iOS 7.1, the very first major update for iOS 7, has just arrived and is now available for download worldwide!
After roughly six (6) months since the debut of their revamped mobile operating system, Apple has just released a major update for their latest mobile OS which promises a handful of bug fixes for all iOS 7-powered iDevices as well as some minor but nice-to-have user interface changes.
iOS 7.1 Changes
If your wondering what are the changes or improvements iOS 7.1 update has in store for you, well below are some of most noticeable ones I experienced so far.
- Speedy animations – a much faster and more fluid animations when opening/closing apps or folders, multitasking, sliding up the control center, etc. With this, Apple promised an improved performance for older iDevices like the iPhone 4.
- Calendar – added a list view feature in which lets you take a sneak peek of your activities for the day while the full calendar remain in the view.
- Bug fixes – this update solves the occasional home screen crash and random reboots which most iDevice users were complaining since iOS 7. They’ve also fixed the display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000, improved the touchID fingerprint recognition for iPhone 5s, and more more.
- User interface changes – minor design changes were also added to further improve the overall user experience like the new power off button, accessibility changes (button shapes, bold font, reduce white point, darker app icons), new call dialer, etc.
- CarPlay – formerly known as iOS in the Car, this new feature lets you make calls, get directions, or play music from your iPhone while in the car. For now, only selected newer 2014 car models support this feature.
To download iOS 7.1 update, just tap through the Settings app then go to General > Software Update.
Take note that your need to have atleast 2.5 GB of free storage for you to install the update. If not, you might have to clean up your device first for some unwanted apps or data.
For more details, you can view the full iOS 7.1 changelog here.
Tell us what you think about iOS 7.1 and share your experience so far by leaving a comment below.