Apple Seeds iOS 11.4 Beta 2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Seeded]


iOS 11

Recently, Apple officially released iOS 11.3 to the public, but now the company is back with a new beta seed.

Update: Apple has officially seeded the second public beta of iOS 11.4 as well. This is the same software as the second developer beta, so it is likely there will not be any additional features discovered. For public beta testers, simply go into the Settings app –> General –> Software Update to download and install the new software.

The original article continues below.

Today, Apple officially seeded the second developer beta of iOS 11.4. As is par for the course with these types of beta seeds, the new software is available to developers who have registered for the developer program, and it can be downloaded and installed via Apple’s dedicated developer site, or as an over-the-air (OTA) update on devices that have already had their configuration profiles approved.

It is not known what is new in this latest beta. However, in the previous beta, Apple added AirPlay 2 features back into the mix, so Apple devices can be listed within the Home app again. In addition, stereo support for the HomePod is supported, but it isn’t working yet. The HomePod needs a subsequent update for this feature to work. Messages in iCloud support is also coming back into the fold.

This upcoming software comes just a short while after Apple publicly released iOS 11.3, which brought with it ARKit 1.5, new Animoji, the battery health feature for iOS devices, and more. As a result, it is likely that iOS 11.4 does not bear any major forward facing features for the end user, and is more than likely meant to address behind-the-scenes issues, especially any that might have cropped up since the public launch of iOS 11.3 last week.

Here is a quick list of all the new features in iOS 11.4 discovered up to this point.

Still, if any new features are discovered, we will update this post accordingly.

There will likely be a corresponding public beta of the same software released this week.