iOS 9 Beta Features: Hands-On Video Walkthrough

With Apple’s yearly WWDC, World Wide Developer Conference, we got another iteration of Apple’s mobile OS – iOS 9. This new update brings Siri improvements, multitasking to iPad, and more.

iOS 9 iPhone and iPad

Here are some of the new iOS 9 features demoed in our video:

  • Notes app – make lists, format text, doodle on a blank canvas, and insert images.
  • Siri New UI – a new user interface is displayed when activating voice dictation and Siri.
  • New Siri functionality – set reminders from text messages and more.
  • New Spotlight Search – swipe right on home screen to activate new Spotlight with suggestions on people to contact, apps to launch, nearby places, and news.
  • Proactive Assistant.
  • Apple Pay on lock screen – double pressing home button while on lock screen to bring Apple Pay interface, depending on your security settings.
  • Passbook is renamed Wallet.
  • New App Switcher – iOS 9 app switcher gets a new look from older iOS versions.
  • Six-digit passcodes – instead of using 4-digit passcode, you will now be using 6-digit passcodes for more security.
  • Settings Search – Capability of quickly searching in Settings app using search bar.
  • Low-Power Mode – extend  your device’s battery life by enabling this feature in new Battery settings.
  • Go Back – when tapping on a notification that takes you into a new app, you’ll now have a button top left of the status bar to get back to the previous app.
  • QuickType Keyboard update – shortcut bar, easy text selection, and keyboard shortcuts.
  • iPad features – Picture in Picture, Slide View, Slide Over, QuickType features double press in notes.
  • Side switch setting – all devices including iPhones now have the ability to change whether you’d like to use the side switch as a mute switch or orientation lock switch.
  • iOS 9 has been downsized – iOS 9 only needs 1.3GB to install on your device. In comparison, iOS 8 required 4.53GB to install.

For iOS 9 device compatibility, check: iOS 9 Beta Compatibility For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

For a full overview and walkthrough of iOS 9, check out our video embedded below:

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Currently, iOS 9 is only available to download if your device is enrolled in Apple Developer Program. For those who are anxious to get iOS 9, Apple will be launching a public beta in July. You can expect the final build of iOS 9 later this year in the Fall.

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