18 features in iOS 9 you may have missed during the keynote


We're a month away from iOS 9's public beta and still a few months from any sort of release, but Apple's already teased a ton of information about the iPhone and iPad's next major operating system. And, like I do just about every year, I've compiled a collection of my favorite tiny features you may not have heard about yet, thanks to the onslaught of info.

Spoiler: There's a lot.

1. Settings gets a search option!

I can't remember how long I've wanted to search in the Settings app, but it's been a long, long time. And soon, all my wildest dreams will come true: I'll be able to type in "Bold Text" in the search field and immediately get the option in question.

2. Turn Siri into Jarvis

Siri has long been able to talk to you in multiple accents and dialects, but prior to iOS 9, choosing a British Siri meant that you were also telling your iPhone or iPad to listen for a British voice. No longer: Come iOS 9, your language and Siri's voice will be split into two distinct preferences. If a virtual English butler is what you desire, Siri will soon be able to make that happen. (British Siri not guaranteed to stop insane AI or build you an Iron Man suit.)

3. Siri won't talk if your ringer is silent

If you'd prefer that Siri not talk to you when you've silenced your phone, there will soon be an option to enable just that. Instead, Siri will use text responses only to chat with you — useful if you want to use voice communication in a crowded area.

4. The beauty of low power mode

Apple mentioned iOS 9's new Low Power Mode during the WWDC keynote, but didn't really get into detail about it; at the State of the Union, however, engineers talked a bit more about how the switch will work. Enable it, and you'll switch Mail from push to fetch; disable background app refresh; and turn off motion effects and animated wallpapers. The goal is to increase your battery life by a few extra hours — and anything that gives me more time on my iPhone is a good goal indeed.

5. Apple fixed the shift key... sorta

Our long national shift key nightmare is soon to be over... mostly. No, Apple hasn't really altered the graphic for the shift key in iOS 9, but it has introduced lowercase keys as an option whenever shift isn't enabled. It definitely fixes the "Is my shift key on?" problem, but if it's not your visual cup of tea, don't worry: You'll be able to disable it.

6. Do more with an iPad and a Bluetooth keyboard

When you're using your iPad with an external keyboard, that keyboard will soon have a lot more control over what you're doing. For one, you'll be able to use a version of OS X's popular Command-Tab switcher to quickly move between apps. In addition, developers will even be able to build custom keyboard shortcuts for their apps using the command, option, or control keys.

7. There's an iCloud Drive app

Longed for by many, prayed for by some, iCloud Drive will at long last get the option for a physical app — if you want it. By default, the app is hidden, but you'll be able to turn it on come iOS 9 in iCloud's settings screen.

8. Android switching just got easier with the Move to iOS app

Apple is building not just one Android app this year with the launch of Apple Music, but two — the company is also creating a Move to iOS app for potential Android switchers that expedites and cleans up data transfer between your old Android phone and new iPhone.

You'll be able to move contacts, message history, your camera roll, web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars, wallpaper, and any DRM-free songs or books you've downloaded; in addition, it notes which free apps you downloaded on Android and offers them as a suggested download list on your iPhone. (Any paid apps you owned on Android that exist on the iPhone go into your iTunes wish list.)

9. Your passcodes are now six digits

As part of Apple's increasing emphasis on security, new devices will need a minimum six-digit passcode, not a four-digit one. (If you've already set up a four-digit passcode, it looks like you may be grandfathered in unless you change it at some point down the line.)

10. iPad-only: Quickly add attachments from the shortcut bar

One of the iPad's new productivity features in iOS 9 is a fancier software keyboard, including the new shortcut bar. The bar has universal shortcuts like cut, copy, and paste, but each app can also customize this bar. This leads to awesome quick shortcuts like having an attachment button when composing or replying to new email. Goodbye, tap-and-hold contextual menu!

11. Choose which of your devices get phone calls and texts

Don't want your phone calls to ring your iPad? Prefer your texts stay off your work Mac? In iOS 9, you'll have granular control about what rings where, and you'll be able to turn certain machines off entirely.

12. Double-press the Home button to activate Apple Pay

A particularly welcome change, Apple Pay will, in iOS 9, trigger on your iPhone when you double-press the Home button. This should prevent accidental credit card popups when you're walking by an NFC terminal or interacting with an NFC unit that isn't properly equipped with Apple Pay.

