iOS 11.1 Release Date Tips & Tricks

iOS 11.1 Release Date Tips & Tricks is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

The iOS 11.1 update doesn’t have an official release date, but there’s a good chance it’ll touch down for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users in a few short weeks.

Apple continues to refine its iOS 11.1 update as we push through the fall.

The first iOS 11.1 beta came with some small tweaks and changes, but the second iOS 11.1 beta delivered new and redesigned emojis for the iOS keyboard. Apple employees are also testing the company’s upcoming Apple Pay Cash solution with the iOS 11.1 beta.

Apple recently released its third beta with improvements to iOS 11’s first milestone upgrade. With every beta release we get closer to the official iOS 11.1 release date.

The company hasn’t attached a specific release date to the iOS 11.1 update though we expect Apple to push it live in late October or early November. If we’re lucky, the company will release the upgrade alongside the iPhone X flagship that’s set to arrive on November 3rd.

The iOS 11.1 update is making progress which means you iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users can, and probably should, start shifting your attention from iOS 11.0.3 to the first major update to iOS 11. The emojis are exciting, sure, but iOS 11.1 should deliver a nice list of tweaks and bug fixes for lingering iOS 11 problems.

The most recent iOS 11.1 beta brought a fix for an annoying Reachability bug and the update will also patch up a nasty Wi-Fi exploit.

In this guide will provide you with some tips that should help you prepare for the iOS 11.1 update’s release later this year. The more prepared you are, the better.

Get Familiar with iOS 11.1 & Its Changes

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Get Familiar with iOS 11.1 & Its Changes

If you haven't been keeping an eye on the iOS 11.1 beta, now's a great time to dig into the changes coming with Apple's first milestone iOS 11 upgrade. 

It's important to get familiar with the changes coming with each and every iOS update Apple puts in beta. This way, you won't be caught off-guard by the changes. 

iOS 11.1 is much bigger than your standard iOS update and it will deliver new features and tweaks alongside bug fixes and security patches. 

The best way to get acquainted with the iOS 11.1 update is via the iOS 11.1 beta. The beta is free to anyone with an Apple ID. Take a look at our list of reasons to, and not to, install the iOS 11.1 beta on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

If you don't want to try the iOS 11.1 beta on your device, take a look at our iOS 11.1 walkthrough to get acquainted with some of the key features on board. 

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iOS 11.1 Release Date Tips & Tricks is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

2017 Pokémon GO Halloween Event: New Pokemon & Start Date Info

2017 Pokémon GO Halloween Event: New Pokemon & Start Date Info is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Pokémon GO Halloween Event that mobile gamers are waiting for should start soon. The latest rumors suggest Niantic Labs is about to announce an event you won’t want to miss.

Coming soon to Android and iPhone, the Pokémon GO Halloween Event is an unexpectedly huge update, allegedly. Community members stripped down a copy of the game’s recent update and found ongoing work on a new generation of creatures, new items, new music and scary imagery that depict Ghost-Type Pokémon. They also found a hat inspired by one of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon’s most memorable characters: Mimikyu.

Here’s everything that we know about the 2017 Pokémon GO Halloween Event.

Read: 21 Pokémon GO Tips for Beginners & Novices

Pokémon GO Halloween Event 2017 Start Date

Right now, the exact Pokémon GO Halloween Event start date remains unclear. All the information we have about the even has come from leaks posted at the Pokémon GO Reddit and the Silph Road Reddit. Niantic Labs hasn’t revealed the official Halloween Event start date and time.

We do have enough information to speculate about the release date though. As it’s a Halloween event, Niantic must launch it before or on October 31st, 2017. If the studio wants to give gamers a little time to prepare, the event could start on Monday, October 30th. It’s also possible that the event will start on October 25th. That’s when Niantic’s in-game prize event for taking cool photos with your Pokémon ends.

What’s New in the Pokémon GO Halloween Event

This is unconfirmed, but it looks like the Pokémon GO Halloween Event will include more than just spooky theming and bug fixes. Gamers may get another generation of Pokémon to collect and add to their team, plus some new music.

This leaked loading image was taken from within Pokémon GO.

Read: Pokémon GO Level Guide: What Your Trainer Gets

Hidden within the game are sounds for every Pokémon up to #386. This is big news because there aren’t that many creatures in the game for players to collect now. Pokémon GO launched in 2016 with access to the first 150 creatures. Generation-Two Pokémon, creatures introduced in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, were added early in 2017.

It’s unclear if all Generation-Three Pokémon will make it into the game, or if just the Ghost-type creatures shown in the spooky image also uncovered by community members will arrive with the Pokémon GO Halloween Event. Niantic has added new Pokémon to the game in stages before, and only Duskull, Dusclops, Shuppet, Banette and Sableye are all shown standing in a field of pumpkins behind a trainer wearing a Mimikyu hat.

