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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


macrumors 65816
Oct 21, 2013
Why is there a seperate article about every freaking new beta version?
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!


macrumors 68040
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.



macrumors 6502a
Oct 28, 2007
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.


macrumors 68000
Jun 19, 2010
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.
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macrumors 6502
Aug 29, 2016
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!

Talking poop + FaceID = Innovation ;)


macrumors demi-god
Apr 15, 2011
Melbourne, Australia
Still on iOS 10 with an iPhone 7. Can any devs confirm this update is worth installing?
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.


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.


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
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