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10 Things to Know About the iPhone 5 iOS 9.0.1 Update



It only took a week for Apple to roll out a brand new iOS 9 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We’ve been using the new iOS 9.0.1 update on several devices and today we want to take a look at the most important things to know about the iPhone 5 iOS 9.0.1 update.

Its been a busy month for Apple and its iOS software. On September 9th, the company took the stage in San Francisco and made a slew of announcements including an iOS 9 release date reveal. The iOS 9 update wasn’t the star of the show but the September 16th release date confirmation was a big deal for a lot of people.

Two days later, Apple released iOS 9.1 into beta. The iOS 9.1 update is the first milestone iOS 9 upgrade and it will be bringing new emojis to the iPhone 5 and Apple’s other iOS 9 powered devices.

On Wednesday, Apple released another iOS 9 update called iOS 9.0.1. iOS 9.0.1 is a small bug fix update and it’s available for all iOS 9 powered devices including the aging iPhone 5 flagship that’s been around since 2012.

The iPhone 5 iOS 9.0.1 update (and all other iOS 9.0.1 updates) is a small bug fixer that’s aimed at squashing some of the more glaring iOS 9 problems including an issue with APNs and a problem with alarms and timers.

It’s a small but important update and it’s an update that iPhone 5 users should be paying attention to as we push into the month of October.

As we move away from the iOS 9.0.1 release date, we’re starting to get a better read on the most important things to know about the iPhone 5 iOS 9.0.1 update. Here, we outline those details for you. Keep them in mind as iOS 9.0.1 gets older.

iPhone 5 iOS 9.0.1 Impressions

iPhone 5 iOS 9.0.1 Impressions

We've been using the iPhone 5 iOS 9.0.1 update for a few days now and while it's handling well in most areas, there are still some concerns. 

Battery life, connectivity and app performance are all holding up with iOS 9.0.1 update on board. Speed? That's another story. 

Our iPhone 5 is still feeling sluggish and the lag that we started noticing on Wednesday hasn't faded away. Not yet at least. It's a bit concerning and we're seriously contemplating a factory reset to see if that resolves the problem. We'll see. 

iOS 9's features and iOS 9.0.1's bug fixes are great but you'll want to be extremely careful if you're having a good experience on whatever version you're on. 

Our first impressions are a great place to start if you're looking for feedback. If you need more than that, you'll want to poke around on YouTube, social media, or the Apple Discussion Forums for additional feedback about this update. 



  1. Sheila Marie

    09/27/2015 at 4:56 am

    Very helpful info. I have some work to do to downgrade. Good Sunday Funday task.

  2. Stevan

    09/27/2015 at 8:21 am

    But my phone internet connection is very bad after upgrade I don’t know what to do now

  3. Sheen

    09/27/2015 at 4:28 pm

    I am having issues with mine, I’ve been using this charger for almost a year, now it says it’s not compatible and that only happened after I updated my phone. Am I the only one experiencing this?

  4. Ernest

    09/27/2015 at 10:34 pm

    After serious issue with the iOS 9 update. I tried to update again with iOS 9.01 and it just got worst again. I can’t even get audio when am playing a video on Facebook app. Is they are way I can go back to iOS 8?

  5. Steph

    09/28/2015 at 3:01 pm

    never touch a running system :)

  6. Ralph

    09/29/2015 at 8:57 pm

    Do you think that because all of the older phones never work well with new iOS updates, that it may be an Apple ploy to coax customers to upgrade to a new iPhone to eliminate the problems? I mean shit, we can’t even create a free music playlist, without using data. It fees the same as if I were to get a tax increase, and not even have an opportunity to vote on it. Damn non union shops and communism

  7. Guitarpleasure

    09/29/2015 at 11:13 pm

    My iphone 5 work. Just nice

  8. Judy Davey

    09/30/2015 at 7:06 am

    On my iPad Air, Safari keeps closing down!

  9. Don Hotchkiss

    10/28/2015 at 12:49 pm

    Since the last update, my phone sits on my desk and makes phone calls to people. I don’t have to touch it. And while it is sitting on my desk it doesn’t alert me to say I have a call. When I check the phone I find that I have many phone calls and messages and the phone never alerted me. It might be time to switch brands of cell phone

  10. Shashikala

    12/05/2015 at 10:10 pm

    Oh my god… After update the phone viber,whats app, wechat, YouTube and emails … All these apps are not working.. Can’t open even. This is shit.. What can I do for this now ,,? I bought this phone in last December … Somebody need to give me an answer for this. Or else I will never buy an iPhone again.

  11. Anya Milton

    12/14/2015 at 5:51 pm

    Battery life is exponentially impacted. Prior to the update I would go the whole day and be at 60-70%, now I can’t get to noon without being at 35%. Not impressed.

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