Apple’s new iPhone 7 iOS 11.1.1 update comes with a solid list of bug fixes, but some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users are noticing issues after upgrading.
The company’s latest iOS 11 update doesn’t bring any new features or security patches, but it does bring a couple of notable bug fixes including one for an autocorrect bug that was driving many iPhone users crazy.
iOS 11.1.1 is a tiny update, its change log is comprised of two bug fixes for iOS 11.1 users, but it’s causing problems for many iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners.
Early adopters are complaining about UI lag, battery drain, and issues with certain first and third-party applications. It’s difficult to predict exactly predict how iOS 11.1.1 will perform on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus so you need to be careful, especially now that the iOS 10 and iOS 11.0 downgrades are closed.
If you’re coming to iOS 11.1.1 from iOS 11.1, your download should be around 44.6MB. It’s a tiny download and it should only take you a few minutes to get the update on board your phone. If you skipped the iOS 11.1 update, your download will be much bigger and your installation will take a bit longer.
This guide will take you through steps iPhone 7 should take prior to downloading the iOS 11.1.1 update. Our walkthrough will also go over a few other things current, and prospective, iOS 11.1.1 users should know about bugs and performance issues, the iOS 11 jailbreak situation, and new information about the downgrade.
It’ll also provide you with some quick feedback about the iPhone 7 iOS 11.1.1 update’s performance. If you’re currently on the fence about iOS 11.1.1, our initial thoughts could help get you to one side of the fence or the other.
iPhone 7 iOS 11.1.1 Impressions
The iOS 11.1.1 download shouldn't take long to complete, assuming you're connected to a high-speed Wi-Fi network. It took less than a minute to finish up on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The installation process took a bit longer.
The iOS 11.1.1 installation process took about five minutes on both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. We didn't run into any problems during the installation.
If you need more on the iOS 11.1.1 installation process and download, take a look at our walkthrough. It'll guide you through it all.
As for the iOS 11.1.1 update's performance, it's performing quite well.
Battery life is excellent. We haven't noticed any abnormal drain on the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular data) is stable and we haven't noticed any of the FaceTime Audio issues that gave us trouble on iOS 11.1.
So far, we've only noticed a few issues with first and third party applications. A few of our core apps (Chrome, Dark Sky) have crashed though most apps feel snappy and stable. Mileage is, of course, going to vary.
The lag that we noticed when using iOS 11.1 is gone. iOS 11.1.1 feels a lot faster than the previous version of iOS 11 and we haven't noticed any freezes, stutters, or reboots.
If you own one of these devices and you're feeling leery about upgrading, take your time. iOS 11.1.1 isn't going anywhere and we expect additional bug fix updates to roll out soon.
If you need additional feedback, take a look at our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 11.1.1 on your iPhone right now.