Apple fans rejoice over the update to their long-running operating system which now brings us to enjoy iOS 9. But is everything about it worth all the praise? The latest version of the mobile operating system by Apple was just released to mobile iOS devices just recently. It was first announced in June of this year and features quite a good number of, well, features. It includes a new multitasking mode for iPads, predictive text inputs, and some under-the-hood performance boosts.
What Are The Things to Expect For iOS 9?
First of all, Apple’s iOS 9 claims that users will be able to enjoy up to one hour more of battery life by making system apps more energy efficient. While seemingly not as good as many other high-end smartphones and mobile tablets in today’s market, it is good news for Apple fans all over. It has also made some other small, but still quite important tweaks to their devices such as making the handset or tablet turn off the screen when it is faced down.
There will now also be a Low Power option, also similar to battery saving modes of other mobile devices of today. When this mode is turned on, Apple iOS 9 devices will be able to enjoy another 3 hours of battery life. When the battery drops down to 20 or 10 percent, there will be an option to switch to Low Power mode. The new mode lets the device lower screen brightness, pause most background processes, and will not check emails as often. The gadget will also go into sleep mode faster than the user’s preferred setting.
Aside from the Low Power mode, Apple device users will be happy to know that the company finally decided to add a back button that can be seen at the top left hand corner of apps.
There is also the Slide Over feature which will be solely available to iPads with the new operating system. It will have a handful of powerful multitasking features for the company’s line of tablets. For example, the feature allows you to “peek” into a review of a certain movie that you’re about to watch while having both the movie and Safari in one screen without having to close the other.
There are a bunch of other features that the iOS 9 has to offer for Apple devices. Siri also has an upgrade wherein “she” is able to understand context. For example, if you’re looking at an online shopping site but won’t have to buy it until later, users can command the AI to “remind me to buy this tonight,” and she will remember the web page as a reminder. However, this context function for Siri will only be available for the Mail, Safari, and Messages apps.