Apple announced the iPhone 5s, 5c and along with it the new iOS. Since the announcement in September 2013, Apple provided small updates for its iOS 7. After almost 6 months, Apple has released a major update for the iOS. Check your iPhones to download iOS 7.1.
iOS 7.1 has a file size of 268 MB and is rolling out to all iPhone 5, 5s, 5c users around the world. Apple has put up a Page on its Website to detail some of the features of the Update.
The Update bring several features to the Apple devices on iOS 7 prominent among which is CarPlay. An Apple endeavor to create a voice based iPhone use during driving.
The Update also fixes the random reboots that iOS 7 users were facing for a long time. Despite Apple promising to fix it in January, its only in this update that Apple has fixed it.
iOS 7.1 cancels the evasion jailbreak of iOS 7.0.6 so those of you who are fond of jailbreaking their devices should not go for this update.
Other features in the update include updates to iTunes Radio, Camera settings and Caller Buttons.
Following is the complete features list of iOS 7.1
- iOS experience designed for the car
- Simply connect your iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle
- Supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, and 3rd-party audio apps
- Control with Siri and the car's touchscreen, knobs, and buttonsSiri
- Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the home button while you speak and releasing it when you're done as an alternative to letting Siri automatically notice when you stop talking
- New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese
- Search field above Featured Stations to easily create stations based on your favorite artist or song
- Buy albums with the tap of a button from Now Playing
- Subscribe to iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free
- Option to display events in month view
- Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries
- Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs
- Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations
- New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and reduce white point
- New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s
- iCloud Keychain support in additional countries
- FaceTime call notifications are automatically cleared when you answer a call on another device
- Fixes a bug that could occasionally cause a home screen crash
- Improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition
- Improved performance for iPhone 4
- Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000
- Continued user interface refinements
Stay Tuned for More Updates