13. Reproductive health comes to the Health app

The last year has seen many people reach out to Apple about adding Health app entries for bodily functions like menstruation, ovulation, and more, and it looks like they're getting their wish: Health in iOS 9 will support a whole host of reproductive health features, including menstruation, spotting, ovulation, sexual activity, cervical mucus, and basal body temperature. These readings can be incredibly important for couples trying for children, and it's awesome to see Apple build in support for this area in Health.

14. Maps will report transit incidents and delays

iOS 9's new Transit feature for Maps not only offers bus and train directions — and shows you where the entrances to those depots and stations are — but it also will display any delays you might run into while traveling. Granted, data for these delays depends on the reliability of the city transit group supplying that data, but it's still a nice feature to have.

15. There's a ruler option for drawing straight lines in Notes

Wondering how Apple was able to make such nice-looking floor plans in the Notes app? It's not because they have impeccable touchscreen artists at their beck and call (although that's partially true): Come iOS 9, you too will be able to draw straight like an arrow with Notes's Ruler tool.

16. Use your CarPlay-equipped car as a geofence

This was mentioned in the keynote briefly, but with iOS 9, you'll be able to use any CarPlay-equipped car as a geofence location for your reminders. This means that if you tell Siri "Remind me to take my roller derby gear when I leave the car," it will trigger when I turn off my car — and CarPlay, with it.

17. Spotlight will search within apps

In iOS 9, if your third-party app supports it, Spotlight will be able to search not only app names, but within the apps themselves. So if you search for a recipe, for example, you may be able to get results from within your recipe app.

18. Back to the app

When you follow a link in iOS 9 that takes you into another app, you'll get a nice little arrow in the upper left corner that offers to take you back to the previous app after you're finished reading. It's a nice option in lieu of the double-press multitasking shortcut we all know and love.

... And so much more

There are a ton of other little cool things buried in iOS 9, too: Travel time recommendations for your Calendar events; the side-switch locking rotation or mute on both iPhone and iPad; Safari's find on page and desktop site commands moved to the Share menu; editing your HomeKit home from the Settings app, rather than a third-party HomeKit app; more touch accessibility options; grouping incoming notifications by app; and so much more.

And iOS 9 is still a few months away from its public release, so these features may change or disappear entirely, replaced by newer and shinier features.

What are you looking forward to about iOS 9? Let us know below.

Serenity was formerly the Managing Editor at iMore, and now works for Apple. She's been talking, writing about, and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, sings, and in her secret superhero life, plays roller derby. Follow her on Twitter @settern.

