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macrumors 604
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Sep 4, 2011
Continuing the tradition from previous betas....

Post any bugs, new features, or changes in iOS 9 beta 1 that you notice compared to iOS 8.3 or 8.4 betas. This is a wikipost so anyone can edit in their findings.

As always, be sure to report any and all bugs to (a developer account is not required to do this)

Build #: 13A4254v

Downloading apps is buggy on iPhone 6
- Long bootup times on iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus/iPad Air 2 (probably all devices)
- "Updated June X, 2015" (App Store) is aligned with changelog in landscape, but seemingly random placement in portrait
- Searching in settings, following the link, going back, deleting the search term, following a setting and then going back to the main settings screen defaults back to last searched term
- Searching for Apps in Spotlight miss to show the folder
- No sound in phone calls on iPhone 6 Plus when call is not initiated via Bluetooth HFP
- Pressing "Use side switch to:" in settings gives footer text which reads ROTATE-FOOTER instead of the copy text (@JWalker1995 )
- Missed "delete all" in mail trash
- iCloud backup shows as 0kb and is inaccessible to download. (Must restore in iOS 8 to fix.)
- Muffled voice during calls on iPhone 5 (A1428) AT&T Carrier (Siri and Voice Memos works fine)
- Music Playlist duplicates when you sync with iTunes
- Music playback may randomly fail, showing "Fail to load asset".
- Music playback will fail immediately or shortly after first song when option to sync library for search by artist/song/album with Honda vehicle sound system is enabled, perhaps other similar scenarios. Disabling voice search in Honda Audio menu resolves this.
- Option to open a document in Pages from Safari does not exist
- Some notification banners stay until dismissed.

New features/changes:
- System wide - San Francisco font
- Proactivity
- News app (Not available yet)
- Wallet app
- Split-screen multitasking on iPad Air 2
- Picture in picture feature
- Notes app (drawing, text formatting, checklists, pictures)
- Note folders can be created from iOS app
- Notes can now be viewed in full screen (without divider) on iPad like on iPhone 6 Plus
- Touch ID can have a 6 digit passcode instead of 4
- Maps (Transit, Nearby)
- CarPlay improvements
- Slide Over feature on iPad
- Keyboard changes the letters to capitals or lowercase
- iCloud Drive app
- Option to change Mute switch to Rotation lock
- Find My Friends now a built-in app
- Find My iPhone now a built-in app
- Search in Settings
- New languages in Siri, including Norwegian, and new dialects for English, French, German and Dutch
- E-mail attachments
- Swipe cursor with two finger works also on iPhone
- Video camera resolution and FPS can be changed
- Notifications in Notification Center can be ungrouped
- Selection faster in photo app (like google photos, press and hold and select multiple photos)
- Podcast app redesign.
- Contact pictures now show in Messages on iPhone 6
- Siri can now use an accent (same language) which differs from your input language.
- Siri now no longer asks to confirm reminders that are created, but when deleting them, she now does.
- Keychain passwords have been moved to the first page of safari in settings
- Touch ID can be used to authenticate to view stored keychain info
- Contact picture and name centered in Contacts app, iPad Air 2
- Tapping on a notification will add a "return to previous app" button in the status bar of the app opened by the notification; this also works when clicking links or following other inter-app links.
- Contacts have Facetime/call buttons when searching with Spotlight
- "Use iPhone for cellular calls" has been relocated to FaceTime settings under "Calls from iPhone"
- New HDR selector in Camera
- New Widgets/Notifications section in landscape Notification Center for iPad
- Buttons in Assisstive Touch can be customized
- Reminders shows number of overdue items for each list next to title
- Double clicking the home button on the lock screen brings up Wallet/Apple Pay
- Pressing the "return" key sends messages in Messages app
- iBooks has a Safari extension to turn a webpage into a PDF and open it in iBooks
- You can now choose to mute Siri with the mute switch
- Swiping down on home screen opens Spotlight with cursor in search field and keyboard ready to type
- Auto fill in passwords gives you an option to chose between all saved passwords for the same website
- Exchange email - search in subjects of the mails
- Reminder prompts now offer options to remind in 15 minutes, 1 hour or tomorrow
- New Accessibility option to Show Lowercase Keys
- New option to hide character preview as you type
- QuickType bar has slightly different color
- New battery widget in Notification Center (only when connected to a Bluetooth device)
- Gesture to go forward in Safari is changed to not interfere with multitasking in iPad. You must to go left and then fast right to go forward.
- New cursor 2 finger move works also in custom keyboards, putting fingers on page and not on keyboard
- Safari Favorites now display five icons per row when accessing on a website.
- Option in alarm sound settings to disable vibration or choose a custom one.
- Safari has Content Blockers option
- Redesigned Safari "Close Tab" button
- Spotlight Search includes Calculator App support, now behaves like OSX.
- Spotlight animation changed to swipe in from the right when opening apps
- Safari "Find on page" and "Request Desktop Version" now accessed from Share Sheet, new UI
- Audiobooks can now be found in the iBooks app instead of the music app.
- Double tap and drag to select is working again (in some apps)
- New print preview screen. Allows you to view all pages, select which pages to print, and print in black and white.
- Markup feature for Mail which lets you annotate pictures and add signatures to documents just like OS X.
- Photos app lets you zoom in on videos.
- You can share visual voicemails.
- Photos app lets you leave full screen by swiping down on photo (similar to facebook app)
- "Trash All" feature in mail app now available in Inbox, Sent etc.
- In Calculator app, when the answer is the same as the previous number displayed (eg: 4-2=2) the answer will blink first.
- You can now tap and hold the address bar in Safari to copy the address.


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macrumors 6502a
Apr 18, 2009
All I want to know - does WhatsApp work.
That was a long three months last time around and I'm not going through it again.


macrumors 65816
Apr 9, 2011
I wonder if they added an api for voice to text in third party keyboards... Attachments in email would also be nice.


macrumors 6502a
Dec 20, 2011
Really interested to see whether some apps work. I haven't had the software update even register on my iPhone yet but I'm in the UK so they may do a slower rollout to balance the servers?


macrumors 65816
Apr 9, 2011
Really interested to see whether some apps work. I haven't had the software update even register on my iPhone yet but I'm in the UK so they may do a slower rollout to balance the servers?

iOS 9 beta 1 will not show up as a software update. You have to get it from the developer portal and use iTunes to update
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