iOS 9 is out! As promised, Apple has just released iOS 9, its next-generation mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
It was announced at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2015 in June. iOS 9 includes a number of new features such as Proactive Assistant, revamped Notes app, all-new News app, Transit directions in Maps, and also under-the-hood optimizations, as well as battery life improvements with the new Low Power mode.
iOS 9 is compatible with the following iOS devices and is available as a free upgrade:
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
- iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
- iPad mini 3, Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
- 6th generation iPod touch, 5th generation iPod touch
Prepare for the update
Before you update your iOS device with iOS 9, we strongly recommend you to check our post where we have provided tips on what you should do before upgrading.
Jailbreakers and Unlockers
If you have jailbroken your iOS device and cannot live without your favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks then it is recommended that you avoid updating to iOS 9, until a jailbreak for iOS 9 is released.
If you’re not sure what to do, then check out our post, which gives the latest status update on jailbreaking iOS 9 and the comprehensive list of iOS 9 features. If do want to upgrade, you’ll have to update your device via iTunes.
iOS 9 Download Links
If you’re not getting the update via OTA update then you can download the appropriate iOS 9 IPSW file for your device from the links provided below. You can check your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch’s back cover for the model number to download the appropriate download link.
iOS 9 Download links for iPhone:
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 5s (Model A1453, A1533)
iPhone 5s (Model A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530)
iPhone 5c (Model A1456, A1532)
iPhone 5c (Model A1507, A1516, A1526, A1529)
iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
iOS 9 Download links for iPad
iPad Air 2 (Model A1566)
iPad Air 2 (Model A1567)
iPad mini 3 (Model A1599)
iPad mini 3 (Model A1600)
iPad mini 3 (Model A1601)
iPad Air (Model A1474)
iPad Air (Model A1475)
iPad Air (Model A1476)
iPad mini 2 (Model A1489)
iPad mini 2 (Model A1490)
iPad mini 2 (Model A1491)
iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
iPad mini (Model A1432)
iPad mini (Model A1454)
iPad mini (Model A1455)
iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)<
iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
iPad 2 Wi-Fi
iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
iOS 9 Download Links for iPod touch
Updating to iOS 9
You will be able to download and install iOS 9 wirelessly. You can also update your iOS device to iOS 9 using iTunes by plugging it to your computer. We’ll also be providing the direct download links as soon as they’re available. If you’re not getting the OTA update, then you can update it using iTunes or install it manually by downloading the iOS 9 IPSW file for your device.
If you need help check our how to guide for step-by-step instructions:
Check out our iOS 9 review and the comprehensive list of all the new features and improvements in iOS 9:
The build number of iOS 9 public release is 13A5344, which is different from the iOS 9 GM’s build number. So users who have installed iOS 9 GM will also get the OTA update.
User are reporting ‘Software Update Failed’ error reported while updating to iOS 9. Check this post for more details. You can try updating your iOS device using iTunes. People are able to successfully update using iTunes.
Here’s the complete iOS 9 release notes from Apple.
Let us how it goes in the comments. If you need help or have any questions, please use the comment section below or start a discussion in our forums. It is the fastest way to get a response from us or someone from the community.