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Apple releases second iOS 9 Public Beta

Apple has released a second version of iOS 9 as part of its public beta programme.

The first release arrived last month and gave the public early access for the first time to a smarter Siri, new battery settings, the new News app (if US-based), and other new features. iPad users also get additional Multitasking functionality.

While the iOS 9 beta is available to all iOS users, potential sign-ups to the programme are reminded that they will potentially find bugs, and often apps will crash more frequently or not work.

iOS 9 Public Beta 2 is now available

iOS 9 Public Beta 2 is now available

The second public beta arrived just one day following the fourth edition of the iOS 9 beta for developers. The iOS 9 release was also accompanied by the latest beta version of El Capitan – the forthcoming Mac operating system.

El Capitan follows OS X Yosemite, and has added a number of tweaks and new features, including improvements in Spotlight and Mission Control.

If you want to take part in the iOS 9 beta programme, read our guide to signing up.

The final release of iOS 9 will be released in the fall.

Read more: Public beta users are no longer allowed to leave App Store reviews.