Apple seeds new iOS 10.3 beta to developers

Apple seeds new betas for iOS, tvOS and watchOS


iPhone 7
A new iOS 10.3 beta is ready to be installed.
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Three new beta software updates have been seeded to developers by Apple today, adding a bunch of bug fixes and performance improvements to Apple’s platforms.

The new builds come one day after Apple seeded a new build of macOS 10.12.4 to developers. The fifth beta builds of iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.2 can be downloaded by registered developers directly from the Apple’s dev portal.

iOS 10.3 beta 5 can be installed directly to your iPad or iPhone if you have the previous build on your device. To install tvOS 10.2 without plugging your Apple TV into a Mac over USB, check out our guide.

Apple’s notes for the new beta builds don’t mention any significant UI changes or feature improvements. The builds likely focus solely on under-the-hood improvements as Apple engineers prepare it get for public release in the near future.

iOS 10.3 brings a number of changes to devices, including a new Find My AirPods feature. Apple’s more-secure file system, iCloud calls for Verizon, a Podcasts widget and CarPlay tweaks were added in previous beta builds. There’s also a secret one-handed keyboard hidden in iOS 10.3, but users can’t access it yet.

watchOS 3.2 adds a new Theater Mode and SiriKit, while tvOS 10.2 has a couple of small tweaks like faster scrolling and bug fixes.


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