  • The shortcut attachment bar (#10) also works on iPhone. Just tap in the message body to make it appear.
  • Pic by chance?
  • You misread that paragraph. She states that there are new buttons on the upper portion of the on-screen keyboard for these actions. She directly stated that you no longer have to do what you described.
    My question is: By attachment does she mean FILES or just pictures? There is currently no way to insert a document file other than a picture in your camera roll into an existing email, therefore if someone sends you an email requesting a file, there is currently no way (that I have found) to reply to that message with said attachment. The only option is to first find the file in whatever file storage/access app, then tap the share button and generate a new email.
  • Files, it brings up the iCloud Drive document picker when you tap the attachment button.
  • Awesome! Too bad I keep absolutely nothing in iCloud Drive. Sent from the iMore App
  • You can add files from Dropbox, Onedrive, etc.
  • Does it still have that dumb volume indicator that takes up half the screen for 5 minutes when adjusting volume while watching clips?
  • +100000000000000000000000000
    Why the F can't it just be a slim bar on the side of the screen next to the physical buttons????!!!?!?! Do they really think people are that stupid or blind?
  • Good point, that is annoying. No reason to have it be a big square in the center of the screen.
  • lack of split window for 6 plus or even the popout video function is a major fail in my opinion.
  • 1GB RAM. That's why. Why do you think it's not coming to any other iPads - even the iPad Air [1]? They should have put 2GB in the iPhone 6 Series, but I guess they'd rather you go out and buy a newer phone for a feature that really isn't all that great on such a small screen, anyways (judging from my heavily "trying to use it productively" on Note 3 - it sounds better than it does... and I wouldn't even want to use it on an iPad with that screen aspect ratio [personally]).
  • Agreed. I have a 6+ and can't imagine trying to multi task on it. Its big but no where big enough.
  • I can see some use cases for the split screen on a tablet, but I do think the usefulness of this functionality is greatly exaggerated. Rarely, I use it on my Windows Tablet. But that Aspect Ratio (16:9/10) on those is a bit better for splitting the apps when in Landscape Mode. On a phone I found it absolutely worthless, and my screen was even bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus'. Also, there is not much else you can do with a smartphone when a popped out video is taking up 1/3rd of the screen real estate. You spend most of your time moving the damn thing around to the point where: 1. You're barely watching the video, anyways, and
    2. You're spending more time doing what you needed to do, to the point where if you had just switched apps completely you'd have gotten it done 5x faster and be back into your video with all your attention dedicated to it. The pop-out video is probably more useful on a tablet, however - especially for video chatting with someone while you're doing something else. My guess is that these features are being implemented because business users likely asked for them.
  • "Major fail" seems like quite a bit of an over exaggeration.
  • What's the point in the extra space compared to the iPhone if not for such a feature? Sure there are other minor differences but aside from the orientation shift on the home screen I'm not aware of any additional productivity advantages on the plus.
  • So I can read it because the fonts bigger? Old people like bigger phones.. One day boy you'll be old too and appreciate this irony.
  • "... but it has introduced lowercase keys as an option whenever shift isn't enabled" Yay.
    Absolutely loving it.
  • I do not understand why people are wanting lowercase letters on the iPhone/iPad keyboard and not saying anything about not having lowercase letters on the Apple wireless Bluetooth keyboard. What's the difference?
  • "8. Android switching just got easier with the Move to iOS app" Justin Long: "Hi. I'm an iPhone."
    John Hodgman: "And I'm a Xiaomi or some other random droidphone."
  • Just the 2 fingers trick on the keyboard to act like a track pad is Heaven for me. I was so waiting for this... Man I'm happy :)
  • That's the features "borrow" from android
  • What do you mean THE? Pretty much all of these and the other announcements have been done elsewhere. Apple just knows how to sprinkle their fairy dust on it to make it seem revolutionary. Remember, hey dribble "features" bc they are a stock driver company, not an innovation driven company.
  • I just like the Apple way thats all.
    Had an Android phone once, was terrible experience.
    iPhone make my life easier :)
  • Yes, the company with the CEO that literally said if shareholders don't like their environmental initiatives they can take their money elsewhere, that's the only publicly traded company in the world concerned with stock performance...people these days.
  • I think it was concerning accessibility rather than environmental. Either way, they have the capital & people to fix all the issues and make all the features, but they don't. They pander to the consumption of the "average user", more specifically the Chinese now a days. Industries don't accel when they leave out those who actually use these platforms to create and innovate. Apple just feels to me more and more like a toy maker rather than a tool maker.
