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

Today’s release comes one week after beta 2 was made available to developers, and 3 weeks after iOS 9.1 was first introduced to the public during Apple’s iPhone 6s event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

For those who haven’t been following the releases, iOS 9.1 brings about a handful of new features such as support for the recently-announced iPad Pro accessories and Unicode 8, which includes a number of new emoji.

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

If you’re not a developer, Apple is offering a public beta of iOS 9.1, which should see a similar beta 3 update as soon as tomorrow. Apple also today released iOS 9.0.2, which features several bug fixes and improvements.

  • Khafaga

    Updated 😀

    Gonna check what’s new

  • Jamessmooth

    Most important part of this update: the middle finger emoji. 😀

    • Anmol Malhotra

      already available since beta 1.

      • Jamessmooth

        Yeah you’re right, I just meant ios 9.1 in general

  • Newgunnerr

    When is el capitan coming?

    • Connecting Mac User 

      I’m on the same question.. taking too long for El capitan

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        exactly, I’m waiting from last 30 minutes.

  • Commythug

    What if my cell data toggle isn’t working and I want to downgrade from iOS 9.1 public beta 2 to 9.0.2? Is that possible?

    • It’s possible but you’ll likely lose any data that isn’t in iCloud.

      • Commythug

        Even if my iCloud was just backed up this morning?

      • You won’t be able to use your iCloud Backup because you’re going backwards from iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2. You’d have to set the device up as new and sign in to iCloud. Data such as contacts and email should be safe but you’d lose any app data that doesn’t store data in iCloud and also lose messages and health data.

      • Commythug

        That doesn’t really sound worth it I guess

      • ArtieMack

        I’ve been told putting your phone in restore mode will install 9.0.2 with no data loss. I haven’t tried it yet. If it doesn’t work you can always upgrade again to 9.1.

  • Juan Genao

    If Im on the public Beta and I delete my beta profile on my iphone, will it eventually update to the gold version once that reaches 9.1?

    • MrJohnBlaze

      if u delete you’re profile it will update to whatever the latest developer beta is

  • 3 new wallpapers.

  • Gabriel Rodriguez

    ios 9.1 Public Beta 3 is out too 😀 I just update mine.

  • Cameron Nelms

    Those have been in there since 9.0 I believe

  • Miguel Acevedo

    I am in beta 3 and QuickType for Fb Messenger dont work, anyone with this problem?

  • This update was also made available to Public Beta Testers today.

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    Running super smooth on 6s plus 🙂