Apple releases iOS 9 beta 2 to developers

“Apple today released the second beta of iOS 9 to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors. “Changes that are new to iOS 9 beta 2 will be detailed below as they are discovered. ”

“The update, build 13A4280e, is available as an over-the-air update and it is also available for download through the Apple Developer Center,” Clover reports. “Apple has also released Xcode 7 beta 2.”

“According to the iOS 9 beta 2 release notes, today’s update includes fixes for many bugs and problems that were present in the first beta,” Clover reports. “AirPlay connectivity is improved, changing a password in the Family section of iCloud Settings now works, restoring from a backup created in iOS 9 is faster, Mail no longer crashes when trying to print a message, and third-party keyboards work in search results.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, iOS 9 beta testers will see some improvements on battery optimization, too.


  1. Agreed, MDN. With all the talk about improved battery life at the announcement, I was shocked to see just how bad the beta 1 drain was. Literally killed my iPad every 20 hours on standby. Planning on using it? Better give it a full charge twice a day.

    On iOS 8 full release I was charging a few times a week tops. We always see reduced battery life in betas, yes, but this time around it was worse than usual.

    Have beta 2 installed now, hoping for improvement.

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