Apple iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update can now be downloaded and installed. The update has been released to the general public after an extensive beta testing. This rigorous stage of beta testing allowed Apple to root out the bugs and release a more stable update to the public.
iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update brings a few enhancements and 13 bug fixes. If you are coming from the previous firmware of iOS 10, iOS 10.2, the update will be 70MB. However, if you are coming from an older version of iOS 10 firmware, the iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update will be much bigger.
In this article, we will take a look at everything you should know about iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update. We also report some problems that have been quoted by the users of iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update, and their potential fixes.
iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update — Performance
We recommend keeping aside at least twenty minutes to install iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update. The update process is fast, and the installation should not take a lot of time.
iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update is performing quite well on our device. We have tested the update using various measure and have not noticed any problems whatsoever.
The battery life on iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update seems fine. We haven’t seen any weird battery drain. If you find your iPhone 7 battery draining very fast after installing iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update, you should give your device a few days to settle into the update.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular services are performing as you would expect them to. Having tested the iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update with numerous ISPs and routers, we can safely say that the update hasn’t broken down any connectivity options.
We haven’t seen any UI lag or dropped animation frames either. Everything seems to be fast and fluid, as you would expect from Apple’s flagship.
iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update — What to do before installing
There are some steps that you should follow religiously to minimize the loss when you install any new update. Before installing iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update, we recommend that you also follow these steps. We have made a guide that explains all the things you should do before installing an update.
Even if you skip a few steps, make sure you make a backup of your device. Backing up your iPhone 7 before installing iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update is the most important step in the process. If you run into some problem after installing the update, at least your important data and media will be safe.
iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update problems
We have started hearing users complain about numerous problems in iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update. Some of these problems are new to iOS 10.2.1, while the others have been carried over from iOS 10.2.
Most of the problems are related to abnormal battery drain and connectivity issues. UI lag, random reboots, and app crashes have also been reported. Apple Music and the Podcasts apps seem to be acting up for some users.
This is why you should put in some effort and follow the recommended steps before installing iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update. Even if you run into some problem yourself, you will have a copy of your essential data.
iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update — Fixes for the problems
It is very unlikely that you will run into problems after installing iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update. However, if you do, there is no need to panic about anything. All you have to do as the first step is Google your problems and find an appropriate solution.
We have put together a list of common iOS 10.2.1 problems that been plaguing the users of iPhone 7. Check out the list and the potential solutions to these problems.
You cannot downgrade to iOS 10.2
Downgrading to iOS 10.2 is no longer possible. So, if you have been running into too many problems in the iPhone 7 iOS 10.2.1 update, you will have to wait for Apple to release a bug fix update.
Apple has stopped signing off on the iOS 10.2 firmware installation. You can no longer install iOS 10.2 firmware on your iPhone 7.
If you think the downgrade process might be useful in the future, here is a simple walkthrough of the procedure.