In less than a week after releasing the beta 4, Apple has now released iOS 9.1 beta 5 to the registered iOS developers and as well as to the public beta testers. iOS 9.1 is going to be the first major update to Apple’s latest iOS 9 mobile software. The release note only reveals that the 5th beta brings bug fixes and performance improvements.
iOS 9.1 beta 5 carries a build number 13B137 and can be downloaded either by an Apple Developer Program member or anyone who is an Apple’s public beta tester. The update is set to bring a host of new features to the supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices such as a list of new Emoji characters including a middle finger to easily get the point across. The software update will also bring an option to disable the photos for contacts in the Messages app and also an update to the Live wallpapers.
If you are already rocking a previous version of iOs 9.1 beta, you can easily install and update to the iOS 9.1 beta 5 by going into Settings > General > Software Update. All those who have signed up for Apple’s Public Beta Software program can also get this update Over-the-Air.
iOS 9.1 beta 5 is also available as a standalone download from Apple’s developer portal, for which you need to have a registered developer account that costs $99 a year.
iOS 9.1 contains compatibility support for the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and also comes with developer support for Live Photos feature of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Since the iOS 9.1 has already hit 5th beta, the final release may just be around the corner.
Apple had pushed the first beta of iOS 9.1 to the developers during the unveiling event of the iPhone 6s back in September at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.