4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 11.3 & 11 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 11.3 for for These Other Enhancements

Install iOS 11.3 for for These Other Enhancements

Apple's making changes to several first-party apps, but the changes it's making to the Health app could have a significant impact on your health or the health of a loved one. 

The company's worked with clinics, hospitals, and medical providers to add a brand new "Health Records" feature to the stock Health application. 

Medical providers include Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, Penn Medicine, Geisinger Health System, UC San Diego Health, UNC Health Care, Rush University Medical Center, Dignity Health, Ochsner Health System, MedStar Health, Ohio Health, and Cerner Healthe Clinic. More will come later. 

With iOS 11.3 installed, the Health app will aggregate medical records into one spot, the Health app, for easy access. 

Patients from these participating medical institutions will also receive regular notifications for their lab results, medications, conditions, and more.

Apple says all Health Records data is encrypted and protected with a passcode.

iOS 11.3 also comes with improvements to Apple Music:

  • Provides a new experience in video clips, including a Revised Video Clips section featuring exclusive video playlists.
  • Find friends with similar tastes through Apple Music's improved suggestions, which list the genres that the users and mutual friends follow.

Improvements to the News App

  • The main titles now always appear first in "For You."
  • Watch the best videos selected by News editors.

Several key changes to Safari:

  • Promotes the protection of privacy by notifying usernames and passwords until they have been selected in a web form field.
  • Presents warnings in the smart search field when the user interacts with password entry forms or credit card data on unencrypted web pages.
  • Automatic filling of usernames and passwords is now available in apps' web views.
  • By default, articles shared via Mail from Safari are now formatted using Reader mode, if the drive is available.
  • In Favorites, folders now have icons for the bookmarks they contain.

Improvements to Keyboards:

  • Adds two Shuangpin keyboard layouts.
  • Supports connected physical keyboards using Turkish F layout.
  • Improves Chinese and Japanese keyboards for better accessibility on devices with a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch screen.
  • Allows you to return to the keyboard with a simple touch after the dictation.

Accessibility enhancements

  • The App Store now supports accessibility options "Bold Text" and "Large Font" for customizing the display.
  • Smart Reversal now supports images on the web and in Mail messages.
  • Enhances the RTT experience and supports RTT service for T-Mobile.
  • Improves app selection on the iPad for VoiceOver users and selection control.

And a few other changes including improvements to the Podcasts app:

  • Supports AML technology, which provides more accurate location data to emergency services during an emergency call (in countries where this technology is available).
  • Supports software authentication, which provides developers with a new way to create and activate HomeKit-compatible accessories.
  • Podcasts now plays episodes with a single tap, and you can tap Details to learn more about each one.
  • Improves search performance for users with long notes in Contacts.
  • Improves the performance of Handoff and the universal clipboard when both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

If any of these sound interesting to you, you might want to give iOS 11.3 a try today.

28 Comments

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    • bruce boyle

      09/22/2017 at 8:12 pm

      DO NOT install ios 11! It is a giant step for Apple but a HUGE step back for phone users.
      The most annoying thing is that you no longer can check your voicemail directly you have to CALL AND LOG IN TO iToons. (Can you spell ads.)

      The whole ios 11 system is a giant money grab by Apple. Much as I resent Google’s android I may have to go back to it.
      What we really need is an alternative provider (available in the rest of the world but not here). This is no longer “the land of the free.”

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    • William Miller

      11/13/2017 at 10:12 pm

      (double tapping the home button to bring down the top portion of the screen so it’s easily accessible with one hand) I thought this handy function was to show what apps. I have open, and to close if I like. At least that’s what it does on my iPhone 5s running iOS 10.3.3. What are you talking about?

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  4. Pook

    09/20/2017 at 3:32 am

    You actually MUST wait if you’re out of your country.
    I travelled from the US to Ireland and got an update that I wasn’t supposed to get because they do everything by location! Thank goodness it wasn’t bad, but be careful, you can fall into that trap! Maybe because Jony Ive is from the U.K., they get updates first! All I know is I got 10.3.2 before anyone else!!! :)

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  21. Aero

    10/20/2017 at 11:21 am

    Siri is so irritating. The translation feature has a funny example–exactly why this kind of translating often gets it wrong. “Where is the bathroom?” is literally translated. The place someone would point out for you would have nothing to do with a toilet. It would be a place to take a bath.

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  22. John Akana

    10/30/2017 at 1:37 pm

    I can’t get any connection on my network or even you tube is so freakin slow or even my Facebook.

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  23. Julia Faulkner

    10/30/2017 at 6:41 pm

    I cannot get on WiFi. Tried all suggestions iPad mini 2

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  24. John

    11/06/2017 at 4:13 am

    New emojis????? That’s all you care about…..???????
    Why don’t you make a product that….ummm…..works properly!!!!!!!

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    • Darrell

      11/08/2017 at 9:27 am

      Exactly. What a waste of time.

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  25. Darrell

    11/08/2017 at 9:28 am

    Apple is more concerned about hiding off shore profits than making good products anymore. Sad.

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