Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, just over a week after seeding the fourth iOS 9.3 beta and three months after the public release of iOS 9.2, the last major update to iOS 9. iOS 9.3 has been in testing since January 11.

    The fifth iOS 9.3 beta is available as an over-the-air update and through the iOS section of the Apple Developer Center (developers only).

    As promised by Apple, today's update restores full navigational functionality to the Apple Pencil. In earlier betas of iOS 9.3, the Apple Pencil has been unable to be used for tasks like selecting text, scrolling, swiping between apps, accessing menus, and general editing functions in non-drawing apps. The feature removal upset many iPad Pro users, leading Apple to confirm that its absence was only temporary.

    As a major .1 update to the iOS 9 operating system, iOS 9.3 introduces several new features. There's a Night Shift mode to reduce the amount of blue light iOS users are exposed to in the evening by shifting the iPad or iPhone display to a warmer (yellower) color spectrum, and there are several features designed to improve the iPad for Education program, such as multi-user login. Multi-user login, while an appealing feature, is limited to MDM customers and is not available to the general public.

    Multiple apps and features are also seeing updates in iOS 9.3. Apple News includes more personalized recommendations, faster updates, a landscape view on the iPhone, and support for in-line video, while Health includes a new Apple Watch-style "Activity" view, Notes has an option to password protect individual entries, and third-party apps can add songs to Apple Music.

    Apple Music for CarPlay offers "New" and "For You" sections for better music discovery, and a Nearby Feature in CarPlay Maps offers more 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 Weather, Settings, Compass, Health, App Store, and iTunes Store.

    The second iOS 9.3 beta added a Control Center toggle for the Night Shift feature, while the third iOS 9.3 beta focused on fixing bugs and added Verizon Wi-Fi calling.

    What's new in iOS 9.3 beta 5

    Night Shift Control Center toggle - The Night Shift toggle in the Control Center no longer has a pop up menu with options to "Turn On For Now" or "Turn On Until Tomorrow. The button's function is now simpler, turning Night Shift on and off on demand.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers and Public Beta Testers
  2. Sirious macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
  3. jthomp macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2008
    the 717
    Hopefully this will fix that pesky notifications bug...
  4. MacOSXI macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2014
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Releasing PB with DP. I'm certain this is the final beta build/GM. Release in 3 weeks.
  6. tooshaggy macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2007
    Safari is the same speed.
    I hope they fix the navigation on the Pro Pencil... I am installing now, OTA on my phone and Pad.
  7. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    I had to roll back to 9.2.1 a few days ago because the Watch notification bug annoyed me too much. Eager to see if that's fixed in this build
  8. keifere macrumors newbie


    Mar 1, 2016
    Mulberry, FL
    Completely irrelevant, but can you post a link to your wallpaper?
  9. Pruus macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2015
    143 MB update for an iPhone Mini 3, not much?!
  10. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Hopefully, this build will fix Bluetooth issues, Night Shift keep changing to 10 pm to 7 am (and not turning itself off after 7 am), and 3D Touch haptic feedback dying.
  11. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    Wasn't it going to be called iPhone SE?
  12. kozz macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    eager to know if this fixed the watch notification with 3rd party issue.
  13. SirCheese Suspended

    Sep 30, 2014
    Fort Myers, Florida
    I have noticed that after one of these updates, my alarm clock disables itself after I turn it off? Anyone else see this?
  14. guychicago macrumors 6502


    Jan 25, 2010
    Getting closer and closer to the final release!
  15. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    What do you expect it to do? Unless you have repeat set, it's supposed to disable.
  16. luckydcxx macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2013
    Smooth as butter. All of the bugs I reported were fixed.
  17. SirCheese Suspended

    Sep 30, 2014
    Fort Myers, Florida
    Doh, forgot about that, I had set it to repeat every weekday and it seems that was changed somehow, it's fixed so this shouldn't happen again :)
  18. kozz macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    was one of those bugs the notifications on the apple watch?
  19. 33man macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2011
    Nope I use it as alarm clock to wake up and no problem
  20. TL24 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2011
    No PB here, I've checked on and off WiFi and even restarted my 6S+. Anyone else on AT&T having this issue?
  21. keastone macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Got PB5 on my 6S+ with AT&T.
  22. kozz macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    probably a dumb question, I still have the notification fro PB4, but not for 5, do I need to install 4 before I will get 5
  23. Stupotpot macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2013
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    I've not got it either - 6S+, EE in the UK.

    Oh, and I'm on the Dev update, not PB
  24. Jukens macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    still didn't fix landscape 3D TOUCH framerate....
  25. awests macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2014
    Bay Area, CA
    Notifications appear to be fixed.

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