iOS 9 public beta: The ultimate guide
iOS 9 is now available as a public beta, and here’s what you need to know about it!
For the first time, Apple is making the iPhone and iPad software available as a public beta. That means you can register and download iOS 9 right now if you really want to. But should you? What can you do if you don’t like it and want to go back? What if you finds bugs or glitches? How are you even supposed to know what’s in iOS 9? We’ll, that’s where iMore comes in!
- How to download the iOS 9 public beta
- iOS 9 first look: A smarter, smoother experience for iPhone and iPad
- iOS 9 FAQ: What you need to know!
- How to downgrade from iOS 9 back to iOS 8.4
- How to send iOS 9 public beta feedback
- iOS 9 help and discussion forums
How to download the iOS 9 public beta
iOS 9 marks the first time Apple has ever released a new version of the iPhone and iPad operating system as a public beta. That means more people than ever before will be able to test it out, try the new and enhanced features, and provide feedback before it goes into wide release this fall. But it also means people will have to go through the public beta download and install process. While it’s not complicated, is is new and different. So, we’re going to walk you through it and give you a place to ask questions if you need extra help.
iOS 9 first look: A smarter, smoother experience for iPhone and iPad
After the radical redesign of iOS 7, which gave us a cleaner, more physical experience, and the functional revolution of iOS 8, which extended and continued that experience beyond apps and devices, iOS 9 promises us just two simple, profound things—to polish everything that’s come before, and to take the first steps towards what comes next. Here’s an in-depth walkthrough of everything you need to know about it.
iOS 9 FAQ: What you need to know!
iOS 9 was unveiled at WWDC 2015 and is currently in developer preview and public beta. It won’t ship until this fall, but we’re already fielding tons of questions about it. So, we’re collecting all those questions and, better still, providing answers right here in our iOS 9 FAQ!
How to downgrade from iOS 9 back to iOS 8.4
The iOS 9 public beta is a way to try out the next generation of iPhone and iPad software. But it may not be for you, at least not right now. If you downloaded the iOS 9 public beta but now you want to go back to the current version, iOS 8.4, that fine. You can always try iOS 9 again later, or wait for the final release this fall. What’s more, downgrading is easy, all you need is iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC, and to follow the steps below!
How to send iOS 9 public beta feedback
There’s no amount of planning or internal quality assurance in the world can equal thousands or millions of customers hitting your software. That’s why companies large and small have betas—so real people can help find real problems before the software goes in wide release. Apple’s doing just that with the iOS 9 public beta this year. And they’re including a special Feedback app to make reporting problems easier than ever.