Yesterday Apple previewed key iOS 11.3 improvements and from today on iPhone users are able to install first Public Beta.
- iOS 11.3 first public beta brought ARKit 1.5 for more immersive AR experiences. ARKit now identifies vertical surfaces such as walls and doors for better mapping and the view received 50% increase in resolution.
- iPhone X users can enjoy 4 new Animoji: bear, skull, dragon and lion.
- Health data is made available in the Health app including Health Records organised in one view and synchronised with your care providers and protected by password. Users will receive notifications of their test results, conditions and prescriptions.
- When calling emergency service from iPhone advanced location data will be sent to call recipient.
- CPU throttling has been disabled, however currently on/off toggle isn't available within battery settings.
- Messages on iCloud are brought back.
- Details about app updates such as size and version are available in Updates Page.
- More video content in "For You" tab within Music app.
- Feedback App allows to report bugs and needed fixes.
- Overall iOS is more smoother and you might notice new animations.
Something to consider before installing: the update is 3GB so it will take up some storage.
Battery Power Management
Earlier Apple published a message to its customers explaining battery aging and how the company prevented older iPhones from unexpected shutdowns with software updates.
Many iPhone owners spotted that their iPhones are slowing down and users are experiencing performance reductions after each new update being installed.
Apple promised to launch new feature likely to arrive in a future iOS 11.3 Beta and provide users with more control over their iPhones. A toggle to turn off performance throttling along with battery performance insights will arrive. Although Apple is not recommending performance management disabling, users will be able to maximise performance of their older iPhones and replace batteries if battery health stats are reporting replacement. The feature will be available for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
To find it simply navigate to Settings -> Battery.