Yesterday, Apple released iOS 9. Apple typically takes a few months to put a coat of polish on its major updates, and this one is dropping unusually quickly — as the chart below shows, iOS 9.
Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone, so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements Over new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7. The upgrade process Upgrading to iOS 9. Apple has evidently decided that quaint functions like menus and playlists were obsolete and stripped the last vestiges of the classic iTunes view out of the application.
Playlist view is still available, but no longer the default method of grouping content. I had to restore my phone to factory settings before I was able to continue the process. Fortunately, things restarted without incident after that. The entire process including clearing space, restarting the upgrade, and upgrading iTunes took about two hours.
I restored a backup of previous applications, notes, photos, and video once I had iOS 9. Once I had the phone back up and running, I was pleasantly surprised. The Notes app received a major upgrade in iOS 9, but my old notes were rolled into the new application without incident. UI transitions are a hair slower than they were, but I can live with the difference… With two, seemingly related exceptions.
My iPhone 5c has no problems there. Its keyboard performance, however, absolutely tanked. This problem becomes particularly noticeable if you use a pair of Bluetooth wireless earbuds. Predictive text can be disabled from the settings menu. The keyboard problem, at least, can be solved by switching to a third-party application. An unremovable pop-up ad unless you give SwiftKey full access?
If you choose to update to iOS 9.