Apple releases third betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1 & tvOS 11.1

Apple today seeded third betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1 and tvOS 11.1 to its registered developers and members of the Apple Developer Program.

Matching betas for the company’s registered public beta testers should follow soon.

Registered developers and beta testers can update their devices to the latest betas over the air via Apple’s standard Software Update mechanism in iOS Settings → General → Software Update, the Updates tab on Mac App Store, in tvOS Settings → System → Software Updates on their fourth or fifth-generation Apple TV and in the companion Watch app on iPhone.

Apple originally released first betas for these forthcoming operating system software updates on September 27, followed by beta 2 on October 9.

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iOS 11.1 beta 2 brought back the popular 3D Touch app switcher gesture and included more than a hundred new emoji (also available in macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 and watchOS 4.1), including crazy face, shushing face, vampire, broccoli and more.

Other improvements: no more haptic feedback on wrong passcode entry on the Lock screen, multiple emoji keyboard suggestions, new UI animations and visual tweaks in the Health app.

Beta 2 of watchOS 4.1 introduced a Wi-Fi toggle in Control Center, a feature widely requested by the owners of cellular watches. The first beta of watchOS 4.1 brought with it a few outward-facing feature additions, such as a new Radio app and untethered streaming of Apple Music, Beats 1 and your iCloud Music Library.

For the most part, macOS 10.13.1 and tvOS 11.1 appear to be focused on bug fixes.

We’re installing the new betas to our devices and will report back any noteworthy changes. Feel free to report your own findings by shooting us a message at or reach out to us on Twitter @iDownloadBlog.