Apple seeds beta 5 of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2

By , Mar 1, 2016

iOS 9.3 beta 5

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 9.3 beta 5 to developers. The update is available for members of Apple’s develop program (and public testing program) either via an OTA update, for those already on iOS 9.3, or as a download from Apple’s dev center.

Today’s release comes just one week after the previous beta 4, which added a redesigned Night Shift mode icon in Control Center and other under-the-hood improvements, and nearly two months after the original 9.3 beta was pushed to developers.

For those who haven’t been keeping up with the iOS 9.3 story, it’s going to be a significant update with several new user-facing features and improvements including Night Shift mode, password-protected Notes, new 3D Touch actions and much more.

In addition to iOS 9.3, Apple also seeded beta 5 for OS X 10.11.4, watchOS 9.2 and tvOS 9.2. We weren’t able to spot any changes in the watchOS release notes, and the notes for tvOS 9.2 simply say “beta 5 contains bug fixes and general improvements.”

We are installing these betas now, and will be sure to let you know if we spot any other changes worth mentioning. If you see something notable that we’ve missed, let us know down in the comments section below or email us at tips@idownloadblog.com.

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  • VITICO

    Guess we close to the GM release.. Niiiiceee

    • Rodney Coleman

      Public beta is released as well…

  • Ja1lBreak K1nG

    “Today’s release comes just one *week after the previous beta *4

  • Davi Romeo

    someone with bluetooth iCade or Keyboards connection problems in this version or the problem was fixed?

    • Alex Miamorsch

      Works fine 4 me here…

      • Davi Romeo

        my ípega 9025 don’t work since iOS 9.2. In iOS 9.1 below works fine.

  • Sailor_V90

    Oh good we’re one step closer from getting the GM. Hopefully it will be soon, because ever since I was asked to update to iOS 9.2.1 (13D20) I’ve been having issues with iPhone on so many levels. From my bluetooth, Wi-Fi connection, Music app etc…its just been a glitchy mess.

    • Blip dude

      Either try to do a full restore via iTunes or you may end up taking 2 trips to Apple.

      • Sailor_V90

        I did that and the effects are still the same and I already know that if I take my phone to Apple it will not result in anything different. They will do the same that I would do at home.

      • Blip dude

        That’s why I said you’ll need to go twice, because I always know they take the cheap route the first time around.

      • Sailor_V90

        Oh okay, sorry misunderstood you ha. All though this is true, though, I shouldn’t have to make two trips to Apple, it would be nice if they solved the issue the first go around. However, by time I get a weekend off to go to apple 9.3 will be out, so I’ll just suck it up.

      • Blip dude

        If anything, update to the public beta of 9.3, it’s been pretty stable. It won’t hurt to try and may even prevent another trip.

      • Sailor_V90

        Idk last time I did a beta it was for iOS 9 and it was horrible, however I had a 5s then. Granted I’m more than certain my 6s can handle it now. But call me lazy the thought of setting up my phone again is exhausting lol.

    • Davi Romeo

      bluetooth on 9.2.1 sucks!!!! my ípega 9025 joystick stopped work

      • Sailor_V90

        Most definitely, my LG headset doesn’t stay connected for anything on this build. Just randomly cuts off.

      • Davi Romeo

        the apple watch connection in bluetooth menu it is in conflict with somes bluetooth devices. This problem occurred just after the apple watch connection was possible. It can only be this!

      • Sailor_V90

        Yes my co-worker was telling me something similar with his Apple Watch since he too was asked to update. I wonder if Apple still signing the former build? I’ll have to look into it.

    • iAdam1n

      If you wanted to, 9.2.1 (13D15) is still being signed so you could restore back to it by selecting the IPSW after it’s downloaded.

      • Sailor_V90

        Oh okay cool, I wasn’t sure. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll reconfigure here shortly. Cheers.

  • ArtieMack

    No beta 5 on my 6s Plus.

    • Vinnie

      you might be on the public beta release, this one is for devs. Public will follow in 1-2 days.

      • I’m on dev release and I also don’t see ota beta 5 for 6s+.

      • iAdam1n

        Public Beta is also out.

    • Blip dude

      It seems that this is the developer beta and not the public beta. I’d say give it anywhere from 1 day to even 1 week for the public beta. I also still only current have the option to update to Public Beta 4.

      • ArtieMack

        The second sentence says it’s available to the public as well. I am on the public schedule, which is why I’m surprised they said it was available to us.

      • doorsunopened

        It’s also available for the public beta. Just installed it on my 6s Plus.

      • ArtieMack

        I’ll keep an eye out!

      • ArtieMack

        My 6s has it, nothing for my 6s Plus after a reboot. Boo. Really hoping this fixes my watch notification problem.

      • doorsunopened

        Were you not getting alerts on your watch randomly? I saw the same thing. It seemed to have fixed it self after a bunch of reboots, but it was really annoying for a while.

      • ArtieMack

        Some apps don’t notify my watch at all. (Hangouts). Messenger randomly stopped pinging my watch. Messages notifies every single device instead of just my watch. It’s all fucky.

      • ArtieMack

        And Mail is all over the place. Watch settings are set to mirror my iPhone.

      • Vinnie

        Update to the WatchOS 2.2 beta and those problems go away.

      • doorsunopened

        Is there a public beta for the watch or is that just for devs?

      • Vinnie

        I believe devs only.

      • Luiz

        Me too 🙂

      • Alec Ratzell

        I have a developer account and sometimes the update does not show on my device(s) immediately, so I usually wait an hour or so. Good luck

    • Still have beta profile downloaded in settings?

