Apple releases iOS 11.1

Apple today released iOS 11.1 with new features, improvements, and bug fixes which include:

• Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more

• Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry
• Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
• Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup
• Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots

• Improves braille support for Grade 2 input
• Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs
• Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications
• Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
• Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing
• Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail
• Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages

Other improvements and fixes
• Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch
• Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen
• Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps
• Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data
• Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation)
• Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch

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    1. That is a disgustingly embarrassing and unforgivable bug to have made it through iOS 11 and 11.1 betas. Either have the animation blocking (don’t register next keystroke until animation is done… a major annoyance and inconvenience), or speed up (better yet, get rid of) the superfluous and useless animation.

  1. Wait that means the older iPhones and iPads that were able to update to latest iOS are still vulnerable to that WiFi Krack… Correct?

    Available for: iPhone 7 and later, and iPad Pro 9.7-inch (early 2016) and later
    Impact: An attacker in Wi-Fi range may force nonce reuse in WPA clients (Key Reinstallation Attacks – KRACK)
    Description: A logic issue existed in the handling of state transitions. This was addressed with improved state management.
    CVE-2017-13080: Mathy Vanhoef of the imec-DistriNet group at KU Leuven

    1. Sorry about previous message.

      I just spoke to an Apple Advisor and I can confirm that the latest WiFi Krack vulnerability is ONLY fixed for iPhone 7 and iPad Pro 2016 and later, and NOT for all other devices that were able to update!

  2. iOS 11 trashed my iPhone 6S.. battery drains in 4 hours doing nothing.. the phone is always warm.. apps crash.. have to reboot every day.. my work IBM notes email and calendar stopped working.. Installed the new 11.1… no joy… still not fixed.. I am back on my old android until apple can fix this.. I wish I could go back to 10.3 !! My wifes iPhone 8 Plus works great on 11.. not sure what the issue is.. the phone worked great before I updated to 11..

  3. @LVTom:

    Had battery life issues, too with 11.0.x. Try the following:

    Go to Settings>General>Reset and then select “Reset Location & Privacy.”


    Note: if you have 11.1 beta 5 installed, you don’t have to run the update. (It may not even show up in Software Update). You have the final release already.

  4. If anyone else has upgraded to iOS 11.1 can you try locking the phone from the home screen, then when you unlock see if a mysterious blurred thing drops down and up again from the top of the screen? It’s only cosmetic, just very obvious to me.

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