If you have been itching to send your buddies a middle finger emoji using your iPhone, it is finally possible with the new iOS 9.1 update. Apple released the first major software update -- iOS 9.1 -- to iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices on Wednesday after rolling out iOS 9 just a month ago.
Apple already released iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2 over the past month to fix bugs and improve performance. But the iOS 9.1 brings new features such as the long-awaited set of emojis and fixes Live Photos glitch.
The main highlight of the iOS 9.1 update is the new set of emoji characters. There are more than 150 emojis available for users after updating their iPhones and iPads. There's a burrito, new happy faces, a robot, religious buildings, squirrel, turkey, unicorn, sad lion face, cheese wedge, champagne bottle, bow and arrow, taco, popcorn and the long-overdue middle finger emoji among many others.
These new emojis will appear on iPhones and iPads only after updating to the new software. If your friend hasn't updated to iOS 9.1 and you send him a unicorn, he will simply get a blank space or an alien figure. So users on both ends of the conversation must run iOS 9.1 on their iPhones to take advantage of the new characters.
As per the changelog for iOS 9.1, the software also fixes the problematic glitch with Live Photos.
"Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone, so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements."
Other changes in the iOS 9.1 update, include improvements to CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari, Search and Multitasking UI. Apple also fixed several bugs in apps such as Calendar, Game Center, POP mail accounts and more. If you were facing issues with some apps zooming content needlessly, iOS 9.1 addresses the problem.
In addition, Apple patched the loopholes that led to iOS 9 Jailbreak by Pangu.