As you might have heard, iOS 10.3 is now live and if you haven’t updated to it already, you should. Now the update clearly brings about a host of changes to iOS 10, and one of those changes will be to apps and how users and developers handle ratings and reviews of it, according to a report from AppleInsider.
We know that Apple has been working on the iOS 10.3 update for a while now, and the good news for those who have been anticipating the new features is that it looks like the update is now available for download. You should have received the notification to update, but if you haven’t you can fetch it manually via your iOS device’s settings.
While things like resolution and the type of display (LCD, AMOLED, etc.) play an important role in determining how a phone’s display and content looks like, there are other factors that need to be taken into consideration, such as refresh rate. At the moment iOS devices are set at a default refresh rate of 60Hz, but it seems that future iOS devices could be faster.
Ever since the iCloud hack/leak from a few years ago, Apple has been pushing for users to use two-factor authentication. So much so that it has been noticed that if you’re running iOS 10.3 beta and you don’t have two-factor enabled, Apple has been prompting users to enable the feature via push notifications.
If you own either the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s and/or their Plus variants and have been experiencing unexpected shutdowns, then you might want to check and see which version of iOS 10 you are running. This is because if you haven’t updated to iOS 10.2.1 yet, it could explain these unexpected shutdowns which we imagine are pretty annoying.
Say what you will about Apple’s products, but if there’s one thing that Apple is pretty good at is issuing updates and making it widely available to all of its users. This is clearly evidenced with the iOS platform in which with every major release, Apple has no issues with crossing the 80% adoption mark.
It was recently discovered that with iOS 10.3, Apple introduced a feature called “Find my AirPods”. It works pretty much the same as “Find my iPhone” except that because it relies on Bluetooth, its range isn’t very far, although we guess if you can’t seem to locate it at home then it’s probably a sign you might have dropped it somewhere else.
Back in the day it used to be that only registered developers would be able to access the betas for Apple’s software. However in the recent years, Apple decided to open the door up to the public where anyone who registered for the Apple Beta Software Program could take part in it, which is great news for those who are curious.
Just yesterday Apple started to seed the iOS 10.3 to developers. The update will bring about quite a number of changes, such as changes to the file system as well as a “Find my AirPods” feature. It turns out that’s not all because it has been discovered that iOS 10.3 will also bring about WiFi calling for iCloud devices for Verizon customers.
If you’re hoping that Apple will help enhance the security of your iOS device and protect your files from authorized access, then the upcoming iOS 10.3 update might be something to look forward to. This is because iOS 10.3 will finally be bringing APFS (Apple File System) to your iPhone/iPad.
Given the size of the iPad, typing with one hand is pretty hard compared to a phone which is why typing on the iPad is typically a two-handed experience much like you would on a regular keyboard. However that might change in iOS 10.3 as it has been discovered that Apple could be introducing a one-handed keyboard.
Earlier this month an app was launched called Finder for AirPods, which as the name implies is basically an app that lets users track down their missing AirPods headphones. Given how small the earbuds are and how expensive they are to replace, it sounded like a pretty nifty feature, but unfortunately for some reason Apple decided to remove it from the App Store.
If you are experiencing any weird bugs on your iOS device, then perhaps you might be interested in updating to the latest version of iOS. Apple has recently released the iOS 10.2.1 update which given its version number probably means that we’re looking at an update aimed more at squashing bugs and minor improvements.
As much as Android users probably hate to admit it, it’s hard to deny that when it comes to getting the latest OS update, it’s hard to beat the adoption rate that is iOS. This is namely due to Apple controlling the hardware and software, meaning that they get to decide when to release it, as opposed to waiting for OEMs and carriers to get up to speed.