iPhone 6 iOS 9.0.2 Review: Is It Worth Installing?

The iPhone 6 iOS 9.0.2 update is one week old, so it’s time to take another look at its performance. This iPhone 6 iOS 9.0.2 review focuses on key areas like battery life and helps you decide if the software is worth installing before iOS 9.1.

Last month, the iPhone 6 received four iOS 9 updates. The first was not actually the iOS 9.0 update that Apple introduced at WWDC and announced alongside the iPhone 6s on stage. The first iPhone 6 iOS 9 update was an iOS 9.1 beta. iOS 9.1 is the first milestone update of the iOS 9 update and is expected to arrive soon.

Shortly after the first iOS 9.1 beta arrived, Apple released iOS 9.0. Then, a week after that, the company released iOS 9.0. iOS 9.0.1 was a minor bug fix update for iPhone 6 and it got over some annoying iOS 9 issues.

A week later, Apple replaced iOS 9.0.1 with iOS 9.0.2. The iOS 9.0.2 update, like the iOS 9.0.1 update, is a minor bug fixer that aims to squash iOS 9 bugs. The iPhone 6 iOS 9.0.2 update is Apple’s latest version of iOS 9, and it’s an update I’m reviewing.

iOS 9.0.2 is a minor update, but it can have a big impact on your phone’s performance. I already hear about iPhone 6 iOS 9.0.2 issues and that’s exactly why I’m keeping a close eye on this update and its performance.

This iPhone 6 iOS 9.0.2 review will provide you with additional feedback on the update and help you decide if the iOS 9.0.2 update is worth it.

iPhone 6 iOS 9.0.2 Update Review

This review will help those who are already on iOS 9 and want to upgrade to the latest version. It will also help those considering migrating from iOS 8. You will no longer be able to go back to iOS 8. You can’t go back to iOS 9.0 either.

Before I give my thoughts on the update, it’s important to understand that the distance is always changing when it comes to iOS software updates. My experience probably won’t be the same as yours. Therefore, this review will serve as a general guide for your iOS 9.0.2 experience.

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I will do my best to steer you in the right direction, but if you still feel anxious after this review, I recommend seeking additional feedback. YouTube is the first place I’ll look for additional feedback.


My app experience with iOS 9.0.2 on board has been much better than my experience with iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0 on board. It’s still not perfect but hey, it’s better than 15+ Chrome crashes every day.

My apps settled with iOS 9.0.2 on board. I don’t think this has much to do with iOS 9.0.2 itself. Instead, I think it has to do with the amount of updates I’ve seen in the past week. I saw a whole ton.

Some apps, like Chrome, haven’t been updated recently, but they eventually settled on iOS 9. I was dealing with 15+ Chrome crashes the day before iOS 9.0. These days, I see a few days. I’m still considering switching to Safari but for now I’m sticking with Google.


Asana, Slack, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Gmail, Hangouts, Dark Sky, Amazon, SoundCloud, Spotify and Xbox One Smartglass all work well. These are a few of the apps I use the most and none of them work.

I can’t speak for every app in the App Store, so I’ll say this. If you’re having problems, check out the latest bug fix update. Before installing, make sure the reviews are good.

If that doesn’t work, try reinstalling the app. If that doesn’t work, contact the developer so they can fix the bug/issue in a future update.

iOS 9.0.2 Battery Life on iPhone 6

I’ve heard and seen complaints about iPhone 6 battery life. Some iOS 9.0.2 users are dealing with abnormal drainage. These complaints don’t surprise me because I see them after every iOS update.

I can’t see anything on my iPhone 6. Battery stalls both in use and in standby mode after installing iOS 9.0.2. I can still use the phone full day when using the combination of Wi-Fi and LTE.

I keep a close eye on my app usage in the iOS battery tool, including iOS 9. Apps are often the root cause of strange battery drain. If you see anything strange, that’s the first place you look. I don’t see anything out of the ordinary, but you can.

If it’s not an app (or your bad habits) causing the issues, take a look at our list of fixes for iOS 9 battery life issues.

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Wi-Fi, LTE and Bluetooth

I’ve also heard and seen complaints about connection issues. These, like battery life issues, are common a week after the iOS release.

I’ve been testing, testing, and testing, and haven’t encountered any issues with my Wi-FI, Bluetooth, or LTE connection.


It paired with every Bluetooth device (cars, speakers, headphones) I threw at it. It worked with every Wi-Fi connection I used. I tested it on four different routers and it provided a solid connection on each. AT&T’s LTE network works fine. I can’t speak for other networks though.

If you see a grayed out Wi-Fi connection or Bluetooth suddenly stops working, check our list of fixes for connection issues. They can appear at any time, so you (and I) will need to be prepared in case something happens.

User Interface Speed

I was dealing with UI speed issues on my iPhone 5 but didn’t notice any slowdowns on the iPhone 6. At least not yet.


The device’s hardware handles iOS 9 just fine, and I haven’t encountered any bouts of sluggishness yet. It’s fast and fluid as it should be.

I’ve heard good things about the iOS 9.1 update, so if you’re seeing performance issues, check out the iOS 9.1 beta and keep your fingers crossed.

Should You Install the iOS 9.0.2 Update?

The iOS 9.0.2 update comes with some major bug fixes, and those bug fixes alone make it worth a look.

I don’t see any issues with the version of the iPhone 6 iOS 9.0.2 update. And while there are iOS 9.0.2 issues swirling around, they are in isolation. If you prepare for the update, it will be fine if you install it.

If you don’t see any bugs or issues no matter what iOS version you’re currently on, don’t rush. With an iOS 9.1 release expected to happen in the next few weeks, you can give the iOS 9.0.2 update a rain check if you think it’s not worth the risk.