How to Download the iOS 9.3 Public Beta



Apple today released the first beta of an upcoming iOS 9.3 update for public beta testers, just a few days after seeding the iOS 9.3 beta to developers. iOS 9.3 is available to public beta testers alongside iOS 9.2.1, a minor update that is also in testing.

Apple Releases iOS 9.3 Public Beta

Among the features that come with iOS 9.3 is a new mode called “Night Shift,” which uses an iPhone or iPad clock and location data and automatically shifts display colors to the warmer end of the color spectrum between sunset and sunrise. The reasoning behind the feature originates from several scientific studies that found exposure to blue light could affect a person's circadian sleep cycle and keep them up later into the night.

How to Download the iOS 9.3 Public Beta

If you're a developer, you can grab it straight from Apple's Developer Center, just like always. If you're not a developer, you can enroll in Apple's public Beta Software Program.

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How to register your account for the iOS 9.3 public beta


If you've already joined a public beta for OS X, you don't need to register again for iOS 9.3, simply sign in with the same Apple ID. If you've never joined a public beta before, you'll need to start by signing up with your Apple ID.

Go to beta.apple.com on the iPhone or iPad you want to enroll in the beta.
Tap on Sign up to get started. (If you've already signed up for a previous public beta, tap on Sign in and skip to "How to enroll your device", below.)
Enter you Apple ID email address and password.
Tap Sign in.
Tap Accept to agree to the terms and conditions.

Once you're signed up and signed in, it's time to start downloading.