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Less than a week following iOS 9.1 beta 4, Apple on Monday issued a brand new, fifth beta of what would become iOS 9’s first major software update.

iOS 9.1 beta 5 (build 13B137) for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is available to both members of the Apple Developer Program and public beta testers.

In addition, the software is available as a standalone download through Apple’s portal for developers.

To apply the update over-the-air on your device running an iOS beta, go to Settings → General → Software Update. Public beta testers signed for the Apple Beta Software Program can also install this update.

Release notes accompanying the download contain no mention of new features, with an over-the-air update prompt stating that this beta version of iOS 9.1 contains bug fixes and unspecified improvements.

According to release notes, developers should look out for a few remaining issues related to iCloud Keychain, PhotoKit, Restore and UIKit, signaling that a public launch is around the corner.

Among other things, iOS 9.1 will bring support for new emojis, including taco, burrito, cheese wedge, popcorn, middle finger and many more.

There will be some fresh new wallpapers, too.

More important than the pretty backdrops, however, iOS 9.1 contains compatibility support for the forthcoming iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and developer support for the Live Photos feature on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The first beta of iOS 9.1 was seeded to developers following Apple’s iPhone 6s event in September 2015 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

We’ll update the article with other changes in iOS 9.1 beta 5 as we encounter them. Feel free to help us out by posting your own findings down in the comments.

  • Naqib Ehsan

    Any speed improvement?

    • Picapollo

      It seems improved on the iPhone 5s!…

      • Naqib Ehsan


      • prashanth jale

        Hi how is the ios 9.1 beta 5
        performance speed on iphone 5s ??

  • Rodney Coleman

    Downloading now

  • Do they still do the public betas?

    • Justin de Vreugd

      Yes they do

    • Rodney Coleman

      Yes I’m on public beta

  • Ivan Diardo 

    Another 1.4GB update? And it’s all bug fixes and improvements?

  • M L

    “new emojis, including taco, burrito, cheese wedge, popcorn, middle finger and many more.” Ohhh exciting 😛

  • Mart


    • Rodney Coleman

      They need to have 32GB models instead of 16

      • Agreed! From a business perspective though this is never going to happen…

      • Kelvin Lieu

        50 bucks says this will happen with the iPhone 7

    • ravinigga

      ITS only 150mb.

  • iOS Kush

    Getting my hands on these Emojis would be dope.. in time I guess still rolling with the 8.4 Jailbroken

  • Kaptivator

    hope this addresses icloud backups. I’m still having issues.

  • HamptonWalley

    And public beta 5 also available.

  • Jackson Grong

    Today I got 6h od usage on my 6S with low power mode always on, who else has a 6S?

    • Church Said

      You should have bought 6S Plus 😀

      • Jackson Grong

        It’s too clumsy

      • h4nd0fg0d

        Too clumsy? Ridiculous allegations, didn’t even notice the size after one single day after changing up from a 6. Easily handled, hate to see how you handle your women. Lol, joking, maybe.

      • Jackson Grong

        Well it’s not a problem, I don’t like fat girls. 😉

    • Phil Randle

      I am using a 6S Plus now, battery life is fantastic, but when I had my iPhone 6, I only used to use ‘low power mode’ when the iPhone would be sitting in my pocket on standby. Due to the fact that Apple lowers system resources and throttles the CPU in low power mode, I assumed the device would have to work harder. I use to get around 8hours usage, depending on what I was doing.

    • I’m using 6 for one year now and get 6-8h of usage everyday. (Without low power mode)

    • Mario Britten

      All I can say is the battery life on the 6S Plus is nearly identical to the 6 Plus (even with a Samsung SoC). And with identical I mean great (2 days of normal usage are no problem)

  • Peter Fernandes

    Had some issues in beta 4 not only the battery life went down the hill but did a fresh install with beta 4 and it occupied 600mb (with no restore no backup no app install) and some times used to eat up space automatically reaching 800mb -.-

    Want to try beta 5 but scared the same happens again, someone had similar issue??

  • iPhoneWINS

    my 6PLUS will last 10 hours on normal usage and 2 days on stand by..

    • Micrones

      Mine lasts about the same as well, give or take, a day and half on standby.
      I think one should be able to get a good full day on a 6plus

  • Kyle McNulty – Mclovin341

    My iPhone 6s lasts roughly the same as my old 6plus, can’t tell no difference in battery life at all

  • Nathan

    Still runs bad on the 5s…so sad.

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  • nyangejr

    where’s app thinning?

    • Lutiher

      Works. But it’s mainly app+server story. Facebook apps seems to have this implemented since last update.

      • nyangejr

        thanks, i thought it works with iOS updates too

  • Nicklas Ljungholm

    The must hav don somthing on battery life, becouse my apple watch is not att 50% after an hole day of work. is att 84% after 10 hours almost 11. super nice

  • Andellaz

    how can I apply for the public beta program? I want 9.1 on my iPhone.

  • @Jayy

    • Jayy

      Thank you!

  • Gabriel Diaz

    Jailbreakable or were the vulnerabilities patched??