Apple has release iOS 11.3 which bring a range of new features including their answer to the iPhone slow down issue for iPhones with degraded batteries. Other new features include Music Videos, new Animoji, update to the Health App, expanded HomeKit support, Business Chat and a number of other minor updates.
Battery & Performance
You can now see if the power management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns, first introduced in iOS 10.2.1, is on and can choose to turn it off. If you have a iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus this could provide you with an instant speed boost. iOS 11.3 also allows you to view the battery health of an iPhone and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced.
These can be found in Settings -> Battery and are available for iPhone 6 and later.
Apple is also currently offering $39 (reduced from $119) battery upgrades until December 2018 if your battery shows it needs to be serviced.
AR Kit - Augmented Reality
Business Chat - US Only at the moment
- Apple Music now streams music videos uninterrupted by ads.
- Apple News adds a Video group in For You and improved Top Stories.
- HomeKit changes its support to include software authentication which will allow significantly more devices to be supported while continuing to protect privacy and security.
- Support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to automatically send a user’s current location when making a call to emergency services.