Apple Releases iOS 11.4.1 With Bug Fixes, USB Restricted Mode

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released iOS 11.4.1, the fifteenth update to the iOS 11 operating system that was first introduced in September 2017. iOS 11.4.1 comes more than a month after the release of iOS 11.4, a major update that introduced support for Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2.

    iOS 11.4.1 is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. Eligible devices include the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, and the 6th-generation iPod touch.


    iOS 11.4.1 is a minor update that's been introduced to address bugs that have been discovered since the launch of iOS 11.4, with no new features discovered during the beta testing period. According to Apple's release notes, today's update fixes an issue that prevented some users from viewing the last known location of their AirPods in Find My iPhone and it improves the reliability of syncing mail, contacts, and notes with Exchange accounts.

    iOS 11.4.1 also includes USB Restricted Mode, which was first introduced in the iOS 12 beta. USB Restricted Mode is designed to make your iPhone and iPad immune to certain hacking techniques used by law enforcement or other potentially malicious entities to gain access to an iOS device.

    There are some iPhone access methods that use a USB connection, downloading data from your iPhone (or iPad) through the Lightning connector to crack the passcode. iOS 12 prevents this by disabling data access to the Lightning port if it's been more than an hour since your iOS device was last unlocked.


    USB Restricted Mode is enabled by default when you update to iOS 11.4.1 (or iOS 12), but it can be toggled off if necessary by following the steps in our how to.

    Today's iOS 11.4.1 update may be one of the last updates that we see to the iOS 11 operating system.

    At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple introduced iOS 12, the next-generation version of iOS. iOS 12 brings improvements like Group FaceTime, Screen Time for monitoring iPhone and iPad usage, Do Not Disturb improvements, Grouped Notifications, new Memoji and Animoji options, and more, with full details available in our iOS 12 roundup.

    Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 11.4.1 With Bug Fixes, USB Restricted Mode
  2. ConfusedChris macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2013
    Hopefully this will fix the missing badges on iMessage on my iPad.
  3. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Hopefully this fixes some of the issues that certain users were having with battery life on 11.4.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Hopefully this helps out with some battery issues that some have been experiencing with iOS 11.4.
  5. Gyroworld macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2016
  6. archvile, Jul 9, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2018

    archvile macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2007
    Not seeing the update, on both of my iPhones...?

    Installing now, took about 10 minutes after 12 to show up.
  7. markfc macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    Please please I hope this fixes the audio skipping and dropouts.
  8. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    Cool deal. I am guessing the latest high Sierra comes out later today or tomorrow.
  9. jakeowens macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I still have a really long list of bug issues in ios11 so hopefully this fixes some of them... particularly imessages in the cloud where my phone doesn't get all my messages. :(
  10. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I'm getting this error message.

  11. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 68000

    Darmok N Jalad

    Sep 26, 2017
    I know the thread well! Fingers crossed that the random battery drain issue goes away for me. Last night my phone dropped from 100% to 15%, and battery report had no app usage at all.
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    I got that once but then checked again and it worked fine.
  13. Konigi macrumors member


    Jan 24, 2017
    Montréal, Québec
  14. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    Happy birthday
  15. bluecoast macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2017
    Happy birthday!

    And let’s hope that all of us get a battery drain fix ‘birthday present’, too!
  16. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yep... it is working now. Thanks
  17. LessO2 macrumors regular

    May 20, 2012
    G od luck, I h pe it works o t for yo .
  18. bluecoast, Jul 9, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 9, 2018

    bluecoast macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2017
    I was really tempted to make the jump but I feel like I’ve been running a beta for the best part of 11.x and feel more than a little burned.

    Hoping that 11.4.1 brings back the stability that 11.3 did to my 7.
  19. HyruleBorn macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    This update ended up bricking one of my Apple TV 4k's because I unplugged it after there was nothing showing up on the screen after the endless loading image.

  20. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I sincerely ope this fixes the screen timeout bug when iMessage voice recording.

    My screen timeout is set to 30seconds (like my 5S, 6, 6S, and 7 before my current SE). Say within 25 seconds of reading an iMessage I then begin to press and hold the voice recording option to send a message to my beautiful lady; the message was about 10-12 seconds long and very heart felt impromptu message. Guess what? The screen auto locked (while I’m holding the message)! I use Touch ID to unlock and nothing I was recording was saved. No option to add to that recording.

    Very frustrated.
  21. AppleMad98004 macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2011
    Cylde Hill, WA
    Yes. My iPad will drain from 60% to 15% overnight just sitting there.
  22. ipedro macrumors 601


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    I've had issues with iOS 11 from the get-go. I figured it couldn't get any worse with iOS 12 Beta and since iOS 12 is meant to be a stability focused update, odds would be that it'd be more stable than iOS 11. I was right. I'm not touching this iOS until iOS 12 officially comes out. It's about perfect right now.
  23. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    My Apple Watch Series 3 GPS+Cellular is basically doing the same thing.
    He's hoping.
  24. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    I never had battery issues on 11.4 until suddenly, earlier this week, I got them. It hasn’t improved after doing all the usual things. I totally get the complaints of those users. Hopefully it fixes it, I had zero problems with 11.3.1
  25. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    15 updates in less then a year and I bet Apples buggiest software ever will still be full of bugs...

    It doesn’t seem to mention anything about battery life?.. oh well maybe in iOS 12..

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