Apple Releases iOS 11.1 Beta 2 with New Unicode 10 Emoji, 3D Touch Multitasking

Apple has deliberately removed the 3D Touch multitasking gestures with the release of iOS 11 but brought them back to the current 11.1 beta 2 version of the software.

Apple has released iOS 11.1 Beta 2, which is now being rolled out to iPhone and iPad users who are part of the company’s iOS beta testing program. The software update brings a bunch of changes, but the most notable additions are the hundreds of new Unicode 10 emoji characters – Mind Blown Emoji, Monocal Emoji, Starry Eyed Emoji, Headsarf Emoji, Breastfeeding Emoji, Zombie Emoji and many more.

While the new emoji characters are the most notable addition to iOS, the 11.1 Beta 2 software brings back many favorite 3D Touch multitasking features to devices that support the technology. The 3D Touch gesture makes for quick app switching, whether it’s accessing an iPhone app switcher or quick-switching to a previously opened app. Apple deliberately removed the 3D Touch multitasking gestures with the release of iOS 11, but brought them back to the current 11.1 beta 2 version of the software. Apple has also come up with a solution to the Reachability Bug with iOS 11.1 Beta 2. Accessibility (double-tap home button) screen no longer overlaps the dock with new updates.

Meanwhile, Apple is fixing another reach bug, according to Macromers. The bug, though not related to the beta software release, prevents iOS 11 users from bringing up a notification screen from the center of the screen while in reach mode. IOS 11 is in the process of fixing a bug, according to an email sent to readers by Apple’s engineering chief Craig Federigi Macromers. Reach mode brings the top of the screen to the center to make it easier to reach with the thumb.

Returning to iOS 11.1 Beta 2, the software brings its new urgent SoS preferences. Any of the side buttons and volume buttons can be pressed and held down to make an emergency call.

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