iOS 9.1 features – What’s New

Apple’s latest iOS 9.1 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices brings a host of new features, performance and security improvements, and bug fixes. Here, we are going to enlist all the new features of iOS 9.1 that either Apple shared in the official release notes or discovered by the ninja users who love to dig deep into the OS.

ios 9.1 features

Here is what Apple has included in the official changelog of iOS 9.1 software release:

  • Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements.
  • Over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis, which includes the taco, burrito, cheese wedge, middle finger, unicorn head, and more.
  • 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 the 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.

Other than the above-mentioned changes, iOS 9.1 adds a news section in Settings for the Messages app that allows users to disable photos of the contacts in the messages app. An update to the Live Wallpapers is also a part of the iOS 9.1 release. With the release of iOS 9.1, Apple News app is now available in the UK as well.

Among the new stuff brought to iOS users, iOS 9.1 update also brings a bad news for the jailbreak community. This latest software update patches two vulnerabilities that team Pangu used to develop iOS 9.0.2 – iOS 9 jailbreak. It means that you cannot use Pangu to jailbreak iOS 9.1. So, jailbreakers must stay away from updating to iOS 9.1.

If you come across a new feature in iOS 9.1 and we didn’t list above, do share it with us in the comments section below. And do not forget to follow us.

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