iOS 9 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

In September, Apple’s rolled out three iOS 9 updates: iOS 9.0, iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2. And while these updates bring features and fixes to iPhone and iPad, they’ve also brought problems. Here’s what you need to know about these iOS 9 problems.

In early September, Apple confirmed its iOS 9 release date for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Right on cue, the company has delivered the iOS 9 update in all of its splendor and it’s now available for iOS users in the United States and around the world.

iOS 9 looks a lot like iOS 8 but don’t let its appearance fool you. The iOS 9 update comes loaded with tons of new features. It also brings problems. So does Apple’s brand new iOS 9.0.2 update.

Many users see the iOS 9 software update failed error.
Many users see the iOS 9 software update failed error.

While the iOS 9 update went through a lengthy beta process, the iOS 9 update is a big system upgrade and big system upgrades typically come with a collection of issues. So do smaller updates like the company’s small iOS 9.0.2 bug fix update.

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We’re only a few days removed from the iOS 9.0 release and a few hours removed from the iOS 9.0.2 release and we’re already hearing about some of the initial issues plaguing users.

With iOS 9.0.2 problems starting to emerge, we want to take a look at everything you need to know about iOS 9 issues today, tomorrow and in the weeks ahead.

This early roundup offers a look at the issues themselves and some steps to take if you do happen to run into iOS 9 problems on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

iOS 9.0.2 Problems Plaguing Users

The iOS 9 update is packed with new features but it’s also causing problems for some iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.

The earliest iOS 9 problems were related to the iOS 9 download. The iOS 9 download failed for many users right at the initial release time forcing many users to install through iTunes. Those issues appear to have resolved themselves and you should now be able to download iOS 9 Over-the-Air through Settings without any problems.

We’ve also been seeing complaints about iOS 9 downloads getting stuck. This is a common issue with iOS upgrades and fortunately a quick reboot (hold down the home button and power button together until the device restarts) should alleviate those problems.

Apple’s iOS 9.0.1 update should help prevent many future iOS installation issues from happening thanks to a fix for the setup assistant. Apple’s new iOS 9.0.2 update is a bug fix update but it also comes with some iOS 9 problems of its own which we’ve outlined in an update here.

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We expect the list of iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2 problems to grow as the hours and days go on. The iOS 9.0.2 update is only a day old right now. There’s plenty of time for feedback to emerge.

Now, it’s important to note that we’re not pointing these out to nitpick. We’re pointing them out to generate discussion (fixes typically come from discussion) and to serve as a warning.

Remember, Apple never forces you to install iOS updates. Take your time with iOS 9.0.2 and install it when you’re ready. That could be later today or that could be later this month after the smoke has settled. It’s not going anywhere.

They’re Isolated

It’s important to note that as of right now, iOS 9.0, iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2 problems are isolated. It’s also important to note that we haven’t seen widespread complaints about the issues that normally plague Apple’s iOS updates.

There are iOS 9 and iOS 9.0.2 problems, we’ve established this, but none of them (for the moment) appear to be widespread. Typically, major widespread problems affecting millions jump off the page but other than those initial download problems, we haven’t seen any.

We’ve been using iOS 9 on an assortment of devices (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPad Air, and iPad mini 2) and we haven’t run into any major problems or bugs in iOS 9. At least not yet.

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We also haven’t seen too many complaints about bad iOS 9 battery life, major performance issues on older devices, or connectivity problems. These are extremely common after major iOS updates.

The iOS 9 update is only a few days old and we’re bound to see some of these issues emerge but this lack of volume is a great sign.

Again, it’s important to gather as much feedback as possible before installing major iOS updates. Complaints about iOS 9 will be loud and gain attention but it’s important to note the success stories as well.

How to Fix iOS 9 Problems

If you just downloaded iOS 9 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and you’re already seeing problems, there’s no need to work yourself into a panic. At least not yet.

We’ve put together a list of fixes for common iOS 9 problems that should help. These fixes include ways to improve iOS 9 battery life, fix poor Wi-Fi connectivity, and more. It’s a great starting point though we encourage you to branch out to other sites if these fixes don’t work or you don’t find your problem.

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Apple’s Discussion Forums are always a great place to look for fixes for iOS 9 problems. We’re already seeing users provide feedback there and that should continue for the foreseeable future. We’ve also found the MacRumors community to be a great resource so you’ll want to check there too.

You Can Still Downgrade to iOS 9.0.1

For the moment, you have another option at your fingertips. If iOS 9.0.2 isn’t performing on your iPhone or iPad, you can downgrade to iOS 9.0.1

Apple is no longer signing on iOS 9.0 or iOS 8.4.1. The company typically signs off for a week or two before pulling the cord so this was to be expected. For now, you can still downgrade to Apple’s iOS 9.0.1 upgrade.

We’ve put together a step-by-step guide that will take you through the iOS 9.0.2 to iOS 9.0.1 downgrade process.

What’s Next

Apple hasn’t announced an iOS 9.0.3 update. And with no hero level iOS 9 problems jumping out at users, we may not see one for a few days, a few weeks, or ever. So, you’ll need to be extremely proactive if you do run into problems.

We do know that Apple has another iOS 9 update on the way. iOS 9.1 will be coming to all iOS 9 devices sometime in the next few weeks. We don’t have an official date but it looks like it will push in late October or November alongside the iPad Pro.

iOS 9.1 will bring new emojis but it should also bring bug fixes and security enhancements to the iOS 9 operating system.

