iOS 9.3 New Features – #fanfun

By Bette Lee Crosby / February 25, 2016

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iOS 9.3 New Features – #fanfun

Apple has just announced all of the features it is adding to the next version of its mobile OS and here are some highlights!

Blue light filter called ‘Night Shift’
Night Shift works by using your iOS device’s clock and location to determine when the sun sets in your location. It then automatically shifts the colors in your display to the red/yellow end of the spectrum, and in the morning, it returns the display to its regular settings.

It’s been found that exposure to bright light in the evenings could make it harder to fall asleep so this new app is a good thing.

There may be another feature called iCloud for iBooks where your eBooks are synced across all devices. Let me know if you’ve been able to use this feature!

Here’s some more features announced on Apple’s website:

Notes
Now you can secure the notes that contain your most personal data — such as financial details, medical info, or website logins — with a password or fingerprint. You can also sort notes by date created, date modified, or alphabetically.

News
The articles in For You are now better tailored to your particular interests. And to help you discover new Favorites, For You suggests trending topics and Editors’ Picks. When a story contains video, you can play it right from your feed.

Health
It’s simpler than ever to find third-party apps to track your health and wellness. Categories such as Weight, Workouts, and Sleep have a new slider menu that reveals great apps you can easily add to your Health dashboard.

CarPlay
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 your screen. And the Nearby feature in Maps lets you find gas, parking, restaurants, coffee, and more with a tap.

Education
Students can log in to any iPad in any classroom and make it their own. Teachers can guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. Now admins have one portal where they can do everything from create Apple IDs to purchase apps to prepare devices for MDM. A new kind of ID for education, Managed Apple IDs are created and assigned by the school.

What new features are you looking forward to using on your Apple devices?

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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