Today Apple released today IOS 11.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update comes with a series of new addition, most notably a battery health check feature.
Apple faced a lot of backlash when it was discovered that IOS automatically slows down peak processor performance in some aging iPhones. The move was perceived as an attempt by Apple to force people to upgrade their phones, and it forced the company to issue a public apology and customers are now able to disable this “feature” no matter how old their phone is.
The battery health check feature can be found in Settings -> Battery and are available for iPhone 6 and later.
Additionally, users can now see if the power management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns, first introduced in iOS 10.2.1, is on and can choose to turn it off. This feature can be found in Settings -> Battery and is available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Other features include new Animoji (do people actually use that stuff?), a Business Chat feature that allows direct communication with businesses using the Messages app, a new Heath Records that allows patients to view their health records right from their phones and a slew of bug fixes and improvements. Check the full list here.