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Apple iOS 11.4 beta 5 for iPhone and iPad is now Available for Download

Apple iOS 11.4 beta 5 for iPhone and iPad is now available for download. Currently, the new update is rolling out for developers. The new beta update loaded with new features like AirPlay 2 and Messages on iCloud. The company has also released beta 5 updates for macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4, watchOS 4.3.1. Check out more details below.

iOS 11.4 features

  • Messages in iCloud returned for testing after being included in iOS 11.3 beta and not the release
  • AirPlay 2 returns when used with tvOS 11.4
  • HomePod stereo support returns in beta, but requires unreleased HomePod beta firmware to work
  • HomePod stereo pairing (which didn’t work without HomePod beta) removed from beta 2
  • Includes (PRODUCT)RED iPhone wallpaper on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus (sorry iPhone X users)
  • Evidence that HomePod will support Calendar with iOS 11.4
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Apple iOS 11.3 beta 6 for iPhone and iPad released

Apple is now rolling out iOS 11.3 beta 6 for developers. The new beta update loaded with new features and fixes. ARKit 1.5 is now added with support for vertical surfaces like walls, irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables, support for auto-focus, and 50% higher resolution. Just recently, beta 5 was released with minor changes. Check out more details below.

Following changes are already available in Apple iOS 11.3 beta

  • 4 new Animoji on iPhone X: Lion, Skull, Bear, and Dragon
  • ARKit 1.5 with support for vertical surfaces like walls, irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables, support for auto-focus, and 50% higher resolution
  • Business Chat for iMessage in beta with Discover, Hilton, Lowe’s and Wells Fargo on board
  • Health Records in Health app automatically updated from select partners
  • More prominent music video features in Apple Music
  • HomeKit software authentication without chip certification
  • Advanced Mobile Location for sending your location to emergency services when calling from iPhone
  • Messages in iCloud
  • New privacy page during set up and a new Privacy icon in Settings (gray becomes blue)
  • Splash screen for Messages in the Cloud, backup can be disabled in Settings
  • iBooks is now just Books
  • App Store lists version number and update size on Updates screen
  • App Store following text size
  • Hello, Feedback app…
  • Apple TV shows up in Home app with tvOS 11.3, doesn’t work as hub for automation and remote access without tvOS 11.3 on iOS 11.3, AirPlay 2 also working
  • New ‘Confirm with Side Button’ prompt for purchases on iPhone X

Beta 2

  • No iOS 11.3 beta 2 for iPod touch yet, Apple says a future beta will add support (possibly related to battery management)
  • Battery management settings now visible on certain iPhones
    • The new section is found under Settings → Battery → Battery Health (Beta)
    • iOS details maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability
    • iPhones affected by performance throttling due to aging batteries should be able to disable throttling at the risk of experiencing unexpected shutdowns
    • Apple links to its battery explainer article for more information
  • New splash screen for App Store
  • Podcasts app now plays episodes with one tap, hyperlinks episode pages (H/T Ryan!)
  • Messages in iCloud now includes a confirmation dialogue when deleting message threads
  • VoLTE support for Vodafone contract customers in the UK (H/T Tom!)
  • iPod touch support returns with iOS 11.3 beta 3
  • No more signs of AirPlay 2 for now
  • iOS 11.3 beta no longer attempts to pair HomePods in stereo mode
  • Deleting Messages now have a finished warning dialoguel
  • Books no longer Books, reverted to iBooks
  • Devices should now be recognized by the host computer after updating a device to iOS 11.3 beta 4 and later.
  • iOS 11.3 beta 3 and later support iPod touch (6th generation).
  • In beta 2 and later, Health Record accounts and data are properly synced to Health in iCloud. (35431094)
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Apple iOS 11.3 beta 5 for iPhone and iPad released

Apple is now rolling out iOS 11.3 beta 5 for developers. The new beta update loaded with new features and fixes. ARKit 1.5 is now added with support for vertical surfaces like walls, irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables, support for auto-focus, and 50% higher resolution

Check out more details below.