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Before you install iOS 9, you should get familiar with iOS 9 and its changes. We've put together a walkthrough that will take you through these changes and we highly recommend taking at look at all of these changes before you make your move.

You'll also want to consult our full iOS 9 review for a broad look at features and performance on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. 

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148 Comments

  1. 123

    09/16/2015 at 9:19 pm

  2. Bernard Hebb

    09/17/2015 at 12:54 am

    Downloaded iOS 9 but didn’t upgrade Notes. Now I want to but don’t know how

    Reply

    • shsh ahaja

      09/17/2015 at 1:02 am

      Go back to the home screen of notes (hit the back arrow all the way back) and you will see a continue button on the top right corner.

      Reply

    • Richard Wilson

      09/20/2015 at 8:34 pm

      Help me, please. I assumed that Apple would be super-careful with the 1830+ Notes that I had entered from the last 3 years or so. So…I upgraded to OS 9 without backing up my iPod Touch (a very bad idea). (Also, I did not have iCloud on). OK so far, but now my Notes were hard to get around in and read. Then OS 9 wanted to “convert” my Note files to a better format, so I let it. NOW ALL MY 1830 NOTE FILES ARE GONE. I think they are still on my iPod Touch 5g., but–how do I find them now?

      Reply

  3. fmofmpls

    09/17/2015 at 6:59 am

    I don’t think the iPad mini 1 allows for the new upgraded Notes?

    Reply

    • Bernard Hebb

      09/17/2015 at 9:02 am

      It was an iPhone 6 I was using. However, a full restore sorted it.

      Reply

  4. Kilarih

    09/17/2015 at 7:24 am

    ios9 Notes didn’t update. Sucks

    Reply

  5. Peter Ang

    09/17/2015 at 7:35 am

    After iOS9 update, names from ‘Contacts’ are not displayed in ‘Phone’ or ‘iMessage’ app. Only the telephone numbers. Anyone encountering this and have a solution please help me out.

    Reply

    • Tom

      09/25/2015 at 2:19 am

      Did you get a fix for this, i have the same problem??

      Reply

    • Lukasz

      10/03/2015 at 11:10 am

      I have same problem on my iPhone 5s. Even configuration tab ‘phhone’ in settings menu is stuck while i am trying to use it.
      If anyone has solution Please help.

      Reply

      • Tim

        10/12/2015 at 5:42 am

        Anyone found a fix for this yet?

        Reply

    • Marie

      10/20/2015 at 7:17 am

      Same problem here… any solutions?

      Reply

  6. Rachel

    09/17/2015 at 8:15 am

    Need help, my Iphone 5s keeps freezing whie trying to update, it gets to the part were its ask for you to choose a network then goes to another slide to upgrade screen but nothing happens when I slide my finger accross the screen. When this happens I restart my phone and do everything again but still no luck, what am I doing wrong?

    Reply

    • shadtal

      09/17/2015 at 11:22 am

      i’ve the same proplem

      Reply

    • Lauren

      09/17/2015 at 6:26 pm

      Did you figure out how to resolve the problem??

      Reply

      • HELP ME PLEASE

        09/17/2015 at 7:55 pm

        Someone please help!!!!! My phone gets to the part when it asks for you to slide to start upgrade(on the white screen) and I slide my finger and it doesn’t do anything. I need help ASAP please!!!

        Reply

        • Mimi

          09/19/2015 at 6:39 pm

          me too!!!

          Reply

      • Rachel

        09/21/2015 at 11:04 pm

        I ended up having to reboot and completely wipe my phone, doing this completed the update but now that I have I’m not so sure that it was all worth it

        Reply

      • Cyrus

        10/29/2015 at 3:40 pm

        I had the same problem. Turned it off/on. That’s really the only thing I know how to do. Whadda ya know — this time it worked. Good luck.

        Reply

  7. nody chandam

    09/17/2015 at 8:26 am

    My iphone 5s cannot connect to internet using mobile data. I tried to turn on the network toggle for apps but it keeps on turning off automatically. Actually ios 9 sucks at all.

    Reply

    • Yuki

      09/17/2015 at 7:39 pm

      Try these solutions:
      1. Try restarting your iPhone: shut it down and reboot it.
      2. Turn Cellular Data off and then back on again: Settings > Cellular > Toggle Off > Toggle On again.
      Try flipping Airplane Mode on for about 30 seconds: Open Control Center > Tap on the Airplane icon > After 30 seconds, turn it off again.
      3. Try reset your iPhone: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. You won’t lose any content this way.
      Hope it works for you :-)

      Reply

    • Matthew Eanes

      09/21/2015 at 9:46 am

      I’m having the same exact issue. has there been a solution yet?

      Reply

      • Georgia

        09/21/2015 at 10:20 am

        I’m also having the same issue has anyone found a solution yet

        Reply

        • Matthew Eanes

          09/21/2015 at 10:22 am

          Not yet. I’ve even tried to completely erase my phone and I get an error.

          Reply

          • Georgia

            09/22/2015 at 6:29 am

            i have done 2 factory resets and that hasn’t worked either

      • Matthew Eanes

        09/22/2015 at 6:59 am

        I did a factory reset, and set up as a new iphone and it seemed to fix the issues for now.

