Apple confirmed the iOS 9 release date at its September event last week and this next major iOS update is finally here.


Here’s how to get it:

Open your Settings app > General > Software Update > Select Download and install > Agree to T’s & C’s

It took a while to complete this update (around 3 hours) and you will need 1GB of space on your device to be able to install it.

Brand New App

Once you’ve finished downloading and installing the new iOS update you’ll notice a brand new, dedicated News app. News curates all the stories and updates you’re interested in and will learn your preferences the longer you use it.

Some Noteworthy Changes

The native Note app has received a complete make-over. Many people may opt for other note apps, but Apple’s own is pretty useful and it just got better. You can now add the following to your notes:

  • Pictures;
  • Doodles;
  • Checklists;
  • Bullets;
  • Headings; and more.


Apple have redone the multitasking look for iOS 9. The new style open an additional app without having to leave the one you’re currently in. You can now have both the apps open and running simultaneously.

iOS 9

Low Power Mode

Finally, Apple made a low power mode for iOS 9, and it’s pretty neat. Unlike Android low power modes that restrict your general operations on the phone, the low power mode in iOS lowers brightness, performance, background refresh of apps and some visual effects.

It is unnoticeable, and will help users when they have 10 minutes to get a quick charge in, as low power mode also charges your device much faster.

Here’s how to use it:

Open your Settings app > Battery > Toggle on Low Power Mode

New Spotlight Search

The search functionality has been improved on iOS 9. You can now search in apps as well as it gives your recommendations on what the OS thins you are looking for before you type. If you call your best friend at around the same time every day, then it will learn your actions and have the contact detail there for easy access. the same goes for apps, if you use Whatsapp often, it will be there for you.

Drop us a comment and let us know what your favourite new iOS 9 feature is.