How to download and install iOS 9 beta 1 on your iPhone or iPad without a dev account

Apple's newest iOS 9 edition focuses more on performance than a snazzy new interface, and yet there is plenty to look forward to, like split-screen multitasking on the iPad, a fresh News app, intelligent virtual butler and vastly improved Siri, plus a new Notes app and on-screen keyboard. 

Since the main improvements are under the hood, you can expect a diminished app and OS footprint, sped-up system, and, above all, better standby times resulting in an hour to three hours extra running time on a charge. Here's how to get the goods on your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad Air 1 and 2, iPad mini 1-3, third- and fourth-gen iPad, and the fifth-gen iPod touch right now.

First method - install with an official Apple Developer account

  1. First, do a full backup of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, using the latest version of iTunes;

  2. Go to the iOS developer site, and sign up for an account (that's $99 for an annual membership);

  3. Tap on the iOS 9 beta link below the main menu, and choose your device from the list from the ones you see in the snapshot above;

  4. Once the file downloads, unarchive it on the desktop, choose your device in iTunes, and hold the option (alt) key on a Mac or the shift key on a Windows, while you click on “Check for update.”

  5. Pick the iOS 9 beta file from your desktop, and then restore your data from the backup.

Second method - install without an Apple UDID

If you want to install the iOS 9 Beta 1 without shelling money for a developer account, the process becomes a tad more convoluted and risky, but certainly doable, if you absolutely can't wait for the public beta version to hit your device next month:

1. Back your stuff to iCloud, and download the software corresponding to your device to your desktop:
2. From here, simply repeat step four from the previous guide, namely choose your device in iTunes, and hold the option (alt) key on a Mac or the shift key on a Windows, while you click on “Check for update,” then point to the iOS 9 file on the desktop, and wait for the update to finish.

Bear in mind that with the second option none of the personal stuff you have on your phone will be restorable once you downgrade back to iOS 8.3, so you'd have to restore your stuff from the iCloud backup you did in step 1.

source: CydiaPie



1. gaming64 unregistered

I'll wait for the reviews. If the battery life is an improvement, I'll update right away. My iPhone has been on iOS 8 too long. I need to get rid of this POS update.

3. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

should have stayed with iO.S 7 I never upgraded it on my moms phone and told her to stay away from settings app. Lol! She's been using her phone 3 yrs now iPhone 4s and it's still pretty fast I was surprised the last time I used it.

4. gaming64 unregistered

I don't know how 83% of the total iDevices use iOS 8. Most have became victim of this sick crap Ialmost moved away from iOS when the g4 came out. Also, I'l be waiting for the new Air. I'm gonna save for a new Android phone. I'm sick of iOS on phones already. Still wont stop me from using my good o'l iPhone 5.

6. waddup121 unregistered

amazing support by apple.

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Too lazy to go trough all iTunes crap, I will wait for OTA

5. Retrospective1

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

or just wait/sign up for public beta and save yourself $99. people are way to impatient these days then cry foul play when they have bugs battery issues etc. Better still wait till new year when all the bugs are ironed out and the testers aka early adapters have pulled their hair out lol and the OS is now stable. I know of some people who still don't care for OS upgrades and stick with the OS that came with their phone. They say SWUPD are planned obsolescence by companies to slow your phone. Which is true for older devices IMO Some updates these days are just overrated these days, Mainly Apple ones as Android have these feature for years

7. macsimleonard21

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Want to see the new iOS 9 ?? Register your UDID and get early access to the latest iOS Beta

8. TinnaZy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

I just registered my udid on this site and took the short route, I don't like waiting till the fall for it.

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