iOS 8.2 Common Problems and Their Solutions

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Apple launched its upgrade for the users of iOS 8.0 as iOS 8.2. The upgrade has fixed the bugs of iOS 8.0 with intensifications in its Mail and Health applications and delivers the Apple Watch application. On the verge of fixing the problems of iOS 8.0, the upgrade has brought the issues of its own. Since there are a number of users who have complained of some common issues they have faced after the upgrade, let us offer some insight into the problems of iOS 8.2 that seems to be afflicting many iPhone, iPad and iPod users.

The list you can see below will help you understand the problems of your device and help you resolve them yourself as the bugs that have been encountered by the users are not as grave and do not require a solution from Apple.

List of problems and their solutions


Installation Problems of iOS 8.2

Users have complained about the upgrade not working. The installation seems to get stuck while downloading hence the installation process fails to complete the upgrade. This is an easy bug and can be handled easily by the users.


You can execute a hard reset by pressing the power and the home buttons together for a few seconds till your device restarts. This will normally set things in line again. If the installation doesn’t continue automatically you can restart it again. The fix has worked for the users; it’s worth giving a shot if this bug happens to hit your device.


Battery Life Problems

Poor battery life is among the prevalent complaints after upgrades in iOS and Android. iPhone and iPad users do not seem to differ in this point as well. Luckily we have many fixes for battery problems happening in iOS 8.2.


  • Look for Apps Eating into Your Battery- You need to keep an eye on third party apps for possible problems. You will need to go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage and locate which application is using your device’s battery the most. Once you locate the app that seems to be using up battery life, you can try to use the app less, stop the app’s background activity or look for a similar app and get rid of this app entirely.
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  • Switch to Airplane Mode When You Have Poor Coverage – If you are in a poor network area your device starts to look hard for a signal and drains your battery very fast. We suggest you switch to airplane mode when in spotty areas. This will save your battery life.
  • Disable iCloud Keychain- Most of the iPhone or iPad users don’t use the iCloud Keychain. You can try disabling it to see if your battery life has improved. You can go to Settings > iCloud > Keychain > Toggle iCloud Keychain off. You can put it on whenever you require to use it.
  • Limit Background App Refresh- This feature updates applications in your phone background, so you have the data as you open the app. If you don’t want to close all your running apps, try locating the app which is using your battery life by turning them off one at a time. It is a lengthy process but will definitely help you improve your battery life. Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh > Turn it off for every app that is using too much battery life.
  • Auto Brightness- iPhone and iPad both have inbuilt sensors which change the screen brightness according to the environment you are in and might increase the level of brightness to unnecessary extents. This might harm your battery life and we suggest you turn off the Auto-Brightness feature. You need to go Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Brightness > Off. Once the feature is turned off you can manually adjust your screens brightness and help to stop battery drain of your device.
  • Reset or Restart Your Device– If you find your iPhone or iPad getting hot in your hands try restarting your phone. Press the power button and swipe to turn it off, hold the power button once again to turn the device on. You can reset your phone by holding together the power and the home buttons for a few second till the Apple logo appears and then let the buttons go. You will not lose any data, just reset your phone and as it might help in solving your battery problem.


Wi-Fi Problems

This problem seems to be common for Apple users and the fixes have been passed down time to time. Let us have a look at some of the Wi-Fi fixes that can come in handy for you.


  • Reset Network Settings You can try this easy fix and see if you get rid of the bug. You need to go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings, you will need to type your passcode and wait till your device is rebooted. You might want to keep a track of your Wi-Fi passwords as the process is going to reset them.
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  • Turn off Wi-Fi- You can try toggling your Wi-Fi Network off, reboot your phone and turn it on again. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services to turn off your Wi-Fi network. Your Wi-Fi must work fine now.
  • Others- If nothing seems to work you should try router and modem. Check if your router’s firmware is updated and then try the Wi-Fi.
  • Contact Apple – If your Wi-Fi continues to give problems it is best that you contact Apple and have one of their experts have a look at your device.


Cellular Data Problems

The complaints are that the iOS 8.2 upgrades on iPhone and iPad devices have wrecked their reception. However while most users seem to have the bug fixed by simply restarting their phones there are many users who continue to have problems.


You should now try and turn your cellular off and on to see if the problem is fixed. You can go to Cellular > Cellular Data > Click Off. It is an easy process and things might return to normal now.

If both these fixes haven’t worked for you try putting your phone on airplane mode, wait for a few seconds and then flip it on again. Your cellular data will be up and running.


Bluetooth Problems

There are many users who have complained about their Bluetooth not working after upgrading their device to iOS 8.2. The best fix here is to reset your device. “Reset All Settings” seems to have worked for them.


Before you reset your phone make sure to backup all the important data as your phone will be swept clean. You need to open your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings.

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If your Bluetooth connections fail to pair with your car we recommend you to check your car manual as the process for pairing is going to differ according to the make and model of the car.


App Issues

There are chances of you facing problems in the performance of applications on your iPhones or iPad. In such cases users cannot be dependent on iOS upgrades to fix the issues instead the application developers come out with updates or bug fixes which help in the performance of the apps installed on your device.


You need to make sure all the applications installed on your iPhone and iPad device are updated. Updates have all the bug fixes but if you feel lazy to manually update all the applications you can go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Toggle Updates on, this will automatically update all the applications whenever there are new updates from the third party.

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You can try uninstalling the problematic app and then install it again; the performance of the app definitely gets better. If you find none of this helpful you should get in touch with the app developer to highlight the problem, so they could start working on fixing the issue.


How to Improve iOS 8.2’s Performance

Users who have upgraded their devices to iOS 8.2 have sensed a drop in the performance of their phones. Most users who are using older devices seem to have problems but there have been many complaints from iPhone 6 users also. Fortunately, we have some fixes for this issue.


  • Animations and Effects- For the older device to perform slow, the main culprit could be those pretty effects and beautiful animations that you use to enhance the experience when using your phone. The processor of your phone probably can’t keep up with them and it is a good idea to turn them off to improve your phone’s performance. You can go to Setting > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and toggle the reducing motion off. This will turn off the parallax effect which is a feature that is turned on by default in previous upgrades. This effect also drains your battery life so it is best you kept it off.
  • Another fix to improve your iOS 8.2 performance is to turn off the transparency. You can go to General >Accessibility > Increase Contrast > Reduce Transparency, this will free your phone from the glass look that shows up when the iOS keyboard appears or if the Control Centre pops up. It is best you disable it and improve on your phone’s performance.
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  • You can try a factory reset if nothing seems to work; there is a chance that while upgrading your phone you might have left some of the apps and settings on which is why the performance is slow. Having clean phone will surely boost the device’s performance. Make sure you backup all your data before a factory reset and then go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.


iMessage Problems

If your messages do not seem to be playing nice with the iOS 8.2 we have a few fixes which are worth trying.


Try to turn off the iMessage wait for a few seconds and turn it on again. If that doesn’t fix the problem, restart your device. If after trying all these fixes the problem remains as it is then it is time to head on to the network settings of the device.

You will need to reset the network setting. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Your device will restart automatically; the Wi-Fi networks and saved passwords will all be lost, all you have to do is re-enter the Wi-Fi password and the iMessage should start working again.


How to Fix iOS 8.2 Problems if Nothing Seems to Work

Before you can go to the Apple Store and consult an expert you can try one more fix. A factory reset will help you fixing all the problems because after a factory reset is performed, you will set up your device as new. The fix is time-consuming and will wipe out everything on your phone so you need to backup all your important data. You can now go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

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