Apple said to release iOS 8.2 on Monday, March 9th

BGR’s Jonathan S. Geller reports that the public release of the public release of iOS 8.2 is set for Monday.

Big day coming up next Monday – it’s also Apple’s “Spring Forward” special media event (in case you forgot).

iOS 8.2 release notes:

Health App improvements
• Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance, and blood glucose
• Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
• Includes the ability to add and visualise 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 changes data source order
• Fixes an issue where some graphics 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 the 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 reoccurring meeting to drop from Exchange calendar
• Fixes an 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.


  1. Hopefully, this update will fix the ability of the Health app to accept manual data entries for steps and include them in the graphics. This doesn’t regularly work today. My daily entries for elliptical steps sometimes are included in Health graphics, and sometimes not.

    This issue is so common for me, I’ve stopped adding my elliptical steps to the Health app.

  2. Dismayed it’s not on the list of fixes, but I’m hoping they’ve fixed the problem with 3rd party keyboards disappearing all the time, e.g. when responding in Messages.

    You’d be tempted to blame the 3rd party keyboard for crashing, and many reviewers do, but since ALL 3rd party keyboards are gone from the keyboards list leaving only the built-in ones, until I exit and re-open Messages, the blame is still on Apple either for not handling keyboard crashes better, or for not properly re-initializing the keyboard framework when going from lockscreen straight to Messages.

  3. Maybe Apple could give users a way to troubleshoot their own iPhones. The last two times my iPhone 6 froze, i couldn’t get anything to work, including a soft reset. No button was responsive. I ended up driving to an Apple store where they declared that restoring is the only solution, and that these things just happen. They could not tell me why the iPhone stalled.

    This is BS on all levels.
    1) OS reinstallation is a Microsoftian solution.
    2) I still don’t know whether i have defective hardware, OS, or third party software.
    3) I couldn’t even do anything myself. Apple offers no decent help menu on the device, no separate device manual, nor easy-to-find online diagnostic documentation on the Apple site
    4) While i was able to drive to an Apple store, many people don’t have that luxury. If you’re in the field with a borked iPhone, how do you even access the internet?

    Apple needs to improve their wares and add real help menus with real diagnostic abilities built into the device. Goddamn it, “ctrl-alt-del” in Windows 95 was more helpful than what Apple offers with iOS. Old Mac users like myself have come to expect better. iOS is consumer-grade junk and it looks like Apple is trying to move the Mac OS in that direction too.

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