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.
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:
IOS 9 seems very buggy. WeChat and other apps either crash or hang a lot
— Peter Schloss (@peterschloss) September 18, 2015
This iOS 9 update… App crashing and ugly fonts. 😑 — Steph Ayson (@stephayson) September 18, 2015
as much as i love ios 9 it needs to stop crashing my messageees
— Marla (@marlawojnicki) September 17, 2015
IOS 9 was cool but now all my apps keep crashing so now I hate it!
— carl (@isaac_miltimore) September 17, 2015
Others are reporting that the iOS 9 update is causing their iPhones and iPads to crash:
My mums iPhone 4s keeps crashing and saying slide to upgrade iOS 9??? Help…
— Tinelle (@LukesWaterfall) September 17, 2015
iOS 9 keeps freezing and crashing my phone wtf — ‘Bud’ (@TyIerSanders) September 17, 2015
After 4 long hours waiting to see what was wrong with Alby’s iPhone. It was just the new iOS 9 update that made it crash.😒
— LA (@lindaamai) September 17, 2015
First crash reboot on my iPhone with iOS 9 so far… — Will Roe (@wjlroe) September 17, 2015
I hate iOS 9. It’s done froze my phone a million times. — kenzie (@_kenzziee_) September 18, 2015
And here’s an assortment of tweets from some of the thousands of people who hate iOS 9 just because:
I hate iOS 9 so much omfg
— katie (@katiemarieregan) September 18, 2015
Hate the font on iOS 9
— Mel (@meliaworboy) September 18, 2015
I hate IOS 9 so much 😒 — M✨ (@Blacckhammer) September 18, 2015
IOS 9 is so similar to Samsung i fckn hate that
— j (@outoftowngurrrl) September 18, 2015
I’m literally restoring my phone to get rid of iOS 9 i hate it so much — POTUS (@FlosTaco) September 18, 2015
iOS 9 is so glitchy I hate it
— Jenna Rolin (@JennaRolinn) September 18, 2015
already hate iOS 9 — alex henniger (@AHenniger16) September 16, 2015
I hate that iOS 9 changed the time format to the crazy am/pm thing. It made me sick to see it. No one should have to suffer like this.
— Damian Sullivan (@DamianOS3) September 16, 2015
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.