After months of beta testing, Apple has released the final version of iOS 8.2 to all support iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. The update brings several new features and improvements, the most notable being the support for the forthcoming Apple Watch.
The main addition in iOS 8.2 is support for Apple Watch, and Apple clearly intends to market its new wearable hard. So one of the first things you will notice after installing iOS 8.2 is the Apple Watch companion app. The unfortunate news is that it cannot be removed, and will stay listed as a core app, even if you don't own an Apple Watch.
Besides that, Apple is also pushing several bug fixes and performance improvements with the iOS 8.2 update. The Health app, which was among the earlier features of iOS 8, gets its fair share of improvements, including the ability for users to select desired units of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance, and blood glucose.
Apple Health should also be more stable as a result of update, and should offer better integration with third-party fitness apps.
Besides that Apple is also bring several bug fixes to the Health App:
- Improved stability with large amomunts of data.
- Fix for an issue with prevented uses from adding a photo in Medical ID
- Fix for vitamins and minerals units
- Fix for an issue where Health data wouldn't refresh after changing data source order
- Fix for an issue where graphs show no data values
- Improved privacy setting that allows turning off tracking of steps, distance and flights climbed.
The list of bugs addressed with the update are quite extensive and you can review them in detail below:
- 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 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 recurring meeting to drop from an 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
As usual, the update is available OTA (over-the-air) and can be downloaded through the Setting > General > Software Update.
You can also download the update file through iTunes, or manually download the IPSW file and install it using iTunes.
Apple iOS 8.2 Download Links:
Apple iOS 8.2 Download Links:
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad Air (5th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM)
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM)
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (CDMA)
- iPad mini 3 (China)
- iPad mini 3 (WiFi)
- iPad mini 3 (Cellular)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (GSM)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (GSM)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 4s
- iPod touch (5th generation)
Jailbreaking iOS 8.2
Thsoe who rely on jailbraking their device should note that their is still no jailbreak available for both iOS 8.1.3 and iOS 8.2. Pangu, TaiG and PP Jailbreaks only work on iOS 8.1.2 for now. If you are on iOS 8.1.2 and care about jailbreaking, do not update to iOS 8.2.