Installing the iOS 9 Beta

Apple released the fifth developer beta of iOS 9 earlier this week, which means anyone with access to a developer account can run it on their iOS devices. However, just like with previous iOS 9 beta versions, you can install iOS 9 beta 5 even without a developer account.

Method 1 (Public Beta)

To make sure you don’t miss the chance to get the public beta simply go to beta.apple.com and sign up. To do so all you need are details to your Apple ID. Once you do so Apple will notify you as soon as iOS 9 beta is available for you to download.

Method 2 (Get it now)

Choosing the other route gets you permanent access to iOS 9 betas, meaning that you’ll run all the beta versions Apple releases until the final iOS 9 build rolls out – and you’ll get those updates automatically, over-the-air, in the future.

  1. You can Download iOS 9 here
  2. Select your iPhone model from the list available on the website and click download.
  3. Once the .ipsw file has finished downloading, open up iTunes.
  4. Connect your iPhone to your computer via lightning cable.
  5. Put your iPhone into DFU mode. To do this: Hold the home and power button down simultaneously for 10 seconds. Once your iDevice turns off, let go of the power button but keep holding down the home button.
  6. Now, in iTunes it should say your device is in recovery mode. Simply hold the shift button on your keyboard whilst left clicking restore.
  7. Navigate to where you saved your .ipsw file from earlier.
  8. The iPhone should start to update to iOS 9.