Apple on Thursday released the first beta of iOS 9.3 to its public beta testers. The company also released an iOS 9.3 Beta 1.1 update to developers. The 1.1 Beta fixes installation issues discovered in the iOS 9.3 beta released earlier this week.
Beta testers enrolled in Apple’s public beta testing program can download the iOS 9.3 beta seed over the air after installing the proper certificate on their iPhone. (If you’re enrolled in the program, you’ll know what that means.)
The iOS 9.3 Beta 1.1 update – build 13E5181f – is available for download from the Apple Developer Center, or as an over the air update for developers who have iOS 9.3 installed on their devices.
The iOS 9.3 Betas Include:
Apple Watch: Using iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2 allow an iPhone to pair with more than one Apple Watch. Both devices require the latest beta updates. with AppleWatches running watchOS 2.2 and the iPhones running iOS 9.3.
Night Shift: iOS 9.3 reduces blue light at night, much like f.lux does on a Mac.
Notes: The app is now password protected, and includes new features for sorting by date created, date modified, or alphabetically.
Apple News: Improved News algorithms offer more tailored articles in the “For You” section. It also includes a new landscape mode and in-line video playback.
Health: A new interface makes it easier to see move, exercise, and stand data. A new menu in certain categories helps users to discover apps that can be used to track health data.
CarPlay: CarPlay includes “New” and “For You” sections in Apple Music, and a “Nearby” feature in Maps helps users discover the best local restaurants, coffee shops, and more.
Education: Shared iPads for students, a new Classroom app, and an AppleSchool Manager.
Wi-Fi Assist: iOS 9.3 offers a counter informing users with Wi-Fi Assist installed how much cellular data they’ve used.
Users wishing to join the Apple public beta testing program can sign up on Apple’s beta testing website.