iOS 9.3 beta 4 and OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan beta 4 now available for public beta-testing

By , Feb 23, 2016

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A day after it has released a fourth beta of iOS 9.3 and a fourth beta of OS X 10.11.4 to its registered developers, Apple today has made both software updates available to users who are signed up for the Apple Beta Software Program.

Public beta builds of both iOS 9.3 beta 4 and OS X 10.11.4 beta 4 can be downloaded directly on devices that are enrolled in Apple’s beta program through the Software Update mechanism.

iOS 9.3 is going to be a significant update with several user-facing new features and improvements including Night Shift mode, password-protected Notes, new 3D Touch actions and much more.

As for the latest El Capitan beta, it will bring out a few new features such as support for Verizon Wi-Fi Calling, Live Photos, password-protected Notes and an updated Messages app, among other refinements.

It appears that it’s going to fix the frustrating Twitter link bug in Safari, too.

Apple also released watchOS 2.2 beta 4 and tvOS 9.3 beta 4 yesterday, the former including a much improved Maps app and the ability to pair multiple watches to a single iPhone via the companion app.

tvOS 9.3 includes support for Bluetooth keyboards, app folders, a redesigned iOS 9 like app switcher, App Store search via Siri, Dictation input in text fields and more.

Apple currently does not provide watchOS and tvOS betas as part of its public beta program. The final versions of iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.3, watch OS 2.2 and OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan software updates should release for public consumption shortly following Apple’s rumored iPhone 5se event on March 15.

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  • Devin

    If I’m on the Public Beta build, what exactly do I need to do to get out of the public beta and update to the Final release of 9.3 once it is released?

    • lukemul69

      To get from public beta to final release just update OTA through the settings app.

      • Devin

        Can I also remove the Public Beta Profile from the Settings app if I wanted to as well? That won’t screw anything up, right?

      • Devin

        Once I’m on the Final build ^^

      • Jackson Grong

        your device will explode and the word will end

  • Fevostone

    How do I get the public beta anyone..? Can I do it all on my iPhone..?

  • Nathan

    iOS 9.3 beta 4 will give you issues if you have an Apple Watch. Notifications aren’t getting forwarded properly to it when your phone is locked.

    • 5723alex .

      Using iOS 9 beta 4 and Apple Watch with no notifications problems when phone is locked

  • QP

    I have a 6s but I cannot get that ‘set wallpaper’ option when I use the 3D Touch…its just me?

    • Bradley Hines

      That was a feature they removed in the betas.

      • Nolan I.

        Why? There is no logical reason to remove it. It doesn’t hinder the user experience in any way…

      • Bradley Hines

        I don’t know why per say but they added different 3D touch options for the settings app that seemed to be “better” than that one. I believe it was because they thought it wasn’t too good and more of a useless gimmick. I guess it’s just what Apple wants.

  • HR

    How good is beta 4 on the first gen iPad Air? Beta 3 is so fluid that I’m afraid to update.