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What’s New in iOS 11.2 Beta 3: New ‘Bar’ to Show Control Center and More [VIDEO]

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Earlier today, Apple released iOS 11.2 beta 3 for developers, and with this new release, comes some new additions for iPhone X users. What’s new in this beta release? YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has shared a video detailing what’s new in this release, as usual.

The beta 3 install comes with 1GB in storage savings, while a new bar is now sits on the lock screen in the top right corner, to indicate this is where users can pull down to see Control Center:

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Without a Home button, iPhone X uses a variety of new gestures to navigate the iOS interface. Swiping down from the top left invokes Notification Centre, while swiping down from the top right brings Control Center. Swiping up from the bottom middle acts as pressing the Home button.

Apple has also implemented new messages to let users know disabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth via Control Center doesn’t turn it off completely, but rather will turn it off until tomorrow:

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These messages now shown when toggling off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are a response to public outcry, when users noticed tapping each toggle in Control Center would not completely disable connectivity.

Apple maintains having Bluetooth remain on in the background allows Apple Watch, Apple Pencil, Personal Hotspot and Handoff to still function properly, while Wi-Fi still turned on will allow for AirDrop and location accuracy.

Other tweaks noticed by EverythingApplePro include how from the emergency SOS screen, cancelling out will now just fade out to the lock screen instead of an animation.

Geekbench scores are basically identical to iOS 11.2 beta 2. Check out the full video below:

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  • Jon

    I can’t seem to make it happen now, but I do remember seeing that bar on the Control Centre at some point since first getting my iPhone X

  • My 1/2 cents

    I wish the bar would show your LTE speeds like it does in other countries.

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