iOS 9.3

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How to Password Protect Notes in iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4

Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:34 pm PDT by
Although more prominent features like Night Shift and a few new Quick Actions are getting the spotlight with the launch of iOS 9.3, one new lesser-known update is definitely worth checking out. In iOS 9.3, Apple has improved the functionality of its first-party Notes app with the ability to add password or Touch ID security for individual notes. The feature allows users to prevent access to...

How to Download the iOS 9.3 Beta to Your iPhone or iPad

Wednesday January 27, 2016 11:01 am PST by
Ahead of new software releases for iOS devices, Apple provides early copies to both developers and public beta testers to work out bugs and refine features. Major updates often include exciting new additions that people are eager to try out right away, such as iOS 9.3's Night Shift Mode and all of its other new features. If you want to get your hands on iOS 9.3 ahead of its prospective spring...

How to Use Night Shift Mode in iOS 9.3

Thursday January 14, 2016 1:07 pm PST by
Night Shift, a major new feature iOS 9.3, is a display-based setting that lets you "warm up" an iPhone or iPad's screen at night to cut down on blue light exposure. Similar to f.lux on the Mac, Night Shift will automatically change the color temperature of an iOS device's display to reflect the time of day. With Night Shift, an iPhone or iPad screen will look bright white with a blue-based...

iOS 9.3 Articles


Apple Seeds Second iOS 9.3 Beta to Developers With Night Shift Toggle in Control Center

Monday January 25, 2016 11:59 am PST by
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first iOS 9.3 beta and more than a month since the public release of iOS 9.2. The second iOS 9.3 beta is available as an over-the-air update and through the Apple Developer Center. As a major .1 update to the iOS 9 operating system, iOS 9.3 introduces quite a few...

Apple Canada's iOS 9.3 Preview Page Hints at Night Shift Toggle in Control Center

Wednesday January 20, 2016 5:12 pm PST by
With the iOS 9.3 beta, Apple introduced a new feature called Night Shift. It's designed to cut down the amount of blue light an iOS device puts out in the evening, as Apple noted that studies have shown that blue light can negatively impact sleep by altering the body's circadian rhythm. Today, reddit user nickjosephson spotted a Night Shift toggle in Control Center on Apple Canada's iOS 9.3...
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Developers Behind F.lux Call on Apple to Allow F.lux App for iOS Devices

Thursday January 14, 2016 1:39 pm PST by
With iOS 9.3, Apple introduced Night Shift, a feature that is designed to cut down on nighttime blue light exposure from iOS devices to encourage better sleep. Its similarity to the popular f.lux app for Mac did not go unnoticed, especially since Apple put a stop to an f.lux for iOS app just two months before Night Shift debuted. The developers behind f.lux have now published an official...

Apple Seeds iOS 9.3 Beta 1.1 to Developers With Fix for Installation Issue

Thursday January 14, 2016 9:29 am PST by
Apple today seeded a minor 1.1 update for the iOS 9.3 beta that was provided to developers earlier this week to fix a few critical bugs that needed to be immediately addressed. The iOS 9.3 Beta 1.1, build 13E5181f, is available as an over-the-air update and through the Apple Developer Center. According to Apple's release notes, the iOS 9.3 1.1 beta fixes an installation issue that...

Apple Seeds First iOS 9.3 Beta to Public Beta Testers

Thursday January 14, 2016 9:04 am PST by
Apple 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...

iOS 9.3 Displays Exact Wi-Fi Assist Data Usage Numbers

Tuesday January 12, 2016 12:39 pm PST by
Apple's iOS 9.3 beta introduces major new features like Night Shift, but there are also dozens of little tweaks to be discovered in the operating system update. It appears that one of those minor changes applies to Wi-Fi Assist, adding a much-needed feature that allows users to see just how much data it's using. Wi-Fi Assist data usage can be checked within the Settings app by choosing the...

A Hands-On Walkthrough of the New Features in iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2

Tuesday January 12, 2016 9:22 am PST by
Apple yesterday surprised us with new betas of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2. Of those betas, iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2 introduce important new features to iOS devices and the fourth-generation Apple TV. iOS 9.3 includes a new Night Shift mode that cuts down on blue light in the evening for better sleep, plus it introduces new Quick Actions for several stock apps and brings new...

New Education Features in iOS 9.3 Include Shared iPads, New Classroom App and Improved Apple ID Management

Monday January 11, 2016 10:30 am PST by
With iOS 9.3, Apple is introducing a number of new features that are specifically geared towards the education market. Outlined on a new Education Preview site, education-oriented features in the iOS 9 beta include shared iPads for students, a new classroom app, an Apple School Manager feature, and an improved Managed Apple IDs function. Apple's new Shared iPad feature is designed for...

Apple Introduces New 'Night Shift' Feature in iOS 9.3

Monday January 11, 2016 9:58 am PST by
Apple's latest beta, iOS 9.3, brings quite a few changes to iOS 9, including a new "Night Shift" feature. Night Shift is designed to cut down on the amount of blue light an iOS device is putting out during the evening hours, based on studies that have demonstrated that blue light can negatively impact sleep by altering the body's circadian rhythm. With Night Shift mode enabled, when the sun...
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Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers

Monday January 11, 2016 9:05 am PST by
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update to developers for testing purposes. The iOS 9.3 beta is available for download immediately from the Apple Developer Center, and a public beta is likely to be available in the near future. With iOS 9.3, developers can also download the update over-the-air using the new iOS 9.3 Configuration Profile. There have been no hints...