7 Things to Know About the iPhone 7 iOS 11.4 Update

iPhone 7 iOS 11.4 Update: What's New

iPhone 7 iOS 11.4 Update: What's New

If you're moving up from iOS 11.3.1, your iOS 11.4 update comes with a mix of new features, bug fixes, and security patches. 

The highlight is probably Messages for iCloud, but iOS 11.4 also comes with AirPlay 2 and stereo pairing for the HomePod.

If you want to learn a little more about the contents of iOS 11.4, take a look at our roundup of the best features

If you skipped iOS 11.3.1, iOS 11.4 will a touchscreen issue on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It also comes with a few security patches for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. If you value your security, you should download iOS 11.4 in the near future. 

If you skipped iOS 11.3, you'll get its features, fixes, and enhancements bundled in with iOS 11.4. 

The iPhone 7's iOS 11.3 update was a substantial update and it delivered upgrades to Augmented Reality (ARKit), a new Business Chat feature in Messages, battery throttling features, upgrades to Apple Music and the App Store, and more. 

If you're unfamiliar with the features on board the iOS 11.3 update, please take a look at our walkthrough. It outlines them in detail. 

If you're running iOS 11.2.5 right now, your iOS 11.4 update comes with iOS 11.2.6's two fixes. One of them is a fix for an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash. It's rather nasty and a good reason to install this update today.

The other is a fix for an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories. If you were noticing issues with your accessories, give iOS 11.4 a shot. 

If you're running iOS 11.2.2, your iOS 11.4 update comes with several bug fixes and security patches. It also comes with an upgrade to Siri that lets you instantly stream a news podcast when you ask her about the news and support for the HomePod speaker. 

If you're moving up from iOS 11.2.1, your iOS 11.4 update comes with another change: A security patch for the Spectre exploit

If you're upgrading from iOS 11.2, your iPhone 7's iOS 11.4 update comes with a fix for HomeKit issues. It's an important fix and another reason why you should consider installing the update today

If you skipped iOS 11.2, you'll get its features and fixes on board your iOS 11.4 update.

The iPhone 7's iOS 11.2 update delivered a nice combination of features, bug fixes, and enhancements. Highlights include Apple Pay Cash, a fix for a calculator issue, a bug fix for a pesky autocorrect issue that caused the word "it" to automatically change to "i.t.", and a fix for a date bug. 

If you're upgrading from iOS 11.1, your iOS 11.4 update brings a couple of key bug fixes. 

One fix is for a Hey Siri issue where the service would suddenly become unresponsive. The other fix is for the autocorrect bug. 

If you're tired of "i" autocorrecting to "A" and that rectangle, you'll want to download iOS 11.4 right away. It fixes the issue. 

If you're installing iOS 11 for the first time, your upgrade will be even bigger.

If you're unfamiliar with those updates, take a look at our iOS 11 walkthrough right here. We've also put together a list of hidden iOS 11 features that could come in handy.

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  6. Show Box

    11/07/2017 at 2:25 am

    It is my third retry while updating to iOS 11.1 always showing “Unable to Install Update”. Can you help me Adam?

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  7. Tutuapp

    11/07/2017 at 2:29 am

    Good to get 3D touch app switcher back in the iOS 11.1. New emoji sets are good. The fluid wallpapers are so sleek I love the designs. And most important Apple Team has fixed KRACK WiFi vulnerability which was most important thing in this update. Overall I am really enjoying iOS 11 so far. Thanks for writing Adam really enjoyed your article.

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  8. Kristy

    02/28/2018 at 6:12 am

    I have an iPhone 7 plus. my battery is draining at an alarming rate. I have lag when typing and answering phone calls. It’s like the iPhone 6 touch disease sometimes when answering phone calls. Biggest complaint in the battery drain.

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  9. Tawny

    04/27/2018 at 6:24 am

    I downloaded the update 11.3.1 and my rear camera is not working. Plz help

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