The latest public iOS release is the new version iOS 9.2.1. This is the fourth iOS 9 update and is a result of only two betas in the testing phase, which tells us a lot about it. Firstly, it is just a 0.0.1 update, which suggests that there’s nothing new under the hood. But of course, every update has its pros and cons. So let’s see whether or not you should update to iOS 9.2.1.
Why You Should Install iOS 9.2.1
1. iOS 9.2.1 is More Secure
Apple has brought in very small yet important improvements in the iOS 9.2.1 update. There are nine patches in this update that ward off potential security risks. If you value your privacy and keep sensitive information stored on your iOS device, then you should know that the latest iOS updates are more capable of keeping your data safe than the older versions.
2. Good News for Enterprise Users
A lot of enterprise users on iOS 9.2 are facing several issues for quite some weeks now, and the fixes for those problems have been solved in the iOS 9.2.1 update. The issue that prevented completion of app installation when using an MDM server has been resolved in iOS 9.2.1. MDM (Mobile Device Management) is used by education and enterprise users who release apps to various different devices at one time. So this fix is a really important one.
3. Performance Improvements
You should know that every iOS update brings some improvement in performance over the previous update. iOS 9.2.1 is a very minor update, but still it would be good to update to a more stable iOS version, which could run significantly better than the previous version during daily use.
Why You Should Not Install iOS 9.2.1
1. Don’t Lose Your Jailbreak
If you are a jailbreak fan and are currently using a jailbroken iOS device running iOS 9, you should remember that there is no current jailbreak for iOS 9.1, 9.2, or 9.3. Updating to iOS 9.2.1 would mean losing your jailbreak, and we don’t know how long we will have to wait for the next jailbreak.
2. Beware of the Bugs
iOS 9.2.1 brings some minor improvements and bug fixes, but it has also introduced some new issues. Many users have been complaining about poor battery life, Wi-Fi issues, etc. after updating to iOS 9.2.1. So if you are doing quite well on iOS 9.2 without issues, then we suggest you wait for iOS 9.3.