        Reply

  8. Adrianhfrierson

    09/17/2015 at 8:30 am

    my buddy’s sister-in-law makes $63 an hour on the laptop . She has been fired from work for 8 months but last month her pay check was $21022 just working on the laptop for a few hours…. Find Out More

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  9. gfsqhjhsjrjry

    09/17/2015 at 11:40 am

    I’m getting stuck on the upgrade too. “Slide to upgrade” => nothing happens. My iPhone6 is a brick right now.

    Reply

    • avery

      09/17/2015 at 5:19 pm

      same with my iPhone 5c man

      Reply

    • Tabot

      09/18/2015 at 12:52 am

      Same with my iPad Air it’s brickEd. A hard restart does nothing and nothing else is possible to do with it because it can’t be connected to iTunes. The nearest Apple store is over 300 miles away. I don’t know if I will ever be able to use it again.

      Reply

  10. Linda Bell

    09/17/2015 at 1:33 pm

    Join the club…my iPad is a brick since I downloaded iOS9. All I get is a junky looking white page with the code buttons so big they run off the page, running horizontal instead of vertical. Tried to shut it down, didn’t work.

    Reply

  11. Grace Fraser

    09/17/2015 at 3:52 pm

    Downloaded i0s9 but now my ipad is stuck. Have tried turning it on and off but still nothing. Any ideas how to get it going again?

    Reply

  12. James Gas

    09/17/2015 at 4:11 pm

    I pad slide frozen..tried

    Reply

  13. danielz3d

    09/17/2015 at 5:42 pm

    My iPad Air is stuck in the loading page with the progress bar as if I was downloading a new update ever since I downloaded iOS 9, I haven’t been able to do anything with my iPad. It keeps reloading/crashing/restarting. Can someone tell me how to fix?

    Reply

    • Rhonda

      09/23/2015 at 7:27 pm

      I have the same problem. My ipad was working for the first day after the download just fine, then it started having interruptions of the Apple loading page but didn’t last long. Today when I opened my ipad, the screen went black and the loading page came up, and down, and up….. nothing would work, couldn’t shut it off, even the restart process wouldn’t work. It has now been 5 hours and I finally got it to shut down. I’ll see what happens in the morning – I am also going to drain my battery overnight to see if that helps.

      If anyone has any other suggestions, I’m all ears.

      Reply

  14. Ricky6s+

    09/17/2015 at 6:03 pm

    Slide feature hung but cured with reset keeping all info.

    Reply

    • sagar

      10/15/2017 at 7:43 am

      good rickey now a days amazon is back with all new offers

      Reply

  15. Yuki

    09/17/2015 at 7:38 pm

    Try these solutions:
    1. Try restarting your iPhone: shut it down and reboot it.
    2. Turn Cellular Data off and then back on again: Settings > Cellular > Toggle Off > Toggle On again.
    Try flipping Airplane Mode on for about 30 seconds: Open Control Center > Tap on the Airplane icon > After 30 seconds, turn it off again.
    3. Try reset your iPhone: Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. You won’t lose any content this way.

    Hope it works for you :-)

    Reply

    • Carl

      09/20/2015 at 3:53 pm

      Problem is you can’t get to settings, control settings or anything. Just the slide to Update.(as if you were sliding to open the phone- no other option).

      Reply

  16. Ruby

    09/17/2015 at 8:03 pm

    Ipad mini also stuck on slide to upgrade

    Reply

  17. Kim

    09/17/2015 at 9:07 pm

    iPad keeps repeatedly crashing/rebooting. Works intermittently. What a PIA.

    Reply

  18. ELISSE DANIELLE CABRERA

    09/17/2015 at 11:36 pm

    my iPad is stuck in “Slide to Upgrade”

    Reply

  19. Tabor

    09/18/2015 at 1:14 am

    Bill Gates must be writing this software for Apple. With Microsoft he writes bad Windows software so you by the next OS version hoping that will fix the problem. Only with this if it bricks your iPad or iPhone you have to buy a new one!

    Reply

  20. sneha

    09/18/2015 at 1:26 am

    Thanks for the help.. I just hand over my iphone for upgrading.. God what gonna will be my issue.. Guys..stay with me.. if i got any problem ok.. Does ios 9.01 will solves this issue??

    Reply

    • Andre T

      09/18/2015 at 10:17 am

      Whatever you do, DO NOT UPGRADE TO 9.1. This is what was released to the public. I’m a beta tester, have had this version for about four days, and am still fixing my phone. DO NOT UPGRADE!!! What I don’t understand is that iOS 9.0 was next to flawless; beautiful. I don’t know what they did in this latest version. I’ve lost contacts, had to reset my Apple Watch because the Bluetooth wouldn’t connect, and a host of other technical issues. They would have been better releasing the original beta version.

      Reply

  21. Moninder

    09/18/2015 at 3:05 am

    I am unable to connect my Iphone 5 to my macbook pro for AIRDROP after this upgrade.

    Reply

    • Rob van Meeuwen

      11/02/2015 at 1:13 pm

      Me too. It should be called Airdropped or something. Even with latest update on iOS and El Capitan… :(

      Reply

  22. Clive M

    09/18/2015 at 4:44 am

    iPad Air drops internet connection. Restarts fixes temporarily.

