Well, it’s finally here! The much awaited and a-first for iPhone/iPad users, Apple has finally unveiled its iOS 9 Public beta. What that means is that for the first time, even for those who are not registered Developers at Apple to get access to all the beta releases Apple makes to its iOS cycles from time to time before rolling out the final release to the public, everyone else can also get a taste of what the final release of iOS 9 may look and feel like come fall 2015, with the iOS 9 Public Beta release.
While Apple has extended support to older devices so as to make them upgradable to the latest iOS firmware- iOS 9, check out the following compatibility list for all the devices that are supported by iOS 9.
One must still remember that a beta is a beta. One should’t get worked up in excitement to get their hands on latest version of iOS as a beta release is expected to have various bugs and glitches and may result in various performance issues, battery drainage problems and system-vide instability. For all those who are still dying to test out what iOS 9 feels like, you can still do that by getting a taste of it right on your iOS 8 running iPhone/iPad by following these little tweaks. So, it really isn’t recommended for you to upgrade to the iOS 9 Beta releases unless you are a Developer or ready to face the aforesaid issues that might show up.
That being said, you can now follow the under-listed steps.
How To Download and Install iOS 9 Public Beta on iPhone/iPad (Tutorial)
Step 1: First and foremost, in order to keep your data safe in case anything goes wrong, take a complete backup of your iPhone or iPad on iCloud or iTunes before updating to iOS 9 Public Beta so that you can restore your device back to a stable state if need be.
Step 2: Now, in order to get your hands on iOS 9 Public Beta, you must enroll yourself for the Apple Beta Software Program. For this, just click on the ‘Sign-up’ option where you need to enter your registered Apple ID and Password. For all those who already have done this before, you need to navigate to the ‘Sign-in’ option and do the needful.
Step 3: Once done, you can now see a option ‘Enroll Your iOS Device’ right at the top menu. Just click that and you will now be shown a page with options to choose from OS X and iOS. For updating your iPhone/iPad/iPod, click on the iOS tab and you’ll see the instructions from Apple to take a backup of your device and double check with archiving one as well via iTunes.
Step 4: Next up, open up the link(beta.apple.com/profile) from your iOS device on which you want to install iOS 9 Public Beta wherein you’ll be prompted to install it.
Step 5: Tap the ‘Download Profile’ button listed under the aforesaid link and you’ll be redirected to the Settings page where you need to tap ‘Install’.
Step 6: Next up is a series of prompts that will show up asking to first enter your PIN, then accept the Terms & Conditions and finally asking to restart your iDevice.
Step 7: Once the device is rebooted, navigate to Settings>General>Software Update and you’ll see the option to upgrade to iOS 9 Public Beta 1.
Just hit ‘Download and Install’ and you can sit back and relax while your iPhone/iPad updates itself.
Step 8: That’s all folks! Your iPhone/iPad would now be up and running iOS 9 Public Beta.
Apple may well out various updates to its Public Release before the final iOS 9 version gets outed in Fall this year.
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