Apple releases iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2; Here are the changes and how to download

The iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2 brings in hundreds of emoji characters and 3D Touch app switcher gesture.

Apple has officially released the iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2 update for eligible iPhone and iPad devices. For users registered in the Apple Beta Software Program can immediately download their devices to iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2.

The second public beta of iOS 11.1 brings in hundreds of emoji characters. On top of that, Apple makes sure to bring back the 3D Touch app switcher gesture, which allows users to redirect into the multitasking view, or switch apps. This works by deep pressing on the side of the display.

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Apparently, this feature is only available to iPhone devices that have a 3D Touch display. And as expected, performance improvements and bug fixes also arrive with iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2.

To download the iOS 11.1 Public Beta 2, head over to Settings > General >Software Update. Before proceeding with the update, make sure the device's battery is charged up to avoid interruption. A Wi-Fi connection is preferred than mobile data connection to avoid exhausting data and being charged.

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Users under the beta program can do the same. For users who are interested to join Apple Beta Software Program, head over the registration page, log in with a working Apple ID and fill up necessary information.