Apple seeds iOS 9.3 beta 2 featuring new Night Shift Control Center toggle and more

By , Jan 25, 2016

iOS 9.3 beta 2

Apple on Monday seeded the second beta of iOS 9.3 to developers. The software is available to registered developers either over-the-air, for those running the latest iOS beta, or via Apple’s developer website. Today’s release comes two weeks after the original 9.3 beta, and more than a month after iOS 9.2 became publicly available.

If you recall, earlier this month Apple surprised developers and public testers with what turned out to be an enormous update in iOS 9.3. The new firmware, which is so significant that Apple created a dedicated page on its website for it, includes several new features such as Night Shift, secure Notes, new 3D Touch actions and more.

New in 9.3 beta 2 is the addition of a Night Shift toggle in Control Center. Now you can activate the feature, which changes the temperature of your device’s screen based on how light or dark your current environment is, by tapping on the icon in CC. You can simply toggle the mode on and off, or choose to have it stay on until the next day.

Night Shift iOS 9.3 beta 2

Also new in 9.3 beta 2:

  • Revamped Night Shift settings panel in the Settings app.
  • Apple Watch companion app now shows current Watch face.
  • Removed ‘Set Wallpaper’ option from Settings app Quick Action menu.
  • New toggle in Music settings panel: ‘Add Playlist Songs to My Music.’
  • New 3D Touch Quick Actions for Tips app.

We will be sure to let you know if we spot any other major changes. If you see something noteworthy that we missed, let us know in the comments below or at tips@idownloadblog.com.

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  • iPhoneWINS

    every damn week….

    • Wilber Alexander Flores

      And? 20mb or so is too much work for you to update? Lol

      • iPhoneWINS

        yeah apple is just trying tok mess up the damn jailbreak..

    • TornBodies

      i don’t mind an update every other week as long as there making fixes there giving me less and less reasons to hold out for a jailbreak attention to detail is key

      • iPhoneWINS

        I like my jailbreak… makes the iPhone great,,… you see that new cropping tweak? omg

    • Cristian B

      ok iphonewins lmao

  • Ds

    when will they start refocusing on the 3rd party keyboard issue?..

    • Tavish

      Agreed. 3rd party keyboards on iOS are still a joke because Apple hasn’t fixed the known issues. I would love to use Swiftkey but it crashes and doesn’t work right. Apple needs to allow 3rd party keyboards access to Siri too. That would make me very happy.

      • Ds

        yeah it is pretty ridiculous. From what I understand is that if Apple would allow devs to access the keyboard API better than they have in the past 3rd party keyboards would run a hell of a lot smoother, but apple refuses to do so for “security reasons”. I use Nintype on iOS 9.0.2 and have been using a memboots method with iFile. It still takes awhile for the keyboard to pop up but it doesn’t crash as often.

      • Eikast

        I used Swiftkey on iOS 9.3 and honestly it worked great. I didn’t experience any crashes on my iPhone 6s + like I did previously on iOS 8.X on my iPhone 6 Plus. This was my first time using Swiftkey on my iPhone 6s +. I stopped using it a few days ago because the force touch swipeselection > than swiping words in my opinion.

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    I’m not a Dev but have the beta and it’s not showing me there’s a update. just says “up to date”

    • Do you have a developer account or are you signed up for the public beta program?

      • Wilber Alexander Flores

        I’m not a developer but is this also a public beta? If so I’ll just install the public certificate

      • Jackson Grong

        Public beta 2 is not out yet, you’ll have to wait on average two days.

      • Eikast

        They’ll probably release an update tomorrow or on Wednesday.

    • Gregg

      C’mon, man… Please tell me you DID read the title of this article, right?

      • Wilber Alexander Flores

        I no gud at engrish

      • Gregg

        Then you are forgiven 😉

  • Rupinder

    Does this mean the public beta will be getting an update soon as well?

    • Tavish

      Usually a day or two after dev version is released.

  • Unknow Unknow

    Fuckk betas and betas is taking moths to have an update for iOS we almos on iOS 10 fuckk

  • I tested lots of betas (6,7,8) but 9.3 beta is stable as fck. wow

    • Kay Dhaliwal

      Have to agree with you.

      I updated from 9.2 to 9.3 beta 1 and it is smooth as butter on my 6 plus.
      No lags and battery life is great.

      • Jackson Grong

        My friend had his iPhone 6S stuck on a boot loop the morning after 2 days of public beta 1, many people on the forums had stated the same.
        Never install beta software on a main device.

      • I use 9.3 beta 1 on my main device (i6) since the release. Everything runs smooth and have no problems. I’m so surprised.

      • Blip dude

        Have to agree with everyone else. Both my 6S+ WAS and Air 2 is currently running smoothly. I gotta say for a Beta 1 software, this has been pretty stable. Only reason why I went back to 9.2 on iPhone 6 Plus is for a possible Jailbreak.

  • :D

    Why do I feel as though it should be in the top row?

    • John Wickham

      Can’t agree more. The top row toggles system settings. The bottom row launches apps. Can’t imagine how this was overlooked, it’s confusing and ugly.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        The lamp concept was better.

      • Zohar

        Actually the flaslight button is on the bottom row, yet it’s a toggle.

      • John Wickham

        Get outta here with your logic. Must have slipped my mind!

  • I’m done waiting for a damn jailbreak. Going to wait for the public beta before I go ahead and install iOS 9.3 beta 2 on my iPhone 6s.

    • andy

      Yeah screw the waiting for the jailbreak!
      Im on iphone 4s and considering moving to ios 9.2.1 now!
      i only need jailbreak to downgrade back to ios 6.1.3 but nah i dont give a damn anymore!
      Im happy im getting an iphone 5s online very soon! 😀

  • Guy

    Loving the night shift feature.
    Not likely the toggle location. It’s not a app, it’s more of a toggle.
    There should be a night shift slider in control center has default.
    Put Air Drop has a top round icon.
    Even Low Power Mode should be in CC.

  • Nathan

    Might be worth mentioning that it shows your scheduled times if you have it on a certain schedule, Cody 🙂

  • :D

    The lamp shade looked better

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      Oh my gosh I just commented this below. I looked up and saw one new comment above. Oh my gosh.

    • Guy

      It definitely does just trying to point out better used of Control Center toggles, icons, and over layouts.

  • There’s some circular toggles in the News app I didn’t notice before. Only appears on certain articles.

  • Leguro

    Upvote if your jealous of my jailbreak.

  • Talukdar shaheb

    Not so excited with this new feature of Apple. I must say that it is a good initiative of Apple to prevent damage to the eye. But I don’t like this yellow light. It’s really irritating. So as a health conscious person, I am using “ocushield” screen protector to protect my eyes from harmful blue light.

    • Guilherme 

      you get used to it overtime

  • Randall

    does this beta fixes the bluetooth issues?