IOS 9 Glitches and How to Fix Them


IOS 9 Glitches and How to Fix Them

IOS 9 is here, and unfortunately, it still has a lot of glitches. From refusing to capitalize text to not deleting photos properly, or even launching in Do Not Disturb mode, there are issues everywhere. Luckily, you can fix some of them, and sometimes it’s as simple as a restart.

Before You Start – Restart your iOS device by pressing and holding the sleep/wake button and the home button until the screen goes black and the Apple logo comes up. This fixes multiple issues.

Press the Home Button and Slide your thumb up the screen to bring up the Control Panel Menu. Make sure that the moon, plane, or profile lock are not selected. If the moon is selected, you can deselect it to turn your notifications back on.

IOS 9 Glitches

No Auto Capitalization – If you updated your iOS and then went to type, only to realize that your text is no longer auto-capitalizing, you’re not alone. Hard reset the device and check again. This usually fixes the issue in iMessage, if not, iMessage usually fixes on its own after a day or two. It may not fix in your Notes or Email. Go into your keyboards, select another keyboard language, and delete your primary keyboard. Re-add your primary keyboard before you leave the screen.

Slide to Upgrade Won’t Go Away – If you’ve installed iOS 9 and the ‘Slide to Upgrade’ menu won’t go away, you have to restore your iPhone. Plug it into a computer with iTunes installed and restore your last backup. If you don’t have a backup, force restart using the method listed above, and then restore your device from an iCloud backup.

Game Center Doesn’t Work – If you’re a game addict then this can be a nightmare. Unfortunately, the best solution is to simply restore your iPhone and reinstall ioS 9.

Mobile Data Toggle Keeps Sliding Off – If you use mobile data, the new glitch keeps auto-reverting to sliding the option off. This means no Internet in some areas, and that you might accidentally use unsecure WiFi instead of your 3 of 4G. As there’s no real solution to prevent it from happening, a quick reset, a check again, and if that doesn’t work, restoring your backup, is the best option.

WiFi Issues – From slow WiFi, to your device not recognizing or not connecting to your WiFi, there are plenty of Internet related issues with iOS 9. Reset your device and reset your Network controller or network settings. (Sometimes simply unplugging, waiting for 30 seconds, and then plugging the router back in will do the trick). If this doesn’t work, you have to use a backup and restore.

No Notifications – Open your Control Panel and turn Do Not Disturb Off. Many iOS devices are re-launching in Do Not Disturb mode.

Stuck on Portrait View – Open your Control Panel and turn off portrait lock.

“Counter” Error Message – Restart iPhone

Photos Not Deleting Properly – If you’re deleting photos and it deletes them and randomly selects other photos, you can solve the issue by deleting fewer photos at once. The glitch is primarily showing up when you try to delete 5 or more photos at once.

No Sound after ioS 9 Update – Check to see if the mute button is pushed down. Restart the iOS. If there is still no volume, back up and restore the device.

Laggy and Freezing Phone – Restore your iPhone to a previous backup immediately.

“No Service” Message – Go into Settings > Mobile Data, and switch your Mobile Data back on.

Phone Keeps Restarting or Won’t Work – Take it to your nearest Apple Center

Apps Keep Crashing When I Open Them – Apps are incompatible with iOS 9. Check the app store for an update.

Touchscreen Stops Working – Restart your iOS device

Contacts Issues – Go into Settings, Messages, and then make sure that ‘Contacts’ is switched on for iMessage and Messages.

Siri Not Working – Go to Settings, General Siri, and slide ‘Siri’ on.

Tips – Always back up your iPhone before you do an update. If anything goes wrong, you can always restore it.

If you can’t get the update to work properly, consider restoring the backup and reinstalling the update.

Not all iOS Versions are compatible with iOS 9. Double check if you are having a lot of issues.

About The Author
Gardenia Boyle, aka "Deanie," is a freelance writer from Seattle. When she's not busy working on a variety of writing projects, she enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society or hiking. If it's raining though, which it does a lot of in WA, you'll probably find her with a controller in her hand playing one of her favorite games, WoW or Final Fantasy.