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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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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 iOS 11.1.2 is now available for download on iPhone and iPad

Apple iOS 11.1.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available for download. The latest software update addressed an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop.

Previously, update 11.1.1 was released with a fix for an auto-correct issue where the letter automatically changing from “I” to “A [?]” for some users.

Apple iOS 11.1.2 Features:

  • Fixes an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X.

Check your phone update and download latest Apple iOS 11.1.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod 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.

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Apple iOS 11.1 is now available for download on iPhone and iPad

Apple iOS 11.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available for download. The latest software update adds hundreds of new emoji characters including new expressions, vampires and zombies, breastfeeding, dinosaurs and much more.

In addition, the update brings back the 3D Touch gestures for multitasking. Check out full changelog below.

Apple iOS 11.1 Features:

Emoji

  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more

Photos

  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup.
  • Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots.

Accessibility

  • Improves braille support for Grade 2 input.
  • Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher.
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing.
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications.
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing.
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail.
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages.

Other improvements and fixes

  • Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch.
  • Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen.
  • Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps.
  • Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data.
  • Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation).
  • Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch.

Check your phone update and download latest Apple iOS 11.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Apple iOS 11.1 beta 4 is now available for download

Apple iOS 11.1 beta 4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available for download. The latest iOS 11.1 beta brings back the 3D Touch gestures for multitasking.

Also, hundreds of new emoji characters are coming including “Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie” and plenty more.

The update is currently available for members of Apple’s developer program. The update is expected to be officially released in late October. Apple also has a free public beta program for non-developers.

Other new iOS 11 features coming in the future include AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud. Check your phone update and download latest Apple iOS 11.1 beta 4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Apple iOS 11.1 beta 3 is now available for download with fixes

Apple iOS 11.1 beta 3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is now available for download. The latest iOS 11.1 beta brings back the 3D Touch gestures for multitasking.

Also, hundreds of new emoji characters are coming including “Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie” and plenty more.

The update is currently available for members of Apple’s developer program. The update is expected to be officially released in late October. Apple also has a free public beta program for non-developers.

Other new iOS 11 features coming in the future include AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud. Check your phone update and download latest Apple iOS 11.1 beta 3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.