Following changes are already available in Apple iOS 11.3 beta

  • 4 new Animoji on iPhone X: Lion, Skull, Bear, and Dragon
  • ARKit 1.5 with support for vertical surfaces like walls, irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables, support for auto-focus, and 50% higher resolution
  • Business Chat for iMessage in beta with Discover, Hilton, Lowe’s and Wells Fargo on board
  • Health Records in Health app automatically updated from select partners
  • More prominent music video features in Apple Music
  • HomeKit software authentication without chip certification
  • Advanced Mobile Location for sending your location to emergency services when calling from iPhone
  • Messages in iCloud
  • New privacy page during set up and a new Privacy icon in Settings (gray becomes blue)
  • Splash screen for Messages in the Cloud, backup can be disabled in Settings
  • iBooks is now just Books
  • App Store lists version number and update size on Updates screen
  • App Store following text size
  • Hello, Feedback app…
  • Apple TV shows up in Home app with tvOS 11.3, doesn’t work as hub for automation and remote access without tvOS 11.3 on iOS 11.3, AirPlay 2 also working
  • New ‘Confirm with Side Button’ prompt for purchases on iPhone X

Beta 2

  • No iOS 11.3 beta 2 for iPod touch yet, Apple says a future beta will add support (possibly related to battery management)
  • Battery management settings now visible on certain iPhones
    • The new section is found under Settings → Battery → Battery Health (Beta)
    • iOS details maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability
    • iPhones affected by performance throttling due to aging batteries should be able to disable throttling at the risk of experiencing unexpected shutdowns
    • Apple links to its battery explainer article for more information
  • New splash screen for App Store
  • Podcasts app now plays episodes with one tap, hyperlinks episode pages (H/T Ryan!)
  • Messages in iCloud now includes a confirmation dialogue when deleting message threads
  • VoLTE support for Vodafone contract customers in the UK (H/T Tom!)
  • iPod touch support returns with iOS 11.3 beta 3
  • No more signs of AirPlay 2 for now
  • iOS 11.3 beta no longer attempts to pair HomePods in stereo mode
  • Deleting Messages now have a finished warning dialoguel
  • Books no longer Books, reverted to iBooks
  • Devices should now be recognized by the host computer after updating a device to iOS 11.3 beta 4 and later.
  • iOS 11.3 beta 3 and later support iPod touch (6th generation).
  • In beta 2 and later, Health Record accounts and data are properly synced to Health in iCloud. (35431094)
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Cortana for iPad is now available with a brand-new design

Microsoft has released its smart assistant Cortana to Apple iPad devices. The new app update for iPad brings a brand-new Cortana design. In addition, Cortana is now 20% faster.

Cortana can help you keep track of the important stuff wherever you are, across your devices. Set a reminder on your PC to pick something up at the store and she’ll alert you on your phone when you get there.

Cortana for iPad
Cortana for iPad

What’s new in Cortana for iPad:

  • Introducing a brand-new Cortana for iPad design. Enjoy an exclusive layout and interface for your iPad.
  • Cortana now launches 20% faster.

You can download the app from here.

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Apple iOS 11.3 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad released

Apple is now rolling out iOS 11.3 beta 2 for developers. The new beta update loaded with new features and fixes. Apple has also promised new battery features on iPhones affected by performance throttling. A toggle to disable performance throttling and battery health stats will be added in a future beta.

New Apple iOS 11.3 features include:

  • 4 new Animoji on iPhone X: Lion, Skull, Bear, and Dragon
  • ARKit 1.5 with support for vertical surfaces like walls, irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables, support for auto-focus, and 50% higher resolution
  • Business Chat for iMessage in beta with Discover, Hilton, Lowe’s and Wells Fargo on board
  • Health Records in Health app automatically updated from select partners
  • More prominent music video features in Apple Music
  • HomeKit software authentication without chip certification
  • Advanced Mobile Location for sending your location to emergency services when calling from iPhone
  • Messages in iCloud
  • New privacy page during setup (photo incoming) and a new Privacy icon in Settings (gray becomes blue)
  • Splash screen for Messages in the Cloud, backup can be disabled in Settings
  • iBooks is now just Books
  • App Store lists version number and update size on Updates screen
  • App Store following text size
  • Hello, Feedback app…
  • Apple TV shows up in Home app with tvOS 11.3, doesn’t work as hub for automation and remote access without tvOS 11.3 on iOS 11.3, AirPlay 2 also working
  • New ‘Confirm with Side Button’ prompt for purchases on iPhone.

Check your phone update and download the latest iOS 11.3 beta 2 update for your iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch.

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Apple iOS 11.3 public beta for iPhone and iPad now available for download

Apple is now rolling out iOS 11.3 public beta for iPhone and iPad users. The new beta update loaded with new features and fixes. Apple has also promised new battery features on iPhones affected by performance throttling. A toggle to disable performance throttling and battery health stats will be added in a future beta.

