iOS 9.1 launches today with emoji and Live Photo updates
It’s time to express yourself. Apple’s iOS 9.1 update has just dropped 150 new emoji, Live Photo improvements and many bug fixes.
This iOS update just launched today, releasing a load of brand new emoji to get creative with. The update includes new faces, animals, food, weather, places, activities and objects, mostly coming from Unicode 7.0 and 8.0. According to the Emojipedia changelog, this update also simplifies sorting, and the next update is planned for 2016.
The next big change for iOS 9.1 is improvements in Live Photos for Apple’s most recent generation of devices.
“Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your phone, so that these Live Photos will automatically not record these movements,” as stated in the iOS 9.1 update notes. Natural shaking when holding a camera will no longer effect the quality and stability of Live Photos.
Some of the biggest fixes that are included are app related. CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari and Search now have added stability. Issues with Game Center not launching are now resolved, as well as issues with certain apps zooming in too far and others not updating in the App Store.
As far as messaging fixes, the issue of POP mail displaying an incorrect unread mail number has been solved, as well as the issue that prevented users from removing contacts from new mail. In addition, the problems with audio messages displaying gray bars has been fixed.
The iOS 9.1 update is only available for iPhone devices 4S and above, iPad 2/Air and above, iPad Mini/iPad (retina) and above, and the iPod Touch 5th generation.
To update to iOS 9.1, if not prompted, go to the Settings app, select General and then go to Software Update. After accepting the terms and agreements, the update will download and will automatically install if the phone is connected to Wi-Fi and the battery level is above 50 percent or plugged into a charger.