Apple's Next iOS To Add Battery Monitoring, Business Chat, AR Tools

A dragon character is among the new Animoji

A dragon character is among the new Animoji

It is possible that in a later beta of the update, users will be given more information about their device's battery and can access more detailed power management tools.

Other new features in iOS 11.3 include four new Animoji characters - a dragon, a bear, a skull, and a lion - and updates to Apple Music and Apple News. You will receive notifications when your prescriptions are ready and Apple insists the data is encrypted and password protected.

Apple has already talked about Business Chat-a Messages feature that lets you chat with businesses-and now we'll finally get to see it in action.

You can view Apple's full iOS 11.3 update preview here.

A long-anticipated addition to the iPhone's Health app, the health records feature will enable users to pull up their medical history, such as past procedures and lab results.

Apple's battery health indicator will be coming to the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 and 7 Plus.

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The iOS update 11.3 introduces a lot of new features and fixes quite a lot for a minor update.

The iOS 11.3 update is set to be released this spring for iPhone 5s and later, iPad 5th generation, and iPod touch 6th generation. The augmented reality software will now be able to recognize vertical surfaces like walls and doors, whereas it previously could only identify horizontal objects such as tables and floors.

It remains to be seen exactly how this switch could improve the prospects for those who are holding out from upgrading to the iPhone 8 or iPhone X.

Apple had introduced the ARKit platform to bring OS-level support for Augmented Reality applications and services. Real-world 2D images such as signs, posters and artwork, can also be integrated into AR experiences.

Apple Music will also have dedicated music video playlists for users. This will be a crucial patch, as it will give users the option to disable the battery management features that can in iPhones with older batteries. This is especially important if you want to make sure Apple isn't downgrading a feature you use every day or changing how it works dramatically. Apple says it's coming in a later iOS 11.3 beta. Apple's new Health Records feature will bring together all of your health data from participating hospitals and clinics as well as your existing Health data into a single place.

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