Word is iOS 11.3 will land tomorrow, coinciding with Apple’s “Let’s Take a Field Trip'” event.
What’s new in iOS 11.3?
- On the battery and performance front, Apple is offering users access to more battery diagnostic information. It’s far from perfect, but it’s a start, and can be found at Settings > Battery > Battery Health (Beta). Note that this feature applies only to the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.
- Messages is getting a Business Chat feature to allows iPhone and iPad users a way to to chat directly with businesses such as Discover, Hilton, Lowe’s, and Wells Fargo through the normal Messages app.
- iOS 11.3 also features an array of AR (Augmented Reality) improvements, allowing virtual objects to be placed on vertical surfaces and non-square surfaces.
- New Animojis (if you’re still into that sort of thing): a lion, bear, dragon, and skull.
- The Health app gets password protection and the ability to pull data in from various medical institutions.
- iCloud Messages finally brings a way to sync messages between your iOS and macOS devices.
OS 11 is supported on the following devices:
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Pro
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPod touch 6th
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6/6 Plus
- iPhone 6s/6s Plus
- iPhone 7/7 Plus
- iPhone 8/8 Plus
- iPhone X
To update, tap Settings > General > Software Update.