Apple releases iOS 9 beta 2 to the public

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Apple on Wednesday released the second public beta of iOS 9 to testers. The seed comes just 24 hours after beta 4 of iOS 9 was pushed to developers, and roughly two weeks after Apple dropped the first public beta.

Beta 2 is available to anyone in Apple’s public testing program, either via the web portal or as an over-the-air update for folks already on beta 1. If you’re looking for help updating to iOS 9, we have a great tutorial here.

The software is labeled build 13A4305g, and as far as we can tell, it’s identical to yesterday’s beta 4 developer release. That update brought about Home Sharing for music, a new interface for Handoff and other changes.

Here’s our hands-on video with beta 4:

Apple is expected to release the final [non-beta] version of iOS 9 in mid-September.