Apple seeds iOS 9.3 public beta 3 with Night Shift, secure Notes, and more

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Following on the heels of the third public beta release of OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, iOS 9.3 is getting the same treatment.

Apple has seeded the third public beta of iOS 9.3, just days after releasing the developer beta of the same software version. The release of the third public beta matches the third developer release as far as release notes go, but if anything is discovered in the public release, we’ll update this post accordingly.

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.

A full list of what’s been discovered in iOS 9.3 can be found here.

The public beta is available through the Apple Developer portal, or as an over-the-air (OTA) update on iOS devices that are running the second public beta.