Apple today released the public version of iOS 11.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with more than 70 new emoji, the ability to use 3D Touch to invoke the iOS app switcher, multiple emoji suggestions for the QuickType keyboard and other changes and bug fixes.

The full iOS 11.1 files can be grabbed from iDownloadBlog’s Download webpage.

To apply the update over the air, go to Settings → Software Update.

The release comes with fixes for the recently discovered Wi-Fi vulnerabilities that protect you from “KRACK” attacks and attempts to decrypt sensitive information like passwords.

iOS 11.1 also includes subtle visual tweaks like a 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 in Control Center or on the Lock/Home screen.

To use the 3D Touch app switcher, press the left edge of the display firmly with 3D Touch to jump straight to the iOS app switcher. Swipe left or right to browse your most recently used apps, tap a thumbnail to bring its app to the foreground, force-quit an app by swiping it up or exit the app switcher by pressing the Home button.

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If you press the screen edge lightly then drag all the way to the right lets you quickly switch back to the last app in one swipe. All iPhones from iPhone 6s onward feature 3D Touch.

As mentioned before, more than 70 new emoji are available across iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, like crazy face, shushing face, vomiting face, vampire, T-rex, flying saucer, broccoli and more, with many new food types, animals and mythical creatures.

Smiley faces are now more emotive and you have some new gender-neutral characters and clothing options at your disposal.

Whaat’s your favorite new feature in iOS 11.1?

Let us know by posting a comment below.

  • Daniel Tolman

    I’ve been using 11.1 betas and they work great on my 7+
    Had a few issues with 11.0.x.
    11.1 favorite feature is 3D Touch(app switcher and shortcuts), since I never really used it before.
    I do have a question though. I have deleted my beta profile from Settings, do I have to do something else to stay on Public Releases and receive said public releases OTA’s?

    • The Fluffy Alpaca

      How was the battery life? Mine was terrible at 11.0.2, so I hope it’s better in 11.1

      • Daniel Tolman

        I honestly cannot tell battery is better than 11.0.X in my case. I didn’t have battery life problems with my phone. I had a few display glitches for mail and calendar apps with 11.0.X and overall sluggish performance. I still have the display glitches, even after a full restore. But performance is great on 11.1

  • Zencowboy007

    Hopefully a JB now…Please. On 9.3.3 on iPhone (stable) and nothing on iPad 11.1

    Didn’t buy new iPhone yet as so like my JB over anything else and would pay $20 for a ios 11 JB any day.

    • 20 whole dollars? Bloody hell, you’re so crazy with money

      • Zencowboy007

        I’ve donated at least $40 so far…more than most I would guess and bought many tweaks over there years.

      • Aha I’m just pulling your leg dude

  • AMB_07

    Hopefully they’ll one day change this nonsense about the WiFi and Bluetooth icons on the control centre only being able to disconnect and not turn off.

  • SpideyRules

    “To apply the update over the air, go to Settings → Software Update.”

    Need to fix: Settings –> General –> Software Update

  • Kelly Johnson

    New emojis! Gag.

  • Cones1r

    3D Touch app switcher!!!!

    • K3NSH1R0

      Totally forgot about that…Finally!!!

    • The Fluffy Alpaca

      Yasssss

  • andrei endriu

    For jailbreaking purposes, should I still wait on 10.3.2 or go 11.0.x ? Advice appreciated. Thank you

  • iamlynda

    I hope they fixed the blurry back camera issue 🙁

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Can anyone confirm whether or not Control Center is back to its old behaviour where if we toggle Wifi or Bluetooth OFF from CC that it’ll actually turn OFF and not just disconnect? Thanks

  • gguyu

    Can anyone confirm whether or not Control Center is back to its old behaviour where if we toggle Wifi or Bluetooth OFF from CC that it’ll actually turn OFF and not just disconnect? Thanks

    • Jack Wong

      Why it would switch back? Is that a bug?