  • That is your opinion and you're more than entitled to it, but I would definitely be remiss if I didn't ask who makes a better tool? You could maybe argue that windows or android are better software (I disagree, but that's open to debate) but the hardware that comes from those companies few would argue is better than apple's wares. The tool isn't just the software it's also the machine it runs on.
  • Neither Google, nor Apple top the list as innovators. I don't think it fair to leave the impression that Android is innovation. It's model is simply to provide as much 'desktop' functionality as possible.
  • It don't bother me :)
  • A lot of these features are quite trivial and "really, in 2015?" Power Saving Mode.
    Longer Pass Codes.
    An iCloud App.
    ... I mean, one cannot underestimate the amount of work they're putting in to optimize the OS. Recoding things in Swift, Switching to Metal, the Switch to 64-Bit Last Generation in earlier generations of the OS, etc. But this is probably the weakest conference of 2015 thus far. These are a bunch of "me too" and "sorry I'm late" features and they still haven't really addressed some serious usability issues with some of their other apps (like Mail) nor have they introduced any noteworthy updates to things like iWork. The Photos update was weak, considering what you lost in the move from iPhoto and Aperture. I am disappoint.
  • But are general updates to Mail, iWork, and Photos really developer-centric things that would make WWDC? Apple has consumer-centric show/s in the fall. Unless those consumer-facing things get opened up to developers, it's not anything a developer cares about. That said, Music probably didn't belong in a developer show either.
  • Is "Apple Music" really developer-centric things that would make WWDC? I'm not sure what your point it. They always announced a ton of not-developer-centric stuff at WWDC. Why is the fact that it's WWDC being used as an excuse - seemingly everywhere - for what is generally a lackluster keynote for lackluster updates to platforms that are increasingly under pressure to deliver where other platforms have been delivering for years now?
  • The "really, in 2015?" meme swings both directions with a vengeance. I believe Android just now got granular/adjustable app permissions and their version of 'find my phone', which iOS has had for years. Both OS's are getting closer to parity to each other, the whole "I can't believe <smartphone OS I don't like> just now got this feature" attitude is fanboy'ish and hard to take someone who acts like that seriously.
  • Yes, and in Android-centric threads, I noted that. However, I am not an Android user, so why the hell should I care at all about what Google is announcing for their OS? I use Windows, OS X, and iOS. Google can announce they're stopping Android development and it wouldn't matter to me one iota. I wouldn't bat an eye lash, and I wouldn't care at all. That ship has sailed, and the default retort of using Google as a counter-example... It's growing increasingly weak as time goes on.
  • @mulasien. Android has had Device Manager for years, which is the equivalent of Find My iPhone, but better, because it has the power of Google Maps, so you're wrong there. I couldn't pick out a feature in that keynote which my Androids don't already have, and I'm not a fanboy. I own both Android and iOS devices. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • True but if I remember Device Manager which is highly superior was the answer to Apples find my iPhone but nonetheless as stated both oses are gradually become similar and borrowing features that were already avaible long before Android or iOS were born. Nothing wrong there. Posted via the iMore App on my iPad Air or iPod Touch 5
  • What is the goal in pointing out Android features on an iOS thread? I don't know how bad it is on Android articles/forums etc. Because I don't visit them. But it's amazing how many people want to talk about Android in iOS forums etc. I can't think of a constructive reason.
  • I understand what you are saying but like the article says, these are the lesser features that were either briefly mentioned or just on the traditional "background slide" of new features that we'll hear more about when the fall keynote happens and iOS 9 hits the street. We've gotten so much thrown at us the last two years I think somewhat of a slowdown was warranted. The iMore writers have pointed out several times that this might just be a "Snow Leopard" year for both OS's and I really think we need it. I'd love it if everything we already have runs nearly flawlessly and with less drain on CPUs, RAM, and battery life. Not even the Apples, Googles, or Samsungs of the world can shock and amaze every single year despite their vast resources.
  • So given that they hadn't done them yet, would you rather they never do these features at all? I am assuming of course you have some brilliant alternatives that their time would've been better spent on, yes?
  • I imagine some of these get a mention when the iPhone or iPad are officially intro'd to the public w. iOS 9, particularly Low Power Mode and female reproductive health tracking. Thank Odin on #1 and #5. Settings is such a Microsoftian area of iOS. Now Apple...please...puh-lease...fix the rest of your iPad keyboard. Shift keys on either side of the keyboard that come in two different sizes. How does that not send Jony Ive into convulsions? Dictation key right next to the Spacebar where it's easy to hit unintentionally. Off-center Spacebar. And a half dozen other things. So many weird design decisions with the keyboard. It's like a secret plan to drive people away from keyboards.
  • I was glad to hear they filled in a few gaps since they were ahead in other areas.
