Apple iOS 9.1 has been in testing since before iOS 9 launched. And developers have tested about five betas before the final release. This is the third public update for iOS 9 with the first two being iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2.
In iOS 9.1, an update has been added to Live Photos. Now Live Photos can sense when your iPhone is raised or lowered. This prevents movements that you do not want to record to end up on Live Photos. Apple added an option in the Settings app to enable or disable photos of your contacts in the Messages lists. And there are three new planet wallpapers added in iOS 9.1, including Jupiter, Mars and Neptune.
Bug Fixes And Performance Improvements In iOS 9.1
Many bug fixes and performance improvements were also added in iOS 9.1. There is improved stability for CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari and Search. And iOS 9.1 has improved Multitasking user interface performance.
Issues where the Calendar app becomes unresponsive in the Month view and where Game Center crashes for many users have been fixed. And an issue has been resolved where content of an app was zoomed into unnecessarily for some iOS users.
There was a bug fixed which caused an incorrect unread mail count for POP mail accounts. An issue where users were prevented from removing recent contacts from new mail or messages was fixed. There was also an issue where some messages did not appear in Mail search results for some users has been fixed.
A bug where a gray bar in the body of an Audio Message remained has been fixed. And an issue that caused activation errors on some carriers has been fixed. Lastly, a bug that prevented some apps from updating from the App Store was fixed.
Apple News For The U.K. Now Available
iOS 9.1 also includes the Apple News app for U.K. users. Apple News is a customizable news curation app that includes feeds for The Guardian, The Economist, Time, etc.
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.