Apple’s new iOS update, iOS 11.3, is slated for a Spring release, but the curious consumer may preview iOS 11.3 on Apple’s website. Here’s a rundown of what is new in the iOS 11.3 update:

Battery Usage
iPhone 6’s and above will feature a new setting allowing for iPhone owners to see if their iPhone batteries are in need of a replacement. If you’ve had problems with unexpected shutdowns, iOS 11.3 may be the solution. iOS 11.3’s solution to unexpected shutdowns is an update to the maximum performance management feature. iPhone users will not only be able to see if the power management feature is on, but now users will also be able to turn that feature on or off.

iOS 11.3 offers iPhone X users a new selection of animojis within the Messages app. A lion, a bear, a dragon, and a skull will all see their debut in the iOS 11.3 update.

ARKit 1.5
iOS 11 introduced augmented reality (AR) experiences to iPhone users. Along with iOS 11.3, ARKit 1.5 will be available to developers. ARKit 1.5 is a developers dream, allowing developers to map irregular surfaces and recognize vertical surfaces. ARKit 1.5 will also feature the ability to recognize and develop for 2D images. AR apps will even look much better than they did before ARKit 1.5 thanks to camera resolution and auto-focus optimizations.

Health Records
Health Records is a new feature that will be introduced in iOS 11.3. Through the Health app, iPhone users will be able to use the Health Records feature to access their available medical records from multiple healthcare providers. Some participating medical institutions will even go as far as to notify iPhone users of medication information, lab results, and health conditions.

A beta version of iOS 11.3 will be available for iPhone users in the Spring. Check back here at iGurus for further news regarding Apple’s iOS 11.3.

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