      • ArtieMack

        Oh my god that was it. I just restored onto the 6s Plus last night and didn’t even think that the profile would have deleted.

        Thanks!

      • Yeah, same exact situation here :/

  • ravinigga

    Well Apple release Quick the gm version so pangu can release 9.3 jailbreak

    • Blip dude

      You know, this is probably why Apple is taking their time. Also, there isn’t any guarantee that a Jailbreak will be released right after the final release of 9.3

      • Truth tho

        It’s a pretty good chance there’s a jailbreak ready… I still think they’ll wait for 9.3.1 to release it to be on the safe side… Every year it’s the same thing jailbreak a early build and jailbreak one of the final ones

      • Tommy

        nah i think theyll go right for 9.3 the community is hungry

      • Pretty good chance based on what? Your godly opinion?

      • Truth tho

        Because of articles and repetition over the last 8-9 years of having a iPhone since . Every year they commonly jailbreak twice one on a early version and one on the latest versions… Happens every year. I don’t make ignorant comments like yours.. “My godly opinion?” Come on dude grow up

      • So because they released a jaikbreak last year you’re sure they’ll release one this year? And you say you don’t make ignorant comments? There is no publicly released jailbreak. None. No one has even teased it. Bookmark this and I’ll be revisiting you once 9.3 drops and you’re sitting there looking crazy.

      • Truth tho

        I’m not speaking on one year it’s happened every year for the last several years learn how to read and do your research one a month or two after iOS is released and another jailbreak at the tailend of the OS… There will be another jailbreak before iOS 10 so it would make my statement true. Google it check iOS 4-9 and you’ll see I’m right. After 9.3 or 9.3.1 get released there will be a jailbreak released right when they update the jailbreak for the new iPad Air/Mini Pro. Which I also plan on getting along my Samsung Tablet/Samsung S7 that I preordered to try out the VR and get the free headset and Netflix. My current phone is a iPhone 6S plus, I get what I like and I’ve been jail breaking since the original when there was no AppStore.

      • Bangali

        dude he said ‘pretty good chance’ not ‘absolute certainty’..chill…

      • ✯Mike✯

        calm yourself dude.. he didn’t say it was for sure. goodness you attacked him like he said something about your mom.

      • No I didn’t. Nothing I said was personal, unlike his responses. Y’all too soft for me.

      • The Guy

        Jailbreak was confirmed dead some time ago… shouldn’t be anymore released beyond iOS 9 and I’m certainly not digging anymore for exploits, its become way too tedious.

      • Truth tho

        Lol oh stop I’ll return and laugh at you when the jailbreak comes out with in the next few weeks

      • The Guy

        Denial is a powerful thing… I’ll be here waiting with some tissues for you when you see no Jailbreak. 😀

      • Truth tho

        What happened today? Lol

      • The Guy

        Exactly, what happened today… other than old iOS JB that has been around for months, lol. 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3 … still nothing… stay on track and I’ll have the tissue for you. LOL Your denial is getting stronger!!! 😀

      • Truth tho

        9.1 just got released today and once 9.3.1 comes out they’ll be another you stay on track lol

      • The Guy

        You do realize that is old like I said, lol. Every exploit used has been long since patched… You’ve said nothing, but I still have the tissue waiting when you’re ready. 😀

      • Truth tho

        Lol I’ll remind you when to use that tissue for yourself 😉

      • The Guy

        No worries here, only time will tell and the lack of that Jailbreak that will start your water works. I got some of those really soft tissues for you, don’t want you to get sore from wiping those tears. :^D

      • Truth tho

        My phones already jailbroken bud no tears here regardless

  • Blip dude

    Looks like we are really close to the Final release now!!!

  • Kenneth Delgado

    Stop playing games Apple, release this shit already!

  • Delfos Sambucetti Arturaola

    can’t seem to download it OTA and I am on the dev program

  • schoeberlt

    Still turning off Night Shift sunset-sunshine when turning on battery saving mode…

  • Luiz

    Firs time I had mine straight away at the same day as developers, I’m on public beta and the update came few minutes after they released to the developers 🙂

  • Yazdan Khazeni

    can’t turn on low power mode and night shift mode at the same time anymore!

    • low power will turn off night shift automatically to preserve battery, this was at least in beta 4 too

      • Yazdan Khazeni

        Yes. But you could turn on night shift mode manually after turning on the low power mode.But now u can’t do it anymore.

  • Marc Liu

    I need Jeff.

    • iPhoneWINS

      I think he started a rap group

  • englishmike

    Night Shift still not as dark when set to “More Warm” as it was in Beta 2. Wish they would let me choose how “Warm” I can have it. 🙁

  • Public Beta 5 is out too. On the same day.

  • Miloven

    Photos App super zoom in for more details.

  • englishmike

    What I’m saying is you can’t make it as “orange” as on Beta 1 and 2.

    I have submitted feedback to Apple.

  • Here’s something. And Apple Pencil’s full functionality of navigation and everything is back.

  • osmang

    The main question is: Is it gonna be jailbreakable? plzz!!

  • ULTIMATEXFIGHTER

    Hey guys, this question is off topic but I’m wondering if anyone else is experiencing this. I think ever since IOS-9, I’m not able to mirror anything to my Apple TV. Pictures, video or just mirror what ever is on my iPhone’s screen to the big screen. Everything is hooked up correctly cause I’ve had Apple TV for ever and it always used to work. Now when trying to get something to show on my Apple TV, I only get sound if I’m playing a video from my iPhone. Doesn’t make any sense. Is anyone experiencing this as well? My Apple TV (black second gen) is jail broken to the latest release and ive tried on 3 different iPhone and one iPad and no luck haven’t it