  • I'm really hoping the author is right when they say that you can disable the new caps lock behaviour. I find that the flickering back and forth between caps and non-caps is one of the chief reasons I find Android keyboards difficult to use. It's very distracting and unexpected. Don't want.
  • Really. That's honestly hard to comprehend what a so difficult about that. Clearly lower cased words show that they are lower cased and using the shift key to show the uppercased words is very easily distinguishable. What's confusing on that?... Posted via the iMore App on my iPad Air or iPod Touch 5
  • I disagree. Look at Tom Hanks' "HanxWriter" app. It implements the upper/lowercase options beautifully.
  • Total agree. I tried this behavior on Android once and the changing uppercase to lowercase and back again in all the keys was both visually distracting and it also threw my touch targets off for the keys just a bit. Sent from the iMore App
  • The keys don't even change size how does it throw off your touch targets? Also, knowing what case you're in without having to look at the damn shift key is nice yes? Sloths fight leopards. You can't open a bag of chips. Clearly humans are the weaker species.
  • I don't know how. I know it does. I will be turning this off. I've never had a problem with the shift key in its present implementation. If you like the new feature, have at if. Sent from the iMore App
  • Interesting! So double pressing the home button will bring up Apple Pay. What activated the app switcher? Sent from the iMore App
  • I think they are talking about double tapping on the lock screen cuz the app switcher will be there on the home screen Sent from the iMore App
  • You are also able to use the keyboard as a touch pad on iPhone to I saw people beta testing it!! Sent from the iMore App
  • Yes you are. Really neat feature Posted via the iMore App on my iPad Air or iPod Touch 5
  • Dude, the first time I saw it on the BlackBerry Passport it was amazing :p Sloths fight leopards. You can't open a bag of chips. Clearly humans are the weaker species.
  • #2. Finally. I prefer to listen to U.S Siri (she seems like a sweet gal), but she doesn't always understand my British accent. I spent almost half my life living in Australia, but I can't listen to Australian Siri because she sounds like a dingo ate her baby. Female U.K Siri sounds like my sister, and male U.K Siri sounds like he has Jarvis envy. Sent from the iMore App
  • Apple should buy the "Jarvis voice" and implemented it !
  • I think Jarvis, or Samuel Jackson would be the only male voices I would consider on my phone.
  • I'd go for Patrick Stewart too.
  • Loving these much needed refinements.
  • What happened to all the mention in the Keynote about the iPhone being situationally and location aware? They mention it knows when you enter your car, the kitchen and the home gym.? Yet I have seen no reporting on a pretty large feature from the keynote. They hinted way back when they introduced the M7 motion chip it could tell you were you parked your car. Now it appears that's the case in iOS 9
  • Sounds amazing Sent from the iMore App
  • So, will a double-click of the Home button now open Apple Pay, or will it still open the task manager? If the former, how will we do the latter?
  • Same question here? And then, can you change the double-click behavior in settings for those folks that don't use Apple Pay or it's not available in their country? This change frankly does't make sense or maybe it has been misinterpreted? Serenity, please clarify if you can.
  • I think it means a double tap of the home button when the phone is locked, or at least that's how I interpreted it!
  • Ah...that would make sense. And then if no  Pay is available or set up, nothing happens with a double -click. Thx! I'm liking everything I am hearing about iOS 9!
  • Are email attachments only for iCloud documents? And is the document actually attached or is it a link to the file? Sent from the iMore App
  • Where did you see that you could attach a document from within an email? I know you can go to the file first then share to a new email, but I didn't catch any mention of adding a doc to an already open email.
  • Apparently "Add Attachment" is not in the "Long Press" Menu in Mail, besides "Add Photo or Video."
  • I wrote "not," but meant "now."
  • Here: http://www.macrumors.com/2015/06/08/ios-9-tidbits-and-hidden-features/ Sent from the iMore App
  • Cool, thanks
  • Splitting the screen is a good start but integration ,utilizing a drag and drop
    method, will be a real game changer .
  • The app switcher / task manager (or whatever you all call it) look exactly like Android lollipop version, except Apple change the direction of the flow...
  • It is exactly the same switcher as before, except for the spacing between the app "cards".
  • Nope, iOS 8 app switcher is a horizontal 2D scrolling, apple borrow that idea from Windows Phone (which WP borrow that idea from WebOS). In iOS 9, the app switcher has 3D scrolling back effect, and Apple borrow that idea from Google Lollipop... Apple new design is lack of originality.
  • Design isn't how it looks, it's how it works. These app switchers are all functionally identical. There is nothing the previous switcher did that this doesn't do. I would say this looks the way it does so that slide over makes sense on a hierarchical sense. It's like you have a stack of sheets and when you swipe from the edge you're just dragging a part of the next one over.
