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iOS 9? How to you like?

Discussion in 'APPLE iPhone, iPad Tablets and all iOS Devices' started by viewfly, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. viewfly

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    What do you think?

    I'm liking it a lot. Adding enough new features and rearrangements to make the phone feel new.

    Adding free draw to notes and new search features in Apple maps to name just a few.

    Updated to 9.1



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    Vf, did you mean 9.01 or 9.1 beta 2?

    I upgraded mine to 9.01.

    As to the original topic, I didn't get time to seriously evaluate it on my 6 but I did notice the battery life to be not as good.




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    Yes 9.0.1. I hardly think about battery life. I get through the day well enough. Sort of stopped worrying the meter. + the ️does help.


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    Hmmm. Can't offer any suggestions. My OTA upgrade was flawless, including iMessage.


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    I am presuming she has done all the obvious things like logging out of iCloud and iMessage etc, rebooting the phone and then logging back in?

    Also presuming, the suggestions on that thread doesn't work.

    Good luck, I updated to 9 via iTunes, how did she do hers?


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    You presume too much :D However, one of the suggestions on the thread must've worked, cause she messaged a happy smile ;)

    My guess is the phone prompted and she accepted. She wouldn't know the business end of iTunes if it slapped her in the face :cautious:
     
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    I also presume that there is no risk of her ever seeing your post or you would be in the dog house with a couple of rabid dogs :p

    Glad it is working for her.



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    That's a good presumption
    The iNeed app is really handy
     
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    I like it. Everything is smooth on all of my devices. I haven't noticed any battery changes, but then I never pay that much attention to it now that they're more than long enough to get through the day.

    The new feature that I use the most is the new touchpad functionality on the keyboard, both on the iPad and on the 6S with a 3D touch. I also like the new keyboard styling, now that I've gotten used to it.
     
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    I still have not updated to iOS 9. With all the bugs and issues, I will wait it out for a while. I'm still not too thrilled with the new system font, but it is no longer the key reason I'm not updating at this point.
     
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    It's a fairly safe bet, given the advantages. I personally know of 6 users with no problems and zero with any.

    Which ones are you worried about?

    I'm used to the font. Hardly noticed the change.


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    The sluggishness, heating up, misbehaving apps, charging issues, and whatever else people have been experiencing. So far iOS 8 is working fine for me, so I'm going to keep it for the time being.

    As for the font thing, I have always like the rounded style of the Helvetica Neue font they've been using over the years. It has been, for me, the definitive iPhone UI look. I don't care for the way numbers look with the new San Francisco font. I really notice it. A few friends of mine have iPhones that have been updated to 9 and I clearly notice the difference. I may be among a small minority this matters to. Again, it's not a deal-breaker by any means, but I have to get used to it before settling in on it from the point I update and beyond. Once I go to 9, there's no going back.
     
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    Mike, where are you hearing all these problems?

    When I upgraded to iOS 9 and subsequently to 9.0.1 and then to 9.0.2, 2 or 3 apps that had not been updated for iOS 9 did crash and/or misbehave. After their updates came along, they were fine. I didn't have any other problems, definitely not sluggishness, charging issues, or heating up.

    Anyway you need to feel comfortable with it before updating of course.

    Good luck. :)



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    I check out PhoneArena, BGR, and Endgadget Mobile frequently. They've mentioned issues with iOS 9 that people are having. Also, I have a few friends with iPhones who've experienced some of the issues mentioned. I'm sure 9 would be fine on my phone, but I want to wait it out for a while.
     
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    I read that by 9/29 iOS 9 is already on half the iOS devices out there. Pretty amazing acceptance rate. Of course, it's a one way ticket.

    I prefer to read user forums, since many of the summaries on cnet, BGR,etc are based on them. And a few 'tests', of questionable usefulness. In doing so, I can formulate my own opinion on wacky, vs solid user reports.

    I'm always one to jump first on iOS upgrades, and also hardware. But never betas. I had only 10 days or so with iOS 9 on my iPhone 6, before the 6S arrived. So I don't have a strong opinion, but it seemed fine. Kayak crashed a lot, but it was fixed within the week.

    My wife is going fine on the 6, but she is not one to notice small problems. So I think iOS 9 on 6 is good. But a 5S might be too slow.

    I saw a plot on the annual spike in battery issues with each iOS or hardware release. Yeah, sometimes there can be an issue, but most I believe are from more activity on ones iPhone, just playing and learning new feature- I.e. More on screen time. People write, "I'm not even doing anything, and the battery is dead." Well looking at the screen is the biggest battery killer by far. So it's natural.

    So based on my experience and surveying others, most are doing fine, and enjoying the new useful features. Apple is quick to jump on updates, so nothing major lasts for too long.

    But Mike, that is only my observation.

    PS. I am fan of rebooting a device,or software if there is a problem. But I laugh at the guys that make a religion out of it each new launch.
    " got to do a clean install " if that doesn't work, try it 6 more times. "


    One would think that if Apple could eliminate all their launch problems by forcing people to do a clean install, that would be the official process, no? Sure, sometimes, the Genius Bar will recommend it, but not 8 times over again. Something else is a miss.

    I've done OTA updates for a long time now, and it's fine.




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    Has anyone used or found this?

    Also this is a good summary of new iOS 9 features.

    http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/ios-9/


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    Has anyone figured this out?

    On both the iPad and the iPhone, there's a new two finger gesture that controls the cursor. Placing two fingers anywhere on the screen (including over the keyboard) allows for super quick selecting, cutting, and pasting, making it much easier to control the cursor in iOS 9.


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    There are a few features that I haven't figured out and this is one of them.


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    Ah, I see.

    Two finger swipe only works within Apple native apps like mail, message, notes, etc. then it's pretty cool. Two finger swipe on the text or on the keyboard. Try using it while replying to an email, for example.

    I think this is old hat for android, but a new battery saving feature below

    "the iPhone's ambient light and proximity sensors let it detect if it's facedown on a table, and if it is, an incoming notification no longer causes the screen to light up."


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    Well, I finally updated to 9.0.2 last night. I did it through iTunes and it went smoothly. I finally got used to the way the SF font looked. I'm surprised the font issue bothered me so much, but it did. Took me a month, but I finally came around.

    So far, so good.
     
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    Glad you like it and everything went smoothly.

    Question - why 9.0.1 and not 9.0.2?


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    My bad, it was 9.0.2, the latest one. I'm going to edit my previous post. Thanks for the correction.
     
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    Glad you made the plunge!


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