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Apple IOS 11.1.1 Release: Should You Upgrade?

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As predicted Apple AAPL -Zero.67% iOS 11.1.1 is right here. Shortly launched to appropriate a weird autocorrect bug which induced the letter “i” autocorrect to an “A” with an emblem (how was that missed in testing?), the large query is will iOS 11.1.1 enhance upon Apple’s patchy file of rushed updates (1,2,three) or will it trigger extra issues than it fixes? Effectively early indicators are combined…

Right here’s the whole lot you might want to know…


Apple iOS 11.1.1

Who Is iOS 11.1.1 For?

As with all iOS 11 releases, iOS 11.1.1 is suitable with iPhone 5S or later, iPad mini 2 or later and the sixth era iPod contact or later.

iOS 11.1.1 sends out an automated notification to suitable gadgets to obtain and set up the replace (and can preserve nagging you till you do), however in the event you haven’t acquired this it may be triggered manually by navigating to Settings > Common > Software program Replace. Tip: in case your iOS gadget is registered as a part of Apple’s beta program (the place iOS 11.2 is now testing – extra later), then you could unroll your gadget for iOS 11.1.1 to indicate up.

 iOS updates differ in dimension relying on the gadget, however iOS 11.1.1 is a tiny replace coming it at circa 50MB for many customers. In case you are updating from iOS 10, nevertheless, it can wrap up the entire of the unique iOS 11 replace so can be significantly bigger.

The Deal Breakers

In a variant of my regular warning: sure, iOS 11.1.1 will take away the jailbreak out of your iPhone, iPad or iPod contact however a demo has already been proven of iOS 11.1.1 jailbroken on the iPhone X. The issue is it’s unclear when or even when this jailbreak can be launched.

As for stability, primarily based on the primary 48 hours, it appears iOS 11.1.1 is having combined outcomes. Some customers are reporting wonderful battery life enhancements whereas others are reporting extreme battery life issues, notably to @AppleSupport on Twitter. It additionally appears that the first repair in iOS 11.1.1 (extra beneath) doesn’t working for everybody (1, 2, three, Four, 5, 6 and so forth) whereas for others it’s inflicting crashes, (1, 2, three, Four, 5, 6, 7, Eight, 9 and so forth), digicam bugs and breaking notifications,

I’ll keep watch over these experiences to see in the event that they escalate.

So What Do You Get?

Identical to earlier ‘minor level’ releases, iOS 11.1.1 has been launched to deal with some very particular issues:

  • Fixes a difficulty with keyboard auto-correct
  • Fixes a difficulty the place Hey Siri stops working

Of the 2, it’s the auto-correct bug which has had by far the larger impression with customers livid at it messing up vital messages and emails. However because the experiences present, this repair isn’t working for everybody.

In the meantime Apple’s safety web page confirms iOS 11.1.1 doesn’t comprise any new safety updates. This isn’t stunning since these are issued month-to-month at most and iOS 11.1.1 is the sixth iOS 11 launch in simply six weeks.

Apple iOS 11.1.1 Verdict: Set up If You Have The Autocorrect Bug (Everybody Else Wait)

Apple might checklist two fixes in iOS 11.1.1 however don’t be fooled, this was a launch rushed out primarily to repair the autocorrect bug. In any case getting the letter ‘i’ fallacious whenever you’re an organization famed for iDevice naming is just a little embarrassing.

Consequently, whereas the repair clearly isn’t working for everybody, it does appear to be serving to most customers. So since that is such an irritating bug you must replace iOS 11.1.1 in case you are affected.

The flipside is in the event you aren’t affected and the whole lot is working wonderfully I’d suggest you don’t replace as a result of iOS 11.1.1 brings no profit to you: the Siri bug is so minor it wasn’t even on my radar, there aren’t any safety fixes inside and there are sufficient experiences of iOS 11.1.1 inflicting severe issues to steer clear. You’re lacking nothing.

The Street Forward

Apple’s subsequent huge launch is iOS 11.2 which ought to lastly restore Apple Pay Money which was pulled from iOS 11 in the final minute. It would additionally ship safety updates and – hopefully – Apple’s newest try to repair the battery issues which have plagued so many customers ever since they upgraded to iOS 11 (1, 2, three, Four).

I don’t anticipate iOS 11.2 to reach for an additional 2-Four weeks because it has solely reached beta 2 and Apple normally likes 5-Eight betas for main level releases. So in case you are one of many unfortunate customers nonetheless struggling issues, maintain on in there extra assistance is coming!

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