Apple has confirmed that iOS 10.2.1 was the first version of iOS to feature a new power management function. The feature has become controversial, as it temporarily slows CPU processes on older devices with poorly functioning batteries. Apple has implemented the feature to prevent iOS devices from shutting down spontaneously due to low battery voltage.
With little fanfare, Apple released the latest version of iOS this week. iOS 10.3.3 comes over two months after the rollout of iOS 10.3.2, which itself was a minor update to fix bugs. As usual, iOS 10.3.3 can be installed over-the-air (OTA) or by using iTunes on a computer. Many iPhone owners are wondering if they should bother to install iOS 10.3.3 or just wait for iOS 11.
Apple has stopped signing iOS version 10.3.1 right on schedule. Now that approximately one month has passed since the release of iOS 10.3.2, device owners will not be able to install or downgrade to the previous version. The news comes after Apple seeded the fourth iOS 10.3.3 beta to developers last week.
The Settings screen on iOS devices keeps growing longer. With every new feature of Apple's mobile operating system, another menu item is added to the list. Unfortunately, this makes finding a particular setting on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch more difficult. Sometimes it's not even clear whether or not a particular feature can be customized. Luckily there are two tricks you can use to more efficiently access iOS Settings, saving time and effort.
There's no shortage of PDF apps on the App Store. PDF converters, readers, editors, the list goes on and on. Many of these are not necessary since Apple has included a powerful PDF converter directly into iOS 10 and later. This means the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can convert almost any web page, email or document into a PDF file for saving or sharing.