How to Get IOS 11.3 and Apple’s New Animoji for IPhone X Before Anyone Else

Apple first unveiled iOS 11.3 on Wednesday, revealing plans to improve messaging, add new augmented reality features, let you check your medical records from the Health app, and monitor your iPhone’s battery life . But if you have an iPhone X , the biggest news of the day are four fresh Animoji coming this spring.

Introducing Apple’s new Animoji

With the release of iOS 11.3, you will be able to record AR videos using animated lion, bear, dragon, and skull. This is in addition to the 12 Animoji already available on the iPhone X.

Here is the dragon and the bear:

And here is the skull and the lion:

How to get the iOS 11.3 developer preview now

If you don’t want to wait for the official release of iOS 11.3, you have several options. An easier route is to wait for the first public beta, which Apple says is coming soon. However, if you’re determined to get these new Animoji as soon as possible, you can also sign up for a developer account to access the developer preview available today.

Apple actually charges developers an early access fee for new updates (along with other tools and perks ) of $ 99 per year. If that doesn’t bother you – or if you’ve already signed up – the rest of the process is pretty straightforward.

Before registering your device with Apple’s website, you’ll want to back up your device. You will then need to download and install the preview, update your device, and reboot to complete the process. If you’re down that route, iMore has a detailed step-by-step guide from a recent developer preview that you can follow.

How to Install iOS 11.3 Pre-Public Beta

If you’re willing to wait a bit for the first public beta, you can sign up for Apple ‘s software beta program now and back up your device in the meantime. Once the update arrives, go to the Apple Beta website , go to the iOS tab, click Download Profile and select Install. You will need to enter your password and click on some agreements before clicking Restart to force a restart.

When your device turns on again, the beta download will begin. After that, you can go to Settings, then General, and then Software Update to install iOS 11.3 and get these new Animoji. If you get stuck, iMore has a step-by-step guide to guide you through the process.


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