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

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    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 new features. There's a new Night Shift mode that cuts down on the amount of blue light iOS users are exposed to in the evening hours by automatically shifting the iPhone or iPad display to a warmer (yellower) color spectrum, and there are several new features designed to improve the iPad for Education program.


    Several apps and features are also being updated. In-line video and a landscape view for the iPhone are available in the News app, which now offers more personalized recommendations and faster updates. Health includes a new Apple Watch-style "Activity" view that displays activity and goals, while Notes now has an option to password protect individual entries.

    Apple Music on CarPlay now includes New and For You sections for better music discovery, and a Nearby feature in CarPlay Maps offers improved access to information about what's close by. Paired with watchOS 2.2, an iPhone running iOS 9.3 is able to support multiple Apple Watches, and for iPhone 6s users, there are new Quick Actions for the Weather, Settings, Compass, Health, App Store, and iTunes Store apps, along with new Peek and Pop gestures for the App Store.

    What's new in iOS 9.3 beta 2:

    Control Center Night Shift Toggle - As hinted at in the iOS 9.3 preview page provided to Canadian users, iOS 9.2 beta 2 introduces Night Shift controls in the iOS Control Center, accessible by swiping up from the bottom of an iOS device. Night Shift is denoted by a new eye-shaped icon in between the icons for the timer and the calculator on the iPhone. Tapping on the icon brings up options to turn the feature on or disable it until the next day.

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    Night Shift is denoted by a new eye-shaped icon in between the icons for the timer and the calculator on the iPhone. Tapping on the icon brings up options to turn the feature on or disable it until the next day. In the video below, you can see Night Shift's Control Center toggle in action.


    Night Shift Settings - In the Settings app under Display & Brightness, Night Shift has been moved to its own submenu. Tapping on "Night Shift" now opens up a menu that features all of the Night Shift controls. In the first beta, Night Shift was not in its own section.

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    Apple Music Playlists - In the Apple Music section of the Settings app, there's a new feature that lets users choose whether Apple Music songs added to playlists will also be added to iCloud Music Library. With this new toggle turned off, songs can be added to playlists without being added to a user's library.

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    Quick Actions - The 3D Touch Quick Action for the Settings app no longer offers an option to change the wallpaper.

    iOS 9.3's features will be released to the public this spring following the conclusion of the beta testing period.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Second iOS 9.3 Beta to Developers With Night Shift Toggle in Control Center
     
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    Hopefully they fix the Bluetooth car problem. Annoying as hell...
     
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    Downloading it OTA.
     
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    Downloading OTA atm.
     
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    The first person who tests this, please let us know if this fixes the Apple Pencil scrolling issue.

    Update: Apparently it does not.
     
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    Oh my god yes! Most annoying bug ever.
     
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    Installing on both my iPhone and iPad mini as of now. Pretty curious about the differences. First beta already felt very stable and all, but for some reason I've experienced a little more lag than I did with iOS 9.2. Let's see what iOS 9.3 beta 2 brings. :)
     
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    What? I see no beta 2 and it is already past 10 am in Cupertino.
     
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    It's definitely out, but might be taking time to propagate essentially. And in a way just shows that releases, and in particular beta ones, can certainly be out at times and days other than the typical ones.
     
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    Germany here; OTA available.

    Patience.
     
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    Not just the Pencil scrolling, also the smart-keyboard language selection that doesn't work, Safari that doesn't render sites properly, backwards scrolling and non-responsive command-tab and some minor issues on my iPad Pro because it didn't function properly. It's not my primary device, so it wasn't a big deal, but it was so annoying that I had to revert the installation back to 9.2.1.
    That being said, on my iPhone 6s 9.3 public beta is working really nice and I really like the night-shift to help me sleep better and easier.
     
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    Germany OTA available.
     
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    Can anyone let me know if this fixed the iBooks iCloud Library? I can't download any of my non iBooks Store purchased ebooks to my iPhone since the update. I can't even use iTunes to do it anymore.
     
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    Battery life? I know it's a beta with 9.3 I was getting about 4-6 hours with moderate usage.
     
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    Guys, is any one of you having trouble dictating a reminder to Apple Watch (watch OS 2.1) and it not showing up on the iPhone (iOS 9.3 Public Beta 1 / DP 1.1) Reminders app, or giving some random garbage message?
     
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    Nothing here on my iPad or my iPhone for the OTA and nothing new on the dev site (UK here)
     
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    I just installed this second beta an hour ago, and so far I've been getting about 8 hours of mixed usage. Battery life has definitely improved.
     
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    Yep, there with you. Hopefully that comes later or tomorrow.
     

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