Two weeks after the release of the second beta of iOS 9 and a week after the launch of Apple Music, for developers seeded iOS 9 beta 3. Download for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices has been released. The third beta comes with support for Apple Music, the Cupertino company’s first ever venture into the music streaming arena.
Announced back at WWDC 2015, Apple’s streaming music service was originally meant to launch with the final release of iOS 9 this fall, but the company decided it would be a wiser move to jump straight into a wider audience as soon as possible, hense it was released as part of the iOS 8.4 update last month. You can grab iOS 8.4 from here: Download iOS 8.4 Final IPSW Links For iPhone And iPad.
The update, build 13A4293f links are available through Apple’s over-the-air updating system on iOS devices and is also be availed through Apple Developer Center. Apart from Apple Music and Beats 1, the iOS 9 beta 3 build comes with the usual bug fix and performance enhancements, so users who have the beta installed already should feel a tad bit of snappiness when compared to the second pre-release build, which was actually released a couple of weeks ago.
Today’s beta includes the updated Music app, allowing those running iOS 9 to access the new Apple Music service and the Beats 1 radio station, also adds the new News app, a new two-factor authentication system, and more.
Apple Music however comes with a three month free trial which users can get before they start to pay the $9.99 monthly fee. If you feel that Apple Music has checked all the right boxes for you and your family members, then Apple has you well covered with a $14.99 a month family plan, applicable to add up to 6 members under just one account.
The new iOS 9 is Apple’s newest operating system, focusing on intelligence and proactivity. It allows iOS devices to learn how user habits and acts on that info, providing recommendations on places we might like, apps we might be interested to use etc. Siri is smarter in iOS 9, with the ability to create contextual reminders, and serach is improved with new sources. Beyond that many of the built-in apps have also been upgraded and refreshed, including Notes, Maps, and Mail. Passbook has been renamed to Wallet, and iOS 9 introduces split-screen multi-tasking for the iPad along with a revamped keyboard.
All in all in addition to these consumer-facing features, iOS 9 brings significant under-the-hood performance improvements to the table. Battery optimizations on iOS devices have an additional hour of battery life, and a new Low Power Mode extends the battery usage even further. The iOS updates indeed take up less space in iOS 9, and many app install sizes are smaller due to a feature called app thinning. Now that iOS 9 is capable of running on all devices that support iOS 8.
There are two routes users can take to download iOS 9 beta 3. The first one is to head over to Settings > General > Software Update, where the beta 3 OTA update will be awaiting your installation approval. This method will obviously work only if you already have a previous version of iOS 9 beta installed.
Are you installing iOS 9 beta for the first time or want to install from scratch, then you might want to head over to the Apple Developer Program website to get things rolling.
For complete instructions on how to download and install iOS 9 beta from scratch, follow our tutorial below:
Caution: Advised installing pre-release software only on the devices which are not your daily drivers.