iOS 9 public beta now available

Apple Beta Software Program

Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 9 through its official Beta Program website. This gives iPhone and iPad owners the ability to test new features found in iOS 9 before Apple releases the final version later this year. First time users interested in installing the iOS 9 public beta can also sign up for the program through the Apple Beta Software Program website. All you need to join is a working Apple ID and supported device.

Signing up for the public beta program will install a built-in Feedback Assistant app on your Home screen so you can quickly report any issues directly to Apple. You can also check out Apple's FAQ page if you have any additional questions about the program and how it works.

Apple also released the public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan today.

Both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11were unveiled at WWDC 2015 in San Francisco, California on June 8th. iOS 9.0 includes several new features, such a more proactive search, a faster and smarter Siri, in-app video recording, transit directioons in Apple Maps and more. You can see a preview of all the new features, including the new Notes app, via

Apple is expected to launch the final version of iOS 9 alongside the iPhone 6s in the fall.

iOS 9 supports the iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later, all three iPad mini models and the 5th generation iPod touch.