iOS 9 adoption reaches 75% of Active iOS Devices

Last month, We reported that Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 9, was running on 71% of compatible devices. Now, Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 9, is now installed on 75 percent of active iOS devices as of January 11, according to new numbers posted on Apple’s App Store support page for developers.

iOS 9 adoption has climbed from 71 percent to 75 percent over the course of the past month, which is when Apple last updated iOS 9 adoption numbers. As iOS 9 adoption grows, the number of people using iOS 8 and earlier operating systems has declined. 19 percent of iOS users continue to use iOS 8, while 7 percent use an earlier version of iOS.


Adoption for iOS 9 is outpacing iOS 8 by far as only 68% of users updated to iOS 8 during the same time last year. It only reached 77% of devices after six months of being launched. The adoption rate for iOS 9 is on pace with iOS 7 however, which was released in 2013 and had a 79% adoption rate just four months in. Apple noted that iOS 9 was the ‘fastest iOS adoption ever’ when it was installed on more than 50% of devices back in September.

The latest installation growth follows the release of iOS 9.2 on December 8, which introduced a huge number of bug fixes and brought improvements to Apple Music, Mail, and iBooks. iOS 9 adoption may see another boost with the release of iOS 9.3, which is currently in beta testing.

iOS 9.3 is one of the biggest updates to iOS 9 yet, introducing a new Night Shift mode, new Quick Actions, and improvements to several apps and features like Notes, Apple News, Health, and CarPlay.

Are you currently on iOS 9? How do you like it compared to previous iterations of iOS? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

iOS 9 adoption reaches 75% of Active iOS Devices

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