Apple launches iOS 10.2.1

Apple launches iOS 10.2.1
Apple launched iOS 10.2.1 today, a minor update that went through four beta versions before being released today. So what can you expect after installing this 72.2MB file? According to Apple's notes about the update, iOS 10.2.1 will feature "bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad." So right off the bat, there is no patch that prevents your enemies (and ironically, even friends) from texting you the malicious rainbow flag emoji that we told you about the other day. As soon as that message hits your iPhone, it will freeze the device for three to five minutes before restarting.

The new update is being disseminated via an OTA update and should be waiting for you soon. You can see if it is ready to be installed by going to Settings -> Software update. If the update doesn't show up on your iPhone now, don't jump. The update should arrive shortly.

As we said, there isn't much in the way of new features. That will come with the next update, the first beta to iOS 10.3 which is rumored to include "Theater Mode." This changes the settings on an iPhone to disable features that would bother others in the theater. For example, sounds would be muted with incoming calls and texts blocked. The screen's brightness would be dialed down, and notification alerts and rings silenced. Beta one of iOS 10.3 was supposed to be available January 10th, which means it is running late.

source: MacRumors

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9 Comments

1. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

awww "THEATHER MODE" this fills the hole in my life

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2188; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

With this update it feel much snappier than 10.2. Over the last two weeks I notice some slow down, but that could be from the 1000+ apps as well as pics and videos that takes up half my 256GB model.

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's a huge amount of apps you got there pal

4. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

did it fix the battery drain issue?

8. AlikMalix unregistered

What battery drain issue? You mean shutdowns below 30% problem? In case you missed it - Apple will replace your battery for iPhone 6/6+ and 6s/6s+ for free even out of warranty at Apple Store or send it in.

5. Unordinary unregistered

Did you just download the top 1000 apps lol

7. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

True. My iphone 7 works faster.

6. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Does anyone here have an iPad mini 2(Wifi only) who installed this update? How is the performance compared to iOS 9.x? I'm still on 9.3.5 because of the said battery drain issue.

9. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I suggest you DON'T UPDATE if you don't want break your home button, because now only home button can unlock your devices.

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