A third beta of iOS 11.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch was seeded yesterday to Apple’s registered developers and public beta testers. Among the other bug fixes, we saw only minor yet important tweaks since the last beta which brought several changes.

Some of the more important changes in beta 3 include:

  • Haptic feedback on incorrect Lock screen passcode entry is back again
  • Less lag when using 3D Touch
  • You can now access notification shade and widgets from the lower bottom of the screen when Reachability is invoked

AirPlay 2, Messages in the Cloud and Apple Pay Cash are not present in this beta.

Watch our video overview of all the changes in iOS 11.1 beta 3.

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The previous beta brought back the popular 3D Touch app switcher gesture and more than a hundred new emoji, including crazy face, shushing face, vampire and broccoli, which are also available across macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 and watchOS 4.1.

Other tidbits in beta 1 and beta 2 include multiple emoji keyboard suggestions, tweaked animations and visual changes in the Health app.

How do you like the changes in iOS 11.1 beta 3?

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  • Mr_Coldharbour

    What’s the third point “accessing notification shade widgets”? Didn’t quite understand that.

    • John

      Once you activate Reachability, you can use the shaded top 1/3 to invoke notifications by pulling down down.

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        You could always do that since iOS 9. Also, does the NC page in this new beta update open up to the widgets screen by default or is it still that useless Notifications screen (the one which looks identical to the lock screen)?

      • Matta Fakt

        Not completely true. That functionality went away with iOS 11. The point is that it’s back again now as of 11.1 beta 3

  • igobythisname

    3D Touch app switcher? -scratch that! I commented without even glancing at the article, mah baddd!!!

  • David Gow

    So I’ve updated to latest version and on safari when I go to a site it says I’m using an old version of safari. And doesn’t load. I try a different browser and everything works like a charm. Am I missing something here? Why does safari not work anymore