Apple releases iOS 9 beta 2 to developers

iOS 9 logo

As rumored, Apple has just released iOS 9 beta 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to developers.

Apple unveiled iOS 9 during the WWDC 2015 Keynote on June 8th. It includes a number of new features and improvements such as Proactive Assistant, transit directions in Maps, enhanced multitasking features for iPad and lots more.

The new beta version comes just over two weeks after the first beta was released. The first iOS 9 beta had revealed a number of hidden features, UI changes and improvements.

According to the release notes, iOS 9 beta 2 includes bug fixes and improvements.

iOS 9 beta 2 is currently available only to registered developers of Apple’s Developer Program. Apple will be releasing the public beta in July, you can check our post to find out how to sign up for it.

The build number of iOS 9 beta 2 is 13A4280e. iOS 9 is compatible with the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3, Retina iPad mini (iPad mini 2), iPad mini
  • 5th generation iPod touch

iOS 9 beta 2 is available as an OTA update for users who have already installed the first iOS 9 beta. iOS 9 beta 2 is also available in Member Center on Apple’s Developer website.

Update 1:

You may also use the direct download links for iOS 9 beta 2 below (Note that you need to be a registered developer to download these files). You can find the model number on your iPhone or iPad’s back cover.

Download links for iOS 9 beta 2 for iPhone:

Download links for iOS 9 beta 2 for iPad:

Download links for iOS 9 beta 2 for iPod touch:

Update 2

Here’s a quick update on the changes we’ve discovered so far:

  • You no longer have the option to change the side switch for Mute or Lock Rotation in iOS 9 beta 2.
  • The Radio tab is now blank. I guess it will be available when Apple Music is launched on June 30th.
  • The News app is still not available.
  • The Podcast icon seems to be updated. Though I’m not sure if the icon was updated in beta 1 itself.
iOS 9 beta 2 - New Podcasts app icon
  • No new Wallpapers.

Update 3:

iOS 9 seems to delete apps temporarily to free up storage space for iOS software updates. It looks like the feature existed in iOS 9 beta 1 as well, but discovered today.

Let us know if you’ve found any bugs, new features, or changes in iOS 9 beta 2 in the comments below.