Apple’s fourth iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 developer betas are now available

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The fourth iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 betas are now available for Apple developers, following mere days after the third beta version.

The iOS 11.1 beta brings back the 3D Touch app switcher gesture that has been gone since the release of iOS 11 and includes a fix for a reachability bug. Most notably, however, iOS 11.1 brings with it hundreds of new emoji, including images that depict a scarf, woman with headscarf, zombie and breastfeeding.


The fourth beta of iOS 11.1 doesn’t currently feature the Venmo-like Apple Pay Cash feature that Apple filed a trademark for in Canada not long ago, though it’s possible the feature could touch down for U.S. testers soon.

Meanwhile, the watchOS 4.1 beta brings with it Apple Music and Radio streaming.

iOS 11.1 beta 4 is currently only available to registered developers, but those interested in the public beta can download it when it arrives following our handy guide — though it’s important to heed the standard warning that apps may crash, battery life may drain faster and performance may be sluggish.

Source: 9to5Mac, MacRumors