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7 Things to Know About the iPhone 6 iOS 11.4.1 Update



iPhone 6 iOS 11.4.1: What's New

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. 

These are just a few of the changes in iOS 11. If you want to learn more take a look our iOS 11 vs. iOS 10 walkthrough and our list of hidden iOS 11 features.



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  3. Mandy

    10/05/2017 at 9:15 pm

    My 6s keeps crashing since installing 11 and 11.02
    Apps stop working, phone freezes, phone turns off.
    When calling someone It dials but I can’t hear it ring or it disconnects. Or in middle of convo it turns on.
    This has been the WORST experience with any apple updates I have ever had! I keep looking for next up grading hoping the patches work. 11.02 has turned my perfectly good phone into a unreliable piece of junk. I’m very upset about this!! Any one have suggestions for me?

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    • Steph

      01/14/2018 at 5:50 pm

      I should have learned my lesson by now. This happens every time I update a less-than-new iPhone model. The updates always break my “older” phones so I have to go buy the newest version. No one is surprised by this that that’s F#%ed up! How does Apple get away with this? Anyway, I have the 6, and just did the 11.2.2 update a couple days ago. My issue is basically the same, battery life is mysteriously draining 80% down to 20 out of no where & then shuts off with hardly any time to plug in. Apps are all glitchy, “hey Siri” doesn’t work. It’s really unfair how Apple treats customers. I really should stop buying into their crap but I have invested so much into their apps, music, accessories and what not, it’s hard to break it off.

  6. Jim

    10/17/2017 at 2:15 pm

    Installed a few hours ago, already had modal calendar notification effectively almost freeze the device forcing hard reset, and email is dreadfully, noticeably slower now. #$&*!

  7. Evan

    10/20/2017 at 5:02 pm

    This article had a positive tone but I consider iOS 11 to be high treason. My mint condition iPhone 6 hardware destroyed by a software upgrade of questionable value. How positively Microsoftian.

  8. shihab

    10/29/2017 at 11:52 pm

    plz help me 11.0.3 is bad vry bad my iphone vry heat. i need ios 10.3.3 plz hepl

  9. Dissatisfied

    11/05/2017 at 3:12 am

    I am regretting switching to iOS 11 on my 6 plus (currently running 11.2.0 beta). I can’t think of an app that DOESN’T take 4 to 5 seconds just to open in lag time alone. Want to take a quick picture? Ain’t gonna happen. Texting? Hopefully that text isn’t a rush. Phone call? You better hope it’s not 911 you need. If I downgraded to the last iOS 10 version, not only would I loose a lot of important things since my upgrade, but, Apple would continuously bug me to upgrade my software. I tried that with my iPad. It almost made me late for work a couple of times, because the notification window would pop up and freeze the alarm clock bugging me to install the new iOS. This is almost enough to drive me away from Apple products.

  10. Alan

    11/11/2017 at 7:56 am

    Since I downloaded iOS 11, now on 11.1 my iPhone 6s loses its internet connection when I leave a WiFi area I’m connected to. I then need to switch on airplane mode and off again to connect to my cellular internet and data. Is this a software or hardware problem?

  11. Sharon

    11/19/2017 at 7:46 am

    This is crap!!! Downloaded today. Phone shuts down. Home button doesn’t work. A piece of crap!! downloaded on a 6S.

  12. Markus

    01/10/2018 at 10:04 am

    Just did the most stupid thing possible to my 6+, install this piece of crap !

    I had a perfectly good 6+ running smooth as silk with 8.something, after the update to 11.something 3 days ago I became a completely useless piece of metal, all lagged, keyboard took ages to show and respond, apps crashing, connectivity erratic, quick battery drain, the whole lot, in fact I was about to go shopping for a new android (note8 or mate10pro were my options) and ditch apple forever, being apple full ecosystem user since 2005 !

    To be fair, I have installed, just right now, while writing this, the 11.2.2 update (it couldn’t get any worst) and looks to have improved dramatically, lags gone & back to almost normal responsiveness.

    About the battery issue, will see, when started this note had 55%, did the update, opened and closed some apps, wrote some drafts and is down to 49%, fair to say the update took a relatively big time to install.

  13. José

    02/12/2018 at 11:49 am

    This updates are absolute Shit Apple simply wants to sabotage older models.
    Hope worldwide authorities teaches them a important lesson as they think they are untouchable.
    Abdroid for me

  14. Vrej Khachadourian

    02/17/2018 at 7:26 am

    After update my iPhone 6 the Facebook app it’s disconnecting be it salf, every time when I’m opening the Facebook hardly dowloding and turning off by it’s salf.

  15. tosh

    02/26/2018 at 8:32 pm

    I updated my iPhone 6S to iOS 11.2.6 and now apps don’t work without wifi (Gmail, Safari, Waze, Uber, etc) and Twitter doesn’t open links unless I have wifi. Whatsapp doesn’t send notifications and doesn’t even receive messages unless I open the app.

    I tried these steps to go back to 11.2.5 but my iTunes doesn’t give me the option to look for the 11.2.5 file on my PC. So, my phone is basically useless without wifi.

  16. sakya

    03/01/2018 at 1:09 am

    updated ios 11.2.6 it sukz on iphone 6 plus. it slowed down so much lagging. camera takes 4-5 seconds now. i wish if i had ios 10

  17. Mike

    03/01/2018 at 5:13 pm

    This latest version 11.2.6 really stinks! My 6s+ can’t use my WiFi. Everything is using cellular data. I turn off cellular and all updates stop, even though WiFi is still available. This doesn’t seem to be a problem for my iPad.

  18. Virginia

    04/14/2018 at 11:07 pm

    from my iphone 6 plus, still cannot download latest iOS 11.3 Update????? and why is this happening??

  19. Jenn

    06/17/2018 at 6:47 pm

    I have an iPhone 6 running 10.2.1 (mine) and another running 11.3.1 (Dad’s with auto-update). We are going to get our batteries replaced, but I want to know what is the best iOS to be running for this model phone. Obviously Dad is where he is, but I’m reluctant to let him go further. I don’t really want to upgrade mine. What should I do?

  20. Palash

    06/20/2018 at 8:05 am

    I have iPhone 6 (16 gb) and I have still touch problem after the update 11.04 wat can I do solve it
    I have done all factory rest ,earsed all the data but still their is touch problem what should I do

  21. vivian matusalem vetriolo

    08/21/2018 at 10:13 pm

    i have iphone 6 (updated 11.4.1 version) the wifi cant turn on, same as the Bluetooth, the battery drained so fast.
    how can i resolve it..?

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