iOS 9 Beta 2 Public Release: New Features & Specs Revealed

Apple has just released the second beta version of the iOS 9 to public beta testers.

According to 9to5Mac, the iOS 8 successor is the first major beta version that has been released to non-developers for testing. The iOS 9 beta 2 public launch allows public testers to use the OS on their iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch.

Similar to iOS 9 beta 4 released for registered developers earlier this week, the beta 2 will also have new features and specs.

Cult of Mac noted that there are just small changes in the update but there are added useful apps.

  • New Podcasts Icon sports the same color scheme but “now sticks out a tad more among other apps on the home screen.”
  • “Apple Watch” name on the application became simply “Watch”.
  • Search results are developed to be relatively faster from a “wider array of apps”. Also, third party apps on/off toggles are now available.
  • Low Power Mode description now more specific compared to the previous beta.
  • News App is now available on iCloud.
  • Safari settings added two new options; the “Show Favorites Bar” and the “Show Tab Bar”. Meanwhile, the “Content Blocker” option has been removed.
  • For iPad, keypad tweaks will also be noticeable. Buttons for cut, copy and paste has been replaced by Undo and Redo buttons.
  • The Handoff had been developed into a multitasking view. Users can now pick up easily where they left off from another iOS or OS X device.

However, Tech Times stated that Apple is not yet done with fixing the bugs of the second version. Only users with secondary device are recommended to use the iOS9 beta 2 to avoid risking the primary devices from bug encounters.

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