Apple releases iOS 9.1; includes improvements to Live Photos and new Emojis

iOS 9.1 logo

Apple has just released iOS 9.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is the first major update since iOS 9 was released in September. Apple had released five beta versions of iOS 9.1 to developers and public beta testers before releasing it today.

iOS 9.1 offers new features and compatibility for upcoming products such as new fourth generation Apple TV and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It should also add support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, the two new accessories for iPad Pro.

iOS 9.1 also includes improvements to Live Photos for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, a slot of new emojis like the taco, burrito, cheese wedge, middle finger, unicorn head, and more as per the latest Unicode specification. It also includes a new option in Settings for the Messages app, which allows users to disable photos for their contacts. iOS 9.1 also includes updates to the Live Wallpapers.

iOS 9.1 is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2
  • iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, Retina iPad mini (iPad mini 2), iPad mini
  • 6th generation iPod touch, 5th generation iPod touch

Jailbreakers should avoid upgrading to iOS 9.1 as they will lose the jailbreak. We also don’t know if the Pangu jailbreak tool, which was released to jailbreak iOS 9 – iOS 9.0.2 will work with iOS 9.1. We won’t be surprised if Apple has patched the exploits used in Pangu iOS 9 jailbreak to stay ahead of the cat and mouse game between them and the jailbreak community. Update: iOS 9.1 kills Pangu Jailbreak; patches two vulnerabilities

If you don’t care about jailbreaking, then you can install iOS 9.1 via OTA update by going to Settings > General > Software Update. We’ll update the post with the direct download links as soon as they’re available.

The size of the OTA update is 313 MB for iPhone 6s Plus, and may vary depending on your iOS device.

Update 1:

We’re tracking all the new changes and improvements in iOS 9.1 in the article below.

Update 2:

If you’re not getting the update via OTA update then you can download the appropriate iOS 9.1 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 9.1 Download links for iPhone:

iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 6
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)
iPhone 4s

iOS 9.1 download links for iPad:

iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi
iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular
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 9.1 download links for iPod touch:

iPod touch (5th generation)
iPod touch (6th generation)

Let us know how it goes. If you’ve found any other new features or changes in iOS 9.1, please let us now in the comments or send an email to [email protected]