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Apple launches iOS 9 Public Beta 3

Leah Yamshon | Aug. 7, 2015
Attention, iOS beta testers: Apple just launched iOS 9's third public beta on Thursday, and it is available now as a software update.

iOS 9

Attention, iOS beta testers: Apple just launched iOS 9's third public beta on Thursday, and it is available now as a software update.

Much like the El Capitan public beta, Apple doesn't share details as to what specifically is changing in this beta release, but the company does recommend that all beta users install the update when they can. If you're a member of Apple's Beta Software Program, you can install the update from your iPhone or iPad over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update

iOS 9 is the first version of iOS that Apple has made available as a public beta--meaning anyone can sign up to use this pre-release software. Before, you had to join Apple's developer program for $99 per year for this access. Apple started the Beta Software Program for OS X in 2014 with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and continued the program this year with OS X 10.11 El Capitan and iOS 9.

It's not too late to sign up for the Beta Software Program, but iOS 9's full release is just around the corner--and, keep in mind, with any beta program, there will be bugs.

 

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