenever she opened a social media app.
@shootyskies with the 1.1001 update, still getting performance issues on iPhone 7 Plus, iOS 10.2
— Derek Schinke (@derek_schinke) December 12, 2016
Why is iOS 10.2 taking so long to verify my update? #iOS10.2
— Caitlin Pearce (@caitlinpearce18) December 12, 2016
There have also been reports of problems with cellular connectivity for users who upgraded their Sprint phones to iOS 10.2.
Dear iOS app users: There are some connection issues with the 10.2 release, our devs are already working on this, keeping you posted!
— tigerVPN (@tigerVPN) December 13, 2016
Keep in mind that reports of these issues are purely anecdotal — at least, so far. Luckily, none of the issues seem to be widespread or severe enough to significantly affect normal usage. If you’re still worried, it might be in your best interest to hold off on downloading iOS 10.2 for the time being. At the very least, it’s smart to prep your phone by backing it up to iTunes before downloading any update.
Worst case, if you don’t have a backup, you can still downgrade to a previous version of iOS — currently, iOS 10.1 or 10.1.1 — although it’s a bit of a process. There are plenty of useful guides available if you’re set on removing iOS 10.2 from your phone. The other option, of course, is just to wait it out. And judging by the sheer number of iOS 10.2 beta versions that Cupertino released in a short span of time, we can probably expect a bug-squashing update sooner than later.