  • Agree and disagree, functionally it is identical yes, but if how it looks is not important, then wonder why Apple sue Samsung for a huge sum amount over the "scrolling bounce back effect" which is basically just scrolling features and a few "patented" look and feel features a few years back. So if Apple is really honest about the intellectual property / originality of idea, then they shouldn't do that now. http://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-denied-new-trial-over-apples-bounce-bac... There is nothing wrong in referring to competitor for inspiration, but it's the corporate ethic. If you disagree other people to do it to you, then you shouldn't do the same to other people. Right?
  • There is after all a reason why that claim was denied, that being said no other player in the smartphone space did nearly as much to make their devices look like apple devices as samsung did. There are a few UI elements that all the mobile OSes have converged on. The multitasking UI, copy/paste, and notifications are a few examples of this. I don't like bringing samsung into this because they are a commodity player (hence their sudden collapse due to a lack of differentiating factors) not a platform owner/creator.
  • As far as my reading goes (Maybe I am wrong). That claim was only denied in Korea, but in US, Apple won the case, thats why they rewarded apple the compensation, right? We can't just compare iOS against Android, because other phone maker had put in effort to enhance Android to give user a different experience then stock Android (as part of their selling point). But I can't find other phone maker had put in so much customize to Android like Samsung did. So it's easier to quote them as an example. So if we compare both, we can see apple are taking the phablet idea from samsung, samsung make the headphone jack to the bottom and the list go on... (e.g. Low power mode, Multi-Window, Floating video playback window...) Apple had portray Android as evil for being copy cat, but now they become the very same evil that they had previously condemned... (reference link below) Karma is a bitch. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-15400984
  • They should stop the war and instead focus their resource on coming up with innovative features.
  • You don't seem to make any distinctions between concepts and implementations. Samsung got caught having ported iOS code over verbatim and there were email exchanges from their executives stating they wanted to copy iPhone features. Yes Apple makes larger phones now, Samsung was neither the first to make a larger phone than Apple nor is something like screen size the same thing as copying code over from one system to another. As for multi window, sure Samsung did it first on an ARM tablet but their implementation is quite different from Apple's and let's be honest multi window UIs come from Apple and Microsoft on the desktop not from Samsung. As for low power mode, the name is the same, but for starters what gets disabled upon activation is different because android and iOS work differently on a fundamental level. Headphone jack location? iPod touches always had the headphone jack at the bottom.
  • I don't come across the news about Samsung tried to copy iOS code, perhaps you can share the supporting link with me. Thanks. Copy is copy, no matter how you do it. It's still copy. I don't claim that I know how Apple or Google or Samsung written their code, but since iOS and Android is on different OS platform, the service / function call shouldn't be identical. Thus one can never blindly copy the code over, all you can do is steal the idea (up to the extend of reviewing the code) and implement it on the other side. You can justify Apple naughty act by 1,000 ways of technicality reason, E.g. because they are on different OS platform, because they used different coding language, because the number of features involved is different. And Neither am I here to challenge the technicality. But to a layman perspective, as long as they are intent to steal the idea / concept from their competitor who they claim is thief before, that's wrong. I am referring to "ethically wrong".
  • No one is talking about what is "ethically wrong" there is a difference between making a clone of something and making two things that bare a resemblance. If what you called copying was not allowed we wouldn't have any modern computing platforms, android as it is today certainly wouldn't exist.
  • One feature I was hoping they add is Gesture Controls for the stock iOS Music App. The ability to swipe right and left to change tracks. Also to tap to play/pause music. While I am driving my iPhone rests on a Air Vent Stand and I hate having to try and click those tiny arrows to change songs, it would be easier just to swipe my finger over the album artwork, and that can even be done and still have full focus while driving. Other music player apps have it on the app store, and there was a jailbreak that enabled that feature, so I am hoping the stock iOS Music app gets gesture controls.
  • Apple wants you to buy a CarPlay enabled vehicle :-P. I completely agree that those buttons are WAY too small. There are many things in iOS that are just the wrong size for me. If only they would listen to our requests.
  • Any mention of them fixing the F'N PHONE APP?
    My main 3 requests:
    1) fix the issue when I'm listening to a podcast, answer an incoming call, but the volume buttons are controlling the (apple) podcast app and not the f'n phone app. I have to take the phone off my face, unlock the phone, press the home button or wait for the green bar to draw then tap the green bar to enter the phone app, then I can change the phone receiver volume.
    2) When I'm on a call on speaker, I lock the phone so the backlight isn't burning the battery, sometimes when I wake the device, swiping right shows the enter-passcode-to-unlock screen rather than the phone-controls-on-lock-screen screen. Once again requiring a call-interrupting unlock procedure, go home, tap phone app icon.
