iPhone 6 iOS 11.4.1: What's New
If you're moving your device from iOS 11.4 to iOS 11.4.1 your update comes with a couple of bug fixes and a new USB Restricted Mode feature. That's it.
If you're moving from iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11.4.1, you get a fairly sizable list of changes including Messages in iCloud, an assortment of fixes, and security patches.
We've put together a guide to the iOS 11.4 update's best features and it's worth a look if you want more information about the milestone upgrade.
If you're moving up from iOS 11.3, you'll get iOS 11.3.1's changes with your iOS 11.4.1 update. The iOS 11.3.1 update was focused on fixing touchscreen issues on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. iOS 11.3.1 also delivered four security patches.
If you skipped iOS 11.3, your version of iOS 11.4.1 is packed with changes including new battery throttling features, upgrades to Apple News and Apple Music, upgrades to the App Store, loads of bug fixes for lingering iOS 11 issues, and more.
If you're curious about the full list of iOS 11.3 features, take a look at our full rundown of the update's most important changes.
If you're upgrading from iOS 11.2.5, your iOS 11.4.1 update comes with iOS 11.2.6's changes as well.
The iOS 11.2.6 update arrived with two known changes: A fix for an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash and a fix for an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories.
If you skipped iOS 11.2.5, your iOS 11.4.1 update comes with support for the company's HomePod speaker, a Siri upgrade that lets you instantly stream a news podcast when you ask Siri about the news, important security updates, and a variety of bug fixes.
If you skipped iOS 11.2.2, you'll get a fix for the widely publicized Spectre exploit. If you value your iPhone 6's security, you should download the iOS 11.4.1 update today.
If you skipped iOS 11.2.1, your iOS 11.4.1 update includes a patch for a zero-day iOS HomeKit vulnerability inside iOS 11.2. The vulnerability allows for unauthorized control of accessories including garage door openers and smart locks.
If you skipped iOS 11.2, your iPhone 6's iOS 11.4.1 update will be much bigger thanks to iOS 11.2's long list of changes.
Apple's iOS 11.2 update delivered a nice list of security patches, bug fixes and new features including Apple Pay Cash, new Live Wallpapers for the iPhone X, and a new Sports section in the Apple TV application.
If you're curious about the changes, take a look at our iOS 11 walkthrough. It will take you through all of the important changes.
If you skipped iOS 11.1.1 or iOS 11.1, your iPhone 6 iOS 11.4.1 update is even more substantial.
Apple's iOS 11.1.1 update delivered a fix for an issue where Hey Siri wouldn't respond. If you use Hey Siri on your iPhone 6, and remember the device needs to be plugged in to use it, you'll want to download iOS 11.4.1.
The other fix was for an annoying autocorrect issue that turned "i" into a capital "A" and a rectangle with a question mark in messages.
iOS 11.1 was the first milestone iOS 11 update. As such, it delivered a nice mix of features, patches, and fixes for issues.
Highlights included 50+ new emoji characters for the iOS keyboard, the return of the 3D Touch App Switcher gesture, and a fix for a potentially nasty Wi-Fi exploit.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus get everything this trio of updates have to offer, but they're missing some iOS 11 features.
On its website Apple notes that some features, including the ability to have Siri add confirmed appointments and flights from travel websites to the calendar, are limited to the iPhone 6s and above.
ARKit, Apple's Augmented Reality solution, is also limited to Apple A9, A10, and A11 processors which means the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus don't make the cut.
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