Apple Seeds Second iOS 9.3 Beta to Public Beta Testers

Apple Seeds Second iOS 9.3 Beta to Public Beta Testers

Apple seeded the second beta of iOS 9.3 to beta testers on Wednesday, which includes the Night Shift toggle in the iOS Control Center, which was present in the developer’s beta released earlier this week.

Apple Seeds iOS 9.3 Beta 2 Adds Night Shift Toggle to Control Center

The second public beta seed of iOS 9.3 is available as an over-the-air update for users whose iOS devices enrolled in the Apple Public Beta Tester program.

Last week, an eagle-eyed user spotted a toggle button for iOS 9.3’s new Night Shift feature in the Control Center in a photo on Apple’s Canadian website. While that photo was not available on the U.S. site, today’s new beta seed does indeed bring the feature to the iPad and the iPhone.

The update also includes new 3D Touch Quick Actions for default apps such as Weather, Settings, Compass, Health, the App Store, and the iTunes Store.

Features included in iOS 9.3 are:

Apple Watch: Using iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2, Apple now allows 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.

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