Apple seeds fourth beta of iOS 9.3 to public beta testers

Ian Hardy

February 23, 2016 4:29pm

Apple today seeded the fourth beta release of iOS 9.3 to public testers. The new update adds a number of enhancements to iOS 9.3 before its official release next month.

Despite the incremental increase in version number, iOS 9.3 is set to be a meaningful upgrade to Apple’s mobile operating system. Among several other planned feature additions, the update adds a new Night Shift mode, which is Apple’s answer to desktop apps like f.lux, and 3D Touch shortcuts on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus for the Weather, Settings, Compass, Health, App Store, and iTunes Store apps. In addition, the Notes app will add support for TouchID, allowing users to secure their memos using their fingerprint.

iOS owners who are part of the public beta program will receive a notification that the update is available over-the-air.

Related reading: Why iOS 9.3 is such a big update for the iPhone and iPad

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  • El Capitan Morgan

    I hope Apple will add the feature that will allow you to see the weather on the weather icon just like how you see the date on the calendar icon.

    • awhite2600

      Or you could just look out the window.

    • El Capitan Morgan

      Is that your solution since Apple couldn’t give me what I wanted? 🙂

    • jay

      Never thought about that good idea

  • Mr Barkers

    I recently switched to iOS and I must say that I’m enjoying it much more than I thought I would. It’s come a long way, and the apps and contacts on the left page have been really handy.

    Though this next release looks to be pretty minor, I’m looking forward to seeing what iOS 10 will bring and hope that Android and iOS keep pushing the user experience further!