Finally: iOS 9.2 (kind of) fixes lots of the annoying lag on the iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has officially pushed the iOS 9.2 update to iPhones yesterday and there are some good news about the update: just as expected, iOS 9.2 fixes lots of the annoying lag issues that were particularly noticeable on the iPhone 6 Plus.

Versions 9.0 and 9.1 of Apple's operating system brought tons of new features, but along with them — a very noticeable stutter to the iPhone 6 Plus in particular places: the double tap gesture to open the app switcher, the opening of some third-party keyboards, the Spotlight search feature and some other places like the actionable notifications.

iOS 9.2 remedies some of that: the multitasking switcher works much, much smoother now and third-party keyboards are also reportedly working better. Stutter has been partly (but not fully) fixed in the Spotlight search and improvements are visible all over the interface.

Given that iOS 9.2 is not an overhaul of the system in most other aspects (take a look at the full iOS 9.2 change log here), this fix seems to be one of the most anticipated advancements it brings. If you still haven't received the notification that it's available, go into Settings - General - Software Update, and see if you can manually start the installation this way.

reference: Reddit



1. bulkyoutube

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

iOs 9.2 is the best))

5. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

But now there is more battery drain. Come on how much worse can it get....

8. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

How can you tell there is battery drain already? It was just released

28. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Beta feedback combined with continuing issues.

22. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Shout out to everything Apple pro

25. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Where can I find iOS 9.1 jailbreak? I wanted to downgrade to iOS 9.0.2, but I always got error message during processing. Can anyone tell me why?

27. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

you can't downgrade on iOS.

29. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

...yes you can. Once they stop signing is when you cannot. So you can go to 9.2 right now. But if it bugs out your phone you can go back to 9.1

2. patrickf3

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I can't speak for the 6 Plus but the most of the lag/stutter I noticed on my 6s Plus seems to be gone which is good! It was really annoying.

3. Nathillien unregistered

No wonder why Apple doesn't go beyond 1080p resolution. Would become a slughouse.

7. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Or it could be because of inefficient or buggy software, because their chips are among the best across today's flagships.

11. Leo999

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

The 6Plus / 6S Plus UI resolution is 2208*1242 (Scaling factor is 3 and the image is afterwards downscaled to 1920 × 1080 pixels). And the iPad resolution is, of course, way more than that.

26. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

So suddenly pixels matters when iOS starts to lags?

52. Leo999

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

Did i say so? No, i didn't.

36. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Big resolution only on iPhone UI. What UI are you talking about? Those interminable apps ahortcuts? LOL

50. Leo999

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

Every apps is rendered at that resolution.

14. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

what you may consider lag as an android user, is not quite the same as what ios users consider lag...

17. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Stop it with the bull crap, dude. LAG is LAG.

20. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

He's an iDIOT lol. This article makes him so mad to talk about iPhone lag.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

LAG IS LAG. How is lag any different based on whatever platform? That is the stupidest thing I have heard this month. It is AMAZING the BS you fans come up with. Here is a FACT - All computers lag no matter how big or small they are. PERIOD. Anyone who would expect instantaneous results on any computer is a fool. I don't care what platform you like.

48. Unordinary unregistered

My computer doesnt lag. Neither does my iPhone xD

51. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Make more believable story.

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

but will they ever be able to fix the keyboard lag when I use the stock keyboard on the browser?

6. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

One of the things I hate about Air 2. Also when you try to delete what you wrote there is a terrible lag.

30. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

This is the thing that bugs be the most!!!

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Nope. The iOS keyboard has been laggy since the beginning. But Android ones are too. In fact I have downloaded several keyboards including Swiftkey and I still can't get rid of laggy keyboards on any device. I don't know what the priority level of the keyboard is, but it needs to be higher than "normal". Since the keyboard is the main source of input on a touch oriented device, it should get high priority by the OS whenever it needs to be accessed. This is the only way I can see that lag on the keyboard could be handled.

9. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

It's strange how lag on the iOS platform is ignored. I have been complaining about his lag on my 6 plus since I got the phone some months back. It's weird that when you complain about lag on iOS you are tagged a troll. The lag is there and Apple needs to fix it. the 6 works nicely so the plus should also. If 1080p is too much for the plus versions to handle then increase the hardware spec for the plus versions.

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I don't really think it's hardware problem because, c'mon there are no such problems on other platforms and Apple's hardware is top notch. They just like to piss off their clients, my iPad Air was total disaster on iOS8, 9 is better but still it works a lot worse than 7. C'mon Apple, Air 2 is still your best regular iPad offered, we all know you would screw its OS eventually but right now it's still fresh and is already bothered by lags

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The resolution isn't the issue, anyone who claims it is; has no idea what they are talking about. The fact that off-screen the resolution of the bitmaps is higher than the native resolution of the display is not relevant. Pinpointing the exact cause of any lag isn't very easy. But from the time I did get to use the iPhone 6S Plus which was about a week, it just seems most of the lag was in the animations of the screens themselves. Like the first thing I notice is, after you setup the device for the first time out the box, when the icons fly in, there was lag. But I attributed this to the same effect I see on Windows, where when the OS is loading after a boot the icons will stutter as they appear. Then next I noticed, when you dropped the notification screen, the icons on the home screen would shift from right to left as if the bitmap was not properly centered, this was a very obvious thing to see which I am surprised no one saw. The next one I saw in a video, which I didnt see was when sliding down the notification screen, at the very stop you could see some laggy movement as you pulled it down. I didnt witness this one on the device I had. The keyboard is always laggy. I think its a priority issue in the OS. It's level of priority should be raise so that when the keyboard is called, the CPU devotes some extra power to it. I think that would solve this issue. Safari still shows considerable lag after the webpage has completely loaded the page whether its filled with media content or not. As soon as you scroll you can see it go back and forth between fast/slow, even if you scroll at the same speed all the time. What I did was hold my finger in place and scrolled a page at a slow pace. And you can see where the text will start to lag and then try to speed up and catch up to your position. I am curious to know, if the new hardware underneath the display/Force Touch has anything to do with some of it. Because iOS doesn't have enough software features to cause this issue. If it had the features like Android phones then I could see. Hopefully they get it fixed. Android biggest lag issue is still the keyboard based on my experience. IN both cases it needs to be addressed.

12. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I can confirm lag is gone from 6s plus in multi tasking. I had OnePlus One until last week. Bought iPhone to try iOS. I am not pleased with the way settings are organized. Notifications are mess. Android as phone OS is better than iOS. Even audio quality is not as good as my OnePlus One. Anyway, I'd keep it for now & wait for S820 based phones.

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