We’ll walk you through what is new in iOS 11.4 and iOS 11.4.1 that just arrived today to deliver several much anticipated features to the iPhone and iPad. there are two major fixes listed and this likely also includes fixes for iOS 11.4 battery issues.
The iOS 11.41. update arrives in the midst of the iOS 12 beta process, but this is for the average user. It comes on the heels of iOS 11.4 which arrived in May with AirPlay 2 and Messages in the Cloud. The iOS 11.4.1 update includes all of the iOS 11, iOS 11.2, iOS 11.3 and iOS 11.4 features including new Animoji, Apple Pay Cash and the other exciting features.
This rundown of new iOS features includes the newest iOS 11.4.1 changes, new iOS 11.4 features and the rest of what’s new in iOS 11 compared to iOS 10. This free update is available to install over the air or through iTunes and should take about 10 minutes to install.
The iOS 11.4.1 update is free for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, but only works on a select group of devices.
- iPhone 5s and newer iPhones
- iPad Air (All Models)
- iPad Pro (All Models)
- iPad 5th generation
- iPad mini 2 and newer
- iPod touch 6th generation
Here’s what’s new in iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 11.
What's New in iOS 11.4.1
The iOS 11.4 update added Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2, but it also brought issues along with it. The iOS 11.4.1 update keeps these long anticipated features and includes fixes for some iOS 11.4 problems.
Specifically the iOS 11.4.1 update;
- Fixes an issue that prevented some users from viewing the last known location of their AirPods in Find My iPhone.
- Improves reliability of syncing mail, contacts and notes with Exchange accounts.
This update also includes other bug fixes and security upgrades. It's possible that this update includes a fix for bad iOS 11.4 battery life.
Messages in the Cloud allows you to backup your iMessage conversations to the cloud just like you back up your notes, contacts and photos. This means they are backed up in case something happens to your phone, but that's not all.
Messages in the Cloud syncs deleted messages and threads across your iCloud devices. This means everything will show up the same across your Apple devices. With this in place you should see the same conversations everywhere, all of the time.
This also backs up the photos and attachments in the cloud so you have more room on your iPhone or iPad. When you get a new device all of the messages sync to that device so you don't lose anything.