iOS 11

Apple Reveals Messages in iOS 11.3 Will Get Four New Animoji and Customer Support 'Business Chat'

Within its larger unveiling of iOS 11.3, Apple today announced two new updates coming to Messages when the operating system update debuts this spring. First, there are four new Animoji characters that will allow iPhone X owners to become a dragon, bear, skull, or lion. This brings the total amount of Animoji available on iPhone …

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Apple Introduces 'Health Records' Section Coming to Health App in iOS 11.3

Apple today revealed an update coming to the Health app in the iOS 11.3 beta, which will bring a “Health Records” section to the app and allow users to see their medical records from various providers. The updated Health Records area will combine hospitals, clinics, and other information from Health “to make it easy for …

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iOS 11.3 Will Allow iPhone Users to View Battery Health and Disable Apple's Power Management This Spring

Apple today announced that iOS 11.3 will provide users with an iPhone 6 or newer with more information about the health of their device’s battery, including a recommendation if it needs to be serviced. In the same menu, it will also be possible to see if Apple’s power management feature is active and turn it …

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Siri is Now Actively Used on More Than Half a Billion Devices

In today’s announcement about the HomePod’s February 9 launch date, Apple quietly provided new data on how many people are using Siri. According to the company, Siri is now actively used on more than half a billion devices. As noted by Above Avalon’s Neil Cybart, that’s an improvement over the last Siri data point shared …

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Everything New in iOS 11.2.5: Siri Audio News, HomePod Support, New Control Center Music Interface and More

Apple this morning officially released the iOS 11.2.5 update to the public, introducing support for the upcoming HomePod smart speaker, which is set to be released on February 9. In addition to adding support for HomePod, the update also introduces several HomePod-related features such as Siri podcast-based audio news reports and a new music interface, …

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Apple Releases iOS 11.2.5 With Support for HomePod and Siri Audio News

Apple today released iOS 11.2.5, the tenth official update to the iOS 11 operating system that first came out in September of 2017. iOS 11.2.5 comes two weeks after the release of iOS 11.2.2, an update that introduced Safari mitigations for the “Spectre” vulnerability impacting Apple’s iOS devices. The iOS 11.2.5 update can be downloaded …

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Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of iOS 11.2.5 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2.5 update to developers, just a few days after seeding the sixth beta and more than a week after releasing iOS 11.2.2, an update designed to mitigate a serious hardware-based vulnerability called “Spectre.” Registered developers can download the iOS 11.2.5 beta from Apple’s Developer Center …

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Apple Confirms Fix is Coming Next Week for Malicious Link That Freezes Messages App

A software update coming next week will fix an issue that allows a malicious link to freeze the Messages app on the iPhone and iPad, Apple confirmed to MacRumors this morning. Apple is likely talking about iOS 11.2.5, which is nearing the end of the beta testing period. iOS 11.2.5 beta 6, as we discovered …

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New Sports Section Goes Live in Apple's TV App in iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2

Apple this morning launched a new Sports section in its TV app, which appears to be available on devices running iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2. Sports can be accessed through the new dedicated Sports tab at the bottom of the app, located next to the “Watch Now” button. First announced in September, the TV app’s …

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Hundreds of iPhone Users Complain About the Word 'It' Autocorrecting to 'I.T' on iOS 11 and Later

At least a few hundred iPhone users and counting have complained about the word “it” autocorrecting to “I.T” on iOS 11 and later. Image: Sean James via Twitter When affected users type the word “it” into a text field, the keyboard first shows “I.T” as a QuickType suggestion. After tapping the space key, the word …

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iOS 11.2 Supports Faster 7.5W Charging on iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X From Qi-Based Wireless Charging Accessories

Starting with iOS 11.2, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are able to charge at 7.5 watts using compatible Qi-based wireless charging accessories. Currently, on iOS 11.1.1, the three devices charge at 5 watts using Qi wireless chargers, but Apple promised that faster speeds would become available in a future update. It …

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