Apple releases iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2! You may want to connect your iPhone to the lightning cable to start charging, make a backup to the iCloud in case of any issue updating, and start download and install the latest release of the iOS 11 Public Beta! Apple’s iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2 is now available and this time, the software release update brings all the emojis to the ecosystem.
Generally, early releases of iOS versions are stick-in-the-mud matters, mainly centering on ultimately fixing all the Apple-acknowledged bugs that managed to make it through the Developer Beta process intact. Occasionally, however, new notable features that weren’t indeed ready for make am appearance in the initial iOS release creep their way in to that first major software update and in this case — the iOS 11.1.
One of the features that will be back in iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2 is the 3D-Touch app switcher that was disappeared in the initial release of the iOS 11. But the one that makes a lot of noise is the new set of fabulous emojiis that are being included on the Public Beta 2 release version.
Unveiled in part back in July at the World Emoji Day and yes it’s indeed a huge thing, the Cupertino-based technology giant made another press release last week to announced that even more of the new Unicode 10 emojis will be housed in the iOS 11.1 tat is set to be released before the 2018 hits.
Should you’re willing to sacrifice some battery life juices — in which beta versions of a mobile operating system usually aren’t optimized for battery-efficiency performance — and are willing to put up with issues and the risk of having to restore your precious device should something went wrong, then you can follow the simple guide below to start trialing the iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2.
First and Foremost
If ever you have removed a beta profile on your device after Apple iOS 11 officially released to the general public, or if you have to took part in an Apple Public Beta program, you will be needing to score one.
To sign up on the Apple’s Public Beta program, head over to https://beta.apple.com/ and use your main Apple ID to generate a Public Beta account. You can follow my installation video after the jump for details.
It should be worth noting that it is indeed for the initial iOS 11 Public Beta, but the same steps still apply.
While the iOS 11 is already out, in the wild, the iOS 11.1 is a public beta software release and the Cupertino makes it very clear in the agreement note that the beta versions can brick up your device as well as corrupt your data.
BACK UP & RESTORE
Before you proceed on downloading and eventually installing the beta client, you may want to make use of the Archive tool for iOS backups in iTunes app on your Mac or PC. Plug in your device and click the “Back Up Now” button.
Now, if everything goes go wrong that’s not according to plan and you end up with an unresponsive device, you will need your backup data for your device to be functional again. Turn off your iPhone, hold down the Power button and and Home Button, and plug it in to your desktop or Mac device. But if you have the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, the Home Button will not save you, instead you’ll need to press and hold the Lock/Wake button and and the Volume Down button simultaneously. When the Connect to iTunes prompt splashed on your screen, head over to iTunes and follow the simple steps to restore your backup.