iOS 9.3 Has New Features!
iOS 9.3 brings new features to the current version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad. Highlights include a new Night Shift mode, Touch ID security for Notes, greater personalization for News, app discovery in Health, Apple Music and Nearby for CarPlay and a new education experience.
Night Shift in iOS 9.3
Many of our favorite apps like Tweetbot,Kindle and Instapaper, have a “night mode” because reading a bright white screen in the dark can be killer on the eyes. Apple’s catching on with the all-new Night Shift feature, which works a little differently but has the benefit of being system-wide.
iOS 9.3 brings Night Shift mode to experience a better in using your device.Night Shift doesn’t change screens of black text on a white background to white text on a black background.
Instead, it starts adjusting the colors shown on your iPhone or iPad screen “to the warmer end of the spectrum,” cutting down the bright blue light that supposedly messes with your internal clock, fooling you into thinking it’s daytime when it’s not.
Apple says Night Shift uses your iOS device’s clock and geolocation to determine when it’s sunset in your location. Then it automatically shifts the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum, making it easier on your eyes. In the morning, it returns the display to its regular settings.
Touch Id Security for Notes
Notes is one of those apps you use all the time for all kinds of things. Now you can secure the notes that contain your most personal data — such as financial details, medical info, or website logins — with a password or fingerprint. You can also sort notes by date created, date modified, or alphabetically.
Personalization In News
The articles in For You are now better tailored to your particular interests. And to help you discover new Favorites, For You suggests trending topics and Editors’ Picks.
When a story contains video, you can play it right from your feed. On your iPhone, you can view everything in landscape. And when you check for updates, the latest stories appear much faster — so you can catch up on the day’s events quickly and easily.
Discovery Of New Health Apps
Apple wants you to make better use of the Health app (because it has the potential to do more than sit in your iPhone and collect digital dust). iOS 9.3 lends a helping hand in discovering how you can use Health to do more.
The different categories give you the option of adding on third-party apps to help you keep track of the different aspects of your health. Whether you’re measuring your fitness and sleep, or staying on top of your diet, it’s all going to be a little easier.
Apple Music and Nearby for CarPlay
If you connect your iPhone to a CarPlay stereo,you’ll get a couple new features in iOS 9.3.The Apple Music app will finally show the New and For You sections, instead of just your collection and playlists.
And the Maps app will finally support the Nearby feature that was added in iOS 9,way back in September. Nearby helps you find businesses in your vicinity by category, like gas, parking, coffee shops, and restaurants.
Better Education Experience
iOS 9.3 has some features aimed at schools as well—Apple launched a separate Education Preview page to explain. Regular users probably won’t benefit directly from these features, but schools that deploy multiple iPads will get a new Apple School Manager portal to manage them, they’ll be able to create Managed Apple IDs and assign them to students, and a Shared iPad feature that will let those students log in to any iPad in the school and pick up where they left off the day before.
Teachers get a Classroom app that lets them peek at any student’s screen, launch specific apps and sites on every screen at once, and lock them in place so the kids can’t surreptiously surf over to Tumblr or wherever they hang out these days.