After a couple of months of Beta testing, Finally Apple has released the most awaiting iOS 11.3 update that has major improvements and brings new Animoji, AR Experiences, health Record and More to a wide range of iPhones, iPads and iPods. Lets have quick look back to the features of iOS 11.3 .
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New ARKit 1.5 –
iOS 11.3 update aims to deliver enhanced immersive augmented reality experiences with ARKit 1.5 that uses vertical surfaces like walls and doors, in addition to horizontal surfaces like tables and chairs, and more accurately map to irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables.
It uses an advanced computer vision technique to map and recognize position of 2D images and then the AR Kit can integrate those with AR Experiences. Popular iOS Apps like Boulevard AR can now detect vertical planes and show artwork on the wall of a classroom, home or museum with this ARKit 1.5. ARKit now provides more better accuracy while mapping objects, apple said.
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Health Record –
This health record feature was also available for the beta version of iOS. Health record feature allows patient to check their health and medical records on their device screen by just updating their iOS software on their phone. Now patients from nearly 40 health institutes including Duke, NYU Langone, Stanford and Yale could select and access medical information, this bring everything within your finger tips. For user’s privacy and data security, all available health records will be encrypted and protected with a password for authentication.
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Battery Heath and Performance check –
Earlier there was a lot of conspiracy and misunderstanding among users about the battery and performance of older iPhones. There has been social campaign against apple for slowing down older iPhones. Apple also undergone through many class action lawsuits. With iOS 11.3, users can now check battery health. Also it’ll notify users if the needs to be replaced.
The battery health feature can be found by going to Settings > Battery. Now users can easily check if the power management feature of iOS that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns if affecting their iPhone’s performance. It’s available on iPhone 6 and later devices.
Data privacy –
From a couple of weeks, users are losing their control over data security. Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica is now a trending topic, also it’s like UIDIA is facing troubles to protect our Addhaar data, there’re news about multiple data breach. But Apple seems to be much trustworthy when it comes about your privacy.
In iOS 11.3 and MacOS 10.13.4, apple introduced an updated data and privacy information that makes it easier than ever for users to understand how their personal data may be used. The Update packs a new privacy icon that appears with detailed privacy information when apple asks for access to personal information. It lets users to check what type of data they’re sharing and how it’ll be used.
New Animoji –
Earlier Apple brought the AR powered Animoji with its iPhoneX that lets users to record and send Animoji messages. Users can also create their own Animoji type karaoke videos using their voice and more than 50 different facial muscle movements. Also iPhoneX device owners can now access even more Animoji with lion, bear, dragon or skull faces etc.
Other iOS 11.3 Features –
– A new Business chat feature to communicate directly with businesses like Home Depot right within the Messages app.
– Ad-less music video streaming in Apple Music.
– With iOS 11.3 Brazil will gain Siri support on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV
– Travelers in Beijing and Shanghai can use Apple Pay on their Apple watch or iPhones.
– HomeKit software authentication.
– AML or Advanced Mobile Location support to send user’s current location when making a call to emergency services.
How to install iOS 11.3 Update –
This iOS 11.3 update is available for iPhones including iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and Later, 6th Generation iPod touch,and iPad mini 2 or later devices.
-Open up your device, connect with a WiFi network.
– Go to Settings > General > Software Update
-Check for new software update and click install.
-That’s all, Now Enjoy iOS 11.3 on your i-device.
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