Apple is rolling out its latest iOS 11.4 software update for iPhones and today we are going to cover everything there is to know about it. Just like with any major iOS update, Apple is rolling it OTA (over the air) which means that iPhone owners need to keep their eyes peeled at the notifications panel because the update should arrive anytime now. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.
The most important feature that this new iOS 11.4 software update brings is AirPlay 2. This feature is the most significant update that Apple’s wireless audio streaming protocol received in this past couple of years. iPhone owners should be happy to know that AirPlay 2 will add multi-room audio to iOS devices whenever the app is connected to compatible speakers.
The best thing about AirPlay 2 is that it allows iPhone owners to adjust audio levels on a room-by-room basis. Things get even better than this since AirPlay 2 also gives iPhone owners the ability to play different songs in different rooms.
HomePod and Apple TV
AirPlay 2 will play an essential role in the iOS ecosystem because it is compatible with HomePod and Apple TV. There are many people who own multiple HomePods and place them around the house and the devices are now going to be so much useful with the addition of AirPlay 2.
Messages in iCloud
Messages in iCloud were initially scheduled to be released alongside the final build of iOS 11.3, but Apple’s developers had a sudden change of heart. Fortunately, the developers managed to optimize the feature and to include it in iOS 11.4.
This new feature makes it easier for iPhone owners to free up storage space by saving their photos, messages and other types of attachments in iCloud. Besides, all messages which are stored in iCloud can be synchronized on different devices such as a Mac or an iPad.