    Reply

  23. Jo

    09/18/2015 at 5:02 am

    Mines also stuvk on slide to upgrade. Rebooting does nothing

    Reply

  24. Peter

    09/18/2015 at 6:09 am

    lost all of my notes how can I get them back

    Reply

  25. Atish

    09/18/2015 at 6:40 am

    iPhone is freezing whie trying to update, it gets to the part were its ask for you to choose a network then goes to another slide to upgrade screen but nothing happens when I slide my finger accross the screen. When this happens I restart my phone and do everything again but same issue

    Reply

  26. Rahul

    09/18/2015 at 6:49 am

    I Updated my 5s with Wifi.. Happened with a stuck at middle but update completed after few hours after.. take around 5-6 hour for completing the Upgrade ios 9. Its awesome.. But 4s happened with a stuck at the time of calling,it doesn’t stuck during download.. not freezed.. donno why happening this only on ios 9.. lets wait for the another update soon.. nah? Does 4s don’t support ios 9 ahh?

    Reply

  27. M M

    09/18/2015 at 9:19 am

    Updated iPhone 5S and Contact Search works but when selecting the contact from the list of results, the contact card is empty! I hope your rollback instructions still work. Thanks for providing.

    Reply

  28. Ex Apple user!!

    09/18/2015 at 9:24 am

    Mine updated fine on I tunes on 6 plus but WHAT???? Is so new or so the rush to have it?? It sucks!!! Nothing new of any interest at all and its ugly and ugly wallpapers of feathers and junk, no more iOS 8 wallpapers last year iOS 8 keeps iOS 7 WP?? Lucky I was able to downgrade to the old ispw 8.4.1 thanks god!! What’s so new?? I saw nothing and half the apps don’t even show up!! Great job there Tim crook apples false advertising for ya again lucky the 6 plus was my first and last iPhone Apple sucks!! Samsung Galaxy is way more powerful and better gave Apple a try and Apple failed as I was warned but I gave a try!! Glad I bought a Samsung note 5 and edge 6 plus no 6s or 6s plus will even come close!! Give it up and toss the towel Apple!! Anyone want a gold 128 gb 6 plus really cheap otherwise it’s getting smashed!!

    Reply

    • #taglarryios9sucks!!

      09/19/2015 at 6:47 pm

      Exactly!!! Nothing’s interesting!! WHAT???

      Reply

    • joshua

      09/21/2015 at 6:11 am

      I’ll buy the 128 Gb 6+ what price? Where do you live. Email me: [email protected]

      Reply

      • #taglarryios9 sucks

        09/21/2015 at 6:45 pm

        I’m in Rancho Cucamonga ca are you near there

        Reply

  29. #tag

    09/18/2015 at 6:32 pm

    #tag screw Apple!!!

    Reply

  30. Avon

    09/18/2015 at 7:18 pm

    I’m locked out at the slide to upgrade also! Sitting duck!

    Reply

  31. anupampankaj20

    09/18/2015 at 7:26 pm

    Me met with an issue of larger amount mb getting losing while updating software from app store.. what should i do??

    Reply

    • #tag

      09/19/2015 at 1:32 pm

      #your cute!!

      Reply

  32. Rish

    09/18/2015 at 9:07 pm

    IP5 upgrade ok but call screen not working or hang yp

    Reply

  33. tannersherwood88

    09/19/2015 at 8:17 am

    My iPhone 6 is stuck in a loop of the “slide to upgrade” which doesn’t work, so I reset it, get back to the same spot, and no dice again! I tried plugging it directly into my macbook to upgrade from there, but I can’t even restore it or upgrade from there! Not impressed apple…

    Reply

  34. Adhir Amdavadi

    09/19/2015 at 8:21 am

    After upgrade, I am in cold boot loop and all I see is bright apple and a grey line that wont complete reboot ! Its paper weight !

    Reply

  35. Christine Clarke

    09/19/2015 at 11:17 am

    Chris

    Having same problems as you guys with 4s cannot even use phone !!!! Dam

    Reply

  36. anshuman jaiswal

    09/19/2015 at 11:46 am

    i was updated my iphone 6 for ios 9 but the space is not released…its still taking 4.5 gb space its not released yet please tell me the reason or solution…..

    Reply

  37. #taglarryios9sucks!!

    09/19/2015 at 6:44 pm

    Ya Apple says the smartest iOS yet?? Don’t think so it’s the stupidest yet my update went good all you that it failed don’t loose any sleep over it!!!! It’s ugly the wallpapers are discusting!! Bird feathers?? Seriously?? And what’s the hype??? I see very few new features and what is, is nothing of interest!! Luckily I still had my ISPW iOS 8.4.1 and lucky successful downgraded back!! That’s was smartest yet!! iOS 9 sucks!!! Nothing to worry about there wouldbe upgraders but good luck keep trying but like I said its nothing impressive at all but that’s my opinion!! Just a few big glitches you upgraders will have is battery life is bad, wifi issues, email issues, and delayed voicemails hours and days late and same with texting that’s just a few I tossed out there!! If you succeed you know what can happen but hopefully not!!

    Reply

  38. HELP PLEASE!!!

    09/19/2015 at 6:48 pm

    “slide to update” =====> nothing happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  39. Dave

    09/19/2015 at 8:02 pm

    My grandson updated and said it took like 8 hours and now it wants his Apple ID and password. Every time it says incorrect. He has entered this many times previous so he knows he’s entering correct info.
    Any suggestions?

