- Part 1. iOS 9 Compatibility (Supported iPhones, iPads, and iPods)
- Part 2. How to Install iOS 9 Official Version on iPhone or iPad
- Part 3. Samrt Tool for iPhone/iPad/iPod You Should Never Miss
Just like every year, Apple announced one of the most anticipated iOS 9 with many amazing features in it. The main features in the iOS 9 include split view for iPad which will drastically improve the multi-tasking on iPad, new wallet Application instead of Passbook, improved and much needed features in notes app, improved Siri and better spotlight search option and brand new News application. Other than these features, many hidden features are also present in the iOS 9. This article tells you how to download and install iOS 9, the official version on your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad mini, and more.
Part 1. iOS 9 Compatibility (Supported iPhones, iPads, and iPods)
Requirements for iOS 9:
The good thing about iOS 9 is that it also supports the older devices such as iPhone 4S or iPad 2 however for smooth work and problem-free version you should at least have an iPhone 5 or iPad 3. Here's the complete list of devices which are compatible with the iOS 9:
- iPhone Models: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
- iPad Models: iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
- iPod Models: iPod touch 6th generation, iPod touch 5th generation
As iOS 9 is currently available in the beta versions, so, we would highly recommend you to make a complete backup of your iPhone before you plan to upgrade to iOS 9 beta 5. Moreover, after installation, you don't need to make a backup of iOS 9 versions because it will not work on previously stable versions such as iOS 8.4 or 8.4.1. It is highly likely, that you will face certain problems in iOS 9, so, try not to install it on your regular iPhone.
Part 2. How to Install iOS 9 Version on iPhone and iPad
Basically, there are 2 ways to install iOS 9 on your Apple device: via iTunes or over the air. Taking the success rate of installing iOS 9, I strongly recommend you try to update to iOS 9 via iTunes. It not only is much easier, but also saves your Apple device, because instead of saving the installation package on Apple device, it is stored on your computer. Before we get down to the task, the first thing should be "backup your device", either via iCloud or iTunes.
Install iOS 9 via iTunes
Step 1. Launch iTunes. Please make sure the iTunes is the latest version iTunes 12.3. If it is not, you're supposed to update it first. Otherwise, you might fail to update to iOS 9. Connect your iDevice with your computer. When connected successfully, you can see that your Apple device appears in iTunes.
Step 2. Click your device icon in the upper part of iTunes Windows to navigate to the Summary window. From there, you can see a message, telling you that iOS 9 is available. If not, you should click the "Check for Update" button. After then, click the Update button.
Step 3. It might take you a few minutes or hours to download the iOS 9 installation package. After then, you just need to follow the prompts to install iOS 9 on your Apple device.
Step 4. Generally speaking, when the iOS 9 is installed, your Apple device will be rebooted automatically. Don't worry! Just be patient to let it finish the process.
Install iOS 9 over the Air
Step 1. Tap Settings app on your Apple device > navigate to General > Software Update.
Step 2. Click on "Download and Install". It will automatically begins the download process. After then, you need to tap to agreen Apple's terms and conditions.
Step 3. When the installation package is downloaded successfully, click "Install Now". After then, just wait to see the device to restar. Last, setup the device by yourself.
Part 3. Smart Tool for iPhone/iPad/iPod You Should Never Miss
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- 1 click to copy all music from iPhone/iPad/iPod to iTunes; Library on Mac/Windows PC
- Compare songs in iDevice with iTunes, filtering duplicate while transferring music;
- Copy playlists with rating, play counts, and tunes to iTunes, avoiding the empty song awkard issue;
- Add songs, playlists, videos and photos to iPhone/iPad/iPod without erasing exiting files on the iDevice;
- Export all songs, playlists, videos and photos to a folder in computer anytime at any where;