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Apple Seeds First iOS 9.3 Beta to Public Beta Testers

ios93Apple today released the first beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update for public beta testers, just a few days after seeding the iOS 9.3 beta to developers. iOS 9.3 is available to public beta testers alongside iOS 9.2.1, a minor update that is also in testing.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 9.3 update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X betas.

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iOS 9.3 is a major update to the iOS 9 operating system, introducing a long list of new features and improvements. iOS 9.3's biggest new feature is Night Shift mode, which is designed to automatically cut down on the amount of blue light an iOS user is exposed to at night by shifting to more yellow tones for the iPhone or iPad's display. With iOS 9.3, there's a number of changes for educational users, and the iPhone is now able to pair with multiple Apple Watches.

The update also includes new 3D Touch Quick Actions for stock apps like Weather, Settings, Compass, Health, App Store, and iTunes Store, plus it introduces password protection for individual notes in the Notes app. News in iOS 9.3 includes in-line video playback, landscape mode on the iPhone, and more personalization, while the Health app introduces a new Apple Watch-style "Activity" interface.

A full list of changes in iOS 9.3 can be found in our "What's New" post. iOS 9.3 will be launching this spring.

Related Roundup: iOS 9
Tag: iOS 9.3


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19 weeks ago

Don't do it... it was a nightmare trying to remove myself from the program.

huh? just delete the profile
Rating: 13 Votes
19 weeks ago

Don't do it... it was a nightmare trying to remove myself from the program.


It's just as simple as removing the profile and/or just restoring the phone to the current iOS version. Just keep a backup copy of your phone on the older version of iOS.
Rating: 11 Votes
19 weeks ago

dear guinea pigs, are u guys ready?

Way more ready than the chickens are.
Rating: 9 Votes
19 weeks ago
dear guinea pigs, are u guys ready?
Rating: 7 Votes
19 weeks ago

Don't do it... it was a nightmare trying to remove myself from the program.


If you don't know how to remove the Beta maybe you should pass on installing it. Its quite simple too remove from any iOS device bar the Apple Watch (which cant be downgraded)
Rating: 4 Votes
19 weeks ago
Don't do it... it was a nightmare trying to remove myself from the program.
Rating: 4 Votes
19 weeks ago

Sounds like Apple is introducing this to Both devs and public too soon.
It's as if devs are employees of Appl but not compensated.

Sounds like it's a beta.
Rating: 4 Votes
19 weeks ago

Does anybody know if there are new wallpapers? Thats the only reason I would've installed the beta. I love stock wallpapers. Unfortunately iOS 9 introduced some pretty ugly (wayyyyy too much black in those planet wallpapers) wallpapers.

Indeed, most iOS 9 wallpapers really are ugly.
Rating: 3 Votes
19 weeks ago
YAAA BABY!!
Rating: 3 Votes
19 weeks ago
I've been using Night Shift for the past couple of days and I think its a really great feature. I'm not sure yet if its helping me sleep though.
Rating: 3 Votes

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