Apple’s updated iOS 11.1 brings over 70 new emojis and restores 3D Touch support for multitasking. The update also improves accessibility options and fixes some known bug fixes.
Apple has released iOS 11.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The updated software brings more than 70 new emojis to Apple’s mobile operating system and also brings back 3D Touch gestures for multitasking. Other additions include improvements to accessibility options and bug fixes for some known issues.
The biggest addition to iOS 11.1 is the addition of a new emoji, which was first unveiled earlier this year and was detailed by the company last month. The new emoji brings new expressions, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals and mythical creations. Apple says the new emojis are adapted from Unicode 10 authorized characters and reveal every detail. “iOS 11.1 will also feature characters announced on World Emoji Day, such as headscarves, bearded men, suckers, zombies, people in lotus positions, and new food items such as sandwiches and coconuts.”
These advanced emojis will only be available to those running the iOS 11.1 update on their iPhones and iPads. Those with iOS 11.1 can send and receive emojis, and those running older operating systems will see broken emoji characters. The new emojis will only be available as part of the keyboard with iOS 11.1.
Apple 3D Touch is also bringing back multitasking gestures for those using the iPhone 6s or later. With the update, users of iPhone 6s or newer models can either touch the left edge of the display with the pressure to enter the app switcher, or switch between apps by dragging from left to right. However, gestures work differently on the iPhone X.
Apple has made it easy to access by double tapping the Home button. Users can lower the screen for easier access to more space, and Apple has smoothed out the animation when users tap the top of the display to reach the top of the window. The update is currently available from the Settings app on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.