The iOS 11.1 update doesn’t have an official release date, but it’s likely to drop for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users in the near future.
The first iOS 11.1 beta came with some minor tweaks and changes, but the second iOS 11.1 beta provided new and redesigned emojis for the iOS keyboard. Apple employees are also testing the company’s upcoming Apple Pay Cash solution in a special version of iOS 11.1 beta, though it’s unclear whether the feature will be in the final release.
Apple released its fifth beta just three days after the release of iOS 11.1 beta 4. With each beta release, we’re getting a little closer to the official iOS 11.1 release date.
iOS 11.1 beta 5 is a minor update and may be the final beta. The fifth iOS 11.1 beta is only 35MB for iPhone 7. The fourth beta is about 2GB.
The company did not include a specific release date for the iOS 11.1 update, but we expect Apple to release the update in late October or early November. If we’re lucky, the company will release the upgrade alongside the upcoming flagship iPhone X on November 3.
The iOS 11.1 update is making progress; That means you iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users can and probably should start shifting your attention from iOS 11.0.3 to the first major update to iOS 11. The new emojis are exciting, sure, but iOS 11.1 should offer a long list of tweaks and bug fixes for persistent iOS 11 issues.
A recent iOS 11.1 beta brought a fix for an annoying Accessibility bug, and the company’s new update will fix a nasty Wi-Fi exploit.
This guide will provide some tips to help you prepare for the iOS 11.1 update release. The more prepared you are, the better, start now.