    Reply

    • #taglarryios9sucks

      09/19/2015 at 8:36 pm

      My friend had the same issue what he did was sign out completely out Apple ID than log in and than for some reason it worked for him, funny thing I did my update 9 am the 16th California time, but in my other post… Sorry it was so negative I did not like iOS 9 so I put my iPhone in recovery mode and poped my old ISPW file iOS 8.4.1 and downgraded iOS 9 had a lot of issues on my 6 plus 128 gb just be careful Apple needs to fix this!!!!!!!! I was so furious how bad it was now my iPhone back on 8.4.1 works perfectly maybe it’s a random fluke thing to me not others but have read and googled and called Apple support and said was verified issues on iOS 9 and iOS 9.1 is in the works in October, till than I’m holding out away from iOS 9.0 for now, but give it a try and good luck!! Hate to see your grandson go through the same as I did, my friend even went back to 8.4.1 iOS due to similar issues, but give a try Apple won’t sign off ISPW iOS 8.4.1 till after launch of new iPhone so time is short!!! Give a try if no luck wait till 9.1 in October like I am!!

      Reply

  40. Bill

    09/19/2015 at 11:13 pm

    Must agree with last post #Taglarry, downloaded IOS 9 on my iPh6 and after 2 days restored to 8.4.1. My issues #1 battery drain!!! My #2 issue was with lag, not terrible but needs addressing. It would appear whatever IOS 5-9 comes with your device initially will be the best performing on the device.

    Reply

    • #taglarryios9sucks

      09/20/2015 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks bill ya it’s true, too many issues I apologize for the negative post to all!! But iOS 9 is BAD!! Apple FAILED this year and all the revenue and technology you would think this wouldn’t happen?? guess what I went to Apple Store and they admit preorder sales are down from past years… Gee I wonder why??

      Reply

  41. Naman

    09/20/2015 at 1:47 am

    Its not dowloadung in 5c i try the whole day what the hell us this …plz solve this prob

    Reply

  42. Simon

    09/20/2015 at 6:34 am

    New iOS 9 has deleted some of my contacts!!

    Reply

  43. Cliffacampbell

    09/20/2015 at 9:43 am

    0=01my buddy’s aunt makes $82 /hour on the internet . She has been without work for eight months but last month her payment was $14597 just working on the internet for a few hours.
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  44. mo

    09/20/2015 at 12:20 pm

    Having issues after ios 9 update, my airdrop from from iphone 6 to macbook does work? any solutions would be great

    thanks

    Reply

    • Jason

      10/13/2015 at 10:34 pm

      I upgraded to IOS 9.0.2 and two things happened: Airdrop is nowhere to be found on my iPhone. And I can’t do something as simple as transfer photos from my iPhone to my laptop via USB. My laptop sees the files, but assigns them an JPG icon, and then I get the same error message for every file: unrecognizable file format. These are photos I took on the iPhone, which have always transferred easily.

      Reply

      • Tom

        10/26/2015 at 2:29 am

        Found a Fix for the missing contact in messages, and its to do with the settings on the phone sending the message. Since upgrading to ios9 (any version of) one number would not show the contact name when a message received. By setting the phone number in ‘My Info’ on the originating phone sorted it.

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  45. Kay

    09/20/2015 at 12:53 pm

    I’ve not read where anyone has my same problem with IOS9!! Everything works great EXCEPT I can’t download any emails!!!

    Reply

    • Marcel

      09/20/2015 at 5:09 pm

      I have the same problem.

      Reply

    • Mike

      09/20/2015 at 8:53 pm

      Before I downgraded that happened to me on iOS 9 all you have to do is re sync to computer if a Mac Mac book than reopen than you should be able to use email but yahoo only good luck

      Reply

      • Kay

        09/25/2015 at 1:29 pm

        That didn’t help me, Mike! But, thanks! I did find a fix, finally!

        Reply

    • Julie (O-kami)

      09/25/2015 at 7:40 am

      I’m having the same issue plus it’s burning up my battery

      Reply

      • Kay

        09/25/2015 at 1:27 pm

        OK! I got it fixed on both my iPhone and iPad! I had to delete my account and then add the account back manually! You can’t use “YAHOO” button to add it, as it adds your hosting account. I needed my domain name email account. If this is your problem, you might want to try that!
        It is also burning up my battery, but I haven’t had time to worry about that….until now!! Good luck!!!

        Reply

  46. shaun

    09/20/2015 at 8:12 pm

    iPad mini is freezing whie trying to update, it gets to the part were its ask for you to choose a network then goes to another slide to upgrade screen but nothing happens when I slide my finger accross the screen. When this happens I restart my Ipad and do everything again but same issue

    Reply

  47. Pearl

    09/20/2015 at 9:09 pm

    Updated iphone6 to ios9 but the touch id doesnt work..

    Reply

  48. Julie

    09/21/2015 at 5:59 am

    Just lost all my emails on my iPad 2! Tried to move them from what is now called rubbish back to the inbox, wouldn’t let me do this. Managed to move one back to inbox then emails crashed. Opened it again and all emails in rubbish have disappeared. Not happy.

    Reply

  49. Jim

    09/21/2015 at 6:11 am

    I removed several of the Productivity app’s that were downloaded with OS9 to my iPhone, now I’m thinking I might like to try the “Numbers” app is there any way of getting it back?

