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What’s New in iOS 9.3 Beta [Round Up]

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Apple released the first beta of iOS 9.3 today, and it’s a doozy. The forthcoming release promises a much better experience every day and night as it promises to add “numerous innovations to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.” So what’s new in iOS 9.3 beta?

Night Shift

It looks like Apple has read the report about the bright blue light’s effect on smartphone users, so it has designed Night Shift — similar to f.lux –, a feature that essentially means that, based on your device’s clock and geolocation, it will automatically shift the colours in the display to the warmer end of the spectrum, making it easier on your eyes.

Night shift

Night shift 2

Notes

The app received a nice upgrade: users can secure their content with Touch ID as well as other features such as sorting notes by date, alphabetically, or last time modified.

Notes

Apple News

There is no word on whether Apple has already fixed the glitch found in the app, but the updated version delivers more personalized news for every user and also supports landscape mode. Apple News is still not available in Canada, but it shows up in data usage settings as of iOS 9.2.

Siri

Siri has learned Malay (Malaysia), Finnish (Finland), and Hebrew (Israel). When will she learn Hungarian?

Activity

iOS 9.3 beta brings a new tab to the Activity app: Workouts.

Health

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners can quickly access their dashboard or Medical ID with the use of 3D Touch. Apple also added new 3D Touch shortcuts for Weather, Compass, App Store, iTunes Store.

Health

3D Touch Shortcuts

3D Touch’s magic has been applied to the Settings app as well: users can set a new wallpaper and check battery status, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth settings.

3d touch shortcuts

CarPlay

iOS 9.3 beta brings improved Apple Music support to CarPlay.

Apple Watch

Once installing iOS 9.3 beta, users can pair multiple Apple Watches with their iPhone.

Apple watch

What other new features did you find in iOS 9.3 beta? Share it with us!

Thanks Dean!

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