iOS 9. An experience unlike any other. On a phone unlike any other.
iOS 9 is a big reason you won’t find anything else like iPhone. It brings together an elegant and intuitive interface, powerful features, and robust security. It’s designed to work as beautifully as it looks. So you can enjoy everything you do — on a device that does everything.
So easy to use, you already know how to use it.
From the moment you pick up your iPhone, it’s not an accident that it already feels familiar. In fact, it’s by design. The clean, thoughtfully designed interface makes it fun to browse your favorite websites, take a selﬁe, or text your friends.
Hardware designed with software. Why nothing else feels like iPhone.
Because Apple makes both the hardware and the operating system for iPhone 6s, everything is designed to work together. So apps take full advantage of hardware features such as the A9 chip, enhanced cameras, Touch ID sensor, and more. iOS learns when you like to use your apps and updates the content in them at power-efficient times, like when your device is already in use and connected to Wi-Fi. So the content in your favorite apps stays up to date without a major drain on your battery.
Powerful built-in apps. Right out of the box.
We’ve packed iOS 9 with all the essential apps and features you need. And they’re already installed on your iPhone, so you can get started right away.
With the Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, every photo you take will now be available on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac and on iCloud.com, ready to edit and share. And you can search for your favorite photos by time, location, and album, or browse by Collections and Moments — smart groupings of your photos and videos based on time and place.
Messages lets you send any kind of message, any way you want to send it. Tap to add your voice to a conversation. Send a video of what you’re seeing the moment you’re seeing it. You can manage your group conversations by naming them and adding or removing contacts. You can even mute conversations or leave them altogether.
When it comes to your music, this is home base. With an Apple Music membership, you get access to the always-growing Apple Music library. Add that to all the music you’ve collected from the iTunes Store and it’s like having nearly every song ever recorded ready to play, all in one place.
Siri is your personal assistant, letting you use your voice to send messages, search the web, get guidance on public transportation, and more. You can even ask Siri to search your photo library to find just the photo or video you’re looking for. And Siri works with HomeKit — so you can control products in your home, too.
Apple-designed from the ground up (and the sky down), this built-in app shows you incredible detail — even on full zoom. Maps keeps street names where they belong and keeps you heading in the right direction with spoken turn-by-turn navigation and real-time traffic updates. Now you can even navigate public transportation with the new Transit view.
With a tap, you can make video calls or audio-only calls from your iPhone to someone else’s iPhone, iPad, or Mac. And you can do it over Wi-Fi or cellular networks. So you can be there, even when you’re not there.
Safari puts the focus where it should be: the web. When you open a web page, the address and navigation bars move out of the way until you need them. Bookmarks are easy to add and edit, and features like Reading List, Shared Links, and iCloud Tabs let you get to the content you need when you need it.
Sharing with AirDrop is faster and more convenient than an email or a text, especially when the person you want to share with isn’t in your contacts. Just tap to send photos, videos, contacts — and anything else from any app with a Share button to anyone nearby who’s also running iOS 9 or OS X El Capitan.
Health lets your activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and other health and fitness apps talk to each other. Which means they can work even harder for you. And all the information is accessible in one easy‑to‑read dashboard.
News collects stories from top sources just for you, all in one place. And the more you read, the more tailored to your interests your articles become. And publishers can create unique pieces complete with interactive galleries, videos, and animation — so it’s always a beautiful reading experience.
Now more than just text, the redesigned Notes app lets you include photos, maps, web links, and checklists — even sketches you can draw with the tip of your finger. And with iCloud, you can keep your notes updated across all your devices, so you can easily access them no matter which device you’re using.
AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iPhone to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV. Or mirror exactly what’s on your display to the big screen. Vacation photos. Blockbusters. Or the latest games. You choose how to go big.
Available on select new cars, CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone on the road. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. And now if your car supports a wireless connection to iPhone, you can use CarPlay without plugging in.
Over a million and a half apps. Just as many possibilities.
The App Store is constantly expanding, and so are the possibilities for you to create an even more personalized iPhone experience. Dive into the App Store, discover new apps, and download them with a tap.
If you use a Mac, it’s connected to your iOS devices more seamlessly than ever before. Start browsing a website on your iPad, then easily switch to your iPhone or Mac and pick up right where you left off. Away from your iPhone? Answer an incoming call on your Mac. Or your iPad. Or even your Apple Watch.
iCloud. Everything you love, everywhere you go.
iCloud makes sure all your devices always have the latest versions of your most important things, including documents, photos, apps, contacts, calendar events, and more.
iCloud Drive lets you access all your files from any device. You can safely store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and other kinds of documents using iCloud Drive.
iCloud Photo Library
iCloud Photo Library keeps every photo and video you take all in one place, and you can access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac and on iCloud.com.
With Family Sharing, all your photos, videos, music, and iTunes purchases can be shared easily with your family across multiple Apple devices.
Private and secure. Just the way it should be.
Security and privacy aren’t just features of iOS 9, they’re fundamental to its design. We’ve made it easy for you to manage your security and privacy settings, which makes it harder for anyone you may not want to access your information.
In addition to the enhanced fingerprint security of Touch ID, the default passcode length is now six digits instead of four. With one million possible combinations instead of 10,000, your passcode will be even stronger. You can also enable two-factor authentication, which prompts you for a verification code when you sign in from a new browser or on a new device.* This code is automatically displayed on your other Apple devices or sent to your phone, so you can quickly gain access to your account while unauthorized users are kept out.
iOS is designed to put your privacy first. If an app wants your location information or data from Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, or Photos, it needs your permission first. Conversations over iMessage and FaceTime are encrypted, including predictive text — so no one but you and the person you’re talking to can see or read what’s being said. And features built into Safari give you the ability to browse privately, block cookies, and prevent websites from tracking you.
Find My iPhone Activation Lock
Security features in iOS make it very difficult for anyone who’s not you to use or sell your device. Turning off Find My iPhone or erasing your device requires your Apple ID and password. Find My iPhone can also continue to display a custom message, even after your device is erased. And your Apple ID and password are required before anyone can reactivate it.
Most of the websites you visit nowadays require user names and passwords. Remembering them all can be tough, but you can let iCloud Keychain do it for you. It stores your website user names and passwords on the devices you’ve approved, protects them with robust 256-bit AES encryption, and keeps them up to date on each device. Then it automatically fills them in whenever and wherever you need them. iCloud Keychain works with credit card information too, so checking out takes no time at all.
Making the switch to iPhone has never been easier.
The Move to iOS app makes it surprisingly simple to move all the important stuff, such as contacts, calendars, and photos, to your new iPhone. Do it yourself, or come in to an Apple Retail Store and let a Specialist help you. Either way, Apple Support is always standing by if you have questions or concerns.