Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Developers

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
49,657
10,986



Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 11.4.1 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the first beta and a little over two weeks after releasing iOS 11.4, an update that introduced AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.4.1 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.


No new features were discovered in the first iOS 11.4.1 beta, suggesting it focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of iOS 11.4.

We'll update this post should we discover any new features in the second iOS 11.4.1 beta, but we're not expecting major changes now that Apple has shifted its focus to iOS 12, which is also available to developers for beta testing purposes.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 11.4.1 to Developers
 

bluespider

macrumors 6502
May 12, 2009
431
147
Space Coast FL
Has anyone figured out what's in this release? I did notice that message in cloud seems a little less than perfect as I occasionally get a stuck unread counter, wonder if that gets fixed in this release?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Konigi

sharleyP

macrumors newbie
Mar 8, 2017
27
131
I hope they fix a bug with cellular data I have since iOS 11.4. The phone shows full coverage (4 bars) but I have no cellular data. Toggling the airplane mode on/off helps for 10 minutes, then it drops the connection again.
 

thadoggfather

macrumors G4
Oct 1, 2007
11,897
9,331
Why do they waste resources on still updating 11, and 12 beta at the same time?
this has often been the case,

I pretty sure not much focus is being put on iOS 11 anymore

its in its final stages, but its still something most people will be on till the fall at the same time,
 

FrenchRoasted

macrumors regular
Sep 21, 2016
215
1,196
Another stupid question. Do these bug fixes help with a better release of iOS12? How much of the code is common?
 

bodonnell202

macrumors 68000
Jan 5, 2016
1,633
1,900
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Why do they waste resources on still updating 11, and 12 beta at the same time?
iOS 11 will still be the mainstream stable release of iOS for about 3 more months. There won't be any new features coming but they will continue with security patches and bug fixes until iOS 12 is released to the public. There's a good chance we'll see an iOS 11.4.2 as well...
 

OldSchoolMacGuy

Suspended
Jul 10, 2008
4,197
9,049
Why do they waste resources on still updating 11, and 12 beta at the same time?
iOS 12 won't be released to the public until the end of September. That's a long time to make the vast majority of iOS users who are on iOS 11 live with bugs and potential security issues.

Remember that most users are NOT on the newest betas. The average user would be left to suffer for over 1/3 of a year if they didn't bother pushing forward with bug fixes and other updates to the current version of iOS.
 

tyr2

macrumors 6502a
May 6, 2006
808
106
Leeds, UK
I've been having problems with my Airpods since 11.4. Occasionally the audio cuts out but the player keeps playing. Has anyone else had a similar problem? I'm hoping it's fixed in this update!
 
  • Like
Reactions: hodorjenkins

GregJohn

macrumors 6502
Oct 29, 2015
328
271
Saskatoon, SK
*patiently waiting for iOS 12 Beta 2*
*losing patience*

To those that wonder why they bother updating iOS 11 still.... uhhhh The vast majority are on iOS 11 and just because apple announces iOS 12 (which doesn't come out until usually mid September), doesn't mean there are not security or bug fixes that can't just be around leaving everyone but those testing iOS 12 at risk. Whatever 11.4.1 for example gets in terms of fixes, comes in the next beta of iOS 12 as well, so they aren't really "wasting time".
 

lsutigerfan1976

macrumors 68030
Sep 14, 2012
2,595
1,581
My iphone says it is up to date. But since i have auto updates on, i cannot figure out if it updated. Or if it just has not seen the ota update yet.
 

rstackmd

macrumors newbie
Apr 10, 2015
4
1
Agree. Battery issue is extreme on my iPhone 6 since 11.4. Drops 100% to 40% overnight. Spent hours this weekend trying fixes, including three Apple chats. they had me go through the pain of restore---did not help. Don't waste hours doing this!!!!!
 

crodonline

macrumors member
Mar 19, 2018
42
30
Chicago, IL
Agree. Battery issue is extreme on my iPhone 6 since 11.4. Drops 100% to 40% overnight. Spent hours this weekend trying fixes, including three Apple chats. they had me go through the pain of restore---did not help. Don't waste hours doing this!!!!!
I've experience this on the 2018 ipad since updating to 11.4. I got this in March, I shouldn't have serious battery drain this early. I was all good until 11.4.
 
  • Like
Reactions: nortonandreev
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.