The iOS 9.1 Beta 1 is here, with the highlight of the new version of Apple’s operating system falling on the new emojis that it introduces.
Users who wish to try out the new version of the software (be warned: first releases are always unstable and most of the times full of bugs) can manually update their iOS device to iOS 9.1, using only a USB connector and a working Mac computer.
The iOS 9.1 beta 1 is compatible with the following iOS devices: iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 and iPod Touch 5G.
Before beginning the upgrade process, always make sure to back up all important data, and make sure that the Mac that will be used has the latest version of iTunes installed on it.
Bidness ETC shared a step-by-step guide on how to update the iDevice to the latest iOS 9.1 beta 1.
2.) Open iTunes on the Mac and connect the iDevice using a compatible USB connector.
3.) Once the iOS device shows up in iTunes, go to the Summary tab. Hold Shift (for Windows based keyboards/system) or the Option key and click Check for Update.
4.) A message prompting to select the IPSW file which was downloaded earlier will appear. Choose the iOS 9.1 Beta 1 IPSW file from the computer’s Desktop and the installation process will begin.
5.) After about 10-15 minutes, the iDevice will have finished installing the new update and should then reboot.
6.) It is done! The iOS 9.1 beta 1 is now running on the device.