How To Download And Install iOS 9 Public Beta For Free [Tutorial]

Apple has today released new public betas for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan which are now available to download directly from the Public Beta Program. The installation is unique and straightforward, the only thing you should have is patience and follow a complete step-by-step guide on how you can go through the process. Simple!

Next step is, you will need a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch which can boot iOS 9, or capable running on iOS 8.0 to 8.4. Although iOS 9 beta is supported on a wide range of devices, it’s still a good idea to make sure you are covered from head to toe in terms of compatibility.

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Here’s a complete list of all the iOS 9 compatible devices:

iPhone

  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s

iPad

  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini

iPod

  • iPod touch 5th-gen

Important to Note: This version is no developer build of iOS 9, but a beta release for public. Performance issues, instability, battery life drainage and other issues are common with such build releases. We’ll recommend installing this on a a spare and test device only. DO NOT install the beta on your daily driver (main and primary) device. You’ve been warned.

Now let’s go!

Step 1: First up, make sure you are running the current latest public version of iOS, which is of course the iOS 8.4. You can download iOS 8.4 from here: Download iOS 8.4 Final IPSW Links For iPhone And iPad.

Step 2: Next, you have to register yourself at Apple Beta Software Program, if not yet. ‘Sign Up‘ from here: https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram.

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Step 3: Point your browser to: beta.apple.com and click on Sign In’ as shown in the screenshot below. Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in.

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Step 4: Accept the ‘Agreement’ by clicking on the ‘Accept’ button on the bottom right hand corner.

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Step 5: Now you’re going to enroll your iOS device into the beta program.

Step 6: Open the following link on your iPhone or iPad: beta.apple.com/profile.

Step 7: Sign in the same Apple ID account once again on your iOS device.

Step 8: Now tap on the blue ‘Downloaf profile’ button.

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Wait! If you have an Apple Watch paired to your iPhone then you’ll get the following popup as shown in the image below. Tap on ‘iPhone’ only.

Step 9: Tap on the ‘Install’ button on the top right o the dispplay. You’ll be required to input your passcode to confirm the action if you have one in place.

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Step 10: Once you’ve entered your passcode, you will now be asked to agree to a ‘Consent’ from Apple. Click on ‘Install’ on the top right once again.

Step 11: ou’ll be presented with a popup asking you to restart your iPhone or iPad. Do so by tapping on ‘Restart.’

Step 12: Once your iPad or iPhone is done restarting, head over to Settings -> General -> Software Update, and iOS 9 Public Beta 1 download will be sitting there for your approval to install. Simply hit the ‘Download and Install’ button to get things rolling.

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That’s it!

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