Apple releases iOS 8.2 for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch [Updatedx5]

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Apple has just released iOS 8.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which had been in testing for quite sometime.

iOS 8.2 adds support for WatchKit, the developer SDK for the Apple Watch. Developers can make Glances, Notifications and WatchKit apps with the new SDK.

iOS 8.2 is compatible with the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 6 Plus,iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (fourth-generation), iPad (third-generation), iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5G

We’ll update the post with the full release notes for iOS 8.2 shortly. In the meantime, you can check our article to find out the new features and improvements discovered in iOS 8.2 betas (beta 1, beta 2, beta 3, beta 4 and beta 5) so far:

➤ Everything we know about iOS 8.2 so far

Jailbreakers, please note that if you’re on iOS 8.1.2 or lower, then you should avoid upgrading to iOS 8.2, as you will end up losing your jailbreak, and there is currently no tool available to jailbreak iOS 8.2.

If you don’t care about jailbreaking, then the update is available as an OTA download for these devices currently (Settings > General > Software Update). We’ll update the post with direct download links as soon as they’re available.

Update 1:

Here’s the complete iOS 8.2 release notes:

Apple Watch support

  • New Apple Watch app to pair and sync with iPhone, and to customize watch settings
  • New Activity app for viewing fitness data and achievements from Apple Watch; appears when Apple Watch is paired
  • Available on iPhone 5 and later

Health app improvements

  • Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for distance, body temperature, height, weight and blood glucose
  • Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
  • Includes the ability to add and visualize workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
  • Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID
  • Fixes units for vitamins and minerals
  • Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn’t refresh after changing data source order
  • Fixes an issue where some graphs showed no data values
  • Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance and flights climbed

Stability enhancements

  • Increases stability of Mail
  • Improves stability of Flyover in Maps
  • Improves stability of Music
  • Improves VoiceOver reliability
  • Improves connectivity with Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Bug fixes

  • 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

Update 2:

Here are the direct download links for iOS 8.2 firmware file:

iOS 8.2 for iPad:

iOS 8.2 for iPhone:

iOS 8.2 for iPod touch:

Update 3:

If you’re not getting the OTA update for some reason, then you can install the iOS 8.2 update manually. You can follow our guide if you need help.

Update 4:

iOS 8.2 also installs a new Apple Watch app. Check our post for a detailed walkthrough of the app, which is quite limited in functionality without the Apple Watch.

Update 5:

Apple has also published a new knowledge base document, which provides the security content of iOS 8.2. Apple has credited “TaiG Jailbreak Team” for discovering the security flaw in “MobileStorageMounter”. So it looks like Apple has made it even more difficult to jailbreak iOS 8.2. Check our post for more details about the security content of iOS 8.2.

➤ Has Apple made it even more difficult to jailbreak iOS 8.2?

Let us know if you’ve found any other changes or improvements in iOS 8.2 in the comments below.