iOS 11.3 Bug Fixes, Changes, and Improvements

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Banglazed

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iOS 11.3

Seed Date ― March 29, 2018
Build Number ―15E216, 15E218
Darwin Kernel Version ― 17.5.0: Tue Mar 13 21:32:11 PDT 2018; root:xnu-4570.52.2~8/RELEASE_ARM64_T8010

Report all issues at bugreport.apple.com or with the Feedback app.

New Features & Changes

iOS 11.3 introduces new features including ARKit 1.5 with support for more immersive augmented reality experiences, iPhone Battery Health (Beta), new Animoji for iPhone X users, and more. This update also includes stability improvements ang bug fixes.

For more information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

Augmented Reality
  • ARKit 1.5 allows developers to place digital objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors in addition to horizontal surfaces
  • Adds support for detecting and incorporating images like movie posters or artwork into AR experiences
  • Supports a higher resolution real world camera view when using AR experiences
iPhone Battery Health (Beta)
  • Displays information on iPhone maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability
  • Indicates if the performance management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns is on and includes the option to disable it
  • Recommends if a battery needs to be replaced
iPad charge management
  • Maintains battery health when iPad is connected to power for prolonged periods of time, such as when it is used in kiosks, point of sale systems, or stored in charging carts
Animoji
  • Introduces four new Animoji on iPhone X: lion, bear, dragon and skull
Privacy
  • When an Apple feature asks to use your personal information, an icon now appears along with a link to detailed information explaining how your data will be used and protected
Business Chat (Beta) - US only
  • Communicate with companies to easily ask questions, schedule appointments, and make purchases inside the built-in Messages app on iPhone and iPad
Health Records (Beta) - US only
  • Access health records and view lab results, immunizations, and more in a consolidated timeline in the Health app
Apple Music
  • Features a new music video experience, including an updated Music Videos section with exclusive video playlists
  • Find friends that have similar tastes using updated suggestions in Apple Music that reveal genres people enjoy and mutual friends that follow them
News
  • Top Stories now always appear first in For You
  • Watch Top Videos curated by News editors
App Store
  • Adds ability to sort customer reviews on product pages by Most Helpful, Most Favorable, Most Critical, or Most Recent
  • Improves Updates tab information with app version and file size
  • Adds ability to update apps obtained from foreign App Store without switching Apple ID region.
Safari
  • Helps protect privacy by only AutoFilling usernames and passwords after selecting them in a web form field
  • Includes warnings in the Smart Search Field when interacting with password or credit card forms on non-encrypted web pages
  • AutoFill for usernames and passwords is now available in web views within apps
  • Articles shared to Mail from Safari are now formatted using Reader mode by default when Reader is available
  • Folders in Favorites now show icons for the bookmarks contained within
Keyboards
  • Adds two new Shuangpin keyboard layouts
  • Adds support for connected hardware keyboards using the Turkish F keyboard layout
  • Improves Chinese and Japanese keyboards for better reachability on 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch devices
  • Enables switching back to the keyboard after dictation with just one tap
  • Addresses an issue where auto-correct could incorrectly capitalize some words
  • Fixes an issue on iPad Pro that prevented the iPad Smart Keyboard from working after connecting to a captive Wi-Fi access point
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the Thai keyboard to incorrectly switch to the numeric layout when in landscape mode
Accessibility
  • App Store adds accessibility support for bold and large text for display customization
  • Smart Invert adds support for images on the web and in Mail messages
  • Improves RTT experience and adds RTT support for T-Mobile
  • Improves app switching on iPad for VoiceOver and Switch Control users
  • Addresses an issue where VoiceOver incorrectly described Bluetooth status and badge icons
  • Fixes an issue where end call button might not be presented in the Phone app when using VoiceOver
  • Fixes an issue where in-app app rating was not accessible with VoiceOver
  • Resolves an issue when using Live Listen that could distort audio playback
Other improvements and fixes
  • Introduces support for the AML standard which provides more accurate location data to emergency responders when SOS is triggered (in supported countries)
  • Adds support for software authentication as a new way for developers to create and enable HomeKit compatible accessories
  • Podcasts now plays episodes with a single tap, and you can tap Details to learn more about each episode
  • Improves search performance for users with long notes in Contacts
  • Improves performance of Handoff and Universal Clipboard when both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent incoming calls from waking the display
  • Addresses an issue that could delay or prevent playback of Visual Voicemail
  • Resolves an issue that prevented opening a web link in Messages
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent users from returning to Mail after previewing a message attachment
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Mail notifications to reappear on the Lock screen after they had been cleared
  • Resolves an issue that could cause time and notifications to disappear from the Lock Screen
  • Resolves an issue that prevented parents from using Face ID to approve Ask to Buy requests
  • Fixes an issue in Weather where current weather conditions may not have been updated
  • Fixes an issue where contacts may not sync with a car’s phone book when connected over Bluetooth
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent audio apps from playing in cars when the app was in the background
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

