On Thursday, Apple seeded the fifth beta of iOS 9 to developers and beta 3 to public testers. For those on iOS 9 beta 4, the beta 5 update is available as an over-the-air (OTA) update via the Settings app or as a standalone update via Apple’s developer portal
. And if you’re enrolled in the public Apple Beta Software Program
you can update to the public beta 3 via OTA. Here’s what’s new…
iOS 9 brings with it a number of reliablity and performance improvements, as well as new features. Among the new features is Apple’s new News app, revamped Notes app, enhanced Siri and Maps, and new multitasking options for the iPad.
The most notable change in iOS 9 beta 5 (public beta 3) is the introduction of 15 new wallpapers. Below are just a few:
Wifi calling for select mobile carriers:
New WiFi-assist option in Settings, enables cellular data if the wifi signal is poor:
New Calendar splash screen:
New Spotlight splash screen:
Tweaked keyboard on the iPhone, new shift and backspace keys:
Thanks to Softpedia for the images
Obviously we haven’t covered everything that’s new with iOS 9 beta 5, but we’ll try to update this post as we find out more changes. If you noticed anything we haven’t, be sure to comment below.