Read: How to Use Pokémon GO Incense

Finally, expect some new Halloween themed music to come with the Pokémon GO Halloween Event. This music will replace the upbeat, determined music in the game today. The Lavender Town theme from early editions of Pokémon is among this new music, according to reports.

Gym updates from this past summer’s Pokémon GO Update.

Unfortunately, we don’t know if any new items are coming with the Pokémon GO Halloween Event. The artwork with all the Ghost-Type Pokémon on it does show a trainer wearing a Mimikyu hat, so it seems possible that Niantic will at least add that. It’s also possible that this is a mistake by the artist that made the image; Mimikyu was in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Niantic isn’t anywhere close to releasing the creatures that were in that game if they stick to releasing new creatures in the order GameFreak and Nintendo added them to the series.

Read: Pokémon GO Updates: new Creatures & Berries

Expect more news about the 2017 Pokémon GO Halloween Event on or just before October 31st.

2017 Pokémon GO Halloween Event: New Pokemon & Start Date Info is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile.

How to Setup Emergency SOS on iPhone & Use it to Stay Safe

How to Setup Emergency SOS on iPhone & Use it to Stay Safe is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

You can use the iPhone to quickly call emergency services, like 911, and alert your emergency contacts with a set of button presses so you can quickly call for help and send your location with the iPhone on iOS 11.

The Emergency SOS feature on the iPhone will call the appropriate emergency service based on your location. In the U.S. this will make your phone automatically call 911 and it will text your emergency contact that you called and send your location to that contact. Here’s how to set up Emergency SOS on the iPhone with iOS 11.

What is Emergency SOS on iPhone?

Here's what you need to know about using Emergency SOS to call 911 from your iPhone.
Here’s what you need to know about using Emergency SOS to call 911 from your iPhone.

This feature allows you to hold two buttons for five seconds or set up a automatic call when you press the power button five times fast. this will call the local emergency services number so you can ask for the police, EMS or fire. This uses your phones location, so even if you are traveling outside of your home country you can reach the equivalent of 911 without remembering the number.

This SOS feature also works when you don’t have time to unlock your phone and get to the phone app if you feel you are in danger. This is hopefully a feature that you don’t need to use, but it’s a good one to setup.

How to Setup Emergency SOS on iPhone

How to setup Emergency SOS on iPhone.
How to setup Emergency SOS on iPhone.

Setting up Emergency SOS on the iPhone is simple, and you only have a few options to choose. On the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, you can hold two buttons to activate it, but on most other iPhones you need to click the power button five times quickly. During this process you can setup your Emergency contacts as well.

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the Emergency SOS option.
  3. Turn Auto Call to On.
  4. Choose if you want the Countdown Sound on or off.

The Countdown sound will play an audible alert for three seconds before calling. If you think you want to call 911 on your iPhone without anyone near you knowing, you will want to turn this sound off. If you are worried that you will accidentally call 911, you may want to leave this sound on. We suggest leaving it on for the first week or two, to see if you accidentally press the buttons.

You can choose to alert your emergency contacts as well on this screen. You set up Emergency contacts as part of your Emergency ID in the Health app.

How to Use Emergency SOS on iPhone to Call 911

How to use Emergency SOS on iPhone to call 911 without unlocking your phone.
How to use Emergency SOS on iPhone to call 911 without unlocking your phone.

On most iPhones, you can simply press the power button five times quickly to call 911. With the countdown you will have an option to cancel. If you repeatedly test this feature you may end up skipping the countdown. This is not documented, but we called 911 while working on this guide and using the button combinations multiple times.

On most iPhones, you need to press the power button five times. On the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, you can hold the volume down and power button for five seconds to use it.

With the countdown, you should see an option to cancel the call, before it calls 911 or alerts your contacts.  Without Auto Call turned on, you can still use this option, but you will need to touch the screen to call.

How to Turn Off Emergency SOS on iPhone

If you accidentally call 911 or your local emergency services using this feature, you can turn it off in the settings.

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on the Emergency SOS option.
  • Turn Auto Call to Off.

That’s all there is to turning the feature off. Even with Auto Call turned off, you can click the power button five times to bring up the screen that allows you to swipe to call emergency services.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11 & iOS 11.0.3

What's New in iOS 11.0.3

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What's New in iOS 11.0.3

The latest iOS 11 update includes all of the security fixes and new iOS 11 features that are built into iOS 11, but it adds on with many other fixes. Here is a look at what's new in iOS 11.0.3 and what it means for you. 

 - Fixes audio and haptic feedback problems on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. 

 - Fixes issue on iPhone 6s where touch failed due to non genuine Apple parts. 

