Apple drops new betas for iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS

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iOS 11 is getting a little bit of love before iOS 12 comes out.
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Developers received a fresh batch of beta software from Apple this morning, only it wasn’t the iOS 12 beta 2 that everyone was hoping for.

iOS 11.4.1 beta 3 was released to developers this morning, alongside a new beta for tvOS 11.4.1. Both builds bring a bunch of bug fixes to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV as Apple gets ready to move onto iOS 12 and tvOS 12.

Developers are eagerly awaiting the second round of betas for the new software Apple revealed at WWDC 2018. Usually, the company puts out a new beta every two weeks or so after WWDC, so we might get some new software to play with later this week.

iOS 11.4.1 beta 3

The new betas arrive just one week after Apple released the second builds for iOS 11.4.1 and tvOS 11.4.1. Registered developers can download the new betas directly from Apple’s online developer portal. You can also install iOS 11.4.1 beta 4 as an over-the-air update if you have the proper installation profile added to your iPhone.

iOS 11.4.1 doesn’t contain any major UI changes or feature improvements. The update focuses on making the iPhone and iPad as stable as possible before all focus goes to iOS 12.

Release notes for tvOS 11.4.1 also don’t mention any major changes either. We’ll let you know if we find any big additions once we’ve dug through the new software.