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Apple releases iOS 9.0.1 with minor fixes for alarms, video playback, setup assistant, more

Just a week after iOS 9 launched to the public, Apple has already followed up with a quick security and maintenance update, addressing a handful of issues that affected the new mobile operating system.

iOS 9.0.1 is now available to download to the public via Software Update in the iPhone Settings app, or via iTunes. The update contains a number of bug fixes, according to Apple, including:

  • Addressing an issue where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating
  • Fixes an issue where sometimes alarms and timers could fail to play
  • Fixes an issue in Safari and Photos where pausing video could cause the paused frame to appear distorted
  • Fixes an issue where some users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data

Apple announced this week that iOS 9 is off to the fastest adoption rate of any software release from the company ever. More than half of devices accessing the App Store, as tracked by Apple, had already upgraded as of this weekend.

The free update includes more advanced iPad multitasking, a News app, search and Siri enhancements, and under-the-hood improvements like better battery life and a smaller download size. It is compatible with iPhone 4s, iPad 2, and fifth-gen iPad touch or later devices.

While iOS 9.0.1 is a relatively minor update, Apple is expected to introduce more significant fixes, and potentially new features, with iOS 9.1. A second beta of that upcoming software update was released to developers on Wednesday.