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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second iOS 9.3 beta and two months after the public release of iOS 9.2. iOS 9.3 has been in testing since January 11.

The third iOS 9.3 beta is available as an over-the-air update and through the iOS section of the Apple Developer Center.

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.

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 and Notes has an option to password protect individual entries.

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, and new additions in the third iOS 9.3 beta will be listed below.

What's new in iOS 9.3 beta 3:

Verizon Wi-Fi calling - The third beta of iOS 9.3 adds Wi-Fi calling for Verizon users, allowing them to place calls over a wireless connection when cellular connectivity is poor.

T-Mobile bug fix - Today's beta includes a carrier update for T-Mobile users, fixing a bug that prevented apps from loading over a cellular connection.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 9.3 to Developers


macrumors 65816
Sep 29, 2006
I really hope the fix the "spotlight" pull down searching. I have to type in something then press search then delete it and type it again before results show.


macrumors 68000
Jul 6, 2010
How many betas do they usually go through on average before releasing to public?


macrumors 603
Sep 23, 2008
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macrumors G3
Jul 3, 2011
No release notes posted yet on

UPDATE: Release notes are now on the site.
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macrumors newbie
Jun 30, 2015
Are these new in this beta?
New 3D Touch features for stock iOS apps?


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macrumors newbie
Oct 21, 2015
iOS 9.3 public beta 2 came out on Wednesday two days after developers got it. So I doubt the public beta will be today. Possibly Wednesday
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