10 Things to Know About the iPad iOS 9.1 Update

Two weeks ago, Apple rolled out an iPad iOS 9.1 update that delivers bug fixes and new features to owners of its popular slates. Today we want to take an updated look at the most important things to know about the iPad iOS 9.1 update.

In September, Apple confirmed an iOS 9.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The company didn’t confirm the update on stage alongside the iPhone 6s though. Instead, it confirmed its arrival with the release of an iOS 9.1 beta for the public and for developers.

Apple released several other iOS 9.1 beta updates before it pushed out the official version of the iOS 9.1 update.


Apple’s iOS 9.1 update for iPad is packed with new features and a ton of bug fixes for iOS 9 problems. The update also comes with increased stability for stock apps like Photos and Music. It’s a large update and it’s an exciting update.

We’ve put the iOS 9.1 update under the microscope in the weeks¬†since its release and today we want to take a close look at the iPad iOS 9.1 update.

This roundup takes a look at the update’s performance, some things to know before installing, and a quick look at the iPad iOS 9.2 update that could replace iOS 9.1. Keep these in mind as we push away from the two week mark.

iPad iOS 9.1 Update: Two Weeks Later

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iPad iOS 9.1 Update: Two Weeks Later

We've been using the iPad iOS 9.1 update on the iPad Air 2, iPad Air and iPad mini 2 for two weeks now. And all three updates have held up well over those two weeks. 

We continue to get solid battery life out of all three devices. We haven't noticed any weird drain when the tablets are in use and we haven't noticed any weird drain when the tablets are in standby. We're able to get more than a day of use out of all three.

The UI is still fast on all of these devices. No slowdown to speak of. That includes Control Center and Spotlight Search, two problem areas for some iOS 9.1 owners. Scrolling and opening apps is fast on all three as well. 


We haven't run into any problems with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or LTE (iPad mini 2 only). All three tablets have delivered strong connectivity during our two weeks with them and their iOS 9.1 upgrades. 

If you're already on iOS 9, iOS 9.1 is worthy of your consideration. If not for the fixes, for the 150 new emojis that come with it. 

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