Apple drops new betas for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS

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iOS 9.3 beta 6 is here!
iOS 9.3 beta 6 is here!
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A big batch of new beta software has landed on Apple’s Developer Center today.

The fourth beta builds of iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2 and watchOS 2.2 are now available for developers to test bringing a host of new features to the iPhone like NightShift mode, improved Apple News and Apple Music apps, and some great education features for iPad.

watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2 get third beta updates

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watchOS 2.2 beta 3 is ready for your watch.
watchOS 2.2 beta 3 is ready for your watch.
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Developers can now download the third beta builds of tvOS 9.2 and watchOS 2.2, which bring a number of changes to the Apple Watch and Apple TV platforms.

Apple’s release notes for the software updates don’t contain clues about the new features, but users who have already installed tvOS 9.2 beta 3 report that it adds the ability to use dictation to insert text in search fields as well as the ability to use Siri search in the App Store.

iOS 9.3 public beta 2 brings Night Shift toggle to the people

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Toggle Night Shift right from Control Center.
Toggle Night Shift right from Control Center.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Following up Monday’s release of iOS 9.3 beta 2 to developers, Apple’s continued its plan to get its latest mobile operating system into the hands of public beta testers as well.

This morning sees the provision of iOS 9.3 public beta 2, which brings with it a new Control Center button to toggle Night Shift — the feature that decreases sleep-disturbing blue light on your iPhone.