Apple introduces new privacy tools ahead of European Union data law

Apr 01, 2018, 02:49
Apple introduces new privacy tools ahead of European Union data law

The update also includes the much talked about battery management feature that Apple said will allow users to have greater control over their devices.

If you're still waiting for an iPhone replacement battery due to backlog, there's another way to stop your phone from being sluggish: the new iOS 11.3 update, available for download today.

The update also offers four new Animoji (for iPhone X users only) and introduces Business Chat - a new way for users to communicate with businesses in the retail, finance, and hospitality industries using the iPhone's Messages app.

For augmented reality, iOS 11.3 adds vertical surfaces such as doors and walls to the horizontal surfaces that are already in use within AR apps that use ARKit.

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With the release of the new final iOS 11.3 Firmware update, developers, researchers and other individuals in the Jailbreaking community are now develop their own Jailbreaking tool to jailbreak their iOS 11.3 devices. Previously, iOS automatically limited performance in the name of longer battery life, if the battery had diminished in capacity beyond 80 percent. Lastly, if the battery health shows "unknown" it means iPhone is unable to determine the health, and you'll need to replace the battery.

Apple has added business chat features to Messages in iOS 11.3.

Apple's updated Health Records section, within the Health app helps consumers see medical information from various institutions organized into one view and receive notifications when their data is updated.

Apple revealed the Apple Pay support for Shanghai and Beijing transit cards in the iOS 11.3 beta version.

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New Animoji: Apple introduced new Animoji with the latest update, bringing the total number of characters to 16. As promised, it is now possible to disable Apple's power management feature. Apple said that the new models such as iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X models avoids an unexpected shutdown.

Apple is introducing new tools that will allow consumers to control how their data are used and deactivate their Apple ID accounts, as tech companies strive to bring their services into line with a tough new European Union data protection law. People who have switched to the iOS 11.3 firmware are now looking for ways to downgrade their iOS devices to the previous iOS 11.1.2 update so that they could Jailbreak their devices.

If you are planning to update your software, make sure to check out our guide on how to update iPhone.

Battery Health can be found in Settings and then by pressing Battery on iPhone 6 and later.

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In the wake of recent revelations around Facebook's handling of user data, and in the lead up to the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Apple is updating the way it informs users about how personal information is used. Among the new additions include a dragon, bear, lion and even a skull.

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