5 Reasons Not to Install iOS 9.0.1 & 3 Reasons To Do It

Apple’s new iOS 9 update is here but it’s not the iOS 9.1 update. Instead, it’s an iOS 9.0.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, a small bug fix update that tackles several problems. While there are a few reasons to install, there are also a few reasons to skip the iOS 9.0.1 update, at least for the moment.

Earlier this month, Apple rolled out two brand new iOS 9 updates. The first, an iOS 9.0 system upgrade that delivered tons of new features to iOS users including a battery life boost, a new News application, and more. The other update was iOS 9.1.

iOS 9.1 is currently in beta ahead of an unknown public release date. When it arrives, it will bring new emojis to owners of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It’s an exciting update but it’s still weeks away from touching down.


In the meantime, Apple’s rolled out a small bug fixer dubbed iOS 9.0.1. iOS 9.0.1 started pushing out yesterday morning (afternoon if you live on the United States’ east coast) and it delivered some key bug fixes to iOS 9 users.

iOS 9 problems have been swirling around since last week and it’s clear that Apple has a few holes that it needs to patch up in the days and weeks ahead. iOS 9.0.1 is a start though you can expect several more iOS 9 updates (in addition to iOS 9.1) to roll out before the arrival of iOS 10.

As the days pass, more and more people will discover the iOS 9.0.1 update lurking on their phone. And while there are some reasons to install the iOS 9.0.1 update right away, there are also some reasons why you might want to hold off.

Here, we take a look at a few reasons why you should install the iOS 9.0.1 update straightaway and a few reasons why you might want to hold off for the time being. Keep these in mind as you try to come to a decision.

Install iOS 9.0.1 If You Depend on Alarms & Timers

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Install iOS 9.0.1 If You Depend on Alarms & Timers

If you are dependent on alarms and timers (and we imagine that many of you are for work/cooking/etc.), you might want to consider installing the iOS 9.0.1 update right now. It comes with an important fix for, you guessed it, alarms and timers. 

While we didn't run into any problems during our time with iOS 9.0, it appears that some people noticed that there alarms and timers were failing to go off. That's not good, especially if you depend on your alarm to wake up for work at a certain time in the morning. 

We've been using the iOS 9.0.1 update for more than a day now and we've been testing our alarms and timers to make sure that they work. So far so good. 

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