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iOS 9 is full of enhancements and features that will make your life simpler and better. Your apps become more essential. New multitasking features on iPad make you productive. Apple has released the Beta version that provides a sneak peek at iOS 9 before it finally launches in full force.

But beware Beta version is far from perfect. You are bound to come across bugs that might you’re your experience. After all, it is part of experience while using a beta version. The beta update is now available for compatible iOS devices such as iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 5, 4S, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Mini 3, Retina iPad Mini, iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPod touch 5th Generation.

Feedback is the core essence of public beta. iOS 9 public beta comes with a comprehensive built-in Feedback Assistant This feature allows you to directly report bugs to Apple. It appears in your Dock on your Mac and on the second page of Home screen on iOS device.

Here are the few glitches that are likely to ruin your experience

App compatibility

Just like its predecessor iOS 8, the iOS 9 beta might come with third-party compatibility issues. You might experience these issues not due to the developer error. This is primarily due to the fact that app is not yet updated for latest iOS release. Once the iOS 9 is released (rumored around September), this issue will be resolved.


Remember, Beta programs are never perfect and you are bound to come across glitches and bugs. Don’t complain. It was your choice to leave the safe path and wander on the treacherous lanes of a beta program.  Nobody forced you. If you come across any issue after the beta upgrade, you are likely not to receive any help from Apple nor from the developer. You are stranded and will have to wait for next beta or final stable release.

Device Performance

You might notice a dip in your device’s performance. Again be ready because features are not fully optimized yet and could have a negative impact on your device.  So don’t expect a near flawless device performance.

Listen to Apple’s Advice

Choosing to install beta software is a matter of choice not a compulsion. Before you take a plunge, it is important to listen what Apple has to say about the upgrade. Whether it is iPhone or iPad, Apple does not advise you to install the beta on your primary devices. You need to stay away from installing beta version if you store crucial information relating to your business or daily life.

Caveat: Always Backup

Back up your iOS device before installing beta software. If you would like to revert to a previously released version, you should first erase the beta software from your device. Now you can re-install the latest shipping version of iOS, and restore from your previously saved iTunes backup.


Always keep in minds that some apps might not work which means they will crash, freeze, or behave in a weird manner. Sometimes developers can solve the issue by updating the existing app. But keep in mind that developers need to update for iOS 9, there is nothing they can do right now. It will stay that way till the launch date.  If you're not sure how to deal with the bugs or feel terrified with the idea of wipe and restore in case things go out of control, best to wait until the fall.

written by for Apple section(s).