iOS 9.3 Beta 6, Public Beta 6 Has Been Released
iOS 9.3 beta 6 and iOS 9.3 Public Beta 6 download are now available for registered developers and public testers.
iOS 9.3 Beta 6 and Public Beta 6 Released - Final Release Not Too Far Off
Last week Apple seeded the fifth iOS 9.3 beta and Public Beta to testers, and today, the sixth beta release of its upcoming mobile software has arrived. Today's release, and last week's included, signals towards the fact that Apple has sped up its development process and we should expect the final build of iOS 9.3 to drop soon.
If you have the fifth beta installed on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or maybe a previous pre-release version of iOS 9.3, then you can grab the latest build over the air. Simply connect your iOS device to a working and stable WiFi connection, open the Settings app, navigate to General > Software Update, and download the latest build straight away. Also be sure to connect your iOS device to a power outlet before going ahead with the update process, as you want everything to flow through as smoothly as possible.
Whether you're a developer or a non-developer, we highly recommend that you do not stay away from this update, and rather jump onboard the over the air bandwagon, as new beta builds tend to bring with them a load of bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Developer oriented betas, as you can already tell, are paid-for downloads, and you must be a registered developer with Apple in order to grab hold of it. Public Beta software on the other hand, is absolutely free, comes from Apple itself, and you can jump straight onto the bandwagon by going to beta.apple.com.
If you're going ahead with iOS 9.3 Public Beta on your device, then we highly recommend that you do so on a gadget that is not your daily driver, as beta software can be choppy at times. But, given how much spit and polish Apple has thrown into iOS 9.3 beta, you can safely go ahead with the installation process. But don't expect everything to be super ultra smooth.
It's great to see that Apple has ramped up the speed at which it's updating its software in the background. And given the fact that Apple might be releasing new hardware later this month, there's a possibility that the final build of iOS 9.3 will be accompanied by it.
We could be wrong here though, and new software could drop way before new hardware does, so be sharp to hit that update button!