iOS 11.4 is the fourth milestone update for Apple’s major iOS 11 mobile operating system release. While it is a milestone update, but it won’t be as big of an iOS update as the previous iOS 11.3 was. iOS 11.4 is likely the final milestone update for iOS 11 and after a few point update for iOS 11.4, Apple will finally unveil next-generation of its mobile operating system at WWDC.
Since iOS 11.4 is a milestone update, it is meant to bring some new features to the platform. Here we are going to discuss all new and hidden features of iOS 11.4 in greater details. Not only that, this page is dedicated to iOS 11.4. Here you will find iOS 11.4 download links, everything related to iOS 11.4 beta releases, how-to guides, news, and updates.
On this page we are going to cover the following details:
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iOS 11.4 Compatible Devices
iOS 11.4 supports the following iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices:
- iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd Gen, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad6th Generation, iPad 5th Generation, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
- iPod Touch 6th Generation
iOS 11.4 Features
The final version of iOS 11.4 is not yet released. Current this upcoming software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch is going through its beta stages. For a detailed rundown of all the new features of iOS 11.4 and also the hidden ones, please continue reading.
Messages on iCloud
It has been a long-wait since June 2017 when Apple introduced the Messages on iCloud feature. The feature actually debuted in the beta version of iOS 11.3, but Apple removed it from the final release of iOS 11.3 which was released around a week ago possibly because it was very buggy.
With this new feature, you will be able to save all your iMessages in your iCloud account. Only the latest iMessages will appear on your device and as you’d scroll up or search something, you’ll be able to find the entire archive as well. Apple claims that this would help iPhone users in saving about 4-8GB of storage on their device without having to delete anything. This will also make the transfer of iMessages from older iPhone to a newer one very convenient.
Once you have upgraded to iOS 11.4, upon opening the Messages app, you will get a splash screen asking you to enable iMessages in iCloud. The feature depends on 2-factor authentication. Once the feature is enabled, you will see a progress bar at the bottom of your Messages app for your upload.
AirPlay 2 Multi-Room Support
Another new feature of iOS 11.4 is the inclusion of AirPlay 2. With the multi-room playback feature of AirPlay 2, the user can output the same audio to different devices in his/her home. For instance, you have a HomePod, and two Apple TVs connected to stereo speakers in different rooms. With iOS 11.4, you can blast music on all three devices at the same time using your iPhone.
Stereo Support for HomePod
iOS 11.4 features also include stereo support for the HomePod smart speaker. It means you can create a stereo pair of HomePods by adding another one. However, the feature won’t work properly until Apple enables the same feature for HomePod software as well.
What else to Expect?
iOS 11.4 will most probably be the last major update for the iOS 11as we expect Apple to shift its focus towards iOS 12. The company is widely expected to unveil its next generation of the mobile operating system called iOS 12 at Worldwide Developer Conference 2018 that kicks off on June 4.
Other than the above-mentions new iOS 11.4 features, Apple has also promised to push a fix for a privacy bug that allows Siri to read the contents of hidden messages right from the lock screen without unlocking the iPhones.
If you have already installed iOS 11.4 beta version on your device, let us know if you come across any new feature. We will update this post as we discover any new feature or improvement.
In addition to the features mentioned above, Apple has also said that it will also fix the privacy bug which allows Siri to read hidden messages on the Lock screen in an upcoming software update. So it will most likely be fixed in iOS 11.4.
iOS 11.4 Download
iOS 11.4 is currently at beta stage. We will update this page as soon as the final version of iOS 11.4 IPSW firmware files is released by Apple. We also have dedicated pages to download iOS software updates for iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch here:
Download iOS 11.4 Beta
Since iOS 11.4 is currently at the beta testing stage, it can be installed by any developer of the public beta tester on their devices. For installing a beta version of iOS, you must have properly configured a beta profile on your test device. If you’re not familiar with the process, we have a step-by-step guide that shows you exactly how to download and install a beta version of iOS.
Below, you can find and download all the beta versions of iOS 11.4 that company has released so far.
iOS 11.4 Updates
Here are all the updates that are available related to iOS 11.4 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch: