For Developer Program – Download iOS 9 Beta 1 & Update iPhone And iPad, iPad Air & iPad Mini
As always, Apple already has made the beta files of new iOS version available for the developers to try out and check what are the major differences from the previous one. A good news from the company for the users was that, every device that was able to update to iOS 8 last year, will be getting iOS 9.
The developer program of Apple is where one would get access to the download links to try out latest beta versions of iOS, or even of Mac OS X, or WatchOS from Apple. It costs $99 per year, and you need to register there usually with your device UDID registered in the developer website, to get the latest download links at the earliest.
If you are really interested to try out the latest beta versions, you may want to enroll as a developer with Apple Developer Program. If not, check below for the download links given by IMZDL, a very trusted and well known source for all the latest beta versions of iOS.
Which devices will get iOS 9
- iPhone: iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s
- iPad Air: iPad Air 2, iPad Air 1
- iPad: iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2
- iPad mini: iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 1
- iPod Touch 5
If you are a developer, you know where to go. Just need to head to the developer program website, and specify your device, and you will be able to download the IPSW file to install the iOS beta version manually, using Apple iTunes.
iOS 9 Beta Download Links
As said above, we rely on iMZDL for all the iOS beta version downloads, and that is where it arrives at the earliest. You need to head to the iMZDL iOS page for the download links.
Earlier, we had to register our device UDID, but surprisingly there was no need to do that for the iOS 9 beta, and only by flashing (that’s what we call it for Android ROMs) or manually updating the iPhone 6 didn’t need anything except taking a backup of the data.
Note: You need to properly check for the device, as there are different variants, i.e. Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + 3G, and such for every iPad, and even for the iPhone, the versions of devices like A1529.
How to update your iOS device to iOS 9 Beta 1
As usual, the first thing is to take a backup of your iDevice, i.e. iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch because the data gets deleted and a completely new OS with only the default content will be seen after the update.
Now, to manually update the iOS version, first check whether there is an update available for Apple iTunes on your Windows or Mac, and if there is, update it.
- Download the iOS 9 Beta 1 IPSW file from the iMZDL link shared above. Extract it from the zip, and keep it in a folder easily accessible for you.
- Connect your iOS device to the computer with USB cable, and open iTunes.
- Now, you’ll see the device detected and there will be a “Check for Updates” button available below your current iOS version information. You need to click on that, but before doing that, press and hold Option key (Mac) or Shift key (Windows). That will force iTunes to not check for the updates online, but give you an option of checking for a file in the file system.
- Select the IPSW file which you just downloaded, and the update process will begin. It won’t need you to do anything during this process.
Once the process completes, after a couple of restarts of the device, you’ll see the new iOS version running!
For Public Beta Program – Download iOS 9.1 Public Beta 1 & Update iPhone And iPad, iPad Air & iPad Mini
When Apple first released its public beta for the iOS 9 in June we were pretty excited until we started to use it as our daily driver. Right when we thought, the wait would be over and company might be closing the beta program, the news arrives for iOS 9.1.
The Cupertino giant would be releasing the final public version of iOS 9 for iPhone and iPad next week. When company announced the new iPhones two days back, they also send a Golden Master release to developers and to the Public Beta Program users as well. Although, it’s not iOS 9.
It was the iOS 9.1 public beta release, which was first available for developers, is now available for public beta program users. First thing you need to make sure that you’re a part of Public Beta Program.
After installing the profile and rebooting your device, if all went well then an update for iOS 9.1 public beta should appear on your device. To check that update you have to follow these steps:
- Launch the Settings app.
- Head over to the General section.
- Tap on Software Update.