Apple on Tuesday released the fourth betas of both iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4 to Public Beta Testers, one day following the release of the same betas to developers.
OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Beta 4
The fourth beta of OS X 10.11.4 is available via the “Update” tab in the Mac App Store for those who are already enrolled in Apple’s beta testing program.
OS X 10.11.4, while mostly featuring under-the-hood performance fixes, bug fixes, and security enhancements, does offer support for password protected notes, as well as an option to import Evernote notes in the Notes app, and offers Live Photos support in the Messages app.
iOS 9.3 Beta 4
The fourth beta of the iOS 9.3 update is available as an over-the-air update after users install the proper certificate on their iOS device. (If you’re a public beta tester, you’ll know what that means.)
Features found to be 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 Watches running watchOS 2.2 and an iPhone running iOS 9.3.
Night Shift: Reduces blue light at night, much like f.lux does on a Mac. In beta two, a toggle button for iOS 9.3’s new Night Shift feature was added in the Control Center on the iPad and iPhone. Today’s beta includes a second icon change for Control Center’s Night Shift toggle icon.
Notes: The app is now password protected and Touch ID compatible, 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.
Verizon Wi-Fi Calling: Added in the third beta of iOS 9.3.
OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3 will both likely to see a spring release alongside tvOS 9.2, and watchOS 2.2, sometime around the much-rumored March Apple media event.
Users wishing to join the Apple Public Beta Tester program can sign up at Apple’s beta testing website.