Apple releases iOS 8.3 beta 3 for iPhone and iPad to developers [Updated: New Conversation List Filtering option]

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Apple has just seeded iOS 8.3 beta 3 (build number: 12F5047f) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to registered developers of the iOS developer program.

Apple had released the first beta version of iOS 8.3 on February 9th, and the second beta was released on February 23rd.

iOS 8.3 beta 1 and 2 revealed that it will include a number of new features and improvements such as new UI for Emoji keyboard with some new icons, Google two-factor authentication support, Wireless CarPlay and more.

iOS 8.3 beta 3 is compatible with the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad 2, iPad (third-generation), iPad (fourth-generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display
  • iPod touch 5G

Jailbreakers should avoid upgrading to iOS 8.3 beta as you will not only end up losing the jailbreak, but you will also won’t be able to jailbreak your device.

Update 1:

Direct download links for iOS 8.3 beta 3 (Note that you need to be a registered developer to download these files):

Update 2

iOS 8.3 beta 3 includes a nifty little feature. 9to5Mac reports that you can now have a new ‘Conversation List Filtering’ option. If you enabled the feature, it adds tabs to the Messages app which allow you separate messages from with people in your contacts and everyone else.

iOS 8.3 Messages Filtered

Update 3:

One of our readers is reporting that you see “Metro PCS” instead of “311-660” while searching for cellular networks after upgrading to beta 3. Thanks anonymous reader for the tip!

Let us know if you’ve found any new features or changes in iOS 8.3 beta 3 in the comments or send an email to tips@iphonehacks.com.