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iOS 9: Here comes the update hate

Updated Sep 18th, 2015 9:49AM EDT
iOS 9 Update Problem

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Apple’s just-released iOS 9 update is a big step forward for the company’s mobile platform. The software is packed full of new features and refinements, adding tremendous value to the user experience on Apple’s supported iPhone and iPad devices. We have now spent several days covering the best new features in iOS 9, and we’ve also highlighted some of iOS 9’s great hidden features, which you might not come across unless you check out our coverage.

Of course, each new iOS update also brings with it various problems, glitches, and a whole lot of hate.

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Apple has had some pretty rocky iOS updates in the past. Remember when iOS 8.0.1 rendered tens of thousands of iPhones practically useless?

According to Reuters, Twitter and other social media sites are “awash with disgruntled customers” who are having problems since updating their iPhones and iPads to iOS 9. Many of the affected users have older iOS device models, but we’re seeing plenty of reports from people with newer iPhones and iPads as well.

A lot of people are angry because some of their favorite apps are crashing on iOS 9:

Others are reporting that the iOS 9 update is causing their iPhones and iPads to crash:

And here’s an assortment of tweets from some of the thousands of people who hate iOS 9 just because:

That last one is particularly heart-wrenching.

As easy as it is to find complaints about the iOS 9 update, it seems like things are going fairly smoothly more often than not for the tens of millions of iPhone and iPad users who have installed the new update so far. Some app crashes are inevitable, of course, since many developers have failed to update their apps in time for the update. Compared to earlier iOS updates in the recent past, however, iOS 9 is smooth sailing.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.