Apple seeds beta 3 of OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3 to public testers

By , Feb 10, 2016

iOS 9.3 Night Shift

Two days after seeding iOS 9 beta 3 and OS X 10.11.4 beta 3 to developers, Apple has made the updates available to public testers. Folks who are registered in the company’s Beta Software Program can now install the new firmware on their various devices.

As usual, the new iOS 9.3 beta is available over-the-air via the Settings app to those already running 9.3, and the new El Capitan 10.11.4 beta can be found in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store. You just need to make sure your Mac or device is enrolled.

Apple has added a number of new features in iOS 9.3, including a new night-time reading mode called Night Shift, password protection for the Notes app, and much more. Beta 3 doesn’t build on that much, outside of the addition of Verizon Wi-Fi Calling.

As for OS X 10.11.4, most of its changes are under-the-hood. The update does include support for Live Photos and Notes passwords, but other than that there aren’t many user-facing additions—although beta 3 does fix a high-profile issue with Twitter links.

Apple is expected to release the two updates to the general public sometime next month.

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  • Rupinder

    Finally.. I was tried of whatever bug there was causing certain apps to not load over LTE on T-Mobile.

    • Rodney Coleman

      Keyword T-Mobile

    • Guy

      Me 2

  • iPhoneWINS

    9.3.1 out yet?

    • Alex-V

      9.3.1 ..? Not even 9.3 is out yet

      • Burge

        They was still beta testing 9.2.1 when the beta for 9.3 dropped.

      • iPhoneWINS

        exactly… sky i expect 9.3.2 soon

  • Eikast

    The only annoyance that I see on iOS 9.3 b3 is that when unlocking the iPhone on a 6s Plus, it is not uncommon for the time to not show. So people may wnat to keep that in mind.

    • Rodney Coleman


      • Eikast

        Time in the status bar (in the middle of the status bar) will not appear when unlocking the iPhone. It doesn’t always occur but it occurs enough to be an annoyance.

      • Report it using Feedback app 🙂

    • p1noyako

      That’s why it called Beta stage. lol

      • Eikast

        No duh. I was just reporting my findings.

      • mrjayviper

        it’s better to report it to Apple since they can actually fix it! 🙂

      • Eikast

        Of course, but this is a post about iOS 9.3 b3 so I shared something.

  • HR

    It’s the smoothest, fastest release ever on the iPad Air. I don’t think I’m gonna switch from this for a while. It could only get worse.

  • iPhoneWINS

    IOS 10.1 patch is gonna be ready first lol