Apple drops new betas for iOS, watchOS and tvOS

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There are tons of great iOS 9 benefits that your older iPhone or iPad will use just fine.
There are tons of great iOS 9 benefits that your older iPhone or iPad will use just fine.
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Apple is serving up a buffet of new software updates with new beta releases of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2 that are being made available to developers and public testers today.

The new betas come more than a week after Apple seeded the last updates for the new software that could be made available to the public sometime later this month, bringing a host of new features to the iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

The new pre-release versions of iOS, tvOS and watchOS can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. Testers won’t be able to install watchOS 2.2 on their timepieces until their iPhone, iPad or iPad touch has been updated with the new Apple Watch app in iOS 9.3 beta 5. The tvOS beta is a bit more complicated to install and requires testers to plug the device into a Mac via USB.

Both new betas for iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2 contain a lot of under the hood fixes, however some minor new features were added to Apple Watch, like the ability to pair more than one device to an iPhone, as well as some improvements for Maps. iOS 9.3 adds a new Night Shift mode and Touch ID protected entries for the Notes app.

tvOS 9.2 contains some of the biggest improvements yet for Apple TV, adding support for Bluetooth keyboards, folders for channels, and a new app switcher interface that makes it much easier to navigate your favorite content.

We’ll let you know what new goodies we find once the software is on our devices. If you spot something new on yours, drop us a tip in the comments below.

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  • FlavoredAir

    I hope they’ve restored iPad Pro navigation w/Pencil capabilities.

    • OrionBeast

      They sure have

  • Robert Petit

    I had an issue when I connected my iphone 6s to my car radio via usb, it wouldn’t detect it. Beta 5 fixed the issue… It now works as it should

  • DrMuggg

    No GovOS ?

    :-)