Apple pushing iOS 9.1, watchOS 2.0.1 updates


Just a hair over a month after Apple released iOS 9 to the public, the Cupertino firm has started pushing its next big update. Yes, iOS 9.1 is now rolling out to the public after going through a handful of beta releases. The update isn’t terribly large, coming it at 313MB on my iPhone and around 30MB on an iPad Air 2.

Here’s Apple’s official changelog for the update:

  • 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

This is mostly a bug-fixing update, perhaps the two most notable additions are additional emoji — like a middle finger and a burrito — and an improved version of Live Photos. With the original version of Live Photos, lots of folks would forget that the feature was on and would end up with a bunch of Live Photos that ended with them putting the phone down. That should no longer happen with iOS 9.1, but we’ll have to wait for folks to begin using the update to find out how well this new Live Photos feature works.

To grab the iOS 9.1 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, head into Settings > General > Software update.

Along with iOS 9.1, Apple has released the watchOS 2.0.1 update. Here’s what’s inside the 62MB Apple Watch update:

  • Fixes an issue that could cause software updates to stall
  • Fixes issues that were impacting battery performance
  • Resolves an issue that prevented a managed iPhone from syncing iOS Calendar events to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent location information from properly updated
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Digital Touch to send from an email address instead of a phone number
  • Addresses an issue that could cause instability when using a Live Photo as a watch face
  • Resolves an issue that allows the sensors to stay on indefinitely when using Siri to measure heart rate

To get the watchOS 2.0.1 update, go into the Apple Watch app on your phone, then General > Software Update.

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  • T-Mobile Carrier Update 22.0 w/ iOS 9.1

    • Aurizen

      Oh I see it! I wonder what does it do.

  • downloading now. both watch and 6s+

    • ThatsMrtoyou

      You bought the watch ? What a joke

      • actually no.. got the 7″ tablet as a gift.. but went and traded it at the apple store for the watch.. I already have an iphone 6 plus.. basically the same shit as the 7inch tab

  • brybry

    I’ve noticed lag in the dialer screen too along with going in and out of voicemail. Hopefully this is also addressed

  • Thomas White

    I’m sorry but since the change of people running this website the quality of information is horrible. I use to feel like I got information on here first, early or exclusive

    • Dillon Hewitt

      I completely agree with your statement.

    • Bryck

      Alex is doing is best. This is not the only blog he edits. THANKS FOR WHAT YOU DO ALEX. Most people do appreciate it.

    • Fabian Cortez

      There isn’t even an article about T-Mobike acquiring AB Lisence Co’s spectrum.

    • Marcus

      He uses an iPhone, so it was of interest to him. Check T-Mobile Newsroom for for latest TMO news. Anymore it has become a cut and paste site, no more inside scoops for a loooonnnnnggggg time.

    • Marcus

      He probably doesn’t even live in the United States, let alone use T-Mobile USA. All the info is sourced from other online media for the most part.

  • James

    What does this have to do with T-Mobile?

    • Mike Palomba

      a TON of people on T-Mobile have iPhones.

      • Dada

        Assuming an average adult is 150 pounds. So….. Like 7 people?

        • Fabian Cortez

          Well-played, sir.

          But a ton is 2,000 lbs., so ~14 people at ~150 lbs each (not Americans!).

        • skywalkr2

          I remember being 150 lbs… in 7th grade. Good times.

  • Mirad77

    When was iOS 9 released again and since then how many updates?

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Downloading now

  • Apple

    See this is why Apple will always remain king. We get update immediately while android not so much.


    • illstplaya .

      That’s not androids fault. Blame the OEM’s

      • skywalkr2

        Apple fans hate freedom.

        • matt

          when to comes to iPhones, apple has the freedom to do whatever they want. android has no freedom. they have put their carriers name on the front or back of the phone, they have to put the carriers list of apps on the phone, and they are not allowed it seems to put the latest cellular radios in the phones, because the carriers or snap dragon won’t let them. and every single software feature (like a kill switch or samsung pay) has to be approved by AT&T or Verizon. i had a samsung s6 from sprint , running 5.1.1 for a month, and i was not allowed the freedom of blocking “netflix” from using my data plan. i was not allowed the freedom of telling “facebook” that i do not want them accessing my phone book. both of these things, we have the freedom to do on the iPhone. that is the worst thing about android, is app permissions. if you install facebook you have to approve 19 different permissions and there is no way to turn them off for the average user. but on an iPhone, they can be selectively turned off, and you guys on android say ” we like android because it is more customizable then iOS ” that is a total lie

      • matt

        if windows refused updates to oem customers like people who had dell or hp or compaq computers, you wouldn’t put up with it. if we had to wait for dell to okay a windows patch, we would get very upset. however. if google does the same thing, its okay. if t-mobile gives all of its samsung s5 customers software updates to 5.1.1 you say t-mobie sucks and they have no coverage. but if AT&T says you do not get 5.1.1 on their samsung phones , you say AT&T is better

        windows 7 came out in 2009. they treat their oem customers almost like real customers. windows 7 support ends in 2015 or 2020.

        when google says you buy this new 6p and 5x phones, and we will give you 14 months of software updates. people say thats fine. what if Microsoft only gave you 14 months on windows 10?

      • matt

        its not just the oems. the phone companies have to clear and approve every software update for android. every feature that android wants to do, has to be approved by the phone company. if you try to include a feature that AT&T does not want, you are not allowed to sell your phone. this happened with samsung when it tried to incorporate activation lock in 2013. they tried to block it.

        when AT&T or another phone company sells the iPhone, they have to give up their rights. they are not allowed to tell apple about features they do not want. they can tell apple “we do not want facetime on 3g” but they cannot tell apple you are not allowed to have facetime on the phone

    • Marcus

      Android updates usually include new features, which take longer to develop and test; Apple updates just fix what they already put out (unless you count the middle finger as a new feature).

      • Thatguy

        (unless you count the middle finger as a new feature).
        lol. I see what you did there

    • Michael

      Who develops iPhones? Apple, and Apple only. That’s why its easier for them to control all updates since it is their product. Android is a whole different ball game. Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, OnePlus, Alcatel, etc. can all get their hands on Android software. They tweak the software to their liking. That’s why there are not many updates for Android. Only way to get quick updates on Android is if you go pure Android, and that’s why Google offers the Nexus line of devices. Updates on those devices are controlled by Google even though Google has other manufacturers make the devices themselves.

      • JLV90

        But even the update system on Nexus devices is terrible.

    • gmo8492

      With every update a new bug emerges.

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  • kgraham182

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