Before the launch of iOS 11, Apple has officially released iOS 10.3 that is considered as the major update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The update has brought a plethora of advanced features like Apple’s new file system, iCloud settings, Find My AirPods, new Apple ID profile, and many others. In this article, we’ve curated 7 new iOS 10.3 features that you need to check out. Let’s dive in.
New iOS 10.3 Features to Try Right Away
Apple ID Profile
With the major update of Apple’s iOS 10 OS, you’ll see a new profile section located at the top of the Settings menu, containing all your account information. You can tap your profile for accessing your App Store, iTunes, iCloud, and Family Sharing information, all at one place. You can scroll down to see the list of all Apple devices linked to these accounts.
One thing you need to remember is you’ve to log in to the Find My iPhone app on your smartphone or navigate to the web browser for accessing all of your accounts. However, it saves you from looking into the settings in order to access each account.
Better Way to Store Your Files
Apple has introduced a new file system that will give you an efficient storage, an improved performance, and a more stable platform. The company has taken its first step to switch all of its devices to more advanced file system called Apple File System (APFS). With a stronger encryption and storage optimization, the new File System replaces the existing Hierarchical File System (HFS+). Among all the latest iOS 10.3 features, this is one of the most important features.
iCloud Storage Breakdown
There’s a new iCloud section under the Apple ID Settings menu that shows a breakdown of your cloud storage usage. Just tap on iCloud button on your new profile section to see how much iCloud storage you’ve used.
If you pay for extra storage on Apple’s iCloud then this new iOS 10.3 feature is certainly useful for you. In order to check out exactly how much storage has been used, simply tap on the graph at the top of your profile section. This will give you a device and program-specific breakdown telling how many gigs of storage you’ve used.
What’s more, if the two-factor authentication is yet to be activated on your account then you’ll find a new ‘suggestion’ within the main settings page of your profile. You should enable two-step authentication for your Apple ID. Remember that your Apple ID holds payment details and other personal details in the form of iMessages and photos so you can secure it using this authentication.
Find Your Parked Car
With the latest release of iOS 10.3, Apple Maps also offers the same feature just like you find in the Google Maps. Apple Maps allows you to know where you’ve parked your car. All you need to do is just navigate to the Maps app and from there; you can search for ‘parked car’ to see where you’ve left it.
Find My AirPods
As you know that AirPods are small in size so it can be easy to lose. Thankfully, the company addressed this situation and helps you track your AirPods. Apple iOS 10.3 comes with the ability to find your missing AirPods using the Find My iPhone app. In order to use the new feature, you’ll need to update your device to iOS 10.3.
Just sign in to your Find My iPhone app and you’ll find AirPods under the list of devices linked to your account. Along with that, you can click to see the last available location of the Pods when they were paired with your device. If you want to keep your hearing intact, make sure that you’ve not worn them.
App Compatibility Status
Another one in our list of new iOS 10.3 features is the App Compatibility Status. There are many apps, installed on your iOS device, that have not received updates from a long time. Such apps may be problematic as they can slow down your system or clash with the latest version of iOS.
With the release of the official version of iOS 10.3, the update makes it easy to identify which apps are outdated and make your phone buggy and sluggish.
On your iOS device, navigate to Settings > General > About > Applications. Just wait for a while for the information to load. After this, you can see App Compatibility page listing the apps that are outdated and could potentially slow down to the performance of your device. You can tap on each app to check for updates.
Weather in Maps
You’re now able to get more details about upcoming weather in the Maps app. The latest update includes a small weather icon located at the bottom-right corner of the screen. It will show you the current weather conditions wherever you go.
In order to get a seven-day breakdown of the weather, you can either use 3D Touch on the weather icon or continue holding to open the weather app in a new screen.
That’s all we’ve in our list of 7 new iOS 10.3 features to make you more familiar with the device. Go ahead and try them!