iOS 11.4.1 update overview

July 11, 2018

iOS 11.4.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad. This update: 

  • Fixes an issue that prevented some users from viewing the last known location of their AirPods in Find My iPhone.  
  • Improves reliability of syncing mail, contacts and notes with Exchange accounts.

If you haven't already updated your iOS software to iOS 11.4, here's what you are missing:

iOS 11.4 includes AirPlay 2 multi-room audio, support for HomePod stereo pairs, and Messages in iCloud. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

AirPlay 2 

  • Control your home audio system and AirPlay 2-enabled speakers throughout your house.  
  • Play music at the same time on multiple AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in your house, all in sync.  
  • Control AirPlay 2-enabled speakers from Control Center, the Lock screen, or AirPlay controls within apps on your iPhone or iPad.  
  • Use your voice to control AirPlay 2-enabled speakers with Siri from your iPhone or iPad, HomePod, or Apple TV.  
  • Take a call or play a game on your iPhone or iPad without interrupting playback on your AirPlay 2-enabled speakers. 

HomePod stereo pair 

  • This update supports setting up your HomePod stereo pair using your iPhone or iPad.  
  • HomePod pair automatically senses its location in the room and balances the sound based on the speakers' locations.  
  • Advanced beamforming provides wider soundstage than traditional stereo pair.  
  • HomePod will automatically update to support stereo pairs, unless auto updates are disabled in the Home app. 

Messages in iCloud 

  • Store your messages, photos, and other attachments in iCloud and free up space on your devices.  
  • All your messages appear when you sign into a new device with the same iMessage account.  
  • When you delete messages and conversations they are instantly removed from all your devices.  
  • To turn on Messages in iCloud, enable Messages in iCloud settings (Settings > [your name] > iCloud).  
  • Your conversations continue to be end-to-end encrypted. 

Other improvements and fixes 

  • Enables teachers to assign their students reading activities in iBooks using the Schoolwork app.  
  • Fixes an issue where certain character sequences could cause Messages to crash.  
  • Addresses a Messages issue that could cause some messages to appear out of order.  
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent logging in or accessing files on Google Drive, Google Docs and Gmail in Safari.  
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent data syncing in Health.  
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent users from changing what apps can access Health data.  
  • Resolves an issue that could cause an app to appear in an incorrect location on the Home screen.  
  • Fixes an issue where CarPlay audio could become distorted.  
  • Fixes an issue where selecting music from your iPhone could fail when playing music over Bluetooth or when connected to USB on some vehicles. 

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