9 Reasons to Get Excited About iOS 9 Beta

9 Reasons to Get Excited About iOS 9 Beta

iOS 9 is the next version of operating system for the iPhone and iPad. It is currently available for Beta testing and is expected to be officially released in September.

There is a lot to get excited about including improved voice recognition and functionaility with Siri, power saving and security improvements, and updated apps.

We have put together nine reasons to get excited about iOS 9 Beta.

Apple strongly recommends backing up your device before installing iOS 9 Beta. Ideally you should wait for the official release in September, however if you have a spare iOS device why not give it a try!


The following nine features have us very excited about the upcoming release of iOS 9.

Siri is Smarter

Siri understands more of what you’re saying and responds faster. Accuracy has improved by 40% in the last year with the error rate has reduced to 5%.


Select cities across the world now will offer public transport directions within Maps. The transit mode will show lines and stations right in front of you on the map.

iOS File Size

iOS 9 will use around 1.3GB whereas iOS 8 required a huge 4.5GB of internal storage. For those with 8GB and 16GB models this will free up a lot of precious space.

New Keyboard

Makes for easier formatting and shortcuts at your fingertips on the iPad. Cut, copy and paste as well as a trackpad makes editing text easier than ever.

Tablet Multi-tasking

Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture are new multi-tasking features for the iPad. Up to two apps can now be on the screen at the same time allowing you to work on multiple tasks. You can also minimise video to the bottom right of the screen and watch while working on another app.

Low Power Mode

More efficient processes across the whole operating system save up to one hour of extra battery power. Also a new low power mode has been introduced for extra power saving.


A 6 digit PIN has been introduced, as well as two-factor authentication, to provide a more secure device. This means more protection for your account across multiple devices.


The news app has been added to the Home screen bringing in the stories you want. Content is rich with photos, videos and animations in the way the publisher intended.

First in Best Dressed

Do you have a spare iOS device? Start playing around with iOS 9 and be ahead of the pack when iOS 9 is formally released.

iOS 9 is available on the following devices:

iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s

iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini

iPod touch 5

Have you tried out iOS 9 Beta yet? Please let us know what you think and leave your comments below.