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Apple’s latest iOS 9.3.2 beta lands with small Night Shift tweak

If you think that keeping up with all the latest smartphone software is practically a full-time job – well, you’re not wrong, but it’s got nothing on the sort of effort tit takes to actually be developing all this code. Despite the massive scale of that effort, companies like Apple not only manage to keep at it week-in and week-out, but find time in that busy development schedule to release beta builds for us to test. Today Apple’s latest batch of platform updates are incoming, as the company releases iOS 9.3.2 beta 2, watchOS 2.2.1 beta 2, tvOS 9.2.1 beta 2, and
OS X 10.11.5 beta 2.

As anyone familiar with Apple’s beta cycles wouldn’t be surprised to hear, we’re not looking at much in the way of new functionality with these incremental beta updates, and much of their improvements are of the low-key, cleaning-house, bug-fix variety. That said, we did spot at least on specific change landing with these releases, as iOS 9.3.2 beta 2 continues to tweak Night Shift in a way that has us recalling a Siri story from a couple weeks back.

Back then we saw Apple release the first iOS 9.3.2 beta, and as it did so it also corrected some questionably behavior regarding Siri and Night Shift. Apple had intended Night Shift to be one of the many features iOS Low Power Mode would disable in order to stretch battery life, and Siri was ignoring this restriction, letting users enable Night Shift despite their devices badly needing a recharge. With that update, Siri prompted users to turn off Low Power before enabling Night Shift.

After seeing all that play out, we’re a little surprised today to hear that iOS 9.3.2 beta 2 backpedals a little and officially allows users to activate Night Shift while Low Power Mode is still in use. We know – it’s a minor technical issue for most users. But we’re still curious to see how Apple is working all this out, and continuing to figure out just how it wants Night Shift to fit into the broader iOS picture.

We’ll update this post if we learn of any other noteworthy changes in today’s iOS 9.3.2 beta 2 release.

Source: Redmond Pie

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!