iOS 11.3 makes App Store reviews much more useful

iOS 11.3 makes App Store reviews much more useful

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iOS 11 iPad Pro
Look out for the changes next month.
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Apple’s upcoming iOS 11.3 update makes App Store reviews more useful by allowing them to be sorted. Users can cut through the clutter to find the most helpful reviews, the most critical reviews, and more.

The App Store’s reviews section is often an overwhelming mess. It’s typically easier and more beneficial to find reviews online than it is to wade through the garbage to find one App Store review that’s actually helpful. But Apple hopes to change that with iOS 11.3.

App Store reviews can be sorted

PhoneArena has spotted the ability to sort App Store reviews to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. After choosing to “See All” reviews for a certain app, you’ll be able to sort by most helpful, most favorable, most critical, and most recent.

This makes it easier to find reviews worth reading, and to see why others have left negative ratings. When a new update is available, reading the most recent reviews will tell you whether any changes made were worth it.

iOS 11.3 App Store reviews
Sorting reviews in the App Store.
Photo: PhoneArena

This should make it easier for customers to decide whether paid apps and games are worth their hard-earned cash.

You can also give your feedback on reviews. Pressing one with 3D Touch lets you select whether a review was helpful or unhelpful, and gives you the option to report it for containing foul language or spam.

iOS 11.3 arrives this spring

iOS 11.3 makes its public debut this spring. Other improvements include new Animoji for iPhone, Business Chat for iMessage, Messages on iCloud, and lots more. Developers and public testers can download the first beta now.