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Should You Upgrade Your iPhone to iOS 16.1.1?

Apple Release iOS 16.1.1: Should You Upgrade?

By Manpreet Singh BhinderPublished about a year ago 3 min read
Source: macrumors.com

Apple just released the updated version of iOS 16 (iOS 16.1.1) and iPadOS 16.1.1 for all iPhone and iPad owners. It was released just two weeks after iPadOS and iOS 16.1, but it is also frustratingly mysterious. Find out everything you need to know about upgrading to iOS 16.1.1.

Compatible Devices

Apple released iOS 16.1.1 for all supported devices (devices above 8 series and newer). IOS 16 is not compatible or you can say that IOS 16 dropped support for the iPhone 6s and 7 series devices and the iPad touch. IPadOS 16.1.1 is compatible with iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd Gen, iPad and iPad mini 5th Gen.

You can check for the latest update by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update. If you are running beta software, then you need to unroll your device before the public update appears.


IOS 16.1.1 users experienced some bugs in the first 24 hours. Some reported problems with call volume and high battery drain, which are currently isolated cases. However, the copy/paste permission bug still exists. Some users have reported janky user interfaces and Apple Music issues.

What’s New in iOS 16.1.1?

IOS 16.1.1 is mainly focused on bug fixes and security updates. Apple has not mentioned any of the former in its release notes. According to the user, there was a bug fix for FaceTime and iMessage activation issues, as well as camera zoom jitter. Many users have reported issues with Wifi connectivity, including myself. When I updated my iPhone 11 to IOS 16.1.1 I started experiencing issues with Wi-Fi speed and connectivity. It is unclear whether Apple has fixed the Wi-Fi disconnection issue or not. Apple has also promised fixes for an advertising-related bug, but it does not appear to have made it into iOS 16.1.1.

Apple needs to be clearer in its release notes. Users should not be forced to search around the system to check what currently works and what doesn't.

IOS 16.1.1 Security

In the IOS 16.1.1 update, Apple lists patches on its official security pages for two vulnerabilities tracked as CVE-2022-40303 and CVE-2022-40304. Apple states that "A remote user may be able to cause unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution” in both cases, making them significant risks.

There were no known exploits for each vulnerability before the patches were released in iOS 16.1.1, and Apple is likely to release further details for several months to give users time to update.

Should You Upgrade to IOS 16.1.1?

The iOS 16.1.1 update follows the same pattern as recent iOS 16 updates: There are still plenty of bugs. It doesn't fix many of them, but it doesn't introduce any other issues. On the flip side, IOS 16.1.1 is only a few days old, so maybe there will be cautions and users will have to wait.

During the last week, no significant issues were found. That does not mean iOS 16.1.1 is an excellent update. IOS 16.1.1 still contains many bugs and those on 15 would still be wise to stay there. But Apple is working on fixing these bugs and improving with each update. I recommend you stay on the current version until Apple releases the stable version or a version that contains less bugs.

However, if you own an iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max and you update it to IOS 16.1.1, you will receive Emergency SOS via satellite. IOS 16.1.1 also brings some security patches for these models. So those who use these iPhone models will benefit from iOS 16.1.1.

What to Expect from the Beta Version?

The third beta version of IOS 16 has also been released and will launch in December. The latest version of beta contains enhanced lock screen widgets, the ability to hide wallpapers and notifications when iPhone 14 Pro models are locked, enhancements for live activities, etc. We can expect many more bug fixes from the beta version of IOS 16. Apple plans to fix the remaining bugs in the beta version before releasing a public version for users.

What’s ahead?

Apple is already testing IOS 16.1 beta which is a feature focused release, which includes the collaborative Freeform whiteboard app, a redesigned Home app architecture, and more. I expect iOS 16.2 to be released before Christmas and there will be a few more bug fixes because iOS 16 still has a long way to go.

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