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9 Key Changes in iOS 9

Published on 05 November 15

Chances are high the new iOS 9 update is already inviting you to land it on your device (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini or iPod touch 5G). Should you agree to the update or should you stick to iOS 8 in the foreseeable future? Here’re 9 reasons why you should yield to Cupertino’s iOS 9 invitation.


New Notes app got a plethora of new features: check lists, to-do lists, photo and link adding, etc. From iOS 9 on all changes to notes are instantly synchronized with your other devices via iCloud. Notes can also be added to Safari and Maps tab.


In iOS 9 Maps app now features public transportation routes (although few cities are actually supported as of today). New tab highlights metro lines and stations, bus routes, ferries, etc. The routes Maps lay are now more precise and accurate.

iCloud Drive

A new app, embedded in the system by default, enables users access iCloud files from the home screen. Files are sorted according to name, data, and tags, which you added from Mac. You can view contents, sort and look up files from the app you’re currently using at the moment.


New Mail app enables you to add photos, comments and signings to attached files and documents. You can also attach assets from iCloud Drive and search messages with a particular recipient, sender, topic and a combination of a couple of parameters.


Having iOS 9 you can easily open two apps simultaneously on your screen. For instance, combine Safari and Twitter, Skype and Fruit Ninja, etc. However, multitasking is available for iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro. Quite a controversial decision if not to say more.

QuickType keyboard

On iOS 9 to mark, edit and move test, you normally use two fingers to move the cursor along the screen. A couple of touches and the font goes bold, italic or underlined. Copy-paste operation is also done in a couple of quick taps.

Battery lives Longer

Apple did their best to prolong the duration of its devices. Light and distance sensors track when a device is placed ‘face down’, which triggers the light-up effects to keep silence even if there’s a notification pending. In addition, Low Power mode makes the device consume even less battery charge. Metal technology also spurred a better use of central and graphic processors’ capacity for smoother animations and higher performance.

Updates are now lighter

For the record, iOS 8 required 4,58 GB, while iOS 9 required 3.5 less memory - only 1.3 GB. Users of past generation devices and those with the lowest package, now it’s your time to celebrate!

Improved Security

Allegedly, iOS 9 safeguards your photos, documents and chatting history with more complex passwords. As mentioned at Essayhackers, Cupertino says they prevented any hackers and phishers from gaining unauthorized access to your Apple ID.

This blog is listed under Operating Systems and Mobility Community

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