10 Things to Do Before Installing iOS 9.1 Beta

Earlier this month, Apple released a new iOS 9.1 beta update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The iOS 9.1 beta 5 is a tempting install but we think there are some things you need to do before installing the iOS 9.1 beta update.

Last month, Apple delivered the first milestone upgrade to its brand new iOS 9 operating system. In beta form.

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In early September, Apple issued the first iOS 9.1 beta to testers giving developers and testers a chance to use the update ahead of its release date.

iOS 9.1 is much bigger than iOS 9.0.1 and iOS 9.0.2 in that it brings enhancements to Apple’s mobile products. iOS 9.1 features the News app for the UK and Australia, brand new emojis, and some smaller changes aimed at improving performance.

iPhone 6S Plus iOS 9.0.2 - 10

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While the iOS 9.1 update is official, it’s still without a release date. The iOS 9.1 release is rumored for October but we still don’t have an official date and may not get one before the company decides to roll the software out.

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With an iOS 9.1 beta 5 out, some people are feeling the urge to download and install the iOS 9.1 beta and its emojis. The promise of improved performance is also swirling above the heads of those dealing with iOS 9 problems.

If you decide you want to install the iOS 9.1 beta on your device ahead of the iOS 9.1 release date, there are some things you’ll want to do before taking the plunge.

If you’re new to iOS beta updates or you just want to be safe with iOS 9.1 beta 5, follow these tips. They’ll help you get your brain, and your device, ready for your beta.

Step 1: Get Familiar with iOS 9.1

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Step 1: Get Familiar with iOS 9.1

You can follow all of these steps or some of them. Either way, we think they'll help you install Apple's latest version of iOS 9.1 beta. 

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The first thing you'll want to do, if you're coming from an older version of iOS 9, is get acquainted with iOS 9.1 and its new features. To do that, head here and get acquainted with the new emojis and some of the other changes. 

If you're coming from iOS 8.4.1 or below, you'll want to dig into iOS 9.1 and the iOS 9 update as a whole. We've put together a guide that will show you the differences between iOS 9 vs. iOS 8. Get familiar with these changes and decide if the beta software's features are going to be worth it for you. 

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