Apple seeds iOS 9.3 public beta 4 with Night Shift, secure Notes, and more

A day after it has released a fourth beta of iOS 9.3 and a fourth beta of OS X 10.11.4 to its registered developers, Apple today has made both software updates available to users who are signed up for the Apple Beta Software Program.

Public beta builds of both iOS 9.3 beta 4 and OS X 10.11.4 beta 4 can be downloaded directly on devices that are enrolled in Apple’s beta program through the Software Update mechanism.

As far as new features go, the inclusion of Night Shift mode is one of the biggest, which also includes a toggle within Control Center. Night Shift makes use of the 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 your eyes.

iOS 9.3 also includes the ability to password and Touch ID protect Notes, revamped News app, new 3D Touch Quick Actions for stock apps like Weather, Settings, Compass, Health, App Store, and iTunes Store, ability to duplicate the Live Photo as a still image, improvements to the Health app, Apple Music support in CarPlay and new Classroom app, which gives includes the ability to manage multiple Apple ID logins for iOS devices, allowing multiple students to utilize the same device with individualized profiles.

Apple currently does not provide watchOS and tvOS betas as part of its public beta program. The final versions of iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.3, watch OS 2.2 and OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan software updates should release for public consumption shortly following Apple’s rumored iPhone 5se event on March 15.


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