Apple’s iPhone 6 iOS 9 update is now two weeks old. In those two weeks we’ve seen a lot of change including two brand new iOS 9 upgrades. With that in mind, we want to recap what we’ve learned about the iPhone 6 iOS 9 update since its initial release in September.
When Apple announced iOS 9 at WWDC 2015, it wasn’t surprising to hear that the company was prepping an iPhone 6 iOS 9 release. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are only a year old and both have long lives ahead of them. iOS 9 is their first major iOS upgrade.
Last month, Apple delivered. The iOS 9 update landed for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 16th bringing new features, enhancements and more to the former flagship iPhone models.
Two weeks ago, we downloaded and installed the iPhone 6 iOS 9.0 update. A week after that, we downloaded the iOS 9.0.1 update, a small bug fixer that tackled some annoying iOS 9 problems.
Yesterday, we replaced iOS 9.0.1 with iOS 9.0.2, a brand new upgrade that brings its own collection of fixes for iOS 9 issues. We haven’t installed the iOS 9.1 update yet but it looks like a public release is getting closer.
We’ve been taking a look at all of these iOS 9 upgrades and today we want to take a look at the most important things iPhone 6 users need to know about iOS 9 a couple of weeks after its release.
This roundup looks at performance, the iOS 9 jailbreak and even the upcoming iOS 9.1 update from Apple. Keep these things in mind as we press into October.
iOS 9 Performance: Good & Bad
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We've used all three iPhone 6 iOS 9 updates that Apple's rolled out. The list includes iOS 9.0, iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2. And while we've been impressed with iOS 9's feature set (the new Notes app being one highlight), we've run into some annoying issues with Apple's update.
For the most part the iPhone 6 iOS 9 update has been good across all three versions. Connectivity is solid and the software is fast and fluid. Our issues with iOS 9 stem from problems with apps and issues with random lock ups.
Google Chrome has crashed over 100 times in the past two weeks. That's extremely abnormal, especially because most of the crashes have come with one or two tabs open.
The iPhone 6 has also been locking up. Taps and gestures are rendered useless and there is no way to power down the phone. You must reboot it with the home and power buttons. It's annnoying issue that's occured about 10-15 times since iOS 9's release.
Still, we think iOS 9's features and enhancements outweigh these iOS 9 problems. If you haven't made your move to iOS 9 yet, you should start thinking about it, especially now that iOS 9.0.2 has squashed some of its most annoying bugs.