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iOS 9.2.1 Download: How to Install It to Boost Older iPhone Models’ Performance

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iOS 9.2.1 Download
iOS 9.2.1 Download

The wait for a jailbreak tool to Apple?s latest iOS 9.3.3 and other versions including iOS 9.2.1 ended with Chinese team Pangu finally releasing a new tool to all 64-bit Apple devices. The latest jailbreak tool is now available to multiple iPhone devices – iPhone 5C and 5S, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, 6S Plus and iPhone SE.

The older versions of the iPhone including iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, however, will not be able to use the jailbreak tool. So the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 users planning to hop on the latest iOS 9 version and jailbreak their device are left disappointed.

They instead plan on sticking with Apple?s older iOS 8 to make the most of their jailbroken devices. Besides the jailbreaking, older iPhone users are also concerned with the speed of their devices dipping with the new update. Users expect that another version of iOS will make their otherwise well performing device into a piece of junk as each new update makes slow the speed of their iPhone further.

Apple?s older devices are now essentially plagued with poor performance and battery life. The repeated updates, especially the iOS 8, have slowed the speed of the devices equipped with older hardware. The fears of iPhone 4S and 5 users are quite understandable as once updated, the devices won?t be able to downgrade to the older version of the iOS.

However, they should now abandon the older iOS platform and update their devices to the new iOS 9.2.1 because it solves a lot of problems. It has been demonstrably proven that the iOS 9.2.1 update instead boosts speed of older devices. According to a popular YouTuber, iAppleBytes, who is obsessed with iOS speed comparisons, the iOS 9.2.1 update brings significant speed improvements to both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

Although he discovered that both devices still lag behind iOS 8 in boot times, but the majority of apps now open either as fast or slightly faster and scrolling is noticeably smoother. A video of a stark comparison of both phones on previous iOS 9 releases, showed they were much slower earlier.

So owners who are holding back on the iOS 9.2.1 update so far need to get the latest update installed. The update will vary in size depending on your device but will approximately be between 40 to 50MB and will make your device more secure and fix several minor bugs as well.

Here?s the instructions to download the update:

  • Launch the Settings app
  • Tap on General
  • Now tap on Software Update
  • When after few seconds the iOS 9.2.1 update pops up, tap on ?Download and Install?

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