New iOS 9.0.1 Update Fixes All The Major Issues You Saw in iOS 9.0

Apple has released a new update to its iOS 9.0 firmware in the form of iOS 9.0.1 (build number 13A404).

If you haven’t updated your iPhone and iPad to this new firmware yet, and you don’t particularly enjoy the bug-filled iOS 9.0, then you may want to update to iOS 9.0.1.

What’s New in iOS 9.0.1

Goal of Apple with iOS 9.0.1 is to fix bugs – not to release “new” features.

And from the release notes, we see lots of bugs visible in iOS 9.0 are going to be fixed as soon as you update to iOS 9.0.1 firmware.

Major issues that iOS 9.0.1 takes care of:

Installation Issue: We have seen the Slide To Upgrade screen that appears after downloading and installing iOS 9 – and it has left many users frustrated. This issue has now been fixed.

Alarm Issue: Both alarms and timers failed to play in earlier iOS versions (since iOS 8 firmware), and it is fixed with this new update.

Safari and Photos Issue: Whenever you pause the video, the screen appears distorted – and this has been fixed too.

3G/4G Cellular issue: If you have a custom APN setup, you would lose cellular data and this has been fixed (we are yet to confirm whether this fixes the recent issue we covered: iOS Apps Cannot Use Cellular Data Anymore!)

Update September 24th, 1 AM: iOS 9.0.1 hasn’t fixed the cellular data issue. We have confirmed this with multiple sources and we are incredibly upset that the issue still exists. Only solution, as mentioned in the article, is to downgrade from iOS 9 to iOS 8.

How To Update From iOS 9.0 To iOS 9.0.1

Apple iOS 9.0.1 is a minor upgrade, yet one that fixes most of the major issues we saw in iOS 9.0.

Before updating to iOS 9.0.1, we always recommend you to backup your devices via iTunes or iCloud, just so you are on the safer side.

With that said, you can update iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 9.0.1 by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update.

Here, you will find the iOS 9.0.1 update as shown below:


Alternately, you can also install iOS 9.0.1 update from your computer by plugging in your device and launching the iTunes player.

Note: You need to use the latest iTunes player for Windows 7, 8, 10 and Mac… and for Windows XP or Vista, get the iTunes 12.1.3 player).

Remember: iOS 9.0.1 Installation Size

If you are going to update to iOS 9.0.1 from your computer, note that iTunes will download the entire iOS installation file (IPSW file). This is around 1 GB or more.

However, if you are already running your devices on iOS 9.0, then you can skip the iTunes method.

Go with the OTA method.

This is because when you install iOS 9.0.1 OTA (Over-The-Air) by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update… you are going to download only a few megabytes of data, say 20 to 50 MB (as shown in the screenshot above). You will save lots of bandwidth and time.

In other words, downloading iOS 9.0.1 Over-The-Air using WiFi or cellular data is what we recommend over iTunes. If, for some reason, you prefer to download the complete file, head over to our download section, or go to this link: iOS 9.0.1 IPSW files

Over To You

We will come up with a detailed article to see what are the issues iOS 9.0.1 really fixes – and what it leaves behind.

Meanwhile, if you notice something, feel free to share your thoughts through the comment section below.