Ahead of the release of Apple’s iOS 10.2 update, the Cupertino giant is rolling out a very minor version change to iOS 10.1.1 that appears to not have anything new to bring to iPhones and iPads. The release of the minor update comes a more than a week after iOS 10.1.1 was launched to Apple’s iOS-running devices.
According to MacRumors, the new update is very minor, it does not come with a very different build code. While the iOS 10.1.1 software update has the build number of 14B100, the new update comes with 14B150 as its build number. The addition of 50 could only mean very minor changes that are unlikely to be felt by the average user.
Since the changelog for the new update has yet to be updated, it is still not clear what kind of fixes and changes update 14B150 comes with. Furthermore, Apple’s new update is not really that needed if your device is already running iOS 10.1.1. In fact, 9To5Mac says users who already have the 14B100 update “won’t be able to, nor need to, download” the minor update.
For users who have yet to install iOS 10.1.1 on their device, however, the new build is necessary if they want to have the next major update that is expected to arrive soon. Since it is not available as an over-the-air update, users should connect to iTunes, then go to Settings>General>Update software on their iOS-running device to download the minor update, as per AppAdvice.
Unlike the new minor update, iOS 10.1.1 proved to be important to users, since it came with a fix for a bug that was causing Health data to be unavailable in iOS 10.1. Apple quickly released iOS 10.1.1 after iOS 10.1 was launched to general users for this very reason.
Meanwhile, Apple has already seeded the second beta version of iOS 10.2 to developers and public beta testers. The upcoming major update has already been confirmed to come with new emojis and improvements for certain apps and features of iOS 10.