Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers

Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers

Apple on Monday seeded the third beta of iOS 9.3 to developers for testing. The new beta comes two weeks after the release of the second beta.

Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers

The third public beta seed of iOS 9.3 is available as an over-the-air update for developers whose iOS devices are running the second beta, or via the iOS area in the Apple Developer Center.

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 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. In beta two, a toggle button for iOS 9.3’s new Night Shift feature was spotted in the Control Center on the iPad and iPhone.

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.

Users wishing to join the Apple public beta testing program can sign up on Apple’s beta testing website.

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