Download iOS 11.1 Update Now [IPSW Links]

Oct 31, 2017 - 18 Comments

iOS 11.1 update available to download now

Apple has released iOS 11.1 to the general public. The new version of iOS includes a variety of bug fixes, feature enhancements, security improvements, and other additions to the mobile operating system, making iOS 11.1 a recommended update for iPhone and iPad users running a prior version of iOS 11.

Separately, Apple also released the final version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 for Macs, security updates to prior Mac OS releases, watchOS 4.1 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 11.1 for Apple TV.

iOS 11.1 includes over 70 new emoji icons, including dinosaurs, pie, broccoli, bearded people, breastfeeding person, gender neutral characters, wizard, pixies, zebra, scarf, brain, vampires, and a variety of other characters.

Additionally, iOS 11.1 restores the popular 3D Touch multitasking gesture on iPhone devices equipped with 3D Touch.

Users who have been experiencing any problems with iOS 11, along with perceived battery drain or slow performance, should also install iOS 11.1, as the update may relieve some of those issues.

How to Download and Install iOS 11.1 Update

Users can download iOS 11.1 now through the Software Update mechanism on their devices, or through iTunes. The easiest way is through the OTA update available on the device in the Settings app.

Back up your iPhone or iPad before installing iOS 11.1 update.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on the iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to “General” and then to “Software Update”
  3. Choose “Download and Install” when iOS 11.1 becomes available

iOS 11.1 update download

The delta update is around 180mb if you’re coming from a prior iOS 11 build.

Users can also choose to download and update to iOS 11.1 via iTunes by connecting an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to their computer, launching iTunes, and installing the update when requested.

iOS 11.1 IPSW Firmware Download Links

Another option is to download iOS 11.1 as firmware in the form of IPSW files. The IPSW firmware is then used with iTunes to update the system software of a compatible iPhone or iPad manually. This is generally more advanced and not recommended for most users:

Be sure to save the IPSW file with a .ipsw file extension, otherwise iTunes may not recognize it.

iOS 11.1 Release Notes

iOS 11.1 introduces over 70 new emoji and includes bug fixes and improvements.

Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more

-Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry
-Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
-Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup
-Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots

-Improves braille support for Grade 2 input
-Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs
-Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications
-Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
-Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing
-Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail
-Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages

Other improvements and fixes
-Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch
-Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen
-Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps
-Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data
-Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation)
-Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Separately, Mac users will find macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 along with security updates to El Capitan and Sierra. Apple Watch users will find watchOS 4.1 available, and tvOS 11.1 is available to download for Apple TV as well. A minor update to iTunes, versioned as 12.7.1, is also available for Mac and Windows PC.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News


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  1. Sasikumar says:

    new version 11.11

  2. Chris Stewart says:

    You havent tagged this article as ipsw so it doesn’t show up on this page

  3. Pat Lee says:

    Since updating to 11.1 yesterday, my 6s kept on going back to switch on screen with the wheel turning and asking for passcode for me to re-enter to use. So so frustrating. Anyone knows what to do or to wait for the next update release to fix these bugs.
    Thanks to Michael P for advice on Bluetooth. Yes found mine was switched on after upgrade. No wonder power went down quickly even though it was on low battery mode.

  4. Praise Friday says:

    I was pressing my phone when I find out, my Touch ID is not working.
    When I buy this phone there was Hotspot on it, but few days ago, I just wanna share the network to my PC, that was when I find out the Hotspot is missing.
    The phone battery was low, when I plug it to charge, he did not charge, then I live it till evening when I try it again, then he started charging but very slow.
    These are the problem am having with my IPhone, I think I just waste my money, I buy this phone 1,700Cedis new

  5. hasan muead says:

    IOS 11.1 is not good
    I update my phone and after 5 hours of using the phone it turns off by itself only showing apple logo and keep restarting phone.
    even its not going to restore mode

    sorry but apple programmers are worse

  6. Hare Krshn says:

    Hey – after i updated to 11.1 on my iphone 6s., noticed that battery drains down so quickly even if not used for almost 15 mins (within 15 mins, donot use iphone 6s, the battery goes down from 100 to 82). Not only this – iphone goes warm and hot when we use it heavily.

    Never experienced this such behavior prior to 11.1, I thought this will resolve battery drainings, however its more worse! I should have waited for 11.1.1 or 11.2.

    • michael p says:

      Check that the update didn’t turn “on” bluetooth – they do that for no apparent reason, I’ve never used BT yet like half the updates they turn it on. And BT is a notorious battery eater

  7. David says:

    I’ll wait a few days to update to see if I can tolerate the new bugs they dropped in until they are fixed in iOS 11.1.1. LOL

  8. bittin says:

    Thanks for the IPSW files :)

  9. John says:

    It say file corrupt when i try to update

    • Paul says:

      Find the proper device firmware version, then right-click and choose “Save As” to download the IPSW. Make sure it has a .ipsw file extension and not a .zip file.

      It’s important to get the proper IPSW file and have it download completely before using it. Otherwise you can update through OTA or iTunes as normal.

  10. Mohammad Shoriful Islam Ronju says:

    Did they fix battery draining issue for older device?

  11. Sally says:

    It could hardly get worse.

  12. Scott says:

    Maybe instead of focusing on stupid emoji, Apple should fix all the damn bugs! The 11.x version of iOS is the buggiest I’ve seen. It was clearly released too soon, mostly likely due to management pressure on developers and QA teams. Ever since upgrading to 11, my iPhone uses battery power more aggressively, is sluggish, and has now started freezing up and crashing when using basic apps like the actual phone function. I don’t need a cheeseburger emoji – I need a reliable OS, m’kay?

    • michael p says:

      “my iPhone uses battery power more aggressively,”

      Check that the update didn’t turn “on” bluetooth – they do that for no apparent reason, I’ve never used BT yet like half the updates they turn it on.

  13. Richard Koleber says:

    Did they put the pistol back in? With all the PC stuff you listed, the pistol needs to come back

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