Apple has released iOS 9.1 beta 4 for developers and public beta testers. The new update is huge and weights in at 1.5GB with build number 13B136. The change log mentions the usual bugs fixes and improvements but after some hands on, we can confirm that this build is fast. Faster than previous betas and iOS 9, 9.0.1 and 9.0.2
There aren’t any new features to be found in the release but if you have been one of those users annoyed by the stuttering in the user interface, frame drops in app switcher and slow animations – iOS 9.1 beta 4 improves on all fronts. Spotlight search is faster to show the suggestions and even for search results. Scrolling and lags in different apps are mostly gone and overall everything is faster than before.
The testing was done on an iPhone 6 Plus, 64GB variant, with an over the air upgrade.
The build is available to download from developers in the Apple Developer Center or from Software Update in iOS. Users interested in public beta testing can register on Apple’s Beta Software Program to download the build.