Thursday, 22 October 2015

Apple Releases iOS 9.1 With New Emoji, Live Photos Improvements

Apple has released iOS 9.1 to the public for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 9.1 comes with over 150 new emoji and Live Photo improvements. It is the third update to iOS 9 so far, with Apple having previously released iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2.

iOS 9.1 includes an update for Live Photos, which now sense when the iPhone is raised or lowered to refrain from recording unnecessary movements. Apple added an option in the Settings app to enable or disable photos of your contacts in the Messages lists, you can now toggle contact photos on or off on iPhone 6 and later. Go to Settings > Messages > Show Contact Photos to change this setting, which is on by default. And there are three new planet wallpapers added in iOS 9.1, including Jupiter, Mars and Neptune. 

You can download and install iOS 9.1 by opening Settings > General > Software Update on your iOS device. You can also install the update by connecting your device to iTunes. The download size varies based on your device, but you will notice in the screenshot that it seems to be a little bit more than 300 megabytes.