Apple rolls out iOS 11.3—here are its new features

Cerina Cruz
Cerina Cruz April 2, 2018
Updated 2022/04/14 at 11:00 AM

The latest update of Apple’s iOS has come out of beta testing and is now available to iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch. The update comes with several new features, including “Business Chat”, an Animoji update, and more Data and Privacy settings.

On the AR front, ARKit has improved itself that it can now integrate vertical surfaces like walls and doors to the program’s experiences.

Apple has also added four new Animoji for iPhone X users. You can now choose between a dragon, bear, lion, and skull to match your expressions.

For easy access to users’ medical records, Apple has released a new section called Health Records where you can view your records from over 40 medical institutions. The users’ record data will be protected via encryption and must be accessed with a passcode.

The iOS 11.3 also includes updates on how your personal data may be used in its programs. Whenever Apple asks permission to access your info, a new Privacy logo will pop up.

Apple will now also inform users further on their phone’s battery life by showing their phone’s “battery health” in the Settings.

iPhone can now communicate with businesses easier with Business Chat, a feature that lets your directly message select businesses on your Messages instead of the usual phone call or social media account.

Additional features include Apple News, Apple Music now streaming ad-free, and software authentication to the HomeKit.

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