Next month Apple will release iOS 9.3 which apart from the mandatory bug fixes will incorporate a host of new features, all of which are worthy additions.
These new features will bring benefits to all your iPhone, iPads and iPod Touches. Many apps will have minor improvements but the main ones are as listed below along with their benefits –
Night Shift – 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. This places less strain on your eyes and helps you sleep better at night.
Notes app – 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.
News app – 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. I really like using the News app and the more you use it the better it becomes!
Health app – It’s simpler than ever to find third-party apps to track your health and wellness. Categories such as Weight, Workouts, and Sleep have a new slider menu that reveals great apps you can easily add to your Health dashboard.2 The Health app also now displays your move, exercise, and stand data, as well as your goals, from Apple Watch. So you can see all your health metrics in one place and easily share your data with third‑party apps.
CarPlay – CarPlay adds more features from Apple Music. And the Nearby feature in Maps lets you find gas, parking, restaurants, coffee, and more with a tap. So you’ll know the best places to stop, whether you’re on your daily commute or an epic road trip. Just need my car computer to be updated to work with CarPlay!
Education – iOS 9.3 releases loads of new tools for education, enabling sharing iPads with various students with ease, a new Classroom app for the teacher, School Manager app for the administrators, and Managed Apple ID’s – new kind of ID for education, Managed Apple IDs are created and assigned by the school.
What you will also find is all of Apple’s own apps now have 3D Touch menu options enabled on the app itself e.g. weather, settings. So as you can see there is lots of new features to enjoy very soon.