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

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58 Comments

58. kotan24

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Have they fixed the horrible lag on the quick reply messaging? That thing's got me really annoyed by now, I can't standed it takes forever to register the input....

56. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

When I say iOS is lag, they say I am a Troll. I am a sex fiend, you know? Not a Troll just like the.

54. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Glad Apple stays on top of updates. Still waiting on a update to fix my Nexus 7. Now that is some lag you really notice. Guess my Note 3 will be stuck on Lollipop. Worst Android os hands down.

53. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Wow! What did I just witness?! That's the first time ever that PA didn't spin the title or article to hide any deficiencies of IOS. For an article like this it would be usually like "IOS 9.2 keeps your iphone 6 plus running like a champ" And then the lag part would be like one short sentence in the conclusion.

39. srgonu

Posts: 576; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Thank god I resisted iPhone @ work. Can't take lag anytime.

55. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

You won't notice it like you would on a Android. Not sure about the S6 but the G4 has quite a bit.

34. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Anyone know if the DTMF tone issue is fixed??

35. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

This was just with wifi calling. The in call key presses don't work

23. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Works amazingly well on the 5S, it's faster than it was with 8.4 even! I really like iOS 9.2 so far!!

57. AlikMalix unregistered

I got a 5s Running 9.1 right now - it's smooth and no jitters. I'll be updating it to 9.2 later. My 6s has had no issues with 9.0, 9.1, and now 9.2... My "S" models do not stutter, jitter, crash, or lag... And I use them extensively...

18. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hopefully Android will get such update in two years hahahahaha.

19. mixedfish

Posts: 1579; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Sorry to tell you it's not 2012 anymore.

24. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

For Android, updating software is not important. You need to update the hardware (to 16 GB RAM and 16 cores). Hahahaha

32. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Wow, your ignorance knows no limits. Doubling the amount of RAM in an iPhone didn't really help it out with the lag discussed in this article now did it. Also, Android has experienced performance improvements and optimization with every software update since Icecream Sandwich. iOS has progressively gotten more demanding on the hardware with every update within that same time frame.

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're ignorant.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The pain you feel when reading that iOS is faulty is hilarious. We can almost see the glow off your rump. Meanwhile, my Note 5 continues to be better than the iPhone.

21. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Not needed you salty bogan.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

We dont need it. Out updates yes take longer, but are done better the first time. Lollipop has had (1) major update from 5.01 to 5.1.1. which took more than 6 months. iOS 9 already has now going on to (3) updates and its still within the first quarter of it's original release. We don't have all these stupid buggy issues, so why do we need as many updates?

45. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You cannot remark these stupid buggy issues because you are familiar with.

47. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I can. My Note 5 owns the iPhone, with change left over.

15. Avishek

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

And touch id is still not fixed,its really very annoying. After i hold my thumb for sometime hoping to be unlocked, it says nothing for awhile, then as i swipe to enter the code,(sometimes after 2-3 codes are entered) either it gives vibration and says "try again" or it becomes unlocked. Isn't it supposed to be TOO late. Anyone facing these too??

16. Avishek

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

In my iphone 6*

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn, I was going to come in here and talk crap, but everyone else is being so mature and keeping on point with the article's subject matter. Now I feel like a bit of an ass. .... Umm.... hopefully iOS 9.3 fixes the rest of the lag issues that you all are still experiencing.

31. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

It didn't last too long.

33. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... sadly yeah, you're right.

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why would you. This has been an issue since iOS 7 which is a surprised because all the graphics were fallten vs iOS 6 where it wasnt and it was much more smoother. The difference is like night and day. This si why you should never talk bad about other platforms. We tried to tell you guys before that when IOS started to have more features compared to alternatives, that iOS would have many of the problems associated with it. But IOS still doesn't do as much as a typical Android/Windows Phone device and yet its equally as problematic as they are. But you all choose to ignore facts, because of your insane hate of Android and being wrong.

12. jove39

Posts: 2154; 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.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The IOS setting page could use a cleanup. Tabs for the settings as an option would be welcomed. Or icons shortcuts for the most used settings could be at the top.

49. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm not an iPhone guy, but I picked up a OnePlus One last year just to try it, and it's been a mess. Buggy, charging problems, freeze ups. It's crap.

9. twens

Posts: 1194; 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.

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