APPLE’S forthcoming operating system update was released to beta testers this week and feedback has been promising.
While the tech giant hasn’t announced an official released date, iOS 9.3 promises to include a number of big changes.
Geez, talk about smart technology.
Using the clock and geolocation of your device, the colour of the display will gradually shift to the warmer end of the spectrum after nightfall, before returning to normal in the morning.
Apple said this feature had been designed to help people get better shut-eye.
“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,” Apple wrote in a blog.
The little notepad feature on your device is great for when you want to write something down that you would otherwise forget.
A small tweak to the filing system means your notes can now be sorted by date created, date modified or alphabetically.
However, this is not the most impressive feature.
“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,” Apple’s wrote.
As the fitness industry continues to boom, Apple has made it easier 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,” Apple wrote.
Additionally, the Health app syncs perfectly with your Apple Watch to ensure all your health metrics are in one easy to find location.
Need to find a local servo, coffee shop or restaurant?
The Nearby feature in Maps will point you in the right direction with the simple tap of a button.
With iOS 9.3, CarPlay will also introduce “New” and “For You” features from Apple Music.
This will see songs, artists, and albums hand-picked by experts, plus selections based on your preferences, displayed on your car’s dashboard.
The new operating system will give you the news you want, even more personalised.
Articles in “For You” have been better tailored to suit your particular interests and trending topics will also be shown in “Editors’ Picks”.
“On your iPhone, you can view everything in landscape. And when you check for updates, the latest stories appear much faster — so you can catch up on the day’s events quickly and easily,” Apple wrote.