watchOS 4.3 beta 3 arrives with public beta for iOS 11.3 beta 3


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Members of Apple’s public beta testing program can already get in on the latest iOS 11.3 beta build that was seeded to developers yesterday.

Apple released iOS 11.3 public beta 3 today that brings a number of new features to the iPhone and iPad as well as a bunch of bug fixes. There’s also a public beta available for macOS 10.13.4 beta 3 available this morning along with the third beta of watchOS 4.3 for developers.

You can download the new betas directly through Apple’s beta software program. iOS 11.3 beta 3 can be installed via an over-the-air update if you have the previous public beta build installed on your device.

What’s inside iOS 11.3

iOS 11.3 brings some significant changes to Apple’s mobile operating system. Most notable is the addition of a new battery health page in the Settings app. Users also have the option to turn off Apple’s CPU throttling on older batteries. The feature is supposed to prevent unwanted crashes, but Apple came under fire this year for not revealing it throttles CPU speeds.

Other new features in iOS 11.3 include some new Animoji for iPhone X users. iMessage now supports business chat so you can connect with companies directly from the Messages app.

watchOS 4.3 focuses mostly on bug fixes but there are a few minor additions, including a new charging animation. Apple also included support for portrait orientation in the Nightstand Mode feature. Public testers can also grab the third beta build of tvOS 11.3 from Apple’s public beta testing portal.