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The new multitasking features for the iPad were complimented, as were drawing and photo insertion in the Notes app. However, Apple News was criticized for a low number of decent-looking articles, and Apple Maps was criticized for the limited geographical availability of mass transit support. It fixed playback issues with alarms and timers, made the setup assistant work properly, and resolved distortion of paused frames during video playback in Photos and Safari.
It also added support for over new emoji, as part of the Unicode 7. Live Photos now intelligently sense when the user raises or lowers the phone, and doesn't record those movements. Bug fixes and improvements for security and performance are also included. The update made it possible to use Night Shift and Low Power Mode simultaneously, which was not previously possible. It also fixed a Bluetooth issue for iPhone SE.
Apple pulled the update for iPad Pro on May 20, ,  and re-released 9. The spyware, called "Pegasus" , used strong encryption to avoid detection. Quick Actions and shortcuts are added to apps that support the 3D Touch feature and are triggered by pressing slightly harder on the app icon.
It also introduces actions known as Peek and Pop, which lets users firmly hold to preview "Peek" any kind of content in a hovering window, before they optionally apply more pressure to enter "Pop" the content into full view.
The taptic engine in the iPhone 6S provides haptic feedback each time users press the screen harder. When a phone has been placed face-down, the screen will not light up upon receiving notifications. Apple has also added Low Power Mode, which modifies the amount of energy dedicated to background services and animations. For example, background app refresh and push email are paused during Low Power Mode. When the shift button is inactive, lowercase letters are displayed on the keyboard, instead of the all-caps representation on previous iOS versions.
Once the update has been installed, the apps will be automatically restored. Slide Over allows the user to pull in a second app with a swipe from the right edge of the display.
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The feature allows users to perform quick tasks and then dismiss the app again. Users can also switch to another app in either Slide Over mode or Split Screen view by pulling down on the handle on top of either app and selecting another app from the list to replace the existing one. Picture in Picture mode allows users to minimize FaceTime calls or supported videos to a smaller window and continue watching them while doing other tasks on the iPad.
When banner notifications are tapped, causing another app to open, a back button at the top-left corner of the screen has been added, bringing the user back to the previous app. Night Shift is a display mode introduced in iOS 9. The mode shifts the colors of the device's display to be warmer, similar to F. Optionally, the user can set a manual schedule, or not have a schedule at all. For ease of access, there is a new Night Shift toggle in the Control Center.
The settings for Night Shift are located under "Display and Brightness" in the Settings app, and on top of enabling the feature and setting a schedule, the user can also set the warmth of the display. Despite being introduced in iOS 9. Metal was introduced in iOS 8 and was previously limited to game developers. In iOS 9, the use of Metal is expanded to let it handle many of the core user interface elements and graphics. Intelligence is one of the main features in iOS 9, consisting of the newly integrated Siri and Search previously known as Spotlight , as well as "proactivity" throughout the operating system.
When typing, Search has also been improved to display instant answers in an at-a-glance, widget-like format, similar to that provided in the Siri interface. Search can display current weather, sports scores, news, and more. The Search screen with proactive suggestions can be accessed either by pulling down the notifications window, in the Safari web browser through the search bar, and to the left on the home screen. The intelligence also extends into apps. For instance, in Mail, events can be automatically added to Calendar if details are found in the message content, and likely additional recipients are suggested during message composition.
Siri is also aware of what is currently on screen when it is engaged by holding down the home button. It introduces a 6-digit passcode as a default, an extra two digits from the previous 4-digit default,  as well as support for two-factor authentication. The original iOS 9 release in September fixed a security issue within previous iOS versions where a "flaw allowed anyone within range of an AirDrop user to install malware on a target device and tweak iOS settings so the exploit would still work if the victim rejected an incoming AirDrop file".
The Settings app in iOS 9 has a search bar that makes it easier to find settings and options. On iPad , a two-finger drag on the keyboard moves the cursor freely like a traditional trackpad, making positioning the cursor and selecting text easier. Whenever the user is presented with flight information, the user can click on a link to view a preview for that flight. As of iOS 9. The Health app, introduced in iOS 8, has received landscape mode on iPhone. It also added support for reproductive health, UV exposure, water intake and sedentary state data types. The Messages app allows the user to search for text and have that text be highlighted and scrolled.