    Reply

  50. Joseph

    09/21/2015 at 2:12 pm

    Updated my Ipad yesterday and since then every initial letter I type repeats. I am spending a lot of time deleting extra letters. I have rebooted (soft & hard) the ipad several times which resolves the issue until the power turns off – then it’s back to square peg one :(

    Reply

  51. Marg

    09/21/2015 at 3:25 pm

    Hi – since I uploaded to ios9 im regularly going into open my text messages and where the box is usually blank to start typing a new message there is like a voice message covering the blank space – no matter which contact I try to go into the send a new message. The only way to get rid of it is to reboot the iphone (6). Painful. Is there a solution for this?

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    • JET

      09/21/2015 at 5:53 pm

      I have this too Marg. If you hit the space bar several times, you can at least see the message you are typing, as it forces that voice message cover upwards, but still rebooting is the only clean fix I’ve found.

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      • JET

        09/21/2015 at 5:54 pm

        * Sorry, not the space bar. Hit the return several times to clear the text bar space so you can see what you type.

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      • Zach

        09/22/2015 at 3:02 pm

        Same with me. It’s aggravating because aside from this issue the update works flawlessly on my 6+.

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        • #taglarryios9sucks

          09/23/2015 at 7:56 am

          Works good for a few days my 6 plus is all messed up I went back to 8.4.1 ISPW give a few days u will see glitches from hell

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    • Michael Siemsen

      09/30/2015 at 1:04 pm

      I have this problem too, but closing the iMessage app from the app switcher has been working as a fix. No reboot needed.

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    • NGops

      10/01/2015 at 7:06 am

      Same problem, although I found you don’t have to reboot the iphone. If you just close the message app (double click the home button and swipe up to close “Messages”), it will clear the bar from the text box. Hope it works!

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  52. Amelia Summerhill

    09/22/2015 at 4:58 pm

    If problems are relatively few and far between they’re hardly ‘plaguing’ users. Get a dictionary and use it.

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  53. Nik

    09/22/2015 at 10:24 pm

    My iphone 4s is stuck in a boot loop that goes to the apple logo with a loading bar thats always at 30%!! the weird thing is it had finished upgrading and I got to my icloud option and then it reset and started doing this anyone know what to do? Ive reset it several times!!1

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  54. Dave

    09/23/2015 at 9:20 am

    Since I installed iOS9 on my iPhone 4s my notes are all compacted. They used to be nicely lined up for easy reading; now each note shows as a single large mass. I sync with Outlook and do not use iCloud. Furthermore, there is no reference on iTunes any more to sync Notes with Outlook. What is happening? My iPhone synced fine before.

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  55. Jacques

    09/23/2015 at 11:09 am

    This could have been a helpful article had I been able to get through it. I understand a word count can be important, but repeating the same point 2-3 times before getting to the meat and potatoes of why we’re all here, is taking your audience for granted. There are other webpages with similar entries. Why do I need to be told 3 times that there are many positives about the new upgrade, but also many found issues? I got it the first time. Sadly, that’s just one example. Filler is not a sign of good writing, and assumes a certain level intelligence of your readers. We notice!

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  56. Jacques

    09/23/2015 at 11:12 am

    Actually, you made the point 4 times before the article even got started. My bad.

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  57. Fidel

    09/23/2015 at 6:12 pm

    I have not been able to get group text messages or mms messages since upgrading to iOS 9. I updated to iOS 9.0.1 and still no luck. Anybody else having this problem?

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    • tom mac

      09/24/2015 at 10:45 pm

      iphone 5 upgrade today from ios 9 to 9.0.1. Lost t-mobile prepaid data access. voice/sms okay
      airplane toggle, off/on not helpful

      action that apeared to resolve: phone off, remove sim, phone on confirming that wifi/bt off, phone off, insert sim, phone on, test tmobile date (no wifi/bt/airplanemode) to see is functional

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    • george

      10/01/2015 at 6:30 am

      i have the same issue, it works if I turn of LTE and use only 4g signal

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  58. Des San

    09/24/2015 at 1:02 pm

    I updated my iphone to 9.0.1 and the problem that i have is when display auto rotation is disabled, after using an app the display switched to landscape when go back to home.

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  59. Alayne

    09/24/2015 at 4:25 pm

    Here’s a problem I haven’t seen anybody write about regarding the OS9.0.1 update on my iphone 6. For the last few days my phone wouldn’t come on after charging, intermittenty, unless I rebooted.

    Today, with the phone on, off charge, and not low on battery use, just sitting there, the screen went haywire. The phone shut off and on, off and on, and when it was on, the screen was showing black and white lines and static. I rebooted several times and still the same problem. I was able to turn it off and it would stay off, but if I tried to turn it back on, the screen would do the same weird thing. I wasn’t able to get past that.

    The phone felt a little hot, but not too hot. I took it out of its case and let it sit for about an hour. Now it’s working ok–for now.

    Any idea what might be going on? Could it be unrelated to the OS9.01 update?.

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  60. livingasgracie

    09/24/2015 at 6:34 pm

    I updated the ios 9 on my ipod, and the sound effects arent going to silent. !!!!

