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.
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.
Direct download links for iOS 8.3 beta 3 (Note that you need to be a registered developer to download these files):
- iPad Air 2 (Model A1566)
- iPad Air 2 (Model A1567)
- iPad mini 3 (Model A1599)
- iPad mini 3 (Model A1600)
- iPad mini 3 (Model A1601)
- iPad Air (Model A1474)
- iPad Air (Model A1475)
- iPad Air (Model A1476)
- iPad mini 2 (Model A1489)
- iPad mini 2 (Model A1490)
- iPad mini 2 (Model A1491)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
- iPad mini (Model A1432)
- iPad mini (Model A1454)
- iPad mini (Model A1455)
- iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.