iOS 9.3 preview: a better experience every day and night

Cory Thaxton

This latest iOS release adds numerous innovations to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.

There are improvements to a wide range of apps, along with great new additions to CarPlay.

iOS 9.3 may even help users get a good night’s sleep.

Many studies have shown that exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep.

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 the display to the warmer end of the spectrum, making it easier on the user’s eyes.

In the morning, it returns the display to its regular settings.

Notes is one of those apps used all the time for all kinds of things.

Now users can secure the notes that contain their most personal data — such as financial details, medical info or website logins — with a password or fingerprint.

Users can also sort notes by date created, date modified or alphabetically.

With iOS 9.3, CarPlay adds even more useful features.

New and For You from Apple Music — with songs, artists, and albums handpicked by experts, plus selections based on your preferences— are right at hand on the screen.

And the Nearby feature in Maps lets users find gas, parking, restaurants, coffee and more with a tap.

ios 9 will be released this Spring.