Apple hasn’t made an official announcement but it’s clear that the iOS 9.0.2 update’s reign as the most current version of iOS 9 is almost over. With an iOS 9.1 update looming on the horizon, we take a look at what you need to know about the iOS 9.0.2 update at the three week mark.
Three weeks ago, Apple released its third iOS 9 update, fourth if you count the iOS 9.1 update that’s currently in the company’s beta programs. That update is iOS 9.0.2, a bug fix update that corrects some of the iOS 9 problems plaguing iPhone and iPad users.
For three weeks, we’ve been monitoring the iOS 9.0.2 update, its performance and some of the other details that iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners around the world should be aware of. iOS 9.0.2 is a small update but its certainly left its mark.
iOS 9.0.2 is the most current version of iOS 9 but it will be replaced soon. Apple hasn’t announced an iOS 9.1 release date but it looks like one could arrive any day now. And while the spotlight is starting to shift to the iOS 9.1 release, there are some things you should know about the iOS 9.0.2 update at the three week mark.
This roundup will take a look at iOS 9.0.2 performance, some reasons why you might want to wait for iOS 9.1, and when you can expect the iOS 9.1 release date. Keep all of these in mind as we progress into the month of October.
iOS 9.0.2 Performance: Three Weeks Later
Three weeks ago, we installed the iOS 9.0.2 update on a number of devices. The list includes the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, and iPad mini 2. And throughout those three weeks we've been testing the update, looking at key areas like battery life and connectivity, to see how the software is performing.
The iOS 9.0.2 update is performing well on most devices at the three week mark. We haven't run into any battery drain issues or any problems with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The performance issues we've seen have been very limited.
Google Chrome continues to act up on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6. It continues to crash with great frequency, something that simply didn't happen on iOS 8.4.1. Over this past weekend, the app crashed 20+ times on the iPhone 6s, sometimes with just one tab open on ESPN's website. We're still thinking about switching to Safari.
We also continue to experience UI slowdown and lag on the iPhone 5. The three year old iPhone has been a slug since the iOS 8.1 release last year and it continues to give us problems with the iOS 9.0.2 update on board. A factory reset is in the cards if iOS 9.1 doesn't improve things.
For most of you, iOS 9.0.2 should be fine. If you own an older device though, you might want to think about waiting for iOS 9.1.
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