This article was updated on March 22, 2018.
iOS 11.3 was unveiled by Apple on 13th of June this year. The next-gen operating system for Apple products, like iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is loaded with a number of exciting new features. Let us have a look at some of the most impressive iOS 11.3 features.
10 Attractive New iOS 11.3 Features
1 A New Look iMessage
iMessage is already a popular chat app among Apple users. However, Apple has went ahead and made some pretty great changes to iMessage through this update. For instance, all the emojis are now slightly bigger and the app will prompt you to use the emojis in place of several words. Moreover, even the size of the text can be changed and there is also a new feature known as “Invincible Ink” which can only be seen by the recipient after swiping or tapping the text.
2 Better Siri
Apple has made the Siri much more powerful with iOS 11.3 upgrade. Siri can now take a lot more commands and can also operate 3rd-party apps, like WeChat, WhatsApp, OpenTable, Yelp, etc. While this is only available in the Beta version now, Apple would soon launch it for the masses as well.
3 Responsible Notification
As and when the use picks up their phone, the display will light up to show the notifications while the phone will still remain locked. Moreover, users can also respond with the help of 3D Touch while the phone will continue to remain locked.
4 Photos App
The next in this list of iOS 11.3 features is the new Photos App. This new app is just like the Google Photos which were launched last year. This new app allows you to use features, like object recognition, face recognition, sorting by date or person, etc.
5Better Apple Music
Apple Music too has gone under a makeover to compete with Spotify. The app is now much cleaner and pretty easy to navigate as well. “For You” and “Downloaded Music” are some new tabs of the app.
6 Apple News
As compared to the previous operating system, the iOS 11.3 upgrade has also made several changes to the Apple News app. While the news pieces were randomly available in the past, they are now divided in sections. Moreover, for subscribers, there is also a new support section.
The design of Maps has changed and now it is available for 3rd party developers too. Right from searching for local restaurants, making reservation for that restaurant and calling a taxi to drop you there, everything can now be done right from the Maps app.
HomeKit app has gone through a makeover as well and is now named as Home. With the help of this app, users can control a variety of their smart home devices. However, you will need their compatible apps too.
9 Deleting Stock Apps
Apple users have been waiting for this feature for a very very long time. While you were not able to delete the stock apps from your Apple phone in the past, with iOS 11.3 update, it is finally possible now. Many of the apps have been moved to App Store and now you can easily delete them and then install them again. Moreover, you can also use tools, like iMyfone Umate to manage the memory of your iPhone or iPad in a simpler way.
The last feature in this iOS 11.3 features list is the upgraded Mail app. You can now find threaded conversations in it that link multiple messages in one page. There is also an “Unsubscribe” button at the top of every new message to allow you to easily unsubscribe from the newsletters.
3 of My Favourite iOS 11.3 Features
If you ask me about 3 iOS 11.3 features that I personally like, I’d chooss:
I use iMessage a lot. As a matter of fact, it is the only chat app in my iPhone. With the iOS 11.3 update, Apple has made things a lot easier for me now. Rather than writing text now I can use a variety of emojis to talk to my friends. Moreover, the emojis are bigger and easier to see now. Also, I can now easily change the size of the text and the “Invincible Ink” feature is pretty cool when I have to send some important text to someone.
2 Responsible Notification
It is great that now I can check the notifications by simply lifting my phone. Moreover, I can also use the 3D Touch feature to respond to the notifications without every needing to unlock the phone. This makes the process pretty simple and quick too. All I need to do is to lift my phone and all the notifications will be available on the screen. That’s pretty cool!
3 Delete Stock Apps
If you use Apple iPhone, iPad or iPhone Touch, I am pretty sure that the loads of apps that come built-in in the device annoy you and you might have tried to delete them many-a-times. I struggled with the same problem. But with the new iOS 11.3 update, it will be easier to delete them. Right from Podcasts, FaceTime, Stocks, Tips, to the Watch App, everything can now be deleted instantly.
With iOS 11.3 Apple has been able to keep up with the expectations of the people. While there are many people who are not entirely happy with the update, I couldn’t have asked for more. Apple has worked on a number of things in this new update and while many of the things are not yet available for the masses and are still in beta stage, it shouldn’t take very long for Apple to roll out the updates.