Apple Releases iOS 9 Public Beta 2, El Capitan Public Beta 2

Now that Apple has released second public betas of both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan almost two weeks after after first public betas went live. Unlike the betas available under Apple Developer Program, public betas are free to download, available to anyone who signs up at Apple Beta Software Program.

With OS X Yosemite Apple has seeded public beta program last year and this is the first time the company experimenting with public betas for iOS, starting with iOS 9 public beta 1 released earlier this month.


Apple also released beta 4 of both iOS 9 and El Capitan yesterday alongside watchOS 2 yesterday to registered developers of Apple Developer Program.

The latest iOS 9 developer beta has brought back Home Sharing feature for Music and the ability to take photos using volume buttons, along with minor UI changes to Music app,, Handoff UI and more.

If you are already running Public Beta 1 of iOS 9, simply navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and update directly using Apple’s over-the-air (OTA) system. For OS X El Capitan Public Beta 1, you can update from the Mac App Store.


If starting from the scratch and want to install public betas of iOS 9 on your device for the first time, follow our detailed guide below:

Final versions of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan are scheduled for release sometime this fall. For an overview of what’s new in these major iOS and OS X releases, check out the detailed wailthrough for iOS 9 here, and OS X El Capitan here.

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