A month after releasing the iOS 9 software update for compatible devices, Apple has released a smaller iOS 9.1 update, which focusses a lot on bug fixes, performance improvements, battery life enhancements, and further enhancements to existing features.
The Apple iOS 9.1 update was rolled out late last night, and it is compatible with all the iPhones, iPads, and iPods for which the iOS 9 was released for. The update brings 150 new emoji characters and improves Live Photos. Apple has also improved stability of inbuilt apps – CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari, and Spotlight Search – speeds up the multitasking UI.
iOS 9.1 Features List
- Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone, so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements
- Over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis
- Improved stability including CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari and Search
- Improved performance while in Multitasking UI
- Fixes an issue that could cause Calendar to become unresponsive in Month view
- Fixes an issue that prevented Game Centre from launching for some users
- Resolves an issue that zoomed the content of some apps
- Resolves an issue that could cause an incorrect unread mail count for POP mail accounts
- Fixes an issue that prevented users from removing recent contacts from new mail or messages
- Fixes an issue that caused some messages to not appear in Mail search results
- Resolves an issue that left a grey bar in the body of an Audio Message
- Fixes an issue that caused activation errors on some carriers
- Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from updating from the App Store
The Live Photos feature is only available for the recently released iPhones – the Apple iPhone 6s and the Apple iPhone 6s Plus – but all other features are compatible with all other iOS 9.1 compatible devices. Apple has also release Watch OS 2.0.1 and Mac OS X El-Capitan 10.11.1 yesterday to compatible devices.