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Video: Everything new in iOS 11.3 featuring Animoji, Battery Health, ARKit 1.5, & much more

iOS 11.3 was released yesterday for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. We went beyond the release notes to find everything new in Apple latest iOS update from big features, to small tweaks.




iOS 11.3 is surprisingly full of features. The biggest additions are the inclusion of four new Animoji for iPhone X users, Business Chat in Messages, the beta of the battery management feature, and ARKit 1.5.

You can see the changes for yourself in our hands-on video.



Notably, what we didn't see, was AirPlay 2 and Messages in the Cloud. Both features were present in earlier betas, then removed by Apple as we approached the final release.

iOS 11.3 was released alongside macOS 10.13.4, watchOS 4.3, tvOS 11.3, and audioOS 11.3 for HomePod.

What's new in iOS 11.3?



Here is the list of everything we covered in our hands-on video.


  • Four new Animoji for iPhone X: Lion, Dragon, Skill, and Bear

  • ARKit 1.5: support for vertical surfaces like walls, irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables, support for auto-focus, and 50% higher resolution

  • Business Chat in iMessage

  • Health Records in Health app

  • Music video features in Apple Music

  • Apple News makes it easier to stay up-to-date on the most important videos

  • HomeKit software authentication

  • Advanced Mobile Location for sending your location to emergency services during emergency calls

  • VoLTE support for Vodafone customers in the UK

  • Battery management in Settings app (beta)

  • New splash screen in App Store

  • App Store lists version number and update size on Updates screen under more

  • App Store now is following text size

  • New Confirm with Side Button' animation for purchases on iPhone X

  • Sort App Store reviews by Most Recent, Most Helpful, Most Critical, Most Favorable

  • View original purchase date under App Store's Purchased section

  • New privacy page during set up and a new Privacy icon in Settings

  • iOS 11.3 brings back button fade animations in the Calculator app

  • Podcasts app now plays episodes with one tap, new hyperlinks on an episode's page