Apple Releases 4th iOS 9.3 Beta to Developers

Apple has released the fourth beta of iOS 9.3 to register developers for testing. This comes almost two weeks after the company pushed out the third build of the software update to testers for debugging.

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iOS 9.3 is bringing a ton of new features to both the iPhone and iPad. Here’s a rundown of what’s new so far:

  • Night Shift mode to adjust colors based on time of day and location of device
  • Password protecting (with Touch ID support) notes in the Notes app
  • Ability to jump to corresponding apps from Apple Pay and passes in Wallet app
  • iPhone Landscape support + more personalization in the News app
  • New 3D Touch shortcuts from Home screen for Weather, Settings, Compass, Health, App Store, iTunes Store
  • Siri Support for Hebrew, Finish, and Malay (not available yet on the Apple Watch)
  • Feedback app (in the beta only)
  • Choose to Duplicate a Live Photo as a Still Photo when exporting from Photos app
  • Taptic Feedback when accessing multitasking via 3D Touch
  • Activity app data in the Health app
  • New Workout data section in the Apple Watch Activity app
  • iOS Education upgrades
  • Enhanced Apple Music support in CarPlay
  • iCloud for iBooks now syncs PDFs and more
  • New ‘Duplicate’ action in Photos
  • Verizon Wi-Fi Calling
  • Fixed Control Center icons in landscape
  • Apple News settings in Sweden, possibly other countries (although no app)

We expect Apple to release the new iOS update after their March 15th event which is set to be the scene of the unveiling of the iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch bands.


So what’s new? Here’s a list of the new stuff in the fourth build of iOS 9.3 (source: 9to5Mac):

  • Second icon change for Control Center’s Night Shift toggle

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  • New star icons next to track numbers in Music (appears to be next to singles/popular tracks but unclear)
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