iOS 9 first impressions :-)

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Allograft, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. Allograft, Sep 18, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2015

    Allograft macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2014
    I don't usually do an in-place update on pretty much any machine. But, I have to say, less than 24 hours in, update is doing fine on VZW iP6 64 GB and VZW iPad Air 2 64 GB. I did the in-place update while connected to iTunes. I haven't been pleased with OTA before. My strategy is backup to PC, well MacBooks, then copy the backup to desktop. Make sure all pics are imported. then go to app switcher and close all apps, airplane mode, disconnect from iTunes, reset, then re-attach to iTunes, and update through iTunes.

    All went very smoothly with my two devices that I update my lady's VZW 5s 16 GB this morning. There are a couple of glitches here and there but overall very smooth and good experience. I'll probably DFU update for 9.1 though. I prefer a clean house, but this was a good experience, I must say.

    EDIT: I should add that all devices were DFU updated to 8.4.1 previously
  2. macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2011
    iPhone 5 became significantly slower after upgrade
  3. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    Every device is different. For instance, every update has been smooth sailing for me since I got my iPhone 5. The only real issues I had occurred when I was beta testing.

    On my iPhone 5, the only issue I have is just me not entirely being on board with some of the iOS 9 features such as Search and the new multitasking UI (almost great, just not entirely there).
  4. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    My husband has reported no problems yet on his iPhone 6Plus 128 with AT&T. I'm not familiar with the term DFU so I don't know if he did that or not. I have decided not to update since I'm getting my new 6S plus next week anyway. I will upgrade my mini 2 in a few weeks after the dust settles a bit. My husband did say the upgrades made his AiR and mini fly along on sites that used to choke the devices with ads. And he says battery life has improved.

    I am glad it all went well for you, too.
  5. FloridaGary macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2014
    I was interested to read how the OP has an update strategy and I do also for my ip6 and my wife's ip6 and iPad Air 2. After backing up all devices, I make sure the battery is close to a full charge, close all apps and reboot devices while holding the home button to clear memory. Then I upgrade the device. No issues ever on any apple device however some apps are not updated as quickly and may not perform the same in the short term.

    I always wondered if people haphazardly update their devices without any preparation and causes more issues for them.
  6. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    wife's iphone 5 is just fine on iOS 9
  7. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2014
    North Carolina
    What a breath of fresh air, you'd think this was the complaint department as of lately since the release of iOS 9. iPhone 5, iPhone 6Plus and Mini 3 all are working fine here. Glad you are enjoying it thus far.
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's like that with every major release really. It calms down after a few months, followed by most people praising the latest version as something to live up to when then next new one comes around. Rinse and repeat.
  9. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    No issues here, straight forward iTunes update. Never do OTA update on such a major update, I do those for the .x.x releases.
  10. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Eh, I think its fair to say a lot of people don't actually use iTunes to backup or know how to do it. Many might not even have access to it (lots of people own iPhones and iPads and no Macs). I mean with iCloud since iOS 5, Apple hasn't advertised updating through iTunes anymore.

    So its not really fair to suggest that anyone is lying about the lag issues because they updated OTA instead of iTunes especially since Apple actually promoted easier to update OTA as a feature of iOS 9.
  11. obeliq macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Went well on iPhone 6 64gb here as well. I follow the same routine every time I update. Update all apps, full sync and backup. Hard reset then full tethered upgrade (not as new phone).

    Only odd things - My contrast was set to minimum when I got the 'Hola' screen (made me a little nervous at first lol), and it was a little choppy when I was using it right away. Let it sit, went to watch a movie, came back and it's running great. It even let me log in to iCloud keychain and fix a sync problem I had since iOS8 that I had just about given up on (iMac and iPhone were not sharing passwords - I had to enter them on both and they seemed to save independently anything after iOS8 update - now they have merged again).

    Very crisp looking and no stutters or choppiness in multitasking or control centre as some have noted.

    They do seemed to have changed pinch zooming on photos and web pages. I can't quite figure it out but it feels different. Faster but less precise to me. I suppose I will get used to it.

    Tried out Crystal and it is effective, but I do most of my reading through 'newsify' which allows all the ads through when it loads a web page. Still, I hope Crystal integrates an easy to use whitelist. There is some sites I would like to support because they do ads as well as can be done.

    Good luck everyone.

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