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Apple releases iOS update to fix iPhone's forced slowdowns

Apple releases iOS update to fix iPhone's forced slowdowns

After testing the update in a beta program since January, Apple has launched iOS 11.3 today, bringing a lot of updates to ARKit, introducing some new Animoji characters and, most notably, adds the new "battery health" feature. The new Battery Health feature will give users more control. With iOS 11.3, users can completely disable the throttling and get more insights into their battery health to find out if a battery replacement is required. To make the usage of data more transparent, Apple has introduced a privacy icon and detailed privacy information which will appear when the company needs any specific information about the user or the device.

Augmented Reality has been given a boost with an update to ARKit which lets users "recognise and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors, and can more accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables". Till then, enjoy the new iOS 11.3 update. The page will list your battery's maximum capacity and tell you if it's affecting your performance. Lastly, if the battery health shows "unknown" it means iPhone is unable to determine the health, and you'll need to replace the battery.

A new Health Records app enables patients across 40 health systems from institutions like Duke, NYU, Langone, Stanford and Yale to check their medical records.

One of the major updates that the iOS 11.3 update addresses is the battery drain issue. A beta version of this new setting, called iPhone Battery Health, is included in today's new version of iOS.

Much like Facebook Messenger, which has been enticing businesses for years, Apple's new service lets users chat directly with companies using iMessage.

With 11.3, owners of iPhone 6 devices or newer can check on their battery's health from the Settings app. Health Records data is "encrypted and protected with the user's iPhone passcode". And it's designed not to be a nuisance: only you can start a chat, so companies won't nag you, and no personal information will be shared unless you decide to share it. Now, the cardholder can also use Apple Pay to get into these public transport systems after the update. Before you install the iOS 11.3 update, ensure to connect your compatible Apple device to Wi-Fi. Apple now has a feature that shows if it has chose to limit a phone's performance to increase battery life. A lion, a bear, a dragon, and a skull will now be available in the Messages app, all with the ability to capture your facial movements and record your voice.


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