The iOS 11.4 release date is probably several weeks away, but iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users should start prepping for its arrival.
Unlike iOS 11.3, Apple’s declined to offer a specific release window for its upcoming iOS 11.4 update. Apple tagged the iOS 11.3 update with a spring release window ahead of the official roll out.
The company hasn’t provided a firm iOS 11.4 release date, but some believe Apple could release iOS 11.4 in and around WWDC 2018 in early June. WWDC 2018 kicks off on June 4th in San Jose, California.
iOS 11.4 Release Date
Apple recently released its second iOS 11.4 beta to developers and those in the public Beta Software Program which means we have a long way to go before the company releases the final version for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models capable of running iOS 11.
Milestone upgrades like iOS 11.4 typically sit in beta for more than a month so don’t expect the iOS 11.4 update to show up for your device in April. The latest iOS 11.4 beta isn’t the GM (Gold Master).
The iOS 11.3 and iOS 11.2.6 updates both went through lengthy betas and we expect the same from Apple’s next, and perhaps final, iOS 11 update. Apple’s iPhone 5s will get iOS 11.4 though it could serve as its final update.
The iOS 11.4 beta might drag on for a few more weeks, but don’t let that stop you from doing some prep work. This guide will provide you with some tips and tricks that will help you get ready for the highly anticipated iOS 11.4 release date.
Start Doing Some Early Prep
With an iOS 11.4 release date off in the distance, you don't need to go crazy prepping for the update's arrival. That said, use the time between now and its release wisely.
If you need to, use this time to cleanup the storage on your device. Go into your device's storage and delete the files (photos, apps, etc) you no longer need. Cleaning up your device could also improve your device's performance.
Make sure you track down all of your login information before the iOS 11.4 update arrives. Have your Apple ID/iCloud login and the login info for your important apps and services ready to go. iOS 11.4 could log you out of some of your apps and services.
If you want to install the iOS 11.4 update right when it comes out, and you don't have access to a power source, you'll need a specific amount of battery life to start the installation process.
Next week, make sure your device has at least a 50% charge (or you're near a charger) around 10AM Pacific Monday-Friday.
This also applies to those of you looking to download new versions of the iOS 11.4 beta right when they come out.
This might seem tedious, but a little prep work will help you avoid major problems before, and after, the iOS 11.4 update's release.