IOS 11.3 Update Goes Live; Option To Disable Battery Throttling Introduced

31 March, 2018, 08:46 | Author: Devin Moran
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There's also a ton of other new upgrades in iOS 11.3. The update addresses the battery drain issue and has tweaked the battery management system as well.

Apple has pushed out the iOS 11.3 update for its iPhones and iPads, bringing a feature that's been highly anticipated since the company's battery management scheme came to light late past year.

"The new rules have forced everyone to make changes, including some of the big US-based companies". The new menu, which launches in beta, not only shows you how significantly your iPhone's battery has degraded since you bought it, but also lets you opt out of throttling processing power to extend longevity on a charge. What it actually does is simply monitor the battery and informs the user if the ' performance management feature ' is active. Thus, aside from the new features themselves, users will find more detailed information on how their data is collected and used. The feature of reducing peak power was introduced with the iOS 10.2.1. This feature is available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

This new update will help iPhone users analyse the health of their battery and will even warn the user if it needs a replacement. Further information for health institutions is available here. "Health Records data is encrypted and protected with the user's iPhone passcode", Apple said in the March 29 announcement.

For the enterprise, one of the key features is Business Chat, which allows businesses to directly communicate with users in the Messages app, an Apple press release said. They can ask a question about a product or service to the businesses via the app and will also able to make a purchase using Apple Pay directly. Apple now explicitly tells users what data all Apple apps collect on their iOS devices and how Apple uses that data. These conversations can be continued on Mac or Apple Watch.


Users are always in control of whether they share any contact information with a business on Business Chat. This feature is limited to USA for now.

On a less serious note, four new animoji have been added to the mix. Apple uses 50 different facial muscles movements, which is made possible thanks to the TrueDepth camera and the A11 Bionic chipset.

If you've been fond of Jailbreak the new iOS firmware and have been into technical side, there are a few things which you need to know before Jailbreaking your iPhone and iPad devices with the latest iOS 11.3.

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