Apple releases iOS 9.3 for public beta testers

By , Jan 14, 2016

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A few days after seeding iOS 9.3 beta 1 to developers, Apple has released iOS 9.3 Public Beta 1 to beta testers as a part of its public beta program. As we mentioned in our in-depth preview of iOS 9.3 beta 1, this release is filled to the brim with new features like the f.lux-inspired Night Shift mode, additional 3D Touch Quick Actions, and much more.

If you’re already a member of Apple’s public beta program, or if you’d like to join, simply head over to Apple’s beta website using your iOS device to get going. Remember, you’ll need to log in to the public beta website and enroll your device if you have not done so already.

Once you install the public beta profile and restart your device, simply go to Settings → General → Software Update to begin the iOS 9.3 beta download and install process.

Here’s an in-depth look at what you can expect out of the iOS 9.3 beta:

For a full rundown on all of the new features found in iOS 9.3, be sure to check out our iOS 9.3 preview post. This post contains screenshots and video of many of the new features that can be found in Apple’s massive new beta release.

Are you planning on installing the beta on your iOS device?

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  • Chris Gilmore

    If I do this beta, will my Apple Watch still work with it? (Not on Beta with the Watch)

    • burge

      I’m sure it will not. If you look on this site for when Apple dropped the first betas the other day I’m sure you’ll find you watch needs to be on the beta also.

      • 5723alex .

        The watch will work fine.

    • doorsunopened

      I just did the beta update on my phone and my watch still works fine with it.

  • New dev beta as well. Has there ever been two dev betas in the same week?

  • Adham

    iOS 9.3 Beta 1.1 for Developers has also released.

  • Guilherme 

    Just to check, if I install this beta, once a Jailbreak comes out for iOS 9.2/9.2.1, I will still be able to restore to 9.2/9.2.1, right?

    • Tarek Al Shawi

      Right , if 9.3 wasn’t officially released by then

  • Richard A Forero D

    Why apple doesn’t release the 9.2.1 for the public, and we will see if there is a jailbreak …

    • Blip dude

      You are aware that you just answered your own question, right??

      • Kree Terry

        I lol’ so hard.

  • schoeberlt

    Does Night Shift also adjust the color temperature like f.lux on Mac or it’s just on-off?

    • socrates

      Yes. That’s exactly the purpose of Night Shift.

      • schoeberlt

        I mean, is it adjusting in a range or just cold and warm?

      • Inseltraeumer

        In a range based on system time or personal schedule

      • socrates

        I’m a little confused on what you’re asking.. Sorry!

  • Blip dude

    Updating both devices now. I have both 9.2 ipsw files saved on my Mac, so if a Jailbreak is released, I’ll just simply return to iOS 9.2 and remain patient. As I mentioned before, My assumption is I don’t think we will be seeing a final version of this until March/April, assuming an Apple Watch 2 will be released around this date.

  • 5723alex .

    It is 9.3 beta 1.1

  • caidens

    I’m a developer and I’m happy for anyone to contact me on for $2 using Paypal.. Just need your devices UDID.

    • Blip dude

      Why pay you when I can get in on the beta (both Public and Developer) for free?

  • Rupinder

    Anyone know why the “Sunset to Sunrise” option is missing for me? iPhone 6 running iOS 9.3 Public Beta 1. My iPad Mini 2 has the same software installed and has the option.

    • socrates

      Is Location Services enabled?

    • Nathan

      Make sure location services are enabled for ‘setting time zone’.

  • Jessica Zapatista

    Jeff, could you mansplain the 3D touch part where you were flicking the screen back in forth? Sorta mumbled it there…. gracias, amigo

  • :D

    How stable is it?

  • zoLa siWisa

    link for un-registered folks please (ios 9.3 beta)