iPhone SE iOS 11.4.1: What's New
If you're currently running iOS 11.4 on your iPhone SE, your iOS 11.4.1 update comes with a couple of bug fixes (AirPods & Exchange) and a new USB Restricted Mode. You'll find this added layer of security in Settings > Face ID/Touch ID & Passcode.
For more on those changes, please take a look at our rundown of iOS 11.4.1.
If you're running iOS 11.3.1 or something older, you'll get a much longer list of changes with your iOS 11.4.1 update.
iOS 11.4 delivered Messages in iCloud and important bug fixes that could improve your iPhone SE's performance. For more on iOS 11.4 and its features, take a look at our walkthrough.
If you're moving from iOS 11.3 to iOS 11.4.1, you get additional security patches with your update.
If you're moving from iOS 11.2.6 to iOS 11.4.1, you get a much longer list of changes thanks to iOS 11.3.
The iPhone SE's iOS 11.3 update was a big one and it delivered a bunch of changes. iOS 11.3 brought upgrades to Apple News, Apple Music, Podcasts, the App Store, improvements to Safari, improvements for the stock keyboard, upgrades to Augmented Reality, and much more.
If you're curious about all of the changes on board iOS 11.3, please take a look at our walkthrough. It'll guide you through the most important changes.
If you're moving up from iOS 11.2.5, your iOS 11.4.1 update comes with two other fixes.
One is a fix for an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash. The other is 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 a nice set of changes including support for the HomePod, an upgrade to Siri that lets users instantly stream a news podcast when asking the voice assistant about the news, and several key bug fixes and patches.
If you're planning to buy the HomePod and/or you value your security, you'll probably want to download the iOS 11.4.1 update today.
If you're moving from iOS 11.2.1 to iOS 11.4.1, you'll get a security patch for Spectre, a widely publicized exploit. This patch is from iOS 11.2.2.
If you're moving up from iOS 11.2, you'll also get a fix for a HomeKit security issue. If you're a HomeKit user, and you missed iOS 11.2.1, you'll want to download iOS 11.4.1 right away.
If you skipped iOS 11.2, you'll get its features with your device's iOS 11.4.1 update.
The iPhone SE's iOS 11.2 update delivered a nice list of changes including Apple's new Apple Pay Service, a bug fix for an annoying calculator bug, and a fix for a date bug.
If you're interested in the rest of iOS 11.2's changes, take a look at our walkthrough. It will take you through everything you need to know.
If you're coming from iOS 11.1, your iPhone SE's iOS 11.4.1 update comes with two additional bug fixes: A fix for Hey Siri unresponsiveness and a fix for the autocorrect bug that caused the letter "i" to become a capital "A" and a rectangle with a question mark.
If you're moving up from iOS 11.0.3, your iOS 11.4.1 update comes with the features and fixes from Apple's iOS 11.1 update.
iOS 11.1 featured 50+ new emoji characters (and redesigned originals) and an extensive list of bug fixes for lingering iOS 11 issues.
If you're upgrading from iOS 11.0-11.0.2, you'll get some additional bug fixes for iOS 11 problems. If you're upgrading from iOS 10, your iOS 11.4.1 update is far more substantial.
The iPhone SE's version of iOS 11 comes with noticeable UI changes, a ton of features, enhancements, bug fixes, and security patches.
Some other highlights include the ability to easily share Wi-Fi passwords with friends, screen recording, a redesigned and customizable Control Center, and some upgrades to Siri, notifications, Podcasts, and Apple Music.
The iPhone SE can also take advantage of new augmented reality apps.
ARKit, Apple's Augmented Reality solution, is limited to Apple A9, A10, and A11 processors which means the iPhone SE makes the cut. It uses the A9.