Apple iOS 16.1.1: Should you upgrade?
Apple has chest iOS 16.1.1 and iPadOS 16.1.1 for all iPhone and iPad owners. It arrives just two weeks after iPadOS and iOS 16.1 (As expected), but it’s also frustratingly vague. Here’s everything you need to know.
For whom is this?
Apple iOS 16.1.1 released for all iOS 16 compatible devices, aka iPhone 8 / iPhone X and later. iOS 16 dropped support for the iPhone 6S, 7, and iPod Touch ranges. iPadOS 16.1.1 is compatible with iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), iPad, and iPad Mini (both 5th generation and later).
With Apple recognize Automatic update delaysthe update can be run manually by going to Settings > General > Software Update. If you’re running a newer beta program (see the “The Way Forward” section at the end), you should Deregister your device before the update appeared.
Note: This guide does not focus on old iOS or iPadOS updates, but I will go over related issues in these guides. You can read my iOS 15.7.1 upgrade guide is here.
The first 24 hours for iOS 16.1.1 are promising. There are reports of bugs with The volume of phone calls And the High battery drainHowever, they are currently isolated cases. Cases are still ongoing, with Copy/Paste Permissions Error Back to some, ongoing Unwanted user interface (Even though best for others), and still Apple Music full of bugs.
However, while there are still many iOS 16 bugs, there are no new deal-breakers here. There are some quiet fixes, too (more below).
So what did you get?
iOS 16.1.1 focused only on bug fixes and security. However, Apple chose not to specify any of the former in its release notes, only saying:
“This update includes bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users.”
Community Check, I’ve identified some bugs that were squashed with users reporting a fix iMessage and Facetime activation issues And the Camera zoom shake. However, it is still not clear whether Apple has fixed the . file Widespread WiFi glitch causes frequent disconnects. Apple also has a promise Fixes a bug related to ads, but it doesn’t seem to have been ported to iOS 16.1.
Apple needs to be more transparent with its release notes. Users shouldn’t be left having to walk around the system to see what’s working now or what still isn’t.
iOS 16.1.1 Security
An apple Official safety page Lists patches for two vulnerabilities that were tracked as CVE-2022-40303 And the CVE-2022-40304. Apple states that “a remote user may be able to cause an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution” in either case, making them significant risks.
There were no known vulnerabilities for any of the vulnerabilities before the patches were released in iOS 16.1.1, and Apple is unlikely to release more details for several months to give users time to update.
Apple iOS 16.1.1 Verdict: Upgrade
iOS 16.1.1 follows the promising pattern of recent iOS 16 updates: it doesn’t fix much and there are still a lot of bugs, but it doesn’t create any significant new problems. On the flip side, iOS 16.1.1 is only 24 hours old, so wary users may prefer to wait, which is understandable. I’ll make my final judgment here in a week.
Apple is already beta testing iOS 16.2, a feature-focused version, which includes the Freeform whiteboard app, a new home app architecture, and more (join the Apple Beta Software If you want to test it). iOS 16.2 should be released before Christmas, but I’m expecting more custom bug fixes before that (read: iOS 16.1.2 at least) because iOS 16 still has a long way to go.
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