For the third time in three weeks, Apple has just released a new beta version of iOS 10.3. Registered developers can now download iOS 10.3 beta 5 over-the-air or through Apple’s Developer Center.
Find my AirPods
In iOS 10.3, AirPods owners can track down one or both of their lost earbuds.
The major addition in the update should be music to any AirPods owners ears. The Find my iPhone app has been updated to allow users to track down a lost AirPod by reporting each earbuds last known location. If in range, you can also have each earbud play a sound to help locate it, much like numerous Bluetooth trackers on the market.
We’ll let you know if any other new features have been discovered in this beta version.
New beta versions of watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2
The new watchOS software includes theater mode. Wearers can mute the sound on their watch and disable waking the screen when they raise their wrist.
And along with the new iOS software, Apple also took time to release the fifth beta version of watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 to developers. The watch software sports two major new features – Theater Mode and SiriKit.
With Theater Mode, users can mute the sound on their watch and disable waking the screen when they raise their wrist. They’ll still be able to receive notifications with haptics. Those can be viewed by tapping the screen or pressing the Digital Crown. SiriKit will allow users to accomplish tasks like book a ride, send a message, make a payment, or make other requests to an app. The functionality arrived on the iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.
The tvOS software features smaller behind-the-scenes improvements including a new swipe mode on the Siri remote.
All of the software should officially arrive to the public this spring, possibly coinciding with a rumored March Apple event that could see a whole new lineup of iPads, a red iPhone 7, and more.