A better experience
with every touch.
iOS 9 is full of enhancements you’ll appreciate every day. Your apps become more essential. New multitasking features on iPad make you even more productive. Siri can do more than ever, and new proactive suggestions help you get things done before you ask. And improvements at the foundation of the operating system enhance performance, battery life, and security. The more you do with iOS 9, the more you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.
Apps that help you do more every day.
The powerful built-in apps on your iPhone and iPad are designed for the essential things you use them for every day — mail, messages, web browsing, maps, making notes, and so much more. iOS 9 brings key enhancements to several of these apps, and introduces a brand-new one that will change how you experience news.
All the news you want. Right where you want it.
iOS 9 adds a new app to your Home screen. News conveniently collects all the stories you want to read, from top news sources, based on topics you’re most interested in — so you no longer need to move from app to app to stay informed. News also combines the rich and immersive design found in print with the interactivity of digital media, letting you enjoy stunningly crafted articles just how the publisher intended.
A captivating experience.
News brings the beautiful editorial layouts and typography of print to the screen. Enjoy interactive and engaging stories, rich with photo galleries, videos, and animation. Content is optimized for both iPhone and iPad, so you’ll have a great reading experience no matter which device you’re using.
Leading news sources.
Explore over a million topics from sources including top news organizations and indie publications. Choose the ones you want to add to your favorites so you can get the news that interests you — like business, technology, fashion, sports, and more.
The stories you really care about.
The more you read, the more personalized the News app becomes, refining the selection of stories delivered to your screen so they are relevant to you. Easily share articles with others and save them to read offline. News stays on top of the stories you’re interested in. So you can, too.
Now more noteworthy.
The Notes app has always been great for jotting down your thoughts. And now it’s great for so much more. Want an easy way to make a checklist of to-dos? Consider it done. Or add a photo, map, or URL to a note. You can even draw a sketch with your finger. And thanks to iCloud, changes to your notes will be updated across all your devices and on iCloud.com. So you’ll always have your latest notes in hand.
Add to your notes. From whatever app you’re in.
Tap the Share button in Safari, Maps, and lots of other apps to save attachments — maps, URLs, Pages documents, and more — to a new or existing note. Can’t remember which note you added something to? The Attachments Browser organizes all the items attached to your notes in one simple view, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.
Turn lists into checklists.
Add bullets with a tap to create checklists. Make a grocery list, a wish list, or a to-do list — and check off items as you go.
Sketch your thoughts.
Use the tip of your finger to draw right in your note. A selection of drawing tools lets you choose different brush styles and colors. And a handy ruler helps you keep things straight.
Note it with a photo.
Now you can take a photo from within the Notes app. Or tap to access your photo library and add an existing photo or video to a note.
All your notes across all your devices.
Notes works with iCloud so you can access your notes no matter which device you’re using. Create a shopping list on your Mac and then check off items at the store on your iPhone. All your changes are updated in real time.
Get around. And see what’s around.
Now you can use public transportation with Maps as your guide. In select cities around the world, a new Transit view shows you lines and stations right on the map. When you plan a route, every step of your trip is laid out from point A to point B. And with the Nearby feature, it’s easier to see what’s around you and decide on places to shop, eat, and more.
Maps now features Transit view, bringing you public transit information with routes and directions. Transit is customized for each city, where available — so you’ll easily recognize signs and be able to pinpoint the nearest subway station entrance or bus stop. You can even ask Siri for transit directions. And since Maps is also an OS X app, you can plan a trip on your Mac and follow the route on your iPhone or Apple Watch when you’re on the go.
When you search in Maps, you’ll see a list of categories including Food, Drinks, Shopping, Fun, and more. And you can explore within each category to see what’s around you. For example, under Food you’ll see Popular, Restaurants, Groceries, Fast Food, Cafés, Bakeries, and Desserts. So you can find just what you’re looking for.
Use more cards with Apple Pay.
Now you can use Apple Pay to make purchases with your Discover card or store credit cards, like Kohl’s Charge or JCPenney Credit Card. Add reward cards, like Dunkin’ Donuts DD Perks, Walgreens Balance Rewards, and MyPanera, to yourWallet app and receive and redeem rewards using Apple Pay. And now you can just double-click the Home button when your iPhone is locked to access Wallet and quickly pay with Apple Pay.
Now your iPhone is an even better copilot.
If your car supports wireless connection to iPhone, you can use CarPlay without plugging in. CarPlay also plays audio messages, so you can hear from people in their own voices. If you use your car’s knobs to control CarPlay, you can now take full advantage of the way they tilt and spin to scroll through lists or pan around in Maps. And apps developed by car manufacturers are supported, too — so you can control more of your car’s features without ever leaving CarPlay.
Double up on productivity with iPad.
Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture give you new ways to multitask on iPad. New QuickType features make formatting and text selection even easier — and put shortcuts right at your fingertips.
While you do that.
Your iPad is great for work. And for play. For creating incredible designs or powerful presentations. For building fun slideshows or video chatting with loved ones. And for tons of other stuff. Now you can make even better use of its large screen to do two of those things — at the same time.
Now you can open a second app without leaving the one you’re in. So you can quickly browse the web, respond to a text message, or jot something down in a note, then slide that app away and get back to the one you were using before.
With Split View on iPad Air 2, you can go a step further and have two apps open and active at the same time. Work on a sketch with the reference photo beside it. Or write a paper while copying citations from a book in iBooks. When everything you need is right in front of you, it’s easier to focus.
Picture in Picture
While using FaceTime or watching a video, press the Home button and your video screen scales down to a corner of your display. Tap to open a second app, and your video continues to play — even while you use the other app. So keep watching your favorite TV show while you reply to the email that just came in.
Commands at your ﬁngertips.
Shape up your text in no time with an all-new Shortcut Bar, convenient editing tools, and a handy new way to select text with Multi-Touch gestures. And now when you use a wireless keyboard with your iPad, you can enjoy even more keyboard shortcuts.