The Maps app now also has enhanced location details, including a Nearby feature that recommends shops, restaurants and places to drink in close proximity to the user. For places serving food, users can specify exactly what type of food they want. In March , Apple opened the News platform to all news agencies, including independent bloggers. The Notes app has received a number of enhancements in iOS 9, including the ability to draw sketches with a number of different tools, including a ruler for straight lines.
Images can also be added, and links to websites and Map locations get a more prominent, visual appearance when added to notes. On the iPad, and on iPhone in landscape mode, Notes has a range of color options for drawing, as well as an eraser. Advanced formatting options including checked, bulleted, dashed and numbered lists.
The app also supports iCloud and allows for easy folder creation. A secure notes feature, introduced in iOS 9. The Photos app on iOS 9 included the improved scrubber bar in the photo viewer, "Screenshots" and "Selfies" albums, and the ability to hold and select multiple photos easily, without having to delete them individually. With the release of iOS 9, the Safari web browser allows for third-party content blocking apps. A few days after the release of iOS 9, ad blocking software had topped the App Store charts, with Marco Arment, developer of a Peace app, saying that "web advertising and behavioral tracking is out of control.
They're unacceptably creepy, bloated, annoying, and insecure, and they're getting worse at an alarming pace. Dan Seifert of The Verge praised the improvements in Proactivity and Siri, highlighting how the notification drop-down contains most, if not all, the information the user needs. Although he pointed out that Google's Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana personal assistants offer similar services, sometimes with "better and more varied ways" of achieving results, the improvements to iOS "lay the foundation for even more capabilities in the future".
He did, however, criticize the low number of decent-looking articles in Apple News, writing that "you'll notice a discrepancy in how some articles are handled -- most are just formatted text on a white background with the outlet's logo up top" and also noted the limited number of locations in Apple Maps that, at launch, supported mass transit directions. He also praised the updates to the keyboard, calling it "much easier to use". According to Apple, this was "the fastest adoption rate ever for a new operating system". In February , news outlets reported that users who updated to iOS 9 on a particular device that had components repaired by a third-party notably the Touch ID fingerprint recognition sensor rendered their phone bricked.
The issue, named "Error 53",   was, according to iFixIt , limited to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices. We protect fingerprint data using a secure enclave, which is uniquely paired to the Touch ID sensor. When iPhone is serviced by an authorised Apple service provider or Apple retail store for changes that affect the Touch ID sensor, the pairing is re-validated.
Without this unique pairing, a malicious Touch ID sensor could be substituted, thereby gaining access to the secure enclave. Apple released a new version of iOS 9. In February , a bug was discovered that could permanently disable bit devices. The bug, setting the time to 1 January , would cause the device to get stuck in a reboot process.
In May , Apple released iOS 9. The update was followed by reports that it bricked some 9. Apple temporarily stopped offering the 9. The release of iOS 9. The vulnerabilities could be exploited to silently enable a jailbreak and allow the malicious installation of a spyware called "Pegasus". Pegasus could intercept and read text messages, emails, track calls, trace phone location, activate the microphone, and gather information from apps, including but not limited to iMessage , Gmail , Viber , Facebook , WhatsApp , Telegram , and Skype.
The discovery of the vulnerabilities dated 10 days before the 9. Arab human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor received a suspicious text message with a link and sent it to Citizen Lab. An investigation ensued with collaboration from Lookout security company that revealed that if Mansoor had followed the link, it would have jailbroken his phone and implanted it with the spyware. Citizen Lab linked the attack to a private Israeli spyware company known as NSO Group that sells Pegasus to governments for "lawful interception".
Regarding how widespread the issue was, Lookout explained in a blog post: News of the spyware received significant media attention,      particularly for being called the "most sophisticated" smartphone attack ever,   and for being the first time in iPhone history that a remote jailbreak exploit has been detected.
In July , information on a critical Wi-Fi security vulnerability affecting one billion iOS and Android devices was published. The issue, named "BroadPwn", allows an attacker to remotely take control of nearby, vulnerable smartphones and turn affected devices into "rogue access points", further spreading the infection to other nearby devices. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Further information: See also: Night Shift software. Main article: Pegasus spyware.
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