Apple's Next iOS To Add Battery Monitoring, Business Chat, AR Tools

26 January, 2018, 02:38 | Author: Patty Aguilar
  • iOS 11.3 preview doesn't include any iPad specific features

The iOS 11.3 update is the first major update since iOS 11.2, and it brings with it new features that add to Apple Pay Cash and the other exciting iOS 11 features that Apple upgraded users to last fall.

You'll be able to switch off the "power management feature" which "dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns", causing performance to lag in older devices. The update brings with it four new Animoji to use with the iPhone X, enhanced capabilities for ARKit and the battery update that was promised just the other week.

IOS 11.3 adds new lion, bear, dragon and skull Animoji, the first set of new characters since the launch of Animoji with alongside the iPhone X past year. As the company releases developer and public betas in the coming weeks, we'll let you know more about these features.

Update 1: Messages in iCloud are now in beta form with iOS 11.3 beta 1.

Rather than simply containing typical bug fixes, iOS 11.2.5 is significant for a number of reasons.

Animoji is a feature exclusive to the iPhone X, as it uses the premium iPhone's front-facing TrueDepth camera to turn your face into an animated animal, that mimics your head and mouth movements.

A new Health Records feature, that will let users keep all of their medical information in one place, will likely also be exclusive to users in the US. They include new tools for chatting with businesses and for monitoring battery health and power management.


Business Chat allows users to text businesses like Lowe's directly in their Messages app, improving customer service responsiveness.

Apple hopes to move past the battery controversy which erupted late previous year by introducing new battery health features in iOS 11.3.

iOS 11.3 will also tell users about their battery health and offer recommendations on whether it needs to be serviced.

The new updates introduced through the in OS 11.3 beta will try to address users' complaints.

Besides that, Apple Music will soon be the home for music videos.

Apple says Business Chat doesn't share personal information with the businesses and you can end a conversation any time you want. Users will be able to stream these videos without any ads, a move that could give Apple an edge over the popular video sharing platform YouTube.

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