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How Long Does iOS 15.2 Take To Install?

Get the expected wait time on that all-important iOS 15 update
Last Updated on December 1, 2023
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For those wondering ‘how long does iOS 15.2 take to install?’, you’re in the right place. It’s not just a case of how long it takes to install, it depends on how big the install size will be. This could be various sizes depending on which version of iOS you are running, with it reaching over 1GB if you’re currently on iOS 14.8. 

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 How Long Does iOS 15.2 Take To Download?

If you’re currently part of the Apple beta program, you’ll already be running iOS 15.2 Beta, which means the new features and benefits of iOS 15.2 are already installed on your iPhone. Expect a quick download and install time here.

For users upgrading from iOS 15.1.1 (remember that little security update?), you’re looking at around 800MB depending on which model of iPhone you currently have. In any case, it’s always wise to get firmware updates as they become available to make sure iOS is as secure as possible. We understand that people may wish to wait and see if there are any major bugs also, the choice is of course yours.

How Long Does iOS 15.2 Take To Install?

The main thing to remember here is to make sure your iPhone stays on charge and has at least 50% battery life before installing. Running out of power whilst installing an update can cause all kinds of problems, it’s really not worth it. It’s always a good idea to create an iPhone backup before going ahead with an iOS update, click here to find out how to do so.

Upgrading from iOS 15.1 or 15.1.1? Installation shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes. Expect slightly longer install times for any iOS older than this.

What Will I Need To Do Afterwards?

Hopefully, not a lot. Whilst your accounts, files, images, apps and more should have stayed where they were pre-installation, you may need to update or re-enter some information. Regardless, you can always restore the backup you made, which will restore your details whilst keeping the latest version of iOS. 

Are you still looking for reasons to update? Check out our iOS 15.2 ‘Features’ and ‘Should I Update?’ Articles for more information on what iOS 15.2 brings. At the time of writing, iOS 15.2 seems pretty stable with minimal bugs or issues. 

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Christian 'Reggie' Waits' is a contributor to PC Guide, having written a wide array of how to and buying guide content.