Enlarge / The iPhone X operating iOS 11.

Samuel Axon

In the present day, Apple launched iOS 11.four.1 for iPhones and iPads—a small replace that fixes a pair bugs and introduces a brand new safety characteristic. That is the fifteenth replace since iOS 11 launched final September. It is accessible to the identical gadgets as iOS 11.four—the iPhone 5S and later, the iPad Air and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, and 2015 iPod contact.

The notes customers will see once they go to the Settings app to replace their telephones are as follows:

iOS 11.four.1 consists of bug fixes and improves the safety of your iPhone or iPad. This replace:

Fixes a problem that prevented some customers from viewing the final recognized location of their AirPods in Discover My iPhone
Improves reliability of syncing mail, contacts, and notes with Change accounts

As typical, this iOS launch additionally consists of safety updates. Nonetheless, Apple had not launched the small print on its safety web page on the time of this posting, however anticipate them to look someday quickly. Important however not listed: USB Restricted Mode, a change initially included within the iOS 12 beta that makes it harder for anybody, together with authorities, to interrupt into the iPhone by means of the Lightning port.

You will now discover a toggle change labeled “USB Equipment” within the Contact ID & Passcode part of the Settings app labeled “USB Equipment.” It is off by default. A caption explains:

Unlock iPhone to permit USB equipment to attach when it has been greater than an hour since your iPhone was unlocked.

At first we thought we must wait till iOS 12 this fall to see this characteristic, however right here it’s.

Apple additionally launched minor updates for the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod—watchOS four.three.2, tvOS 11.four.1, and HomePod 10.four.1. These are additionally small updates. The watchOS replace notes merely state that four.three.2 “consists of enhancements and bug fixes.” No launch notes have been offered for tvOS 11.four.1, but it surely probably consists of small efficiency enhancements and bug fixes. Lastly, the HomePod replace “consists of common enhancements for stability and high quality.”

Based mostly on Apple’s earlier replace cycles, it’s attainable that these are the final updates for these working methods earlier than iOS 12 and its cousins arrive later this yr. Generally the corporate shifts its focus to the following main launch (on this case, iOS 12) in the summertime. These releases are prone to come this fall.


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