Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 9 Beta to Developers

ios_9_iconApple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 9 to developers for testing purposes, nearly two weeks after releasing the third beta and more than a month after unveiling the new operating system at the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update, build 13A4305g, is available through Apple's over-the-air updating system on iOS devices and is also available for download through the Apple Developer Center. Xcode 7 beta 4 is also available.

Today's beta includes the return of Home Sharing for Music, which was removed in iOS 8.4. iTunes chief Eddy Cue said Apple was working to re-add the feature in iOS 9, and he's kept his promise. This is also the first iOS 9 beta that's available for Apple's new iPod touch. For a full list of changes, make sure to check out our iOS 9 beta 4 tidbits post.

iOS 9 beta 3, which preceded beta 4, brought several much-desired features to iOS 9 including the News app, an updated Music app with support for the Apple Music service and Beats 1 radio station, folders for selfies and screenshots, 4x4 app layouts for folders on the iPad, and more.

iOS 9 is Apple's latest operating system, focusing on intelligence and proactivity with much improved Siri and Search functions, plus improvements to several apps like Notes, Maps, and Mail. iOS 9 also brings several highly desired features like split-screen multitasking for the iPad and performance boosts that improve battery life and optimize storage space.


As of early July, iOS 9 is available to both developers and public beta testers. The software will be released to the public this fall after testing is complete.

Top Rated Comments

agwin27 Avatar
75 months ago
For those with the Public Beta Profile installed who want Developer Beta 4 (assuming apple doesn't make a new beta available for the public users), here's how to opt out of the Public Beta to get Beta 4:

-Settings > General > Profiles
-Delete the iOS 9 Public Beta Profile
-Reboot your device
-Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JonoH Avatar
75 months ago
How is the battery life?

/s
just superb so far! wow!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
naeS1Sean Avatar
75 months ago
Just showed up on my Cingular iPhone.
Cingular? Sweet Lord. I haven't heard that in like 10 years...lol
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RDowson Avatar
75 months ago
Public beta 2 also???
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macleanjr Avatar
75 months ago
I had a lot of issues in beta 3 transitioning from Wi-Fi to LTE, having to toggle LTE every time to get data flowing. Hoping this resolves that issue (Verizon, iPhone 6)

EDIT: So far so good on beta 4!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CosmoPilot Avatar
75 months ago
PB out too?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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