Apple also warns that non-genuine displays may not work correctly, which sounds scary, but this update should actually improve the quality of how your iPhone works with third party displays that some shops will use to fix a broken iPhone screen. 

The iOS 11.0.3 update also includes the same fixes from iOS 11.0.2 and iOS 11.0.1 including;

 - Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices 

 - Addresses an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden 

 - Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails would not open

 - Bug fixes and performance updates

 - Security updates

If you are already on iOS 11, it is a smart idea to install the iOS 11.0.3 update so you have the latest fixes for what is a pretty buggy update overall. 

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How to Setup Emergency SOS on iPhone & Use it to Stay Safe is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

Here Are All the New iOS 11.1 Emoji

Here Are All the New iOS 11.1 Emoji is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.

The iOS 11.1 update includes 69 new emoji that you can only get on iOS 11.1. Here’s the full list of iOS 11.1 emojis that you can expect to arrive on your iPhone in late October or Early November.

Apple is adding support for new emoji in iOS 11.1 as part of the latest emoji standards. These are free, and there is no need to install an app to send them. You can count on getting these free iOS 11.1 emoji on your iPhone and iPad. The new emojis only show up on iOS 11.1 for now. We will see watchOS and macOS updates around the same time to bring support for the new emoji characters to those devices.

There are a total of 69 new iOS 11.1 emojis, and many of them support multiple skin tones, which means you’ll find even more options and characters to send to people. We see many new gender inclusive options that includes an emoji without a typical defined gender look.

Here are all the new iOS 11.1 emoji.
Here are all the new iOS 11.1 emoji.

This list of the new emojis are confirmed and these are in the latest iOS 11.1 beta. You will be able to use them later this year.

  • Face With One Eyebrow Raised
  • Grinning Face With Star Eyes
  • Grinning Face With One Large and One Small Eye
  • Face With Finger Covering Closed Lips
  • Serious Face With Symbols Covering Mouth
  • Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes and Hand Covering Mouth
  • Face With Monocle
  • Shocked Face With Exploding Head
  • Face With Open Mouth Vomiting
  • Child – Gender-Inclusive
  • Adult – Gender-Inclusive
  • Older Adult – Gender-Inclusive
  • Person With Headscarf
  • Bearded Person
  • Breast-Feeding
  • Woman Mage – Witch
  • Man Mage – Wizard
  • Woman Fairy
  • Man Fairy
  • Woman Vampire
  • Man Vampire
  • Merwoman – Mermaid
  • Merman
  • Woman Elf
  • Man Elf
  • Woman Genie
  • Man Genie
  • Woman Zombie
  • Man Zombie
  • Woman in Steamy Room
  • Man in Steamy Room
  • Woman Climbing
  • Man Climbing
  • Woman in Lotus Position
  • Man in Lotus Position
  • I Love You Hand Sign
  • Palms Up Together
  • Brain
  • Orange Heart
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Coat
  • Socks
  • Billed Cap
  • Zebra Face
  • Giraffe Face
  • Hedgehog
  • Sauropod
  • T-Rex
  • Cricket
  • Coconut
  • Broccoli
  • Pretzel
  • Cut of Meat
  • Sandwich
  • Bowl With Spoon
  • Canned Food
  • Dumpling
  • Fortune Cookie
  • Takeout Box
  • Pie
  • Cup With Straw
  • Chopsticks
  • Flying Saucer
  • Sled
  • Curling Stone
  • Flag for England
  • Flag for Scotland
  • Flag for Wales

If you are still on iOS 10, it is a good idea to wait for the iOS 11.1 update. Not only will this bring the new emoji, it will deliver a lot of bug fixes and it may allow you to enjoy new iOS 11 features without all the problems current users are running into.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11 & iOS 11.0.3

What's New in iOS 11.0.3

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What's New in iOS 11.0.3

The latest iOS 11 update includes all of the security fixes and new iOS 11 features that are built into iOS 11, but it adds on with many other fixes. Here is a look at what's new in iOS 11.0.3 and what it means for you. 

 - Fixes audio and haptic feedback problems on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. 

 - Fixes issue on iPhone 6s where touch failed due to non genuine Apple parts. 

Apple also warns that non-genuine displays may not work correctly, which sounds scary, but this update should actually improve the quality of how your iPhone works with third party displays that some shops will use to fix a broken iPhone screen. 

The iOS 11.0.3 update also includes the same fixes from iOS 11.0.2 and iOS 11.0.1 including;

 - Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices 

 - Addresses an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden 

 - Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails would not open

 - Bug fixes and performance updates

 - Security updates

If you are already on iOS 11, it is a smart idea to install the iOS 11.0.3 update so you have the latest fixes for what is a pretty buggy update overall. 

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Here Are All the New iOS 11.1 Emoji is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.