Apple just released iOS 11.1.1. One of the reasons it published the latest iOS is to fix the bug that autocorrected the letter “i” to “A.” How could Apple miss it during testing?
However, the big question now is if it would improve the company’s record of patchy rushed updates. Will it fix the issues?
iOS 11.1.1 is for owners of iPhone 5S or later. It’s also built for iPad mini 2 or later and the 6th generation iPod touch and later. If your device is compatible, you’ll receive a notification to download and install it.
It keeps on nagging you until you upgrade your device. However, if you didn’t receive such notification, you could trigger it manually by going to Settings, tapping General and Software Update.
The latest update is only 50 MB. However, if you have not updated to iOS 11 yet, then migrating to 11.1.1 would be larger.
Is it for jailbreakers?
Just like any updates, the latest iOS 11 update removes jailbreak from your iOS device. However, some people have already jailbroken it on their iPhone X. We don’t know yet if this jailbreak will be released to the public.
The stability of this iOS is mixed. Some people are saying that their iOS device’s battery life has improved since downloading it. Others, however, reported of experiencing severe battery life issues. Furthermore, the iOS autocorrect fix doesn’t seem to work for everyone. Some experienced crashes, bugs on their camera and breaking notifications.
What’s the primary goal of this release?
It’s a minor release to fix specific issues of keyboard auto-correct. This update also fixes the issue that caused Hey Siri to stop working.
Apple confirmed that the update doesn’t have security updates. But the company issued monthly security updates. In fact, iOS 11.1.1 was released in six weeks.
Apple didn’t explain why the problem existed. The issue started last week when users tried to tweet some messages with the letter I found out that their posts appeared to have an “A,” instead of “i.”
Should you upgrade?
If you’re having the autocorrect problem, then you must install the latest update. But you must remember that the fix was rushed to fix the bug. Although the fix didn’t work for everyone, it does help other users.
On the other hand, you should consider not updating if your iOS device is working properly because the update won’t give you benefit. The bug about Siri is just minor. The most important thing here is that there’s no security issue.
The next big release is the iOS 11.2. In this update, it may restore Apple Pay Cash. The feature was removed from iOS 11. Furthermore, this update will provide security updates, and somehow, Apple may fix the battery issues that have caused problems to some users since upgrading to iOS 11.
Unfortunately, we may have to wait for two to four weeks before iOS 11.2 will be released. Currently, it’s in beta two mode. The company will take up to eight betas before releasing the update.