Just in case anyone thinks they may have the option to restore back to IOS 8, IOS 9 is the equivalent of MALWARE. If you need Snow Leopard, do not even test IOS 9 on any device. You can’t go back. The “upgrade" knowingly makes iTunes in Snow Leopard incapable of syncing with the IOS 9 product... with no way to reverse the process. Once your Apple product has been exposed, IOS 9 cannot be removed or replaced or restored to a previous IOS by any traditional means, if at all. Since (like countless others) I NEED Snow Leopard, I took big steps to assure that I could keep it and still sync my iPhone as I always had. But here was my futile attempt. (1) On my iPhone 5S, I selected "Erase all Contents and Settings.” This took my phone all the way back to the “Hello” screen. (from that state, it would still not connect to iTunes 11.4) (2) I updated the backup of my computer’s hard drive. (3) I downloaded and installed “El Capitan” on my MacBook Pro, knowing I could not keep it. (4) I opened that newer version of iTunes and restored my temporarily functionless iPhone from my September backup containing IOS 8.4.1. (5) BUT... Even though it took all my phone settings back to a date when I was running IOS 8.4.1, my restored phone mysteriously still contains IOS 9.0.1, meaning it is still effectively ruined for me. After I use my Superduper backup to restore my Mac back to Snow Leopard, my phone will again be useless with that Mac. Apple owes me a new phone. It’s like filling dry-erase markers with latex paint, failing to mention it, and then offering to sell you a new board that works just fine with latex paint. My replacement phone has to be one that has not been exposed to the IOS 9 MALWARE ATTACK to be able to restore my saved settings. Otherwise, I have to use a second computer (most likely a PC) just to sync my iPhone. Ridiculous! I can’t be the only one who does not have the disk space make an El Capitan partition just to backup an iPhone. I am not angry that Apple made a change. I am angry that they did not WARN us that the “update" was a permanent attack on the connectivity of many faithful Mac users. Apple COULD have given proper warning. They did not. Apple makes no computer and no operating system that can run the best version of Logic Pro without bugs... and that is just one example. If you make the same mistake I did, you may also find yourself in need of a new phone. Snow Leopard users, Just Say No.