iOS 9 is now on a fifth of all iDevices 48 hours after launch, despite high demand making it difficult to download
iOS 9 is now present on 19 percent of all iPhone and iPad devices, less than 48 hours after it was made available as a free upgrade and despite reports of some users having difficulty with downloading the update.
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TechWeekEurope readers have been more active than the general public in downloading their smartphones and tablets as 24 percent are now using iOS 9, compared to 57 percent running variants of iOS 8.
However many users have complained about being unable to download iOS 9, citing “Software Update Failed” errors, presumably caused by such high demand. Others have complained their devices “crashed” when attempting to update, leaving them with the choice of waiting for Apple to release a fix or returning their phone or tablet to factory settings.
The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system introduces a range of new features and usability enhancements but also boosts the platform’s security. Indeed, some researchers are saying the only way to protect an iPhone or iPad against a flaw in the Bluetooth-powered AirDrop feature is to upgrade to iOS 9.
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