Apple releases fifth iOS 9.3 beta for developers and public testers

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iOS 9.3 beta 5 is now available for developers and public testers. The update is marked as build number 13E5225a and is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The usual bug fixes and performance improvements are included in this build, along with minor tweaks to Night Shift toggle and other features.

Apple releases fifth iOS 9.3 beta for developers and public testers

As expected, Apple Pencil navigation functionality is back for iPad Pro in iOS 9.3 beta 5. Also changed in this release is the feedback message that you get when you toggle Night Shift mode from the Control Center. Other changes, as per MacRumors, include faster Safari performance and a fix for Apple Watch notifications ( they weren’t working fine with iOS 9.3 beta 4). 3D Touch also works without lag on iPhone 6s Plus in landscape mode.

Beta 5 is available for existing developers and public testers as an over-the-air update and can be installed by going to General > Settings > Software Update. If you are not registered as a developer or public beta tester, you can do so by going to Apple Developer Program here or register with the Apple Public Beta Software Program here.

iOS 9.3 will ship with updates to built in apps such as Notes, News, Health and extended 3D touch support for almost all built in apps. There are also new features targeted towards education. You can find out details on all these features in our coverage here.

OS X 10.11.4 beta 5, watchOS 2.2 beta 5 and tvOS 9.2 beta 5 were also released today.