iOS 11.1 new features and changes

iOS 11 has been available for a while and receives mostly positive reviews from iPhone and iPad owners. On the face of it, iOS 11 might not seem like a significant update, but when you look inside, there are a lot of exciting and handy things that encourage you to upgrade.

However, like any other iOS release, iOS 11 includes some bugs and errors that make your experience less joyful. Apple is fully aware of that and the company rolls out new updates that include fixes bugs and performance improvements.

Apple has recently released iOS 11.1 to iPhone and iPad owners in an attempt to enhance user experience. iOS 11.1 includes several new features and changes that may be a little bit confusing to some folks.

In this article, we have compiled a list of all the new features and changes in iOS 11.1. Before we begin, make sure you are now running iOS 11.1.

  1. New emoji

Last year, iOS 10 introduces tons of new emoji characters, allowing users to easily spice up their conversation. With iOS 11.1 update, Apple adds more than 70 new emoji characters and some of them are worth your try. iOS 11.1 introduces the new Crazy Face and Exploding Head, two of the most requested emojis.

  1. 3D Touch App Switcher

In iOS 11, Apple removed 3D Touch App Switcher gesture, meaning that you could not launch App Switcher simply performing a 3D Touch firm press. However, with iOS 11.1, the gesture is back. All you need to do now is to 3D Touch the edge and you will enter the new iOS 11 App Switcher.

  1. Emoji suggestions while typing in Messages app

With iOS 11.1, you can get multiple emoji suggestions when typing something in the Messages app. For instance, if you type “Surprised”, you will get 3 emoji suggestions in the section under the input field. This is a great addition, as it offers more options to spice up your messages.

  1. Better battery life

We have heard a lot of complaints from iPhone and iPad owners that their iPhone’s battery is draining quickly after installing iOS 11.  Fortunately, iOS 11.1 includes fixes for battery issues found in the previous version.

iOS 11.1 update also brings stability improvements to your iPhone and iPad. A lot of iPhone and iPad owners have reported an increase in performance after installing iOS 11.1 update.

Also read: How to use the formatting options in Notes app on your iPhone and iPad

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