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Apple on Wednesday seeded the second beta version of iOS 9.1 to developers. The software is available to registered developers either over-the-air, for those running the first iOS 9.1 beta, or via Apple’s developer website.

Introduced earlier this month, iOS 9.1 will bring about new features for the just-announced iPad Pro, such as support for new accessories. The update also includes support for Unicode 8, which will add several new emoji.

Today’s release comes one week after Apple launched iOS 9 to the public. That update brings about a significant number of changes and improvements, including Apple’s new News app, enhanced Siri and Maps, and more.

We’re currently installing today’s 9.1 beta, and will let you know if we spot any major changes. If you see something we missed that you feel is worth noting, let us know in the comments below or at

  • Yazdan Khazeni

    what about public beta?

    • Martin 

      Normally, it’s available 1 day after developer release

      • ArtieMack

        Beta 2 is available to download for the Public.

      • Danny Rios

        i agree. they say its only available for developers but when ios 9 beta 1 and 2 came out i installed them lol. and im not a developer and no i didnt install the publice beta i installed the original dev betas.

      • rafaelpz

        The thing is, when you install the public beta profile and update, then you can delete the profile and you will keep getting the developers update.

      • Shavuot Solrac

        where or how to download this beta 2 artiemac

      • ArtieMack

        It was in my software update.

      • Shavuot Solrac

        on you iPhone settings

      • ArtieMack


      • Shavuot Solrac

        thank you for you response 🙂

      • Yazdan Khazeni

        Are u sure?
        I don’t see anything in software update.

  • Abhishek

    And ios 9.0.1 too

    • iOS Kush


    • Bugs Bunnay

      It’s just 0.0.1 an update. You think something big is in this update?

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Not sure if this was covered in the first 9.1 post but we get a Middle finger emoji finally in 9.1!!

    • Anmol Malhotra


    • Trevor Salmon

      It is there but if you send it to anyone it just shows a box with a question mark.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Yeah because they have to be on 9.1 as well. That happened with the new emojis in 8.4 as well.

  • [RECØИ1]

    There’s a toggle in the Message settings to show contact photos in the Messages list.

    • Anmol Malhotra

      I don’t see it. I’m on iOS 6.1.3 . WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

      • [RECØИ1]

        6.1.3? This post is on 9.1 beta 2 though…

      • Anmol Malhotra


    • Jeiivy

      Send a picture

      • [RECØИ1]


  • Tom

    What’s the battery like? beta 1 was terrible

    • ericesque

      Battery has lasted 3 hours so far…

  • Installing the update now, will be compiling a list of any changes that I spot.

  • Damian

    So far a smooth ride no issues on iPad Air

    • philip Mills

      when is iOS 9.1 out thanks chaps

  • iPhoneWINS

    is the jailbreak ready?