iOS 11.3 Beta 2 Brings New ‘Battery Health’ Feature, And More Details

Apple seeded iOS 11.3 beta 2 to developers and here is the release notes, changes, features and everything new in this latest update. First to point at the introduction of a new ‘Battery Health’ feature that’s designed to provide iOS users with more information about their batteries.

In the latest release of iOS 11.3 beta, the new Battery Health feature is added. Located in the Battery section of the Settings app. That new Battery Health feature tells you the maximum capacity of your device’s battery and whether or not it is operating at peak capacity.

Now that iOS 11.3 beta 2 is available for registered developers to download and install on compatible devices, there is going to be a period of time where developers and testers will not only test their own apps on the firmware. It also means that we will inevitably see a flurry of tweets and social posts where those same developers highlight and discuss the new features of iOS 11.3 beta 2 in a great deal.

While Apple’s developer-facing release notes reveals what’s been added and changed from a user-facing perspective as well as behind the scenes with improvements and amends made to underlying frameworks and developer tools, where also applicable.

As aforementioned, iOS 11.3 beta brings the ability to check your device’s battery health. On devices that are operating at full battery capacity, such as the newly released iPhone X, there is no toggle to turn off the CPU throttling feature that causes iPhones with degraded batteries to run more slowly. There’s an updated support document that outlines the feature says that on a device with a battery that needs to be replaced, power management can be toggled off. You can learn more about this feature here.

Power management will be disabled on all devices when the iOS 11.3 beta is installed, but if an iPhone experiences an unexpected shutdown, power management will automatically be turned on. Read everything:

Also said that if power management is manually disabled after being enabled due to a shutdown, it won’t be able to be turned back on. It will turn on once again automatically if and if another unexpected shutdown occurs.

For now, Apple’s Battery Health feature is listed as being a “Beta” feature, and Apple will likely continue to refine and update its Battery Health feature over the course of the Beta testing period.

Second thing to make a note is that when iOS 11.3 features are concerned, is upgrading the Animoji feature in iMessages, bringing advancements to HealthKit and ARKit, and even introducing a new Business Chat feature into Messages which will allow specific companies to talk directly with and assist customers through the native Messages app on iPhone and iPad.

As you can see what Apple didn’t mention in the announcement post in the release notes below. In short, there’s a lot to look forward too with this release, which is why it feels like a whole new version of iOS rather than a timely update.

Those interested in iOS 11.3 beta 2 and know what it offers, you can check out Apple’s official changelog/release notes below:

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