iOS update: What’s New with the iOS 10.1.1 update?


Apple released the iPhone 7 and the iPhone Plus barely two months ago and shortly after, they have come out with the iOS 10.1.1 update. While download time was quick for only seven minutes and the file just eats up around 70MB, this update includes cool features.

iOS 10.1 has the new “Portrait” mode for users to be able to take advantage of the two included cameras in iPhone 7 Plus. This mode uses telephoto and wide-angle lenses to come up with a shallow depth of field with blurred backgrounds. With the use of the wide-angle camera, a depth map is created. Conversely, the telephoto lens will capture the image and separate the layers of the photo to identify which one to blur using the “bokeh: effect.  However, proper lighting is needed to achieve the result.


Improvements and fixes also come with the update. These include, but are not limited to, improvements in Airplay Mirroring performance, Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories and in performance when sharing websites from Safari to messages. In terms of fixes, the iOS 10.1.1 update include addressing the issue in Health, certain selfie apps, face filters, Safari and some Mail messages. Moreover, the issue related to the audio playback using Bluetooth that results to the Taptic engine stoppage is also fixed with the update.

When updating your iOS version, ensure to have your login information handy. You need to have the passcode for the device ready to continue with the update. If iOS10 has not been installed, you will be prompted to input your Apple ID for the installation to continue.


OS updates are important whether on iOS or Android phones. They are released to fix bugs and add security to your devices. Moreover, they also offer new features such as improved UI and better app compatibility.

While some may not be major updates and can be as small as using 70MB, it is crucial to be smart when it comes to updating your iOS.