Wednesday, 29 March 2017

10 Best new Features of Apple iOS 10.3 // Update your iPhone to newer version !!!

Apple has finally released iOS 10.3 to the public. The new mobile software is available as an over the air (OTA) download or as a download through iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, and it’s compatible with 19 different Apple devices dating as far back as the iPhone 5, 4th-generation iPad, iPad mini 2, and the 6th-generation iPod touch.

1. Find My AirPods

The AirPods are truly wireless, meaning there are no wires to get tangled up in, but also no wires to keep these earbuds from getting lost. Thankfully, Apple addressed this situation by integrating a Find My AirPods feature into the Find My iPhone app.
After pairing your AirPods, the Find My iPhone app will automatically keep track of your precious earbuds.

2. New Podcast widget

In the iOS 10.3 update, you will be able to add a Podcast widget to Control Center, allowing you to quickly continue to listen to your favorite podcast or launch the next one on your list. This widget looks very similar to the Music widget, but instead of your recently played albums, you will get to see the cover art of the podcasts you’re subscribed up.
To add the Podcast widget, swipe right from the Home screen, swipe all the way down past all your existing widgets, and tap “Edit.” On that screen, find the Podcast widget and tap the green “+” sign. This screen also lets you rearrange the layout of your widgets.

3. Apple ID profile

After you install iOS 10.3, the first thing you will see in Settings is a new section with your name and photo. This new section houses all your most vital information that’s linked to your iOS device, including your Apple ID, your iCloud and iTunes info, and your App Store settings.
In this section, you can update your payment information, check your iCloud storage, set up Family Sharing, and see a list of all the Apple devices that are registered to your Apple ID—including Macs, iPads, Apple TVs, and Apple Watches.

4. Faster-changing app icons

Before iOS 10.3, developers had to push out a new version of their app if they wanted to introduce a new app icon. But in iOS 10.3, app icons can be changed more frequently, at the developer's’ discretion. Apple has adjusted the app animations when you open and close apps. 

5. Hourly Weather forecast in Maps

You’re now able to get more details about upcoming weather in the Maps app. Simply use Touch ID on the weather icon to the right of the screen to see what the weather is going to be like in that particular location in the next six-hour period. 

6. CarPlay Updates

This update also gives CarPlay improved app-switching capabilities. Now you can quickly switch between your media, messaging, and travel apps without having to go to the Home screen first. 
In addition, the Music app has added an Up Next screen so you can see all the music that’s in your queue. Plus, you can access album view from the song screen.

7. iCloud calling now on Verizon

Verizon customers can now use any iCloud-connected device to answer Wi-Fi calls. This means that you can answer a call on your Mac, your iPad, or Apple Watch even if your iPhone is not nearby. This feature was already available for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customers.
To set this up, you will first need to enable Wi-Fi calling by going to Settings > Phone. Then, on that same screen, tap on “Calls on Other Devices” and toggle it on. This will surface a list of all your iCloud-connected devices, where you can toggle on which ones you would like to be able to answer calls.

8. Apple File System

One of the most significant changes in iOS 10.3 is also perhaps one of the least noticeable. Apple has made a switch in the iOS file system, going from outdated HFS+ system to the new Apple File System (APFS). Using APFS may result in free storage space on your device.

9. iCloud Storage at a Glance

While you're in that Apple ID Profile, tap on iCloud. The top of the subsequent screen will include a new storage section with a visual breakdown of how much cloud storage you're using along with how much is taken up by photos, backups, docs and email. Tap further, and you can manage your storage, either deleting items you no longer want to store in iCloud or paying for more storage space.

10. In-app Review

iOS 10.3 also gives developers the option to ask users to write a review without leaving the app. This way, users will be encouraged to leave more reviews and ratings without having to switch to the App Store.
In addition, app developers will also be able to respond to these reviews and everyone will be able to read the response, making the app review process more of a forum.

That’s not all! 
iOS 10.3 also brings welcomed changes to Siri, Safari, and HomeKit capabilities
Here are other subtle but noteworthy features to check out :-

Siri learns cricket. Ask Siri to tell you the scores from the Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council

Reduced Motion in Safari. If you’re sensitive to visual effects on your iOS device, they will no longer be a problem when surfing Safari.

Home app light controls. Turn on pre-programmed scenes for your Homekit-enabled devices using the Home app.


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