iOS 8.2 Update Available: Includes Long List Of Bug Fixes, But Should You Download It?

The public launch of Apple’s iOS 8.2 has finally launched. Most sources were reporting that the launch of Apple’s iOS 8.2 would take place next week. The tech giant has tried its best to make this new software free from bugs, errors, and other problems, according to the Science Times. It’s also the reason why Apple released the iOS beta 5 version of the update.

The complete release notes for the iOS 8.2 have been released, as reported by ARS Technica.

Health App improvements

  • Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance, and blood glucose
  • Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
  • Includes the ability to add and visualize workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
  • Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID
  • Fixes units for vitamins and minerals
  • Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn’t refresh after changes data source order
  • Fixes an issue where some graphics showed no data values
  • Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance, and flights climbed

Stability Enhancements

  • Increases stability of Mail
  • Improves stability of Flyover in Maps
  • Improves stability of Music
  • Improves VoiceOver reliability
  • Improves connectivity with Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in Maps that prevented navigating to some favorite locations
  • Addresses an issue where the last word in a quick reply message wasn’t autocorrected
  • Fixes an issue where duplicate iTunes purchased content could prevent iCloud restore from completing
  • Resolves an issue where some music or playlists didn’t sync from iTunes to the Music app
  • Fixes an issue where deleted audiobooks sometimes remained on the device
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent call audio from routing to car speakers while using Siri Eyes Free
  • Fixes a Bluetooth calling issue where no audio is heard until the call is answered
  • Fixes a timezone issue where Calendar events appear in GMT
  • Addresses an issue that caused certain events in a custom reoccurring meeting to drop from Exchange calendar
  • Fixes a certificate error that prevented configuring an Exchange account behind a third-party gateway
  • Fixes an issue that could cause an organizer’s Exchange meeting notes to be overwritten
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some Calendar events from automatically showing as “busy” after accepting an invite.

After installing iOS 8.2, users were reportedly able to pair, sync, and configure their Apple Watch from their smartphone, according to Beta News. This also allowed them to use the new Apple Watch app on the homescreen. This is the first iOS 8 update that supports the highly-anticipated Apple Watch. It’s a big deal for users who are interested in buying the new smartwatch, which is expected to release on April 24.

The iOS 8.2 is compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. It is also compatible with second-generation iPad, as well as the fifth-generation iPod Touch.

Users should stay away from this update if you own a jailbroken device, or if you plan to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, according to Gotta Be Mobile. Jailbreak developer MuscleNerd has warned all jailbreaker users to stay away from the iOS 8.2 update since it’s not jailbreakable as of yet.

If you do want to update to iOS 8.2, you need to go to Settings > General > Software Update. Your device will then perform a regular check for the update. You should have 50 percent of battery capacity before the iOS 8.2 update can be installed.

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