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iOS 11.1 Beta 2 – New emojis, bug fixes and improvements – What’s New

Everything about the new iOS 11.1 Beta 2.

The iOS 11.1 Beta 2 has been released and it features some improvements, bug fixes and a bunch of new emojis. The new beta update arrives nearly two weeks after the last beta was made available.

iOS 11.1 Beta 2
iOS 11.1 Beta 2

This is a relatively big update and the main changes are:

  • New Unicode 10 emojis
  • Reachability bug fixed on Home screen.
  • Emergency SOS Preferences improved.
  • 3D Touch Multitasking is back.

iOS 11.1 Beta 2 Emojis

iOS 11.1 Beta 2 Emojis
iOS 11.1 Beta 2 Emojis

The new emoji also have new faces, clothes, sports, food, dinosaurs and other mystical characters. The release notes for iOS 11.1 beta 2 don’t mention any other major new additions.

Obviously, some people are excited about the new Unicode 10 Emojis coming with iOS 11.1 beta 2 but the most important change is by far the 3D Touch Multitasking being brought back, many Apple fans have been complaining about this being removed.

iOS 11.1 Beta 2 3D Touch App Switcher
iOS 11.1 Beta 2 3D Touch App Switcher

The 3D Touch Multitasking feature was intentionally removed during the iOS 11 beta testing process and was not reimplemented ahead of the official iOS 11 launch, but Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi promised it will be brought back in a future iOS 11 update.

iOS 11.1 beta 2 is currently available only for developers, but a public beta should be coming later this week. We’re still early in the beta testing process, so it’s not yet clear when iOS 11.1 will see a public release.

Here’s the complete list of devices compatible with iOS 11 beta 2:

  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6th generation

Anyone with the developer profile installed on their compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch has access to iOS 11 beta 2 beginning immediately. To update to the new version over the air (OTA), simply open the Settings app on your iOS device and navigate to General > Software Update.

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