Apple Releases iOS 11.3 Update for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch: Battery Health
iOS 11.3 adds new features to show the battery health of an iPhone or iPad and recommends a battery service if needed. The AR experience has improved, and Apple Music users will now be able to watch ad-free videos on the platform. Check it all out
Apple has begun rolling out the iOS 11.3 update to all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users around the world. The new update brings some new features, including a simple bug fix and a performance tweak that increase usability and make Apple devices more functional. Major changes with iOS 11.3 come in the form of a new battery health beta setting to give users control over iPhone throttling, add new anomalies for iPhone X users, improve the AR experience for vertical surfaces, and have a health record feature. Keep track of records. Here are all the changes that came with the iOS 11.3 update.
Battery Health Beta
Following the revelations that iPhones have been deliberately slowed down to save battery life, Apple has released an iOS 11.3 update that gives users more power over battery performance. iOS 11.3 adds new features to show the battery health of an iPhone or iPad and recommends a battery service if needed. Battery Health can be found in the Battery menu under Beta Settings. Battery Health Beta is available for iPhone 6 and later devices.
“Additionally, users can now see that the power management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance in preventing unexpected shutdowns, first introduced in iOS 10.2.1, is turned on and may choose to turn it off,” Apple said in a statement late Thursday. This feature is available in Settings >>> Battery and is available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The new iOS 11.3 update has a “Health Record” feature that allows patients to choose from a variety of health institutions to access their medical information. “The new aHealth Records’ feature helps more than 40 healthcare patients, including Duke, NYU Langon, Stanford and Yale, view their medical records from multiple organizations directly from their iPhones,” Apple said. “Health record” data is encrypted and secured with a passcode.
Privacy and data usage
iOS 11.3 makes it easy to understand how personal data can be used. “A new privacy icon and detailed privacy information will appear whenever Apple asks for access to personal information to enable features, secure Apple services or personalize an iOS experience,” the Cupertino-based company added.
Animozis and augmented reality
iOS 11.3 provides new immersive augmented reality (AR) experience and new animoji for iPhone X users. Four new Animoji iPhone X users have come to life as lions, bears, dragons or skulls, Apple said in its release post. IOS 11 has tweaked AR experiences for horizontal surfaces such as tables and chairs, as well as vertical surfaces for walls and doors. With the iOS 11.3 update, irregularly shaped surfaces such as round tables can be mapped more accurately.
Unfortunately, this feature will be limited to users in the United States. The new “Business Chat” feature allows users to interact directly with businesses within the messaging app. “Business Chat” will be available in beta in the United States, and top businesses in retail, finance and hospitality will launch this new messaging feature for customers.
Apple Music will now be able to stream music videos seamlessly through advertising. “Users can watch the most popular videos, classics or one-on-one from their favorite artists in the new music video playlist,” says Apple.
“Apple News makes it easy for you to stay up to date on the most important videos of the day with a new video group and advanced top stories,” the company said.
With input from IANS