New Issues
Remaining Issues
  • Widgets and search bar overlap during a call (Since iOS 11.0)
  • Emoji keyboard has duplicate emojis in the Frequently Used tab after resetting the keyboard settings (Since iOS 11.0)
  • Unlocking a device causes the keyboard to disappear for a moment if the keyboard is left open before locking the device (Since iOS 11.0)
  • App opening splash screen becomes black if you close an app, then immediately after opening the same app (Since iOS 11.3 beta 3)
  • 3D Touch Quick Actions cannot be initiated immediately after unlocking the device, takes 2 seconds waiting (Since iOS 11.3 beta 3)
  • When using the keyboard as (two-finger) trackpad in Spotlight Search on iPad landscape mode, x,y axes movement are still incorrectly swapped (Since iOS 10.0, nearly two years.)
  • Lock screen music controls occasionally do not show when playing music.
  • Cannot turn off iCloud Keychain-turns itself back on (not sure when bug was introduced)
  • Camera can hang or be slow to load
  • Settings app hangs and then crashes when you check General > iPhone-Storage. (iPhone X, please verify other devices)
    • Works on my iPhone X, but is slow to load and scrolling through list lags [ @ErikGrim ]
  • Adding a new contact via the dialer in the phone app will save the contact but the contact name will not show up in the dailer.(Since iOS 11.2.6 - iPhone 7, please verify other devices)
  • App Store Update tab shows invalid statuses occasionally (#260)
  • TV app shows duplicate movies, tv shows and episodes (#177)
  • TV app shows seasons out-of-order (#177)
  • TV app shows wrong TV show title in multiple places (#177)
  • TV app doesn't show downloaded movies if you switch to the airplane mode (#270)
  • TV app: unable to stream some TV shows on cellular connection
  • Music app occasionally doesn't start to play a song when song title clicked (#150)
  • Music app: It's not possible to disable repeat song option once enabled while connected to car bluetooth
  • USB/Lightning Audio not working for 1 user. (5 reports of consistent USB success, 1 report of consistent failure on multiple devices, all in same car, tried with multiple cables, including at least 1 new apple cable. User reporting problems still has consistent success on devices using 11.2.6. Please report ALL USB audio experiences here, good or bad, thanks -- PeteLP)
Resolved Issues

Additional Notes

  • AirPlay 2 and Home app integration for Apple TV (4th generation) and later are missing in this seed (since iOS 11.3 beta 3).
  • Message in iCloud backup feature is removed in official release of iOS 11.3.
  • For additional features and changes, please see iOS 11.3 beta 1-6 threads on each beta.

  • Qualcomm iPhone 7/7 Plus: 3.66.00
  • Intel iPhone 7/7 Plus: 2.03.12
  • Qualcomm iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 1.89.00
  • Intel iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 1.04.16
  • iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE: 6.55.00
  • iPhone 6S/6S Plus: 4.56.00
  • iPhone 5S: 8.55.00
United States
  • Verizon - 32.0
  • Verizon iPads - 30.5
  • T-Mobile - 32.0
  • T-Mobile iPads - 32.0
  • AT&T - 32.0
  • MetroPCS -
  • U.S. Cellular - 30.5.1
  • Sprint - 32.0
  • TracFone/Straight Talk - 32.0
United Kingdom
  • O2-UK - 32.0
  • BT-UK - 32.0
  • Three - 32.0
  • EE - 31.5.2
  • Vodafone UK - 32.0
Belgium
  • Orange B - 32.0
Canada
  • Videotron -
  • Rogers - 32.0
  • Fido - 31.5
  • Bell -
  • Telus - 31.1
  • Freedom Mobile - 31.1
France
  • Orange France - 31.5.1
  • Orange Morocco - 31.5
Germany
  • O2-DE -
  • Vodafone.de - 32.0
  • Telekom.de - 31.5.3
Netherlands
  • KPN -
Southeast Asia
  • Singapore Singtel -
  • Philippines Globe - 32.0
  • Philippines Smart - 31.5
  • Thailand AIS -
  • Malaysia Umobile - 32.0
  • Malaysia Maxis -32.0
  • Malaysia Digi -
  • Malaysia celcom -
Sweden
  • Comviq -
  • Tre - 32.0
Ireland
  • Meteor
Australia
  • Optus - 30.5.1
  • Telstra - 31.5.1
Turkey
  • Turkcell (Lifecell) - 32.0
  • Vodafone TR - 32.0
  • Turk Telekom - 32.0
Poland
  • T-Mobile -
  • Orange - 31.5
  • Play - 31.0
India
  • Airtel - 32.0
  • Jio - 32.0 (previously 31.5)
Mexico
  • Mexico - Telcel - 32.0
Guatemala
  • TIGO GT -32.0
Other
  • Docomo - 31.5.2
  • AlwaysOnline -
 
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roncron

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Same as Beta 6
There are slight differences in the build numbers:

beta 6 on my iPhone X has build number 15E5216a.

Today's general release has build numbers 15E216, 15E218. These build numbers are missing the "5" and the "a" present in the beta6 build number.
 

ApexDE

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I can‘t believe they really released Beta6 as final with so many issues
Furthermore, i have serious battery drain with the last 11.3 betas, especially with bad mobile reception.
 
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cale508

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I can‘t believe they really released Beta6 as final with so many issues
Furthermore, i have serious battery drain with the last 11.3 betas, especially with bad mobile reception.
Lately, this has been their norm. They'll release the last beta as the public release.
 

atlchamp

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Anyone seeing anything different over beta 6 even tho it’s the same build number? I haven’t seen anything different on my X but it does seem really smooth
 

roncron

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Anyone seeing anything different over beta 6 even tho it’s the same build number? I haven’t seen anything different on my X but it does seem really smooth
You were on beta 6, and then you updated to the general release?

I'm on beta 6 and settings is telling me my software is up to date.
 
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Hans300

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There were 2 weeks since the last beta and they improved just nothing in the meantime...? Why?
Lets hope 11.4 fixes all the remaining issues.
 
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scjr

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Has anyone noticed after the update, first time you launch apps it takes a bit and from thereafter it’s fine?
 

v1597psh

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Apple did mention that iOS 11.3 beta includes Messages in iCloud for evaluation and testing purposes in release notes. I'm not surprised that it's not present in public build
 

WolfSnap

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So, if you’re on beta 6 and have iMessage in iCloud enabled, and you install the release version.... do you lose your iMessages in iCloud? Or does it retain that feature for former beta users?
 

cruppga

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So, if you’re on beta 6 and have iMessage in iCloud enabled, and you install the release version.... do you lose your iMessages in iCloud? Or does it retain that feature for former beta users?
Good question?
 

TimFL1

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So, if you’re on beta 6 and have iMessage in iCloud enabled, and you install the release version.... do you lose your iMessages in iCloud? Or does it retain that feature for former beta users?
It's removed according to a friend who went through all 11.3 betas.
 

Foss

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So, if you’re on beta 6 and have iMessage in iCloud enabled, and you install the release version.... do you lose your iMessages in iCloud? Or does it retain that feature for former beta users?
Important question that needs an answer. Message in the Cloud was working fine for me, and I'm considering not installing the official public release if this removes it.
 
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