9 Things to Do Before Installing iOS 11.4.1
Get Familiar with iOS 11.4.1 & Older Updates
iOS 11.4.1 is a small, but important update for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It doesn't come with a long change log, but you'll still want to get familiar with its changes before you download it.
To do that, take a look at our guide to the iOS 11.4.1 update. It goes over those changes and everything else you need to know.
If you're currently running something other than iOS 11.4, you'll want to get familiar with iOS 11.4 and any other versions of iOS you've skipped.
The iOS 11.4 update was a massive update so it's important to get familiar with its changes. This way you won't be caught off guard.
We've put together a walkthrough that'll walk you through everything you need to know about iOS 11.4. If you're lingering on an older version, make sure you take a look at that before you install iOS 11.4.1.
If you're moving your device up from iOS 11.3, you get new security patches and bug fixes with your version of iOS 11.4.1 thanks to iOS 11.3.1.
If you're coming from iOS 11.2.6, your iOS 11.4.1 update is packed with changes including new iPhone Battery Health features, new Animojis (if you own an iPhone X), improvements to Apple Music, a new Business Chat in Messages, and more.
For more on these changes please take a look at our full rundown of iOS 11.3. It'll take you through the features, fixes, enhancements, and patches on board.
If you're coming from iOS 11.2.5, your iOS 11.4.1 update comes with the two changes from Apple's iOS 11.2.6 update.
One is a fix for an issue where using a certain character sequence would cause apps to crash. The other change is a fix for a problem where some third-party apps would fail to connect to external accessories.
If you're coming from iOS 11.2.2, your iOS 11.4.1 update comes with HomePod support, several bug fixes, an upgrade to Siri, and security enhancements.
If you skipped iOS 11.2.2, you'll get a patch for the Spectre exploit in your version of iOS 11.4.1.
If you skipped iOS 11.2.1, you'll get a fix for HomeKit issues. If you're skipped iOS 11.2, your iOS 11.4.1 update will bring substantial changes to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and it's important to get familiar with those changes before you upgrade.
iOS 11.2 was milestone upgrade which means it delivered a long list of bug fixes, patches, and new features including Apple Pay Cash, Sports in the Apple TV app, and a whole lot more.
If you failed to install iOS 11.1.2 or iOS 11.1.1, your iOS 11.4.1 update will deliver the bug fixes from these updates. If you skipped iOS 11.1, your iOS 11.4.1 update will bring additional features, fixes and patches.
Most people should install iOS 11.4.1 today or sometime in the near future.
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03/30/2018 at 12:54 pm
Thank you for this excellent knowledge sharing prior to downloading 11.3.