The iPhone 5s iOS 9.1 update is here and there’s a lot to take in if you’ve already installed or if you’re thinking about making the move. Here, we outline the most important things to know about the iPhone 5s iOS 9.1 update and its release.
In September, Apple confirmed a flurry of iOS 9 updates for the iPhone 5s and its other iOS powered devices. The company confirmed three iOS 9.0 upgrades including iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2 bug fixes but it also confirmed the first milestone upgrade for its new operating system.
iOS 9.1 arrived in beta form in early September. And after a little more than a month inside Apple’s two beta programs (developers/public), the company released it for iOS 9 powered devices around the world, a list that includes the iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 5s iOS 9.1 update comes with enhancements and features that make it a tempting upgrade for owners of Apple’s aging former flagship. It’s an extremely important upgrade for the device and one that iPhone 5s users need to be paying attention to right now and in the days to come.
We’ve been using the iOS 9.1 update on a number of devices including the iPhone 5s. We’ve also been monitoring the update’s release.
In the hours since its release, we’ve seen a number of new and important iPhone 5s iOS 9.1 update details emerge and we want to outline them for you here.
If you’re using iOS 9.1 or if you’re simply interested in it, here’s what you need to know about the latest upgrade for the iPhone 5s.
iPhone 5s iOS 9.1 Impressions
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We recently installed the iPhone 5s iOS 9.1 update and what we've found is that the update is very similar to the iOS 9.0.2 and iOS 9.0.1 updates that came before it. That is to say that it's performing admirably on the two year old smartphone.
Battery life checks out. We haven't run into any problems with connectivity (LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth). Our apps appear to be behaving. We haven't noticed any major problems. And the UI is still fast and fluid. The fact that it has retained its speed is huge.
If you're coming from iOS 9.0.1, you should be alright to update. There's a chance you'll run into issues but if you prepare for the upgrade, you should be fine. If you're coming from iOS 8 or below, you'll want to really take your time.
If you need some additional feedback about iOS 9.1, and you might if you're coming from an old piece of software, you'll want to take a look on YouTube. It's a great place to track down vital information about software performance.
From there, branch off to Apple's discussion forums and social media sites like Twitter for more feedback about iOS 9.1. It will help.