Users complain about bugs and lags in iOS 9, all iPhone generations apparently affected

Multiple iOS 9.0 users rocking various iPads and iPhones are reporting bugs and lags in the new iOS version...
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113 Comments

41. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

My air 2 is working fine.

42. TyrionLannister unregistered

IPad air 2 working perfectly with no issues. Though my friend's iPad air has major frame drops in multitasking menu. And another friend's iPhone 6 has very minor stutters.

111. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

My iPad Air 2 is working better than it was with 8.4 ther was a crap update

47. azuleyez

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

Yes, I'm experiencing the same lags and choppy screens on my iPhone 6 - 64GB. It's very pronounced in some applications. Just switching back to the home screen from iMessage results in laggy operation and noticeable jutter. I should have stuck with iOS 8. I seriously had ZERO issues with that platform.

50. AlikMalix unregistered

Hello everyone, may I inject a little input into what's happening? Today iOS9 runs on 20% of devices out of about 1 billion, that equals to 200,000,000 (200 million devices roughly) - IN 48 HOURS!!!! With that rate, you have a user base that's using the exact same software for the first time - that hasn't indexed entirely which takes 5-30 days depending on software - and this is an new mobile OS (not just an app). At the same time, the 200,000,000 are using on average 20-50 apps on every device of which many developers didn't update for iOS 9 changes yet. In contrast, lollipop at its age today is still lagging (no pun) behind apples ios9 exposure and it's been how long again? When you have 1000 people from the first 2 days that are reporting problems with intial software update like android vs 200,000,000 people it's not going to be noticed even if those 1000 people are experiencing extreme issues... Just saying.... I have never seen any company that has to handle that much inventory either prep that many devices for sale, or prep an OS that's going to cover hundreds of million people on first week. So let's talk stability when android has that kind of exposure. Replies? (Please no trolls - I get it Apple failed you miserably)

54. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

does this guy know/understand exactly what he is talking about seems like living in another world

56. AlikMalix unregistered

Do trolls seem to just call people names when they have no counterpoint on this planet? What do you disagree with?

94. AlikMalix unregistered

Ok so, I was basing that off what I thought was devices used. A while back apple crossed the 1 Billionth iDevice sold, assuming that it sold more since then, minus devices no longer in use. But after I did more research (prompted by kajam's post, hey I can take a hint) I realized I was too optimistic. The best I could find was this:http://www.asymco.com/2013/11/25/one-billion-ios-devices/ But it's based on 2013 figures and even then they estimated 500,000,000 devices in use (with total sold at 700 million by that time). So pushing forward to 2015 and apple outsold their previous year by tens of millions and opened up China - best guess now would be about 700,000,000 devices still in use. Either way my point still works, given that New Android version are received very slowly allowing Manufacturers, and Google to repair problems (that are reported by few in the very beginning but not newsworthy). Apple hits the same percentage within few days that Android Accomplishes in 9 months - and even that is spread among many different models, so to get that ONE issue that's widespread among all models is difficult but different issues (and lots of them) are not uncommon. Not saying that Android is worse than iOS when it comes to OS reliability but we're talking about two EXTREMELY different exposure rates. But I'm pretty sure every Apple Hater has bookmarked this article and will be posting it for the next year or two as PROOF! when in reality the OS might be fine just needs to "index" everything on your phone for a few days... In any case, if there's a widespread issue - apple will patch em up within weeks. My contract doesn't end til October, perfect time to see whats up before I choose iPhone or Note 5 (I love that s-pen)...

58. KetchupsMustard

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

I'm just curious where you got your figures from? I've read the articles that the adoption rate is now about 20%, however that is not out of a billion. I highly doubt 200 million people have upgraded to the new iOS.

75. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

hello there, let me remind u that 1. even without even opening any app, they notice frame dropping on main UI of iOS9 (so its not fully app optimization fault, did they test beta version properly?, and they should at least optimize it for popular app) 2. lollipop is optimized for gazillion different device, compared to iOS that used only for 10-20 kind of device, 3. lollipop on flagship is running fine now

95. AlikMalix unregistered

"3. lollipop on flagship is running fine now" Well, for you, but I bet I could dig up many people having issues with Lollipop today on their flagship (should I try Android Central, Samsung's Facebook Page, etc? or are we going to be adults about this? Do you just assume that if a few people complained = everyone is having said problems? I can even stretch this and say that many of those complainers are fake Apple haters just posting for the sake of making their hated device maker look bad. (No, that cant be true, Android users are all mature, right? I guess there's no perfectly working app in Google Play that got trashed by "Mature Android users" for the sake of bashing Apple. People downloaded an app just to whine about Apple, you dont think they'll make an account at Apple Forums to do the same? Yes new iOS 9 has issues, but you guys are all over it like cats on catnip...

150. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

lol, let me remind you that updates rely on OEM's. Android has like kabillion of different devices from kabillion of different OEM's which have like kabillion different UI skins on. If you wan't to compare - compare Apple iPhones with Google Nexuses. Nexus phones always get updated on time, just like iPhones. Any other OEM in here is irrelevant because they have s**t to deal with like overhauling the interface with their own skin (which I think is useless), unlike Nexus phones and that is why they always get updated spot on.

55. legiloca

Posts: 1674; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I have an iPad 3 and it stutters here and there, especially the recent apps delays and stutters too while just going through the apps

96. AlikMalix unregistered

I have an iPad 3 as well, it's not perfectly smooth like my 5S today, but it is much better with iOS9 than iOS8 (which just took longer to load newer games and apps with demanding UI). I did a full restore before upgrading (I always do that with new iOS x.0 - and I really like how my iPad 3 is doing.. It's not perfect but what do you expect for a 4 year old device..

57. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Does anyone have a problem with iOS 9 dropping wifi? It seems to drop wifi a lot now. Kind of annoying. FWIW this didn't happen on iOS 8.

68. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Haven't had that happen yet.

59. cdilson

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 18, 2010

I didn't get any of the new dynamic wallpapers.

63. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I'm waiting a while before updating. I jump to soon on Lollipop and destroy my Nexus 7. It's just a paper weight now. I hope ios9 won't be Apple's Lollipop.

64. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I upgrade my iPad to iOS 9 since day-1. Yes, I can feel my iPad seems laggy but I still not yet figure what's the bugs. Pretty sad, since SJ passed away, I feel Apple only concern on sales and OS development but QA things decreased.

70. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hmmmm

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No issues at all on my Air 2. Split view rocks.

113. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's updated good but split screen is not that good at this time Due to limited apps support, I.e. Like YouTube not working with it and so on I.e. None of the main good apps work but ms office But what does work works good, but it's not even close to my s6 edge plus or the note 5

121. darkkjedii

Posts: 30783; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, as devs update their apps, it'll get even better. I was speaking more about its mechanics, vs the content. I'm already addicted to picture in picture.

78. meloth1991

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

I have updated my iPad Air ( 5th ) and my iPhone 6 and I haven't faced any issues yet , although the claims made by Apple such as an hour extra battery life for devices doesn't seem to be true in my case. The battery life is still the sore point of my devices .

86. ninawka

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

From a lot of the comments I'm reading all the people with devices that have 1 GB of RAM seem to be having problems. The new version of iOS was designed for the iPhone 6s and 6s plus first. They both have 2GB of RAM . All the current issues are probably due to a lack of RAM in most of the older devices!

90. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

This +1

114. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

That 100% as my air 2 works without problems

117. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also it works without any bugs at all for me at this time, all gone from 8.4 like the rotate bug Hm, but there is no upgrade for iPad Air 2 users so no problems hm hahahahahhahahahahahhahahahah, but iPhone 6 users and olde iPad users are out of look as ther are upgrades on sale now

131. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

lol So let me get this straight. Isheep have been harping on Android fans for years because they don't always get updated and claim them to be outdated quicker. But the mighty iphone 6 is already outdated after one year only because they were too cheap give their customers an extra gb of ram? Rofl. Sorry but that's hilarious. The mighty iphone 6 is already outdated while the Nexus 5 is still flying along.

87. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

If your iDevice can't have all the features in the latest iOS then that device isn't fully supported or the iOS isn't properly optimized by Apple. That is what I have observed. From iPad mini 2 and the rest is fine. On the iPhone 6? Questionnable. iPhone 5s clearly lags. My iPad4 is fine. Just animation stutters like in iOS8. Though it feels like it's starting to feel old because of lack of features.

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