Apple is getting closer to the public launch of its iOS 10.3 software update, which means the beta phase for this upcoming mobile software update is almost over. Today, Apple has officially seeded the 4th beta of iOS 10.3 software update to the developers. This update is all set to bring a variety of new features to iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch.
The most prominent features of iOS 10.3 include a new Find My AirPods feature, that will allow users to find their missing wireless earphone if it somehow gets misplaced. iOS 10.3 software update also expands SiriKit feature with support for paying bills and more.
If your device is already running an iOS 10.3 beta version, you can easily update to the 4th beta using built-in Over-the-Air update feature by going in Settings > General > Software Update.
Here is what we have learned so far about the new features meant to be pushed to the iOS users through iOS 10.3 final version:
- Find my AirPods feature in the Find my iPhone app.
- Safari for web apps gets Reduced Motion support.
- Support for paying bills, schedule future ride-hailing rides, and check the status of payments, in the SiriKit.
- Dedicated shortcut for recently used apps in the CarPlay.
- EV charging locations can be seen in CarPlay.
- Conversations in the Mail app gets better navigation.
- HomeKit gets support for the expanded switch accessories.
- New 3D Touch actions for the Weather.
- Border added to the Spotlight Search.
- The Podcasts gets its own widget.
- New user security section in the Settings.
- App compatibility gets much attention in iOS 10.3 beta releases. The stock Settings app now has a dedicated section for “App Compatibility” under General > About. A list of apps shows what app would work with the future version of iOS. Tapping on the app will take the user to the App Store page of that app where he ca see when the app was last updated.