Apple today released fourth betas for iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1. While we’ve covered all the changes in watchOS 4.1 beta 4, you may be wondering what’s new in beta 4 of iOS 11.1.

The size of today’s over-the-air update ranges from a little more than one gigabyte to just about two gigabytes, depending on your iOS device model and the previously installed beta.

The size of the release may indicate that we’re now approaching a Golden Master candidate ahead of the final release, probably around the time iPhone X launches next month.

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Aside from a few visual tweaks, such as an all-new heart rate design for finished workouts in the Activity app that’s consistent with the Health app, some updated animations and no 3D Touch lag (finally!), iOS 11.1 brings multiple emoji suggestions on the QuickType keyboard and marks the return of the beloved 3D Touch app switcher.

The expected Messages in iCloud feature is not part of iOS 11.1.

And of course, both watchOS 4.1 and iOS 11.1 come with more than a hundred new emoji, including many new food types, animals and mythical creatures.

Some of the newly added characters include crazy face, shushing face, vomiting face, vampire, T-rex, flying saucer, broccoli and many more.

As a bonus, smiley faces are now more emotive and you have some new gender-neutral characters and clothing options at your disposal.

What new iOS 11.1 features are you looking forward to the most?

Tell us by leaving a comment below.

  • So Young

    iOS 11.1 brings new graphical bugs on smart invert colours. Now in control center the text colors is still inverted when you touch an option. This is not the case in current 11.0.3. Odd.

  • Dexter

    This version is so much smoother than 11.0.3 A welcomed update for sure. I even installed in on my daily driver.

    • Mustafa F. Al-Nissany

      what about battery ?

      • Dexter

        Battery seems good. I can’t say much more as I would need more than a day to test. I can say that it is better than 11.0.3. Better than 10.3.3, too soon to tell. I hope that answers your question.

  • 3D touch animations still super stuttering in control center

    • Dexter

      I must honestly say that I’m not experiencing the same thing. I’m in iPhone 6S for reference

      • And true that even on 11.0.3 stable there’s no lag on 6s I’ve tried. I’m on 7+

      • Dexter

        Very interesting. When I was on 11.0.3 I had loads of 3D Touch lag, and lag in general too.

  • Mustafa F. Al-Nissany

    what about battery ?? anyone test it ?

  • ElephantLeg

    I must honestly say that I’m not experiencing the same thing. I’m in iPhone 6S for reference

  • clarkey

    Battery seems good. I can’t say much more as I would need more than a day to test. I can say that it is better than 11.0.3. Better than 10.3.3, too soon to tell. I hope that answers your question.

  • Jerry

    what about battery ?? anyone test it ?

  • andy

    Battery seems good. I can’t say much more as I would need more than a day to test. I can say that it is better than 11.0.3. Better than 10.3.3, too soon to tell. I hope that answers your question.

  • Buddyfrog1

    And true that even on 11.0.3 stable there’s no lag on 6s I’ve tried. I’m on 7+

  • The Bad Guy

    Battery seems good. I can’t say much more as I would need more than a day to test. I can say that it is better than 11.0.3. Better than 10.3.3, too soon to tell. I hope that answers your question.

  • Vandraren

    Why oh Why Will they never implement colored dots in the calendar….