iOS 10.3 Beta 1 up for public download, sports cool features including finding AirPods

Users can now find the said feature in Find My Phone application once they download the 10.3 Beta 1 update

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Apple has finally released its first version of the iOS 10.3 beta software to the public. Initially the beta software was only available to the developers but now any and every iOS user can download and install the update.

Now, among many cool features that have been incorporated in this new update, one of the most useful features is that your device with iOS 10.3 beta software will find your earbuds. Misplacing the earphones and especially the wireless AirPods is indeed a very common global phenomenon, right? Every now and then we keep it and forget entirely about it and the room becomes a complete mess as a search is undertaken, while the AirPods may actually be in the car all this time.

But, no worries anymore. Users can now access the Find My AirPods feature in the new update to track those earbuds. Users can now find this feature in Find My Phone application. However, the app's detection radius is only about five to 10 meters due to the AirPods Bluetooth connectivity. Users will have to be in the general range of lost AirPods in order to find them. The Find My AirPods feature will also allow users to set an alert sound, which will ring from misplaced earbuds to help them find it.

Other iOS 10.3 beta 1 features include the new Apple File System (APFS), a widget for the podcast app, the "Theater Mode" or Control Center toggle removed, and 3D Touch functionality for Weather data in Maps app, among others. Reports indicate the iOS 10.3 official release may coincide with the launch of new iPads in the second quarter.

Users can download the update here. Devices compatible with iOS 10.3 beta 1 include the following:

iPad 4th gen
iPad Air
iPad Air 2
iPad Pro
iPad mini 2
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 4
iPod touch 6th gen
iPhone 5
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5s
iPhone SE
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus