Apple’s iOS 11.4: What you should know before you update
Apple’s iOS 11.4 software update, considered to be a major update for Apple users, hit iPhones Tuesday, just days before the tech giant is expected to announce iOS 12. Here is what you need to know about the new features before you update.
iPhone users are taking to social media to voice their frustration with the latest software update are complaining that iOS 11.4 the cause of their cameras to crash.
Some users say that their camera stopped working — the screen was black and after they update their software, which became available at the end of May. The new update for the iPhone 5s and higher, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation came with a number of new features, including: AirPlay 2 multi-room audio, support for HomePod stereo-pairs, messages in iCloud, among other bug fixes.
But some smartphone users claim that the update is the introduction of more bugs than the confirmation. Last week, Apple users have a reported a sudden decrease of the lifetime of the battery.
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Forbes combed Apple’s official support of the communities for comments and complaints and find a common theme: “heavy battery drain while iPhones are active.”
“Why and how do I fix the new problem with the battery drain after updating to iOS 11.4? Before updating, could lose as much as 10% overnight on my 6s. After update [sic] now the sewer is full of 100% in the course of the night to the point that it will not start until I plug in the power cord and let the battery recharge a bit,” one user complained in a thread on the Apple web site.
“After updating to iOS 11.4 I’ve noticed that the battery is now discharging 3x faster than it did under iOS 11.3 and seems to be running hot,” another described.
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Now, the users move on to a different problem: their cameras are not working.
“Sure wish my Apple iPhone 6S’ camera would work,” one Twitter user complained on Wednesday.
“The camera of my iphone 7 plus that I specifically bought for the camera at the end of July this will not work if the way it’s supposed to be,” another wrote.
Black screen on the apple iphone 6, 6, and 7! I’ve encountered many times with a blackscreen, I wanted to use my camera. and then I have to reboot the phone in order to make use of the camera again. what is going on? @AppleSupport pic.twitter.com/s2w3MN0wRa
— Wizard Design 👑 (@wizard_design) 18 June 2018
“Black screen on the apple iphone 6, 6, and 7! I’ve encountered many times with a blackscreen, I wanted to use my camera. and then I have to reboot the phone in order to make use of the camera again. what is going on?” a man asked.
“I update my iPhone 8plus to the new iOS and my camera is not taking photos glitchy as hell and the battery draining.. any chance a solution to come?!!” another reflected.
Someone else with the iPhone camera to turn black since the update ??? @Apple @iphone
— Justine Samantha (@JustineSamntha) 18 June 2018
“Everyone else, the iPhone camera to turn black since the update???” a woman asked.
This is what my camera does after the iOS 11.4 update… what’s up??? @Apple @AppleSupport pic.twitter.com/f5KrUl92lX
— Julie (@juliepie_) 13 June 2018
Update my daughter’s iPhone to iOS 11.4. The Camera shot. Still working with Apple Support on this but highly doubt this will get fixed. Sad 🍎 @briantong pic.twitter.com/V6Xk4x679b
— Niles (@nslemmer) June 12, 2018
I have a problem I can not make use of the camera and the flash can you please help me 😔 iPhone 8 Plus pic.twitter.com/Hu3m56OP9X
— MAJID AIMN .🇸🇦💛 (@majid3alm) June 12, 2018
In addition to a black screen, some users reported issues with the focus of the camera, flash, and her portrait, landscape and panorama modes.
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In response, Apple Support directed a number of Twitter users to help a page for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with cameras.
“Thank you for reaching us about the camera. That is not normal behavior, so you are right to be concerned. We are ready to form a team and solve this together,” Apple Support replied in a tweet.
Apple has not yet returned Fox News’ request for further comment about this hotel.