All you need to know from new Animojis to Battery Health features

Audrey Hill
March 31, 2018

Apple's iOS 11.3 is available as over-the-air (OTA) update. In such cases, replacing the battery can restore full performance. Apple confirmed this and said it will be done in the latest smartphones as well in the future iOS versions. The update also includes the much-anticipated battery health monitor, which is the company's answer to all the criticism regarding its decision to secretly throttle iPhone batteries when they get to be a certain age. This can also be switched off at will.

Check your device is compatible. iOS 11 will run on all iPhones from iPhone 5s upwards, which includes the SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 and the 7 Plus. When your iPhone shows "100 percent" in Battery Health beta, it means the battery supports normal peak performance. There's some new info in the settings about the status of your battery. These features range from performance to autocorrect - from the most important features for the average user to features ever-so-slightly less important. Upon installing the update, users are greeted with the phrase, "Apple believes privacy is a fundamental human right"-a dig, perhaps, at Facebook, which has recently become embroiled in its own privacy scandal". Judging by Apple's fashion, this could be the last feature update for iOS 11, as the company is expected to release the next major release of iOS in WWDC which will happen on June 4th. New Animoji are also here in the form of a lion, dragon, bear, and skull. These will mimic your face expressions and voice just like the Animojis that are already present for iPhone X users.

ARKit, Apple's augmented reality framework for developers, will be updated with the ability to accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables and recognise and place virtual objects on horizontal surfaces. It is also the most loved and admired brand in the world.

The new update has a "Health Records" feature that lets patients select from several health institutions to access medical information. In addition to this, ARKit now allows 50 percent greater camera resolution and sharper pictures. This feature is limited to United States for now.

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iOS 11.3 also brings "Health Records" to help the people view their previous health data on the phone from various medical institutes. Keeping security in mind Apple has made this data password protected.

Then there's Business Chat, which is a new way for users to chat directly with businesses through the normal Messages app.

The new settings are offered for phones between iPhone 6 and iPhone 7.

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