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Apple has just released iOS 9.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is the first major update since iOS 9 was released in September. The software includes new emoji characters, Live Photos improvements, and the usual round of bug fixes.
Here’s the complete list of new features, improvements and bug fixes in iOS 9 below:
- 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, which includes the taco, burrito, cheese wedge, middle finger, unicorn head, and more.
- Middle finger emoji in iOS 9.1
- 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 Center 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 gray 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.
- It also includes a new option in Settings for the Messages app, which allows users to disable photos for their contacts.
- iOS 9.1 also includes updates to the Live Wallpapers.
iOS 9.1 is compatible with the following devices:
iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2
iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, Retina iPad mini (iPad mini 2), iPad mini
6th generation iPod touch, 5th generation iPod touch
Note: Jailbreakers should stay away from this update if they want to preserve their jailbreak, or the ability to do so as you may lose your jailbreak. Because we don’t know if the Pangu jailbreak tool, for iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2 will work with iOS 9.1. Apple also patched several vulnerabilities in iOS 9.1, which includes two vulnerabilities used by Pangu team, so it won’t be possible to jailbreak iOS 9.1 using Pangu Jailbreak.
If you don’t care about jailbreaking, then you can install iOS 9.1 via OTA update by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
The size of the OTA update is 313 MB for iPhone 6s Plus, and may vary depending on your iOS device.
If you’re not getting the update via OTA update then you can munually update from iTuness by downloading the appropriate iOS 9.1 IPSW file for your device from the links provided below.