All items tagged with "iOS 7.1"

iOS 7.1 Warns You When It’s About To Fire The Flash

iOS 7.1 Warns You When It’s About To Fire The Flash

The iOS 7 update has another nice tweak in the camera app. Just like the iPhone 5S warns you when it decides to automatically engage the HDR mode, it now tells you when it’s going to fire the flash. To be honest, you should probably have the flash turned off all the time, but if you don’t, you at least now get a warning before it powers up and washes out your poor subject’s skin tones.

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Enable New Month And List Hybrid View With iOS 7.1 [iOS Tips]


iOS 7 allowed you to switch between the day view and the list view with the tap of a button.

The new iOS 7.1 update now lets you see your events list along with your monthly calendar all on the same screen, giving Apple’s Calendar app a much-needed boost in usefulness.

Here’s how to enable it.

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iOS 7.1 Hits Nearly 12% Adoption Less Than 48 Hours After Launch


iOS 7.1 was only released on Monday, but already it looks as though it may be installed on close to 12% of iOS devices.

The figures come from mobile publishing and monetization platform Onswipe, who analyzed the data from approximately 3 million devices.

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iOS 7.1 Provides 15-Minute Warning When You Buy IAPs


Among the new features of iOS 7.1 is the addition of a warning message for users concerning the 15-minute in-app purchase window. This quarter-hour window allows you to buy IAPs on an iOS device without further authorization for 15 minutes following the correct entry of a password.

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iOS 7.1 Includes A Key Improvement For Making iBeacons Smarter


iOS 7.1 includes a host of obvious and subtle improvements, including a key addition that will make iBeacons smarter.

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iOS 7.1 Makes The iPhone 4 Usable Again


Up until now, iOS 7 on the iPhone 4 has been painful to use. The New York Times calls it “planned obsolescence,” but it’s really just old hardware having a difficult time powering new software.

The good news is that the newly released iOS 7.1 has noticeably sped up animations on the iPhone 4, reports Ars Technica. “iOS 7.1 solves the problem for people who don’t tweak their devices’ settings or for people who like the way the animations look but not how they feel,” according to Ars. “Animation durations have been shortened noticeably throughout iOS 7.1, and toggling “reduce motion” is now purely cosmetic.”

Apps open generally faster, and opening interfaces like Control Center feels smoother. Since iOS 7.1 will likely be the last major update that’s available on the iPhone 4, there is no reason to not download it.

This Chart Shows Which iOS 7.1 Features Are Available In Your Region


Apple might have added a bunch of new features for iOS 7.1, but not all of them are available in every single market.

Thanks to Apple’s “iOS 7 Feature Availability” webpage, however, it is possible for international users to easily check which features are supported in which countries. Apple’s CarPlay, for example, is currently available in just thirteen markets, while Siri’s more advanced features — included restaurant and movie reviews — to limited to even less than that.

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Apple Thanks Jailbreakers For Tightening Up iOS 7.1 Security


It’s a tale as old as time (and, perhaps, a song as old as rhyme): Apple releases a new version of iOS, hackers immediately get busy finding security vulnerabilities to exploit, eventually claw together a jailbreak, only for Apple to then find out about the flaws and fix them for the new iOS version.

Rinse and repeat.

Having released iOS 7.1, Apple has also released a list crediting the individual researchers and companies who helped spot security issues with the previous version of iOS — including jailbreak specialists Evad3rs, the team behind the iOS 6 and 7 jailbreaks.

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iOS 7.1 Adds Auto-HDR iPhone 5s

iOS 7.1 Adds Auto-HDR iPhone 5s

As mentioned in our iOS 7.1 screenshot roundup, the new iOS update adds auto-HDR mode for the iPhone 5s, letting the camera’s brain decide whether or not to activate the High-Dynamic Range feature.

In theory, this should mean that your iPhone will switch to HDR when there is too much contrast in the scene for the camera to capture in one exposure.

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Apple Adds New iOS 7.1 Section To Homepage


After months of building and testing, Apple has finally taken the wraps off iOS 7’s biggest update ever, so to celebrate they’ve add a new iOS 7.1 section to homepage touting the update.

The long awaited update introduces CarPlay to the iPhone along with improved Siri controls, HDR Auto, an improved calendar, and lots of bug fixes

The new promo page gives an overview of some of the changes, but for a deeper look at all the design tweaks, check out our gallery of iOS 7.1’s new features.