Apple Releases iOS 11.4 With Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2, HomePod Stereo Pairs [Download]

Apple Releases iOS 11.4 With Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2, HomePod Stereo Pairs [Download]

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Apple has officially released iOS 11.4 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

iOS 11.4 includes AirPlay 2 multi-room audio, support for HomePod stereo pairs, and Messages in iCloud. This update also includes bug fixes and improvements.

AirPlay 2
● Control your home audio system and AirPlay 2-enabled speakers throughout your house
● Play music at the same time on multiple AirPlay 2-enabled speakers in your house, all in sync
● Control AirPlay 2-enabled speakers from Control Center, the Lock screen, or AirPlay controls within apps on your iPhone or iPad
● Use your voice to control AirPlay 2-enabled speakers with Siri from your iPhone or iPad, HomePod, or Apple TV
● Take a call or play a game on your iPhone or iPad without interrupting playback on your AirPlay 2-enabled speakers

HomePod stereo pair
● This update supports setting up your HomePod stereo pair using your iPhone or iPad
HomePod pair automatically senses its location in the room and balances the sound based on the speakers' locations
● Advanced beamforming provides wider soundstage than traditional stereo pair
HomePod will automatically update to support stereo pairs, unless auto updates are disabled in the Home app

Messages in iCloud
● Store your messages, photos, and other attachments in iCloud and free up space on your devices
● All your messages appear when you sign into a new device with the same iMessage account
● When you delete messages and conversations they are instantly removed from all your devices
● To turn on Messages in iCloud, enable Messages in iCloud settings (Settings > [your name] > iCloud)
● Your conversations continue to be end-to-end encrypted

Other improvements and fixes
● Enables teachers to assign their students reading activities in iBooks using the Schoolwork app
● Fixes an issue where certain character sequences could cause Messages to crash
● Addresses a Messages issue that could cause some messages to appear out of order
● Addresses an issue that could prevent logging in or accessing files on Google Drive, Google Docs and Gmail in Safari
● Fixes an issue that could prevent data syncing in Health
● Fixes an issue that could prevent users from changing what apps can access Health data
● Resolves an issue that could cause an app to appear in an incorrect location on the Home screen
● Fixes an issue where CarPlay audio could become distorted
● Fixes an issue where selecting music from your iPhone could fail when playing music over Bluetooth or when connected to USB on some vehicles

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

You can download iOS 11.4 from here:
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPod Touch Firmware Files From

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Apple Releases iOS 11.4 With Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2, HomePod Stereo Pairs [Download]Apple Releases iOS 11.4 With Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2, HomePod Stereo Pairs [Download]
zetaprime - May 29, 2018 at 8:53pm
I don’t see any option to enable iCloud on iMessage. Where is it hidden?
alinboy - May 29, 2018 at 9:37pm
You have to update to ios 11.4 to have that option
zetaprime - May 29, 2018 at 11:03pm
I did prior to my post.
zetaprime - May 29, 2018 at 11:31pm
Never mind. I found it and turned it on.
alinboy - May 29, 2018 at 6:41pm
Can I use to enable the messages from iCloud without two factor authentication? I don’t like that option I have 2 apple ids then if I choose two factor authentication how they working after? Please I need some advice? Thank you.
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