Apple Releases Third Beta of iOS 11.3 for Public Beta Testers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released the third public beta of an upcoming iOS 11.3 update for its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the third beta to developers and two weeks after releasing the second public beta.

    Beta testers who are members of Apple's beta testing program will receive the new iOS 11.3 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

    Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. iOS betas are not always stable and should not be installed on a primary device.

    The third betas of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 remove AirPlay 2 features that were present in earlier betas. Prior to today's update, AirPlay 2 functionality allowed the Apple TV to be added to the Home app on an iOS device, and it enabled multi-room audio playback across multiple Apple TVs. These features are no longer available and it is not clear if they will be re-enabled in a later beta ahead of the launch of iOS 11.3.

    iOS 11.3 is a significant update that introduces multiple new features like Messages on iCloud for storing your iMessages in iCloud, and ARKit 1.5, a new, upgraded version of ARKit that can more accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces, detect images, and recognize and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces like walls.

    Four new Animoji (lion, skull, dragon, and bear) are available for the iPhone X, the Health app has a new Health Records feature where you can store your medical records, and as of iOS 11.3 beta 2, the update includes a new "Battery Health" option that's designed to provide iOS users with more information about their batteries.

    Battery Health offers details on maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability, and for devices with degraded batteries, it provides information on if and when a device is being throttled with performance management features. It also provides a way for customers who do have a device with a degraded battery to turn off performance management all together.


    By default, iOS 11.3 disables performance management on the iPhone, and the feature is only re-enabled once a device experiences an unexpected shutdown.

    Other new features in iOS 11.3 include an Apple News "For You" section that displays the top videos of the day, info on version and download size for app updates in the Purchased tab of the App Store, Advanced Mobile Location (AML) for sharing more accurate location data when placing an emergency call in a supported country, and a new Privacy icon that will show up whenever Apple asks you for info. iBooks has also had the "i" removed from its name, so it's just "Books" now, and in the App Store, you can sort app reviews by rating and date for the first time.

    Business Chat, which will let you interface with businesses like Wells Fargo, Delta, Hilton and Lowe's right in the Messages app is coming when iOS 11.3 is released, and improvements to Apple Music will bring better support for music videos.

    Apple says iOS 11.3 will be released to the public in the spring.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Third Beta of iOS 11.3 for Public Beta Testers
  2. wozmatic macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2014
    Still on iOS 10 with an iPhone 7. Can any devs confirm this update is worth installing?
  3. X--X macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2015
    Why is there a seperate article about every freaking new beta version?
  4. ghostface147 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    Most are on the side. Only iOS gets front billing and another article is about changes/removals of features. It’s not a ton.
  5. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
    Slow news day....
  6. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    Going out on a limb: Guessing it is because this is MacRumors and not cable access news. Know what I do when I stumble upon a story I'm not interested in? Don't click to open it.
  7. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    No matter what MacRumors chooses to do, someone will be unhappy. I'm sure someone would complain if MacRumors did not post an article when a new beta came out.

    In any case - it's not as if they're posting a new article every few seconds.
  8. Vjosullivan macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2013
    Because they come with NEW ANIMOJI! I doubt there is any company anywhere devoting as much time and money into NEW ANIMOJI! Apple are without doubt world leaders in NEW ANIMOJI! They’re so shiny!
  9. Altis macrumors 68020

    Sep 10, 2013
    "This iPhone has experienced an unexpected shutdown because the battery was unable to deliver the necessary peak power"

    "Maximum Capacity: 95%"

    So the battery is well into "Healthy" by Apple's standards (> 80%) but already throttling within months of brand new, still under warranty and all.

  10. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    (By no means)-(At least it's not) as bad as these "How to....on a HomePod" articles which infested MR just a fortnight ago.
  11. randyhudson macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2007
    East Coast
    There is NO such thing as an unexpected shutdown. It is software telling the device to shutdown. The battery has twice the voltage needed to keep the CPU happy. It voltage sag is really a problem, it sounds like apple skimped on capacitors.
  12. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Huh, you are clearly not an engineer.
  13. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    Because it generates more page views which means more revenue for MacRumors.
  14. eoblaed macrumors 68000


    Apr 21, 2010
    Because many of us read them regularly, gauging when it might be appropriate to download the beta onto our phones based on the feedback of others.

    No thread, no easily accessible feedback.

    I'm glad they're here.
  15. AngerDanger macrumors 68030


    Dec 9, 2008
    Feel free to try this out; one of the default words it blocks is "beta": [GUIDE] Removing Unwanted Articles From Front Page

    Now for the anti-meme:

    Slow News Xenforo.gif

  16. otternonsense macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2016
    I would have kept iOS 9.3.5 if it was still digitally signed.
  17. Statusnone88, Feb 21, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 21, 2018

    Statusnone88 macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2010
    Orlando, Florida
    I’ll take any bugs that pop up just for iCloud messages. Absolutely love deleting something on my phone and having it disappear from my iPad.
  18. Will.O.Bie macrumors regular


    Aug 29, 2016
    Talking poop + FaceID = Innovation ;)
  19. benniberlin macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2018
    berlin, germany
    My WiFi problems have disappeared. So I am happy. (Had serious upstream issues at any wifi)
  20. -BigMac- macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    It is worth updating. Everyone says this irrespective of their idealism of iOS - simply because of the security updates.

    If you are indeed this vested in the ‘upgrade opportunity cost’ you must surely be up to scratch with the benefit/trade off of these current iOS versions.
  21. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040


    Sep 21, 2008

    Those pillows gotta go man. Look terrible. Also, the lights in the fake plant are bad. They flicker! Bad LEDS, BAD! Lastly, loosen up a bit. Look so stiff! Other than that, good videos.
  22. votdfak macrumors regular


    Mar 15, 2011
    This release is much worse than beta 2. Some ugly bugs in here.
  23. eoblaed macrumors 68000


    Apr 21, 2010
    Really, the feedback I'm reading is that it's decidedly better than b2, and some of the really nasty b2 issues have been resolved.
  24. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    So, if they remove the appletv button from the home, I guess you have to load the app?
    Seems silly why they would remove it and it also seems silly that I care, but it's handy to swipe up and take control of the ATV.
    I am home sick with the flu so maybe I'm just not firing on all cylinders in understanding it. lol
  25. OneHandWaving macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2014
    TVOS and the iOS remote app now work - previously the remote app could see the TV but wouldn’t connect.

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