Apple releases iOS 11.3 update with new Animoji and Battery Health feature

Apple gives peek of iOS 11.3 comes with new Animojis
Apple gives peek of iOS 11.3 comes with new Animojis

30 March, 2018

Apple has pushed out the iOS 11.3 update for its iPhones and iPads, bringing a feature that's been highly anticipated since the company's battery management scheme came to light late a year ago.

You can grab the iOS 11.3 update over the air via the Settings app. Apple touts that this makes for a "new music video experience for Apple Music".

Messages in iCloud, a feature first announced at WWDC in 2017, was removed from the final release of iOS 11.3.

With 11.3, owners of iPhone 6 devices or newer can check on their battery's health from the Settings app. The company expects that developers will use ARKit to create experiences like interactive movie posters and museums filled with dynamic virtual exhibits.

Business Chat. First announced almost a year ago at WWDC 2017, Business Chat is a new way for iMessage users to communicate with businesses in the familiar, easy-to-use environment of the Messages app.

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If you've been mourning the loss of MTV's near-constant influx of music videos, you're in luck: Apple Music now puts music videos front and center.

Apple released iOS 11.3 into general availability on Thursday, with new ways for businesses to communicate with iPhone users, improved augmented reality (AR) functionality, access to personal health records, and more.

Podcasts Improvements. Apple Podcasts received an Apple Music-style redesign in iOS 11, which overall I think works well, but there have been a couple nagging annoyances following the update that I'm delighted to find Apple's fixed now. Before the update, the medical records section of the app was only available to the people who had signed up to test a pre-release version.

Apple TV app, a unified place for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV users to discover and start watching the best shows and movies, will launch in Brazil and Mexico.

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