It seems like it took forever, but Apple finally released its hotly awaited iOS 11.3 update on Thursday afternoon. Why should a software update other than iOS 12 be eagerly awaited? Although this is a "point" update, this version of iOS 11.3 includes a feature that iPhone users have searched for: a way to disable Apple's automatic iPhone throttling on older battery devices.
If you've ever lived Rock, it was revealed earlier this year that Apple secretly restricted the performance of older iPhone models with batteries that had been mined to some point. This mechanism was added to iOS last year to prevent inadvertent shutdowns (remember the "30% bug"?), But the fact that Apple played it without telling customers played directly in the Conspiracy theories. You know, the people who say Apple secretly slows down older devices to get people to buy new devices. We all laughed at these theories for years … and then it actually happened ̵
Whatever the case, new battery features The ability to disable throttling are definitely the most discussed additions to Apple's mobile software in iOS 11.3. There are a few other things that make Apple fans rave about it, such as four new Animoji characters – Lion, Bear, Dragon and Skull – and notifications when iOS wants your personal information. There's a lot more to the iOS 11.3 update, and in this post, we'll discuss five cool new features you may not know.
Speed and Performance Enhancements
If you have an older iPhone and you disable Apple's throttling feature, you will obviously notice huge improvements when it comes to the speed of the user interface and the overall performance. In short, lithium-ion batteries lose capacity over time as they experience more and more charge cycles. Once the remaining capacity reaches a certain point, the performance of earlier versions of iOS is automatically throttled to resolve the shutdown issue. The phones would remain throttled until the battery was replaced. That's why Apple has drastically reduced the price of its battery replacement program. Now, in iOS 11.3, users can disable throttling so that their older iPhones are no longer slowed down.
Yes, we all know that this feature has been added to iOS 11.3. However, what much less people are discussing is that RAM management has been improved in iOS 11.3, which is also a big deal.
iOS 11 has been plagued by serious RAM management issues since its release. You know these real speed tests that YouTubers love, where iPhones would always squash the latest Android phone? Now iPhones have lost these races lately because they do not use RAM efficiently. Apps that were "frozen" in the background were nearly closed when opening new apps because there was not enough RAM to save their status.
It's still early, but my own initial tests indicate that Apple has made some improvements to RAM management. A number of other iPhone users emailed me to report the same, and I've seen discussions appear online. I've found that apps often stay frozen in the background when forced closed. Therefore, switching from app to app is much faster than in earlier versions of iOS 11. That's a big deal, of course.
Augmented Reality Enhancements
ARKit is still relatively new and vivacious, but no one really talks about the ingenious improvements that Apple has introduced in iOS 11.3. Here are the relevant notes from the change log to iOS 11.3:
- With ARKit 1.5, developers can place virtual objects on vertical surfaces, such as walls and doors, and on horizontal surfaces.
- Supports the recognition and integration of images B. Movie posters or work, augmented reality experiences.
- The real view perceived by the camera has a higher resolution as part of the augmented reality experience.
Developers can do countless things with improvements. As someone with a terrible eye for the visualization of decor, I personally can not wait for good apps that will make me see how different paintings and prints will look on my walls.
App Review Sorting
This may not seem like a big deal at first glance, but it is:
- With four options, you can now sort the customer reviews on the product pages: the most useful, the cheapest, the most critical or the latest.
Customer reviews on the App Store are really, really really bad. People are frustrated with silly things or they do not understand anything that should be obvious, so they go to the app store and leave a 1 star rating. In iOS 11.3, users can finally sort app ratings to sort the junk and more easily find reviews that are actually useful.
AutoFill for Usernames and Passwords in Apps
This change is also a big thing that people will love. In earlier versions of iOS 11, Safari was able to store user names and passwords to automatically populate sites where users need to log in. Now this feature is finally available in apps, as described in the following iOS 11.3 change log:
- Auto-populating usernames and passwords is now available in the app's web views.
For example, if you click on a link to The Wall Street Journal in your Twitter app, you can automatically fill out your login information instead of having to leave the app and your username and password from one To dig a third-party password manager such as 1Password.
Death of the Car Correction Bug
This last one is my personal favorite because that's a bug that bothered me forever. In fact, this bug could have been in iOS from the start. Here's what's most interesting about Apple's iOS 11 Release Notes:
- Fixes a problem that could cause the capitalization of the first letter of some words by the automatic correction feature.
I'll describe it a bit better, and iPhone users will know exactly what I'm talking about.
Sometimes, when you enter messages, you would make a spelling mistake or some other mistake that was not detected by the automatic fix. You would then press the backspace key several times until the word in question was deleted. Because of this error, iOS automatically cleared the "capital letters" button after deleting the first letter of the word in question, even though the deleted word did not begin with a capital letter. Then, when you started writing again, the first letter would be capitalized, though it should not be.
For example, you could delete "teh" in the middle of a sentence and then replace it with "the". which should not have been capitalized. It was more than annoying, but now it's finally fixed.