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  61. Lincoln

    09/24/2015 at 10:23 pm

    The latest upadte has rendered my iPad nearly worthless. E-mail is not saved, in drafts, or when simply leaving the e-mail app to find a photo or a file. Text is lost, shortly after writing it, if you leave the app a short time after writing it…. There is more, but the e-mail app is an important part of my business, and these glitches are maddening, and costing me money. My nearly $1000. iPad is now sitting on the sidelines, and I fear any future updates.

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  62. Jessica

    09/25/2015 at 6:40 pm

    9.1 horrible seriously I can’t even make calls or keep them when they do go through. Dropping and call failures all day since update. I still can’t turn cellular toggle back on after it’s been off so only wifi usage still with those apps. I’m disgusted that iPhone 6 Plus isn’t working with these new updates like stated.

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  63. Margueritte Hillman

    09/25/2015 at 7:43 pm

    After the update my 5c to iOS 9, my voicemail is offline. I tried to reset the password, but a message pops up saying that I can’t update at this time. I rebooted, to no avail. I also cannot get my iPhone to regain the ability to text someone that I was previously able to text. I can receive her texts, but I can’t reply. I’ve tried all kinds of things to solve the texting issue, except blowing away all of my other texts and I don’t want to do that. What’s with these two issues?

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  64. Kathy

    09/26/2015 at 12:22 pm

    IOS 9 installation causes many emails to say message is not downloaded from the server. All you see is who it’s from and subject. They will not download! When is the fix for this coming because it’s not in the details of 9.1

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  65. Ajesh TM

    09/26/2015 at 12:43 pm

    I have updated iOS 9.01 today , but still I have the issue for some apps (App Store , Safari &isomer other applications) cannot be connected in cellular data (Etisalat-in Uae). Please let me know if there any few more steps to get solve this issues after iOS 9.01 installation.

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  66. Ajesh TM

    09/26/2015 at 12:48 pm

    I have updated iOS 9.01 today in my iPhone 6plus mobile, but still I have the issue for some apps (App Store , Safari &isomer other applications) cannot be connected in cellular data (Etisalat-in Uae). Please let me know if there any few more steps to get solve this issues after iOS 9.01 installation.

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  67. Dawn

    09/27/2015 at 2:04 am

    Numbeup

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  68. Traszie

    09/27/2015 at 6:35 am

    Since upgrading to IOS 9 then IOS 9.1, my songs won’t play in my iTunes library, my iPhone 6 won’t back up to iCloud and I also have some WIFI issues. My local Apple Store couldn’t help me and have now appointments for over a week. I have had iPhones forever, but this is tempting me to try another brand, something which was once unthinkable. Totally angry and fed up.

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  69. RheAnna Lorenz

    09/27/2015 at 4:12 pm

    Since updating to the 9.0.1, my photos have added 2 unnecessary albums. Its bullshit! if I try to delete the pictures from the ‘snapshot’ or ‘selfie’ album they automatically delete from my main album. there is nothing in the settings program to be able to shut them off. it is a rip off because it is pretty much doubling up my storage by doubling up the pictures!

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  70. Jp

    09/27/2015 at 11:59 pm

    Help please…
    Downloaded to ios 9.0.1 on my iphone 6+ everythings fine but cannot access my app store…

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  71. Carmella

    09/28/2015 at 8:07 am

    I don’t receive “group” texts after downloading 9.0.1
    Any suggestions???

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  72. Syed

    09/28/2015 at 10:35 am

    Hai this is Syed from qatar and I updated the iOS 9.0 and 9.0.1 already but still my mobile not having any access to cellular data and I already speak with iPhone support team but just they telling to wait …if they want we just wait then what the use of iPhone..we thinking iPhone is very best now iPhone reality it’s coming out ….plz any one can help me plzzzzzzxx…

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  73. Trish

    09/29/2015 at 10:01 am

    A few things, what is with “iOS needing access to my email information????? & any photos I want to “save image” must go to my iCloud. Um nooooooo not okay. Is there any way around this I purposely don’t use the iCloud for a reason.

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  74. Patti

    09/29/2015 at 2:43 pm

    My email search no longer works on my iPad after I upgraded to ios9.1. It won’t filter thru my emails only brings up contacts and freezes.

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  75. venkat j

    09/30/2015 at 1:21 pm

    Tried to update 9.0.2 after downloaded the application through itune, extrated and installed after installation. I phone 6 Plus shows only apple logo and itune disconnected the device, trying to search phone nothing was there. I don’t know how to fix this issue. Samething faced while installing 9.0 finally installed but now struggling my phone back to normal. :(

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  76. Sue

    10/01/2015 at 5:41 am

    I have done the ios9.0.2 it’s no better can’t play games can’t get pages documents that I need for work what ever have they done to it

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  77. Stephen

    10/02/2015 at 2:27 am

    I have just updated my iphone 6 to ios 9.0.2, now i can’t syce my facebook friends to my contacts list can anybody help me please

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  78. Alvaro Macias

    10/02/2015 at 9:32 am

    I also have lost some contacts. Some whatsapp chats show number instead contact name…. so nice!!!

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    • You gotta be kidding me

      10/02/2015 at 9:46 pm

      I also don’t get whatsapp messages if I leave a wi-fi area. I have to open whatsapp, close it, then open it again and I will get messages. I will get no messages whatsoever if I’m not on my local network. And I also cannot upload anything to fb

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  79. You gotta be kidding me

    10/02/2015 at 9:40 pm

    I have a ‘smart phone’ but have to go to my pc and google how to fix the things the latest update broke…..

