After testing iOS 9.1 for around a month and a half, Apple is now pushing the update out to us regular folks.
iOS 9.1 is now available to download on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPhone touch 6th generation, and iPod touch 5th generation.
As for what’s included in the update, perhaps the most notable addition is more than 150 new emoji. Those include a middle finger emoji, a burrito emoji, and a taco emoji. Apple has also improved its Live Photos feature so that it can detect when you raise and lower your iPhone, meaning that you won’t get Live Photos that show you putting your phone on the tablet at the end.
Here’s what Apple’s full iOS 9.1 changelog looks like:
- Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone, so that Live Photos will automatically not record those 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 Center from launching for some users
- Resolves an issue that zoomed 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
In order to check for this update, head into Settings > General > Software Update.