Last week, Apple released the brand new 2015 series iOS 9 to all the eligible iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. But soon after the commencement of the roll-out process, early adopters, who tried to download the update, complained that their devices got stuck during the installation.
New reports also emerged that the new firmware had some bugs in it resulting in less responsive display, sudden crashing of device and some sluggishness animation features.
In response to the complaints, Apple had promised to release a software patch as soon as possible and it has now delivered on its promise.
The new update iOS 9.0.1 is around 35MB in size and fixes numerous bugs.
Prominent bug-fixes include:
- Fixes an issue where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating
- Fixes an issue where sometimes alarms and timers could fail to play
- Fixes an issue in Safari and Photos where pausing video could cause the paused frame to appear distorted
- Fixes an issue where some users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data
The new iOS 9.0.1 will be succeeded by a major update iOS 9.1 in a couple of month's time. It is expected to come with new emoji characters and also bring enhanced features to Siri. Beta version of iOS 9.1 along with new tvOS has been made available to developers.
How to install iOS 9.0.1 update on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch:
Via OTA (Over-The-Air):
1. Settings >> General >> Software update
[Tip: Users who want to install the update directly on the device via OTA, make sure to clear enough device storage space and also make sure the device has more than 50% battery life, before downloading the new OS firmware]
1. Back up your iPhone or iPad with either iCloud or via iTunes.
2. Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC.
3. Make sure you're on the latest version of iTunes. Go to About and then Check for Updates or visit iTunes.com.
4. Plug in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if it isn't already.
5. Click on iPhone, iPad, or iPod in the top left navigation.
6. Click on the Check for Update button in the first section that contains information about your device and alternately you can click restore instead if you'd like to do a clean wipe with updated software.
7. An update should be recognised, click on Download and Update in the popup menu and agree to any terms or conditions.
8. Unlock your device with your passcode if prompted in order to continue with the upgrade.