Apple releases iOS 9.1, mostly benefits iPhone users

iOS 9.1 changelog

Apple today has released iOS 9.1 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. The update features mostly bug fixes but it also add over 150 new emojis and improves Live Photos for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners. The update fixes an Audio Message bug that was stopping users from sending text messages, and issues affecting the Calendar app, App Store and Game Center. The update also includes improvements in the Multitasking UI, CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari, and Search. Here's the iOS 9.1 changelog.

  • 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 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

Users with the Pangu 9 jailbreak tool installed on their device should avoid upgrading to iOS 9.1 if they want their device to remain jailbroken. Apple's security content specifically lists the Pangu Team, meaning that the exploits used in the iOS 9.0 jailbreak tool have been patched. Installing iOS 9.1 on a jailbroken device will break your jailbreak.

Users who wish to upgrade to iOS 9.1 can do so by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update.

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