iOS 8.2 Common Problems and Their Solutions

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.

Adity Bera

A well rounded technology and business journalist.Have been a journalist for more than 6 years. She is the managing editor for firm luxury media. Adity has completed a graduate certificate in journalism and mass communication and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology


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