Apple Releases Essential iOS 11.4.1 Update: What Features Are Included?

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Apple devices running on iOS 11

Update: Details about the USB Restricted Mode feature were added.

Today Apple has released iOS 11.4.1 to for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple iOS 11.4.1 is considered a minor point update as it simply contains a few bug fixes. And Apple also implemented the USB Restricted Mode as part of the iOS 11.4.1 update.

What Features Are Included In iOS 11.4.1?

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Apple iOS 11.4.1 Update

In the release notes, Apple said that iOS 11.4.1 fixes an issue that prevents some users from being able to view the last known location of their AirPods in the “Find My iPhone” app. And it also improves the reliability of syncing mail, contacts and notes with Microsoft Exchange accounts. Apple may release another few minor point software updates before iOS rolls out in September.

The USB Restricted Mode is a feature that prevents private companies and law enforcement agencies from cracking iPhone passcodes with USB devices. You will find this feature under Settings > Face ID & Passcode or Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. Then you will see a toggle for USB Accessories. The USB Accessories toggle is off by default. So when your iPhone or iPad is locked for more than one hour, iOS will not allow USB devices to connect to the device.

“We’re constantly strengthening the security protections in every Apple product to help customers defend against hackers, identity thieves, and intrusions into their personal data,” said Apple in a statement via The Verge. “We have the greatest respect for law enforcement, and we don’t design our security improvements to frustrate their efforts to do their jobs.”

Apple’s Plans For iOS 12

Apple had announced iOS 12 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June, which will have a number of new features. iOS 12 has an emphasis on performance improvements as the share sheet display will load up to two times faster and apps will launch at two times faster with that update.

When iOS 12 arrives, it will also ship with support for ARKit 2, four new Animoji (with tongue detection support), Group FaceTime, Memoji (customizable Animoji), a new Measure app, enhanced Do Not Disturb features, grouping in the Notification Center, Siri Shortcuts, a new design for Apple Books and third-party navigation apps for CarPlay.

Breakdown Of All The Previous iOS 11 Updates

Apple iOS 11.4.1 is the fifteenth update to iOS 11 following iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.3, iOS 11.1, iOS 11.1.1, iOS 11.1.2, iOS 11.2, iOS 11.2.1, iOS 11.2.2, iOS 11.2.5, iOS 11.2.6, iOS 11.3, iOS 11.3.1 and iOS 11.4.

iOS 11.4

iOS 11.4 (released May 29, 2018) is a major update with several new features. For example, iOS 11.4 included AirPlay 2 support, Messages on iCloud and the ClassKit platform.

iOS 11.3.1

iOS 11.3.1 (released April 24, 2018) was a minor point update that improved iPhone and iPad security. This update also addressed a problem causing the touch input to become unresponsive on some iPhone 8 devices that were serviced with non-genuine replacement displays.

In the release notes for this update, Apple said “non-genuine replacement displays may have compromised visual quality and may fail to work correctly. Apple-certified screen repairs are performed by trusted experts who use genuine Apple parts.”

iOS 11.3

iOS 11.3 (released March 29, 2018) was considered a major update that shipped with several features. For example, iOS 11.3 included features such as the ability to control battery performance within the Settings app > Battery > Battery Health (Beta). This update also included new Animoji, a Business Chat feature, new AR experiences and the ability for users to see health records within the Health app.

iOS 11.2.6

iOS 11.2.6 (released February 19, 2018) shipped with two bug fixes for the iPhone and iPad. One bug pertained to a problem where a character in the Telugu language keyboard was causing apps to crash. And the other bug had to do with third-party apps failing to connect to external hardware.

iOS 11.2.5

iOS 11.2.5 (released January 23, 2018) included a few new HomePod controls and the update also fixed a problem where a GitHub link was used for maliciously attacking the Messages app, causing it to freeze up — which was known as “chaiOS.” Users that were victimized by chaiOS had to perform a hard reset on their device.

iOS 11.2.2

iOS 11.2.2 (released January 8, 2018) was a minor update that contained security enhancements for WebKit and Safari. Plus this update also mitigated the Spectre vulnerability.

iOS 11.2.1

iOS 11.2.1 (released December 13, 2017) had fixed a bug that disabled remote access to shared users in the Home app. Before this issue came up, Apple temporarily disabled remote HomeKit access since the platform was vulnerable to exploits for smart door locks and garage opening devices.

iOS 11.2

iOS 11.2 (released December 2, 2017) was a major update, which included many new features. iOS 11.2 included the Apple Pay Cash feature (ability for iOS users to transfer money through the Messages app), fast wireless charging support, new iPhone X wallpapers and additional navigation indicators for the iPhone X.

When Apple released iOS 11.2, it was in the middle of the night on a Saturday rather than Tuesday morning. Apple rushed out the update in order to address the “December 2nd data bug,” which was causing apps on iOS devices with local notifications to crash on that day.

iOS 11.1.2

iOS 11.1.2 (released November 16, 2017) fixed two iPhone X bugs. One bug had to do with the iPhone X screen becoming unresponsive due to a shift change in temperature. And the other bug revolved around problems with Live photos and videos being distorted on the iPhone X.

iOS 11.1.1

iOS 11.1.1 (released November 9, 2017) repaired a couple of problems. One of the problems had to do with the iOS keyboard converting the letter “i” to an “a” with a question mark symbol next to it. And the other problem that was fixed had to do with the “Hey Siri” feature not working properly for certain devices.

iOS 11.1

The iOS 11.1 update (released October 31, 2017) included a few new features. iOS 11.1 included over 70 new emoji and the update also restored the 3D Touch multitasking gesture. And iOS 11.1 also fixed issues that had caused Live Photo effects to be played back slowly. There was also an issue fixed that caused duplicate Mail notifications to appear in the Lock screen.

iOS 11.0.3

iOS 11.0.3 (released October 11, 2017) fixed an issue that caused audio and haptic feedback to not work properly on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices. And that update also fixed a problem that caused the touch input on iPhone 6s displays to become unresponsive if they were repaired without genuine Apple parts.

iOS 11.0.2

iOS 11.0.2 (released October 3, 2017) had fixed problems that caused crackling noises in the earpieces of iPhone 8 devices. And iOS 11.0.2 resolved a problem causing attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails to become corrupt. Plus iOS 11.0.2 also addressed an issue that prevented photos from reappearing on certain devices.

iOS 11.0.1

iOS 11.0.1 (released September 26, 2017) fixed synchronization issues for Office 365, Outlook.com and Exchange Server 2016 utilizing Windows Server 2016 in Apple Mail. Plus iOS 11.0.1 also contained performance improvements for Springboard, iMessage App Drawer and the App Explorer.

iOS 11

iOS 11 (released September 19, 2017) is the eleventh version of iOS. This update included a number of useful features such as the ability to customize the Control Center, Live Photos editing, the new Files app, ARKit, Do Not Disturb While Driving, indoor airport and mall maps, a document scanner in Notes and multitasking features for the iPad.

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