New iOS 11.3 available and best features for better security. To get the new OS, go to Settings>General>Software Update. If your iOS device is compatible it should start downloading. If it doesn’t immediately, check back later.
iOS 11.3, the latest version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating system, is available now — and it offers more features than you might expect from a “.3” release. Whether you’re interested in augmented reality, cute Animoji or just a way to keep Apple from throttling your old iPhone, damn it, there’s something in this update to pique your curiosity.
And those are just the headline features. Who knows what other goodies are buried beneath. We’ll find out over the next few days and weeks, but for now let’s look at the big stuff.
Update, 11:58a.m. PT: Apple has also pushed minor updates for the Apple Watch, Apple TV and HomePod as well. The HomePod update doesn’t bring AirPlay 2 or stereo speaker pairing, sadly, but watchOS 4.3 will let you control the HomePod (and your iPhone media) from an Apple Watch now. Plus, tvOS 11.3 will let your 4th-gen Apple TV play videos at their original framerate (if you, say, enjoy 24fps film).
Also, while it initally appeared that Messages in iCloud would arrive in iOS 11.3 to solve our iMessage deletion woes — it appeared in early betas — it seems to be missing from the final release. Guess we’ll have to wait for iOS 11.4.