iOS 9 beta 5 live at 487MB

By Daniel Chubb - Aug 6, 2015

This iOS 9 beta 5 article has since been updated to point out that the release notes have gone live. This happened around 6PM on Thursday August 6, which saw the iOS 9 beta 5 download size of 487MB with a number of fixes and adjustments.

The original article: While Apple rarely divulges their schedule for developer updates, it’s almost certain we will see the iOS 9 beta 5 download time fitting previous patterns on Tuesday Aug 4, 2015. This has been the most popular day for each beta release date this year, so we expect iOS 9 beta 5 to follow the same release schedule now we are close to a Gold Master.

The normal live time is just after 8AM Pacific Time and 4PM in the UK. This should be the same for the next developer preview hitting the portal this coming Tuesday, as well as the iOS 9 beta 5 release notes going live by 6PM on the same day.

You will also find the updated SDK changelog in the same place, like we mentioned previously, and these changes are always available for public as well.


The screenshot above reveals the current status for pre-release builds within Apple’s developer portal, but expect both builds to change in the coming days.

Last year iOS 8 beta 5 went live on a Monday, Aug 4th with UI tweaks and some other changes to Health. As those tracking the schedule this year know, Tuesday has been the favored day and we have seen delays to the 2-week cycle on one occasion, so anything could happen with this being most likely the last beta until iOS 9 Gold Master.

There’s still time for beta 6 if major problems arise, but considering the pattern last year and public release next month with iPhone 6S/7, it’s doubtful.

Update Aug 6: iOS 9 beta 5 is live at 487MB and you can see the full release notes right here. The download came 2 days later than expected, and we don’t expect a beta 6, instead we most likely will see the Gold Master next.

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  • James

    It’s now live, just installed beta 5 on my iPhone 6 Plus.

  • Nath

    I wonder if it will come early, Today Monday Aug 3rd. As the author said, beta 5 came on a Monday last year. I really would love that for the iOS 9 build, let’s see when the release notes arrive and if not I agree they have to come tomorrow at the latest.

    • Raul Flores

      Nope, it didnt.

  • Tony

    I hope iOS 8.4.1 or iOS 9 fix my iPhone 5S battery life problems, been like it since the 8.4 update.

    • Raul Flores

      Just make backup everything important you have on your iPhone and make a clean install. Restore with the newest beta .ipsw then download everything manually. You will see the difference.

  • Lewis

    I am looking forward to installing iOS 9 final build in Sept, but it would be nice to get iOS 8.4.1 in August.

    • Raul Flores

      I dont really see the point of an iOS 8.4.1 release if iOS 9 is just a little more than a Month away of being released to the public.