iOS 9

iOS 9
Version of iOS
IOS 9 Logo.png
IOS 9 Homescreen iPhone 6 Plus.png
iOS 9 running on an iPhone 6 Plus
CodenameMonarch (9.0 - 9.0.2)
Boulder (9.1)
Castlerock (9.2)
Eagle (9.3 & 9.3.1)
Frisco (9.3.2)
Genoa (9.3.3 - 9.3.6)
ArchitectureARM32, ARM64
Latest build13G37 (9.3.6)
Release date2015-09-16
iOS 8
Replaced by
iOS 10

iOS 9 (codenamed Monarch) is the ninth version of iOS that was released on 16 September 2015. It was first announced at the WWDC keynote on 8 June 2015.[1]

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

3D Touch[edit | edit source]

Support for 3D Touch has been added for iPhone 6s models. It allows for pressure-sensitive gestures to be performed. It would be replaced by Haptic Touch in iOS 13.

Intelligence[edit | edit source]

Siri Suggestions has been added, which will provide quick actions and shortcuts based on time, location, and device activity. Suggestions can be viewed on the re-added search page on the Home Screen, as well as in supported applications.

Low Power Mode[edit | edit source]

Low Power Mode has been added to help users conserve battery life. It disables background app refresh, push email, and certain UI animations.

Night Shift[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.3 adds Night Shift, which shifts the colors of the device's display to be warmer. It is only available for 64-bit devices.

Multitasking[edit | edit source]

  • The App Switcher has been redesigned.
  • Slide Over, Split Screen, and Picture-In-Picture has been added to certain iPad models.
  • Opening an app from a notification will provide a back button in the status bar.

Notification Center[edit | edit source]

  • Notifications can now be grouped by which app it came from.
  • The battery widget has been added to the Today view.

Keyboard[edit | edit source]

  • Shake to Undo can now be disabled.
  • When the shift button is inactive, lowercase letters are displayed on the keyboard
  • On iPad, a two-finger drag on the keyboard can be used to move the cursor. This feature is also available on iPhone 6s models by using 3D Touch.

Apple News[edit | edit source]

The News app has been added, which replaces Newsstand. It organizes news from different sources and recommends articles based on the user's interests.

Photos and Camera[edit | edit source]

  • Support for Live Photos has been added.
  • The photo viewer now has a scrubber bar for quickly scrolling through items.
  • Photos can now be hidden.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • iCloud support has been added for syncing notes between devices.
  • Support for images, sketches, bullets, and checklists has been added.

Safari[edit | edit source]

  • Safari now supports third-party content blockers.
  • Reader Mode can now be customized.

Wallet[edit | edit source]

  • Passbooks has been renamed to Wallet.
  • Support for Discover credit/debit cards, loyalty cards, and gift cards has been added.
  • Cards can now be accessed from the Lock Screen.

Health[edit | edit source]

  • Sleep, exercise, and weight data from the Apple Watch will now be synced with the Health app in iOS 9.3.
  • Support for reproductive health, UV exposure, water intake and sedentary state data types has been added.
  • The app can now be viewed in Landscape Mode.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The San Francisco font is now used as the default typeface.
  • The Settings app now includes a search box.
  • Wi-Fi Assist has been added, which automatically switches the phone to cellular data when the Wi-Fi connection is spotty.
  • The Metal API is now used for core UI elements and graphics.
  • Updates are significantly smaller in size.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.0[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.0.1[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.0.2[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.1[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.1.1[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.2[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.2.1[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.2.2[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.3[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.3.1[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.3.2[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.3.3[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.3.4[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.3.5[edit | edit source]

iOS 9.3.6[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]