Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 11.3 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.3 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fourth beta and three weeks after the release of iOS 11.2.6, an update that addressed a bug causing iPhones and iPads to crash when a character from the Indian language Telugu was rendered improperly.

    Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.3 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

    iOS 11.3 is a major update that introduces a long list of new features, like Messages in iCloud for saving space and syncing messages across devices, and ARKit 1.5, a new version of ARKit able to more accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces, recognize images, and place objects on vertical surfaces like walls.

    There are four new Animoji on the iPhone X (dragon, bear, skull, and lion), and in the Health app, there's a new Health Records feature that aggregates all of your medical records in one easy-to-access place.


    As of iOS 11.3 beta 2, the update includes a new "Battery Health" feature 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.

    Early betas of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 included support for AirPlay 2 features, allowing audio to be played to multiple Apple TVs, but these features were removed in iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 beta 3.

    Other features in iOS 11.3 include a "For You" section in Apple News that displays the top videos of the day, support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML) for more accurate location when placing an emergency call in a supported country, more information about app size in the Updates tap in the App Store, software authentication for HomeKit, and a new Privacy screen and icon that will show up whenever Apple asks you for info.

    The privacy screen is reflected in several new splash screens that pop up when you first open apps. The App Store also now lets you sort reviews by most helpful, most favorable, most critical, and most recent, a handy change for better finding the app info you're looking for.


    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.

    iOS 11.3 will be released to the public in the spring. Spring kicks off on March 20, so the update will be in testing for at least another couple of weeks.

    Update: There's also a new beta of iOS 11.3 available to public beta testers.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 11.3 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
  2. Vashetti macrumors regular


    Nov 17, 2015
  3. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    Bet this will hit tomorrow. Tuesdays are Apple's golden hour.
  4. k1121j macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2009
    New Hampshire
    So am i reading this correctly you can turn off the power management feature but it will reenable every time your phone shuts down unexpedly seems kinda annoying to have to turn it back on all the time?
  5. albert421 macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2011
    No. It’s the right time. Day light saving adjustment just happened this weekend.
  6. Cosmosent macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2016
    La Jolla, CA
    I don't work with Betas anymore, but am hoping 11.3 includes support for Rec. 2100, and specifically, for making 1080p HD "HDR" videos.

    Apple already has (some) PQ & HLG support in place, so the pieces are starting to fall into place !

    For those of you who don't know, BT recently completed the world's first 1080p HD HDR video live trial ... they call it HD HDR, and it's a very BIG deal !

    I'm hoping someone, somewhere, will be doing the same here in the States with March Madness & Spring Break, both (rare) legitimate "Portrait" video applications.
  7. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2015
    We are now observing Daylight Savings Time in the United States until the fall.
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    It's not early in the US. Daylight Saving Time began yesterday.
  9. now i see it macrumors 68000

    Jan 2, 2002
    If an iPhone is crashing because of a worn out battery, it's much better to prevent a future crash by throttling (or replacing the battery) than crashing repeatedly. Crashes can corrupt files.
  10. blacktape242 macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    they fix the TV app? It always shows blank for me.
  11. ACST macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2016
    Apple knew that, but general public is dumb and think they want the choice (although there are valid reasons of wanting to have the actual choice, though not for the dumb general public).
  12. Vashetti macrumors regular


    Nov 17, 2015
    Oh right, I'm in the UK :)
  13. Casfin macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2016
    maybe they can fix the damn out of order imessages.

    nah...tweaking emojjis is top priority.
  14. B4U macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2012
    Although the “savings” is very questionable...:confused:
  15. iOS Geek macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2017
    I'd say its to save face. Honestly, in my opinion, giving a bunch of people who don't fully understand the reasoning why the throttling is done...the option to disable it...was the wrong move. They don't seem to care about why it was done. Just that it was. Which means they don't have a full grasp of the issue it prevents. Because now, people will turn it off seeing it as just an annoyance and then proceed to complain that their phone repeatedly shuts off. End result? They complain anyway. As someone who understands why the throttling happens...I think a "slower" a much smaller price to pay than one that shuts down constantly and can ruin data. Given a choice...I'd take the throttled phone, no questions asked. I think that when they see the alternative (repeated shutoffs at REALLY bad times)...they'll realize the throttling is a much better alternative. I would rather my phone slow down while I'm completing an important task, than have it shut down completely during that same task.

    Giving people the choice is pretty much a double edged sword for Apple. They will not win either way. People complain that their phones slow down, so they turn off the throttling. Phone shuts down because throttling is off...people will complain. Apple pretty much loses no matter what.
  16. SpitUK macrumors 6502


    Mar 5, 2010
    East Yorkshire, UK
    Yes we will get back in sync in a couple of weeks time.
  17. spazzcat macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2007
    I'm willing to bet the team that works on iMessages is not the same team that works on emojis...
  18. iOS Geek macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2017
    I just said basically the same thing. I don't think giving the option was smart on Apple's end. This is an non-winning situation for them. People complain about the throttling. So they turn it off and notice that instead of slowing down...their phone just shuts off altogether. They will complain about that.

    I would much rather my phone slow down during important tasks than just shut off altogether. Especially because the complete shutoff poses a higher risk of losing data.
  19. ghostface147 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
  20. djchippi macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2014
    This beta is the the worst rollout in almost 2 years. My battery is consuming power within minutes, 10%. On minute I have 27%, the next minute my phone is shutting down like it has no power. i finally plug the phone in and within minutes I have 40% power.

    My guess; this ne programming is a result of the lawsuits about apples’ throttle.

    I shame those people looking for an early payout.
  21. Return Zero macrumors 6502a

    Return Zero

    Oct 2, 2013
    Any whispers about if/when AirPlay 2 will return?
  22. iOS Geek macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2017
    I noticed that issue as well. I NEVER had this issue before the 11.3 beta. I even did the original iOS 11 beta from beta 1 over the summer and I didn't have this issue with the battery! Curious as to what's causing it because there aren't as many [outfacing] additions as there was with 11.0
  23. Babygotfont macrumors newbie


    May 16, 2016
    Those Twerking Emoji’s!
  24. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    I think you may have bigger things to worry about when your phone starts crashing than tapping a simple switch.
  25. RamGuy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2011
    Doesn't seem like it will be a part of iOS 11.3, and I doubt we will see iOS 11.4 so I guess its delayed until iOS 12 in August/September. I guess that's why the went ahead and released the HomePod even though AirPlay 2, Stereo Pairing and Multi-room wasn't available as they knew it wouldn't be released until iOS 12 and that was too long for them to hold back the release of the HomePod.

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