iOS 11.1 Beta 2 was released yesterday. Developers and regular users who want to test it can now download and install it. Apple released iOS 11 less than a month ago, and there’s already a major update for it.

iOS 11.1 Beta 2

The iOS 11.1 beta was released last week, while iOS 11.1 Beta 2 already came out yesterday. iOS 11.1 Beta 2 features various bells and whistles and general improvements to the already-existing features. However, what caught our attention and the attention of many other users is the inclusion of the Unicode 10 emoji.

Continue reading to learn more about Apple’s iOS 11.1 Beta 2 and its primary functions. At the bottom of the article, you can take a look at 9to5 Mac’s video, which includes further details on the following changes and features in iOS 11.1 Beta 2:

  • New Unicode 10 emoji characters
  • Reachability bug fixed on Home screen
  • Emergency SOS Preferences tweaked
  • 3D Touch Multitasking returns

The new Unicode 10 emojis and 3D Touch Multitasking feature are what really steal the attention from the other features and changes Apple’s iOS 11.1 Beta 2 includes. There is a lot of hype regarding the new emojis, but the 3D Touch Multitasking feature is nonetheless intriguing.

It is important to note that Apple ditched the 3D Touch Multitasking gestures in the previous iOS 11 betas. That was a definite letdown to those who enjoyed using this feature. Fortunately, the function has returned with more improvements than ever, especially in terms of multitasking and overall animation quality.

The 3D Touch Multitasking feature requires a 3D Touch-enabled device if you want to make the most of its use. There are two ways to utilize the feature: switch between two most-used apps and activate the App Switcher.

If you do want to test iOS 11.1 Beta 2, you will have to make a compromise on battery life. Unfortunately, beta versions of software don’t take battery life into account very much. Also keep an eye out for any bugs that often occur during beta testing.

If you want to put iOS 11.1 Beta 2 to the test, make sure to use your beta profile rather than your main one. If you haven’t created your beta profile yet, you will have to create it by going to this link. In order to create the account, you will have to use your Apple ID.

If you want to take a thorough look at the features and functions of iOS 11.1 Beta 2, you can do so by watching the video from 9to5 Mac, which we have included below. It is believed that iOS 11.1.1 will include some other features in addition to Emergency SOS and a fix for the Reachability bug. If you noticed more new features, please leave a comment and tell us and our readers about them.

Did you test iOS 11.1 beta 2? How does it look to you?