iOS 9.1 final version goes live for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch


Apple has released iOS 9.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. The new release brings changes to how Live Photos work, 150 new emojis (including middle finger) and performance improvements.

There are a number of bug fixes and improvements across iOS 9.1. In our hands on with the betas, we had reported that iOS 9.1 brought noticeable performance improvements on iPhone 6 Plus. Users on Reddit also shared similar experiences on older iPhone and iPad models. Apple has not highlighted this in the release notes. The only performance improvement listed is in the multitasking UI.

Downgrade iOS 9.1 beta to iOS 9

The other major changes are with Live Photos on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. They will automatically stop recording when you raise or lower your iPhone to avoid creating silly moments.

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

The list of security updates in this release is available on Apple’s website here.

If you jailbreak your iOS device, do not upgrade to iOS 9.1 yet. Pangu does not support iOS 9.1 jailbreak so beware of that before updating. You might be able to downgrade to iOS 9.0.2 for a while until Apple stops signing it, but it is risky to wait for it.