Apple Releases iOS 7.1 With a Fix for Random Reboots and UI Enhancements

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apple ios 7.1Users of new Apple devices suffering from random reboots will be relieved to hear that a fix has arrived in iOS version 7.1. Reboot-afflicted users of iPhone 5S, iPad mini with Retina display and iPad Air running iOS 7 will hopefully see their problems resolved once they update to version 7.1.

In addition to bringing CarPlay to all iOS 7 users, iOS 7.1 introduces a number of slight improvements to the operating system’s user interface.

Introducing CarPlay

Apple’s new hands-free car connectivity service, CarPlay, comes packaged with the iOS 7.1 update. CarPlay will allow users who are behind the wheel to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music using voice commands and their car’s existing knobs, buttons and touchscreen. CarPlay will be available in some 2014 Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Ferrari models, and is coming to manufacturers like BMW, Ford and Kia in the future.

Tell Siri When to Stop Listening

With iOS 7.1, users can use the home button to not only tell Siri when to start listening, but also when to stop. Now users can hold down the home button until they finish speaking to Siri so no words are left out of their queries.

Interface Improvements

screenshots of the new ios 7.1 interface

The changes coming to the iOS interface with version 7.1 aren’t huge, but they were designed to quietly improve the user experience. The small changes coming to the latest version of iOS include:

  • New rounded elements in the power off and dialer functions
  • Separate accept and decline buttons on the incoming call screen
  • A new Month view for Calendar
  • The option to automatically enable HDR on iPhone 5s

iOS 7.1 also brings fingerprint recognition improvements to Touch ID and a smoother iOS 7 performance for iPhone 4.

To update to iOS 7.1, visit Settings, select General and tap Software Update.

Have you updated to iOS 7.1 yet?

via The Verge

Lauren Mobertz

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