Two days after seeding iOS 9.3 beta 2 to members of the Apple Developer Program, Apple today released the second beta of iOS 9.3 update for public beta testers. iOS 9.3’s second public beta comes a week after Apple released iOS 9.2.1, a minor update, to the public.
The public beta release of iOS 9.3 beta 2 is the same release as the developer variant, which heralds the arrival of a major operating system update for Apple’s iOS devices. It includes several new features, including updates to 3D Touch and Apple’s stock apps, new security features for the Notes app, overall improvements to the News app, and improvements to the Apple Music experience while using Apple CarPlay.
One of the major new additions is the inclusion of Night Shift, which uses an iOS device’s clock and geolocation to automatically shift the colors in the display to warmer end of the spectrum to reduce exposure to bright blue light in the event, to make it easier on the eyes while reading at night. There’s now an included toggle within the iOS Control Center as well, which is represented by an eye-shaped icon.
Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program will receive the second iOS 9.3 update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.
Those who want to be a part of Apple’s beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X betas.
Apple Seeds iOS 9.3 Beta 2 to Public Beta Testers