iOS 9.2 Beta 1 Released for Testing on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Oct 27, 2015 - 14 Comments

iOS 9.2 beta 1

Apple has released the first beta build of iOS 9.2 to users participating in the developer beta and public beta testing program. iOS 9.2 beta 1 arrives as build number 13C5055d and is available for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that are compatible with iOS 9.

Release notes accompanying the download suggest the update will focus on bug fixes with some minor new features and adjustments.

Those registered with the Apple Developer Program can find the release available to download now from the iOS Developer Center.

iOS 9.2 beta 1 has also been released to users participating in the general public beta program as well. Any user can choose to join the public beta program by signing up to use pre-release software here on, though it’s generally only recommended for advanced users as beta software tends to be buggier and less stable than a final release.

iOS 9.2 public beta 1

Users enrolled in the public beta program will find the beta relese available now from the OTA mechanism in Settings.

iOS 9

The most recent final version of system software for iPhones and iPads remainsiOS 9.1.


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  1. Joe says:

    The quick update cycle your all referring to was not intentional. Apple was not expecting the major issues iOS 9 brought to some users. 9.01 and 9.02 were band aids to patch up some major bugs

  2. Luis says:

    I like to be updated, but I think Apple does need to slow down a bit. They’ve released four iOS updates in the last month and a half since iOS 9.0 came out: 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2 and 9.1 (plus two apple watch updates for those who own an apple watch). The last three with minimum changes. And now they are about to release 9.2 probably also with minimum changes? That’s too much, they are overdoing it. Updating is a cumbersome and sometimes slow process and updates should only be released when relevant changes are made, such as the ones following ios 8.0 last year: Apple pay and SMS message continuity were added in ios 8.1, apple watch support in ios 8.2 and the new Apple music service in ios 8.4. Or when a completely new version is developed (i.e., ios 8 to ios 9). Apple needs to develop and easier and quicker way to make minor changes such as the ones in the last three updates they released.

  3. UglyStuff says:

    How about a link to download the .ipsw files, for those of us who can’t or won’t submit to the developer program…?

    • Om says:

      You can join the public beta if you want to run the iOS 9.2 betas, there is no advantage to it though. iOS 9 is already buggy as is, the beta versions even more so.

  4. Mark says:

    First thing Apple should do is take away all iPads and give everyone on the iOS team an iPad 3 and tell them what ever they produce has to work on that.

    It looks like a very quick update cycle trying to force you to upgrade your hardware.

  5. BuffyzDead says:

    Fortunately, I do have the disposable income to purchase a new iPhone every single year.

    Been doing so since the very second one, the iPhone 3G.
    Plus grandfathered, unlimited data, with AT&T from the beginning.

    Zero obsolescence for me.

    Apple/iPhone was never meant for everyone

    And never will be.

  6. Ted says:

    Nine point two!? No, not any more. I have stopped updating at 7.1. I no longer plan to participate in Apple’s program of making things obsolete every 6 months but at the same time looking at Tim Cook’s fake grin. ‘t was nice knowing you!

    • Typical Yuppie says:

      Hate to agree with you but I do! You can usually get away with updating the point releases that your iPhone ships with, beyond that and it’s planned obsolete within a year right when the new phones come out. Don’t fall for it, this stuff is way too expensive to treat as disposable!

      • PMinz says:

        Me three, Music, Photos, Videos, and Safari Have all become more difficult. latest updates are nothing but Changes for Change sake. iOs 6 is where Half of my iOs iPods & iPads willStay

        • Tim says:

          I have an old dusty iPad 3 on iOS 5 still and the thing runs amazingly fast, everything is instant, it’s a fantastic machine. Meanwhile another year old newer model with way better hardware but running iOS 9 is slower than molasses in comparison. Interesting, isn’t it?

        • Avenged110 says:

          I’ve always felt that iOS 7 was not only the day good software design at Apple died, but true QA as well. iPad 4 on 6? Instant and efficient. Anything else? Miserably, nigh unbearably slow with poor battery life. What the hell happened? I’m still living happily with all my personal devices on iOS 6.

          • Luis says:

            That doesn’t necessarily happen to everyone just because it happened to you. Until recently, I had an iphone 5, which I used for two and a half years. I installed every update until I upgraded it to a 6s. It ran just fine with every update and battery life was hardly affected. I sold it to one of my relatives running ios 9.0.2, the last one I installed on it, and it works fine and he is happy with it. I also have an Ipad Air first gen (no touch id) updated to the current ios 9.1. It works just fine and it’s where I am writing this comment from, with no plans to upgrade it anytime soon. So I can safely assume that updating your ios doesn’t necessarily mean it will make a device slower or obsolete to force you to buy a new one. Definitely not my experience, though as I said I do believe Apple needs to slow down the update cycle.

          • Luis says:

            Needless to say I upgraded the iphone 5 only because I wanted touch ID and apple pay. Otherwise I could have just as well kept it for a while. I was happy with it.

    • Luis says:

      I agree they’re overdoing it this year, but I doubt Apple planned for making things obsolete every 6 months. Otherwise they wouldn’t be supporting the iphone 4S, released in 2011 four years ago, which is the oldest model they are still allowing to get iOS updates.

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