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  80. Queen Samir

    10/07/2015 at 6:56 am

    My dear… I’m asking if iphone 4S is compatible with ios 9.0.2 or not because I received a setting’s notification for software update to ios 9.0.2 . Knowing that my version is 7.1.1…. Many thanks

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  81. V

    10/07/2015 at 6:53 pm

    GC just hangs when you open it on ipad mini

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  82. Brian

    10/10/2015 at 6:45 pm

    I have another issue on two iPad Air MD788LL/A tablets. I contacted Apple and they blew off the issue. Hopefully they will see this and finally fix it.

    I upgraded to version 9.0.0 — no problems. I upgraded to version 9.0.1 — no problems. About five nights ago, I got the message that 9.0.2 was available and had some bug fixes, so I decided to install it. That was a mistake!

    The tablet had 75% battery remaining when I started the upgrade. The upgrade only took 5 minutes, but when it turned back on it said that the battery was at 0%. Since it thinks that it has 0% battery life, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth do not work. Everything else is working correctly. I left it charge over night — no change, still 0%. So, I decided to see how long it would run at 0%. It ran for almost three days of normal use before I finally decided to charge it since I don’t really know how much battery there is.

    This is like a car where the fuel gauge does not work… you have to guess.

    I contacted Apple and they immediately said that it was due to apps that are installed on the tablet. They said that I would have to restore it. So, I put it in recovery mode, plugged it into the computer, and iTunes performed the restore. It worked fine for about ten minutes. The battery was at 84% and working great. Then, the entire screen went a pinkish / purplish color and then the tablet restarted. This time, when it came up, the battery was again at 0% and I cannot use Wi-Fi.

    I should also mention that the iCloud backup was configured, but when I tried to restore it said that there was not a valid backup. When I logged in to the iCloud site, it shows that this tablet has over 5 GB of backup.

    Apple, I am seriously considering going back to my Android tablet. This thing does me no good if I cannot use it. Right now, it is a very expensive paperweight.

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  83. patrick

    10/13/2015 at 6:05 am

    i can’t press my application the only things that work are assistive touch and control center. how can i fix the problem?

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    • patrick

      10/13/2015 at 6:07 am

      i’m using iphone 6 in ios 9.0.2

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  84. Jenny

    10/15/2015 at 3:28 pm

    Pls help….. Every time I used safari and search it always pop up the white blank square in few seconds then it gone and back again and again. Anyone can experience like this.? Pls help..thanks

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  85. Juvenal

    10/15/2015 at 11:49 pm

    I have an iPad from my school and i log out or my id and i did the iOS 9 upgrade and I can put another I’d it does not led me .i saw some videos of how to downgrade your iPad but you need a computer and I don’t have one if they found out that I log out I’ll get I. Trouble can you guys help me to log back again

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  86. Harry

    10/29/2015 at 8:42 pm

    “upgraded” to 9.1 and all my contacts are gone! WTF?

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  87. unimpressed

    10/30/2015 at 3:30 pm

    Apple have shot them selves in the foot with iOS 9 big time.
    They have added more features, but at the same time screwed up so many basics that just turn your phone into an expense paper weight. Nice one apple you bunch of numbnuts!

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  88. Patsy

    11/04/2015 at 11:51 am

    Folks, I believe we have been sabotaged by Apple. My iPhone 5s has gone completely haywire since I downloaded the IOS 9.1. My battery only last a few hours now, all of my contact numbers completely removed on my cell phone. The contact names are still there, and my iPhone as well as my iPad runs really slow. Could greed from Apple be the calls of this?

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  89. Patsy

    11/04/2015 at 11:54 am

    Could greed from Apple be the calls of this?

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  90. Patsy

    11/04/2015 at 11:56 am

    Crap, could greed from Apple the the cause of this?

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  91. Patsy

    11/04/2015 at 12:04 pm

    Samsung , here I come.

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  92. Gary

    11/06/2015 at 5:09 am

    This article is terrible. Zero help. Were you contracted by Apple to use the phrase iOS 9 as much as you could or something. Who did this writing? Not only does IOS 9.anything blatantly suck so far, but you offer no recognition of this fact nor do you offer any real help.

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  93. Jill

    11/06/2015 at 6:50 am

    After upgrade to ios9 when using mail, drafts do not retain content after closing ie after saving an email in draft the content is totally empty including subject and email details. I thought it was isolated to my iPad but a number of others have this problem. Any ideas on rectifying. Power drain is drastic and have undertaken all your suggestions but still poor retention of power. Very disappointing update.

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  94. Criss

    11/10/2015 at 6:41 am

    My iphone is so log. Is it because of the iOs 9 update??

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  95. Nancy Black

    11/25/2015 at 11:50 am

    I just upgraded my iPhone5 to OS9.1…..BAD MISTAKE!!! Can’t access any mobile date. Am totally reliant on wifi. What a mess!

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  96. Bilkisu

    11/29/2015 at 2:56 am

    I updated my 4s with iOS 9.1 and the contact page is not responding to touch or swipe thus preventing me from accessing my contacts to make calls, also the phone icon on the home screen is not showing missed calls.

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  97. Sai Charan Reddy Pammi

    12/12/2015 at 12:59 am

    Is IOS 9.1 is friendly for old iphones ?

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