iOS 9 problems: Apple issues first update to fix bug that left iPads and iPhones paralysed

Clara Guibourg
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Victims of the iOS 9 bug saw their iPhones become unresponsive when they tried to update (Source: Getty)

A week after releasing iOS 9 to iPhone and iPad users, Apple has rolled out the first bug fix update to the operating system.

The iOS 9 launch was plagued by technical glitches that kept it from being the happy occasion it should have been for Apple users, but the update promises to fix a particular bug that paralysed iPhones and prevented thousands of users from upgrading.

Victims of the bug saw their devices become unresponsive when they attempted to upgrade their iPhones or iPads to the latest version of the operating system at the launch last week. Instead of upgrading, they became stuck on the “slide to upgrade” screen, which rendered the device unusable unless the user reverted to iOS 8.

But help is on the way:

Apple has shipped its first update, iOS 9.0.1., to fix a number of bugs including this issue.

This isn’t the first time an Apple software launch has gone awry. Last year, the company came under fire for its flawed iOS 8, and finally had to apologise for the “great inconvenience” caused by the system’s bugs after massive complaints.

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