Apple today releases the iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3 and tvOS 11.3 updates for it’s iPhone, iPad, TV models and other compatible devices.
The new iOS 11.3 build brings a list of new features, stability improvements, and bug fixes. The update is rolling over-the-air as we speak and to access the update, head over to the Setting’s menu of your device.
Settings >> General >> Software Update
The update weighs in at around 700MB in size. List of eligible devices includes the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, and the 6th-generation iPod touch.
This newly released iOS 11.3 update brings ARKit 1.5 which now more accurately maps irregularly shaped surfaces. It now recognizes and places digital objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors in addition to horizontal surfaces.
A new iPhone”Battery Health” feature is also been introduced – which will display the information on iPhone maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability. It will also Indicate if the performance management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns is on and includes the option to disable it.
The US version of this update also brings “Health Records” feature which will access health records and view lab results, immunizations, and more in a consolidated timeline in the Health app.
New Lion, bear, dragon, and skull Animoji is also there for the iPhone X users.
The Apple watchOS also received an update today – the v4.3 brings the Nightstand mode when the wearable is positioned in a portrait orientation.
Now again you’d be able to control your iPhone music from your wrist – a feature which Apple omitted in watchOS 4. With watchOS 4.3, you’re also able to control playback and volume on the HomePod using the Apple Watch. A new charging and a new app loading animation are also been introduced.
Moreover, now you will see your Activity data on the Siri watch face.
tvOS is now been updated to version 11.3 – the second major update for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. It introduces auto frame rate switching on the 4th gen Apple TV, and automatic mode switching for AirPlay video sessions.