    3) Please give me the option for Automatic Speakerphone when I take the phone away from my ear. This would be especially handy, especially when issue #2 happens, and it takes me 15 seconds to get it over to speakerphone. What's funny is there is actually an option in the phone that looks like it would do this, but it doesn't do anything as far as I can tell. Settings > General > Accessibility > Call Audio Routing : 1) Automatic 2) Headset 3) Speaker. WTF? While I'm on my rant- can we PLEASE get some consistency on which side of the screen the BACK, CANCEL, SAVE buttons are??? Sometimes the left button is Back with auto save, sometimes it's Cancel on the left with Save on the right. Even in the Apple apps, there is no consistency, causing many frustrating errors. Especially since iOS 7 replaced recognizable buttons/icons with only text.
  • I'm really excited for iOS 9 :) Sent from the iMore App
  • They always say 200 plus improvements is every iOS. Beside the basic 10, what are the rest? Sent from the iMore App
  • Many are pretty small. And many are on the developer side. Sent from the iMore App
  • I want Apple to finally equip address book with simple group email capability.
  • Seconded!!!
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  • Still no better options for when the screen turns off? Get with it, one minute is way too much time and this should be completely customizable, at a minimum it should offer 30 seconds. This would help with battery life.
  • This sounds interesting. More interesting that they updated on how to use the apple pay but since iPhone 6 been released I haven't even been able to try or use this apple pay yet in any ways. When are they going to let Canadians start using this feature?
  • App Thinking. All the features in the world won't help me if I don't have space to run apps.
  • Did they fix the camera sound issue? Sent from the iMore App
  • So much Shiny!!!!!!
  • AdBlock extensions in Safari are a welcome sight, some websites are useless and I cringe when trying to browse them on iOS with all those pop ups.
  • Nice feature upgrades. I don't care who had it "first". I would like to see the Low Power Mode able to be switched from Control Panel.
  • Amazing new features in iOS 9, and I got to explore them right now, without waiting until the fall, thanks to the UDID Registration from https://activatemybeta.com/
  • I did it also. Great features. I've Keats read that the betas are buggy, and not to download it on your device til they get the bugs worked out. I have no idea what they're talking about.
  • No Dark mode option. Wow, so disappoint. So few really practical features! Like iOS 8! Sent from the iMore App
  • #11 FTW!!! Sent from the iMore App
  • #13 Apple know when and how often you have sex. lol
  • What is the point of a longer passcode when you have Touch ID?
  • Because if you lose a phone, or have a phone WITHOUT TOUCH ID, or don't use Touch ID the passcode is still much harder to brute force.
  • excellen article... thanks Settern...
  • I assume additional animated/dynamic wallpapers are going to be included so now we know that Apple only has to fix a few things in 9.1 update: - PiP supporting web browsers (YouTube etc.)
    - Safari download manager
    - LockScreen customisation e.g. different clocks
    - option to delete some of the apps installed Those are some serious crimes and omissions in iOS 9. We probably won't get a Guest Mode switch until 2016 (with the redesigned HomeScreen look !).
    But I'm astonished at their stubborness and ignoring people because deleting Tips, Podcasts, PhotoBooth, Clock, Weather, Calculator, Stocks, Memos, News, Notes, Health, Watch, Wallet, Maps won't hurt their ecosystem or the iCloud syncing and Siri experience (since those apps are not essential to users). Ability to choose a default email, web browser and calendar would also be nice and simple even if you won't be able to completely delete them (didn't Microsoft have trouble with IE in Windows in the past ? they had to include alternative choice). Instead of giving us the illusion of more freedom they are now forcefully including Find My Friends (and at the same time selling low capacity storage that long doesn't make sense). Pre-installing and promoting their stuff is one thing but this is ridiculous.
  • I think people commenting on these types of sites underestimate how huge the base of non-technical iOS users is. Practically all of my non-tech friends have only the base apps installed, with maybe Google Maps and a few games in addition. An enormous number of every-day people use iPhones these days and they're happy enough with the base apps.
  • Granular controls for custom email alerts based on sender, ringtones, texts, and other notifications like (don't shoot me) a Blackberry?
  • I don't get the point of complaining that these are me-too features. Who cares? If you have an iPhone, you're happy to have them.
  • #16, the car as a geofence doesn't require carplay. iOS9 figured out that my 7 year old after market Parrot bluetooth system in my 2008 car was indeed part of my car and allows me to geofence reminders and such to that car.
  • Awesome! Too bad I keep absolutely nothing in iCloud Drive.
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  • I know it will never happen, but I'd like to see reachability extended to the 5s.
  • I just downloaded IOS 9 and finding that the volume indicator on my I Pads keep disappearing. I boot my I pad and it comes back for a very few minutes, then disappears again.