Apple previews iOS 11.3: Update will let you turn off iPhone throttling, see all the changes here


Apple has just revealed all of the major new changes that will arrive with the upcoming iOS 11.3 update. This will be a crucial patch, as it will give users the option to disable the battery management features that can decrease performance in iPhones with older batteries. 

A slew of other important functionalities will also be included in the update, here's a list of all the changes mentioned in Apple's press release:

1. New features will display battery health and recommend if the power cell needs service. These can be accessed by going to Settings -> Battery and are available for iPhone 6 and later models.

2. Users will have a toggle for enabling/disabling the power management feature that can affect maximum performance on iPhones. The feature can be located in the Battery subsection of the Settings menu. Power management is currently present on members of the iPhone 6, 6S, SE, and 7-gen devices. 

3. ARKit 1.5 will be introduced to developers. ARKit will be able to place virtual objects on walls, doors, and other vertical surfaces. Additionally, it will be able to map irregularly shaped surfaces in a more accurate manner. The view of the real world through the camera will get 50% greater resolution and support for auto-focus will be added.

4. A new Health Records feature will be added to Health app. It will bring together info from hospitals, clinics, and the app itself to organize and provide quick an organized access to the medical data. The service will be encrypted and passcode-protected.

5. 4 new Animoji characters will be added - a lion, bear, dragon, and skull.

6. Music videos are coming to Apple Music.

7. Apple News will get improved Top Stories and Video group feature in "For You" section

8. Business Chat feature will be added as a beta to Messages. It will allow users to communicate with businesses more easily.

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9. Support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to automatically send a user’s current location when making a call to emergency services in countries where AML is supported.

10. HomeKit software authentication allows developers to add HomeKit support to existing accessories.

Cupertino has already made iOS 11.3 available to iOS Developer Program members and will release a public beta in the coming weeks. The company says that the update will be available "this spring".

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And here's a list of all the changes mentioned in Apple's press release:

source: Apple

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