iOS 9.3 Preview: Apple To Bring Multi-User iPad, Lock For Apps, Night Mode And More

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Apple has released a preview of all the new features to come in iOS 9.3. Check out what Apple is planning including new educator tools, night mode, Health app updates and more. Apple

On Monday, Apple dropped the first beta of the upcoming iOS 9.3 and with it a preview of what’s ahead in the software. Looking over the details of what Apple has planned for iOS 9.3, one of the more significant updates we’ll see this cycle is a new range of new teacher tools that include the ability to have multi-user logins for iPads. In addition, Apple is beefing up the Health app, adding password locks to some apps and introducing an eye-friendly night mode and more. Check out all the upcoming features of iOS 9.3 below.

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New Educator Tools – it looks as though Apple aims to throw a ton of new tools into iOS 9.3 for educators to use with students, including the ability to cast information to devices and check in on how students’ work is going on individual iPads. There also appears to be the option to have multiple users on the same iPad who can log in under different names for a personalized experience.

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A new set of tools for educators, including multi-user iPad logins is reportedly coming in iOS 9.3 Photo: Apple

Night Shift’ Night Mode – Apple is finally going to make your device friendlier for night use, modifying the colors of the screen to warmer less eye-straining hues as the evening arrives, thereby helping you avoid bluelight related sleep issues.

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'Night Mode' is coming to iOS 9.3 to bring warmer colors to your screen in the evening and prevent blue light related sleep issues. Photo: Apple

Fingerprint Lock For Notes App – in the iOS 9.3 preview, Apple shows the ability to “lock” the Notes app with a fingerprint or password. Clearly the company realizes we all keep an awful lot of sensitive data in there. Making it possible to secure some of those sensitive notes will be a welcome addition.

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iOS 9.3 will allow users to lock notes in the Notes app with a password or fingerprint to protect sensitive information stored there. Photo: Apple

Health Dashboard Update – The health dashboard app is getting an update in iOS 9.3 that adds sliders to categories like weight, workout or sleep that provide suggestions for apps that may help you reach your goals in these areas. It also integrates your move, exercise and stand data from the Apple watch to simplify your health data tracking to one app.

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iOS 9.3 will bring new features and more comprehensive data to the Health app. Photo: Apple

News App Update – Apple is working to personalize the News app further in iOS 9.3 by adding better-tailored article suggestions in the “For You” section. There will also reportedly be improvements to story and feed loading speeds.

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The News app gets more personal in iOS 9.3, Apple says. Photo: Apple

CarPlay Update – CarPlay is scheduled to get some additional features in iOS 9.3 as well, including New and For You sections from Apple Music. It also will add a Nearby feature which allows you to find gas stations, restaurants, parking and more available near you.

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The updates to CarPlay in iOS 9.3 will help users find nearby points of interest like restaurants and gas stations, while also importing more data from Apple Music. Photo: Apple
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