New Apple iOS 11.3 features include:

  • 4 new Animoji on iPhone X: Lion, Skull, Bear, and Dragon
  • ARKit 1.5 with support for vertical surfaces like walls, irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables, support for auto-focus, and 50% higher resolution
  • Business Chat for iMessage in beta with Discover, Hilton, Lowe’s and Wells Fargo on board
  • Health Records in Health app automatically updated from select partners
  • More prominent music video features in Apple Music
  • HomeKit software authentication without chip certification
  • Advanced Mobile Location for sending your location to emergency services when calling from iPhone
  • Messages in iCloud
  • New privacy page during setup (photo incoming) and a new Privacy icon in Settings (gray becomes blue)
  • Splash screen for Messages in the Cloud, backup can be disabled in Settings
  • iBooks is now just Books
  • App Store lists version number and update size on Updates screen
  • App Store following text size
  • Hello, Feedback app…
  • Apple TV shows up in Home app with tvOS 11.3, doesn’t work as hub for automation and remote access without tvOS 11.3 on iOS 11.3, AirPlay 2 also working
  • New ‘Confirm with Side Button’ prompt for purchases on iPhone.

Check your phone update and download latest iOS 11.3 beta update for your iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch.

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Apple iOS 11.2.2 is now available for download on iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iOS 11.2.2 for your iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch. According to the company, the update brings security improvements and recommends for all users. The latest patch comes with security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre. Recently, the Spectre bug was detected by Google Project Zero.

Apple iOS 11.2.2 Patch Notes

  • The new update includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre.

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Check your phone update and download latest iOS 11.2.2 update for your iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch

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Apple macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra update is now available for download

Apple’s macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra is now available for download. The new macOS update comes with bug fixes and improvements.

The update 10.13.2 brings the compatibility improvements for third-party USB audio devices as well as Braille displays with Mail. Check out more features below.

Apple macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra features

  • Improves compatibility with certain third-party USB audio devices.
  • Improves VoiceOver compatibility navigation when viewing PDF documents in Preview.
  • Improves the compatibility of Braille displays with Mail.

You can read full security update here.

Recently, Apple also released the macOS High Sierra security fix that addressed the root vulnerability that shipped with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and 10.13.1.

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Apple iOS 11.2 is now available for download on iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iOS 11.2 for your iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch. The update includes various bug fixes and improvements. The December 2nd date bug, which was causing iPhones to Springboard crash consistently if certain apps using local notifications were installed is now fixed.

If you are affected by the repeated crashing bug, which started happening for users worldwide after 12:15 AM on December 2nd, you will need to disable notifications as soon as possible as a workaround. You can then jump to Software Update to install the update.

Apple iOS 11.2 Patch Notes:

  • iOS 11.2 introduces Apple Pay Cash to send, request and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website.
  • Other improvements and fixes:
  • Adds support for faster wireless charging on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X with compatible third-party accessories.
  • Introduces three new Live wallpapers for iPhone X.
  • Improves video camera stabilization.
  • Adds support in Podcasts to automatically advance to the next episode from the same show.
  • Adds support in HealthKit for downhill snow sports distance as a data type.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to appear to be checking for new messages even when a download is complete.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear.
  • Improves stability in Calendar.
  • Resolves an issue where Settings could open to a blank screen.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent swiping to Today View or Camera from the Lock Screen.
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent Music controls from displaying on the Lock Screen.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause app icons to be arranged incorrectly on the Home Screen.
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent users from deleting recent photos when iCloud storage is exceeded.
  • Addresses an issue where Find My iPhone sometimes wouldn’t display a map.
  • Fixes an issue in Messages where the keyboard could overlap the most recent message.
  • Fixes an issue in Calculator where typing numbers rapidly could lead to incorrect results.
  • Addressed an issue where the keyboard could respond slowly.
  • Adds support for real-time text (RTT) phone calls for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Improves VoiceOver stability in Messages, Settings, App Store and Music.
  • Resolves an issue that prevented VoiceOver from announcing incoming Notifications.

Check your update and download latest iOS 11.2 update for your iPad, iPhone, and iPad touch

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Apple iOS 11.1.1 is now available for download on iPhone and iPad

Apple iOS 11.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available for download. The latest software update fixed an auto-correct issue where the letter automatically changing from “I” to “A [?]” for some users.

In addition, the update also fixed an issue where ‘Hey Siri’ stops working.

Apple iOS 11.1.1 Features:

  • Fixed an issue with keyboard auto-correct
  • Fixed an issue where Hey Siri stops working

Check your phone update and download latest Apple iOS 11.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.