The iPhone 6 iOS 9 update is here and it brings a ton of changes to Apple’s former 4.7-inch flagship. We’ve been using the official iPhone 6 iOS 9 release for several hours now and we want to provide you with some feedback about its performance so far.
In June, Apple confirmed an iOS 9 release for several devices including the iPhone 6, the flagship that arrived alongside the iPhone 6 Plus last year. The iOS 9 update represents the iPhone 6’s first major iOS update and it follows in the footsteps of Apple’s iOS 8.4.1 update.
The iOS 9 update brings several new features including a News application and a revamped version of the popular Notes app. It also brings several enhancements including a supposed hour long boost to the iPhone’s battery life.
It’s a big update for the iPhone 6 and it’s an update that many users have their eyes on as we push away from the iOS 9 release.
Like a good guinea pig, I downloaded the iPhone 6 iOS 9 update right when it was released. And per usual. I want to supply you with some initial feedback about the update’s performance in the hours after the initial roll out.
These initial iPhone 6 iOS 9 update impressions don’t serve as a final review but they should help those of you who are struggling over the decision to install now or wait a few hours or even a few days. Remember, there are some very valid reasons to wait.
iOS 9 Installation
I love and loathe iOS release day. Love it because of all the new features and all of the potential. Loathe it because there are always problems. iOS updates also have a tendency to hurt performance rather than help it so I’m always leery ahead of release.
At 10:01AM PT, Apple released the iPhone 6 iOS 9 update. And right on cue I, like many others, ran into download issues. I don’t like iTunes and typically avoid it at all costs. So, I download all of my updates Over-the-Air.
The iOS 9 OTA update failed to download on my iPhone 6. I fired up iTunes and managed to get iOS 9 downloaded on my iPhone 5 but I decided to wait and see how long it would take me to get it on board the iPhone 6. Self-torture, perhaps.
After about 30 minutes, the error message went away and I was able to download the iPhone 6 iOS 9 update. I was expecting more download problems but none came my way. I was able to get the 1GB (!) file downloaded and installed in about 15 minutes. That has to be a record for a major iOS update.
Download problems have continued to emerge in the aftermath of the update. If your download is showing long download times, wait a little bit or try changing connections. If your iOS 9 download gets stuck, hold down the home button and power button to get it unstuck.