Public testers get iOS 9.3 Beta 1, lots of new features

Apple released latest iOS 9.3 Beta 1 earlier this week to Developers. This has now been made available to Public testers. iOS 9.3 Beta 1 comes with lots of new features.


Blue Light Reduction – This feature helps to reduce the amount of blue-light emitted at night by emitting yellow tones from iPad’s or iPhone’s display. Earlier studies carried out revealed that the amount of blue light emitted from smartphone’s display disturbs sleep cycle of a person. This would definitely help folks who tend to use smartphone/table while on bed. This can be accessed from Settings –> Display & Brightness –> Blue Light Reduction.

Quick Action – There are new 3D Touch Quick actions on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus for the stock apps. The apps include Weather, Settings, Compass, Health etc. thus reducing multiple taps and swipes.

Notes – One can now use Touch ID or password to protect notes thus adding additional layer of security on Notes app.

News – Improvements in News app brings customization in interests. “For You” section brings trending topics. VIdeos will play directly from the story.

Health – It now has categories from Apple Watch’s move, exercise and stand trackers along with ability to read from 3rd party apps.

Carplay – It now has better Apple music integration and Maps comes with “Nearby” feature showing points of interest in the vicinity.

This update is around 1.5GB in size. Head to Settings –> General –> Software Update –> Download & Install.

If you have not yet registered for iOS beta testing, head to this link and register –

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