iOS 7.1.1 released, improvements to Touch ID performance on board
For iPhone 5s users, Touch ID performance should be improved. There were some grumblings around the internet about the fingerprint sensor’s ability to “remember” fingerprints. Over time, the Touch ID’s sensor performance would degrade and users would have to re-scan their prints.
Another notable area of focus was for the iPhone’s keyboard. Apple squashed some bugs in an effort to improve the on-screen keyboard’s responsiveness. For those that like to connect a Bluetooth keyboard, Apple has also tweaked settings to allow better performance of the VoiceOver feature when using a Bluetooth connected keyboard.
iOS 7.1.1 should be available for the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5c, and 5s, along with the iPad 2, the newer retina iPads, iPad Air, both generations of the iPad Mini, and last but not least, the fifth generation iPod.
Grab the update on your iOS device by checking “Settings,” then “Software Update.” The file is roughly 19MB, so the update will not take too long.
1. apple4never (Posts: 1058; Member since: 08 May 2013)
i just pulled out my old iphone 4 to try and test ios 7.1.1 its dowloading now cant wait to see if it adds performance
2. GG_SHAH (Posts: 19; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)
well, believe it or not but performance of iphone 4 on ios 7.1 was very good.
6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
As far as I know it is oposite, iOS 7 lags on iPhone 4.
9. Astoni (Posts: 630; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Not what i've seen :p. A friend of mine still uses hes old iphone 4. its very smooth but the preformance overall is as its always been :p.
28. quakan (Posts: 1319; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
7.0...lag city, but 7.1 smoothed it all out.
35. GG_SHAH (Posts: 19; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)
yeah i know but on ios 7.1 , performance was very much improved.
16. Finalflash (Posts: 2453; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
See here is the key you people on the iOS wagon don't get. They crippled iPhones with iOS 7 just long enough to push people to the iPhone 5s and whatever was left of the 5 (5c they call it). Then when the suckers were all done with, they fixed the problems with an update that literally changed nothing in an OS that changed nothing (important)....because you know, quality control didn't feel like testing it the first time. Oh wait, they did, they knew, they still released it, when will the fanboys learn.
30. flipjzn (Posts: 241; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Why are you guys all over this update that helps iPhone users to better their phones.
You meant just like why some android phones are stuck with gingerbread?
You meant why they havent fixed the current Nexus heating problem and buzzing sound when taking a video?
Some people likes ios some people like android. Some enjoys both.
5. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
what improvements and performance...? i still believe it will lag on ip4,4s, but will be ok on 5,5s,5c
10. Rafael1703 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)
Actually, from what i have seen on some videos, since iOS 7.1, even the iPhone 4 has performed really smoothly, so has the 4S and the others of course. My iPad 3 also gained a lot of performance.
23. nodes (Posts: 449; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
if you compare ios 7.1 with ios 7 on iphone 4, then yes.
but it's still night and day if you compare it with ios 6.
even a simple scrolling through homescreen or settings stutters a lot, which is not the case on ios 6.
don't know about ios 7.1.1 though.
17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Sadly, iOS is basically just like Windows now. It only runs well on the latest hardware. There are many thousands of complaints about how slowly iOS 7.x runs on older devices.
With all the billions Apple makes, I would expect better support for older iOS versions. But basically there are no updates except to the latest iOS version.
14. apple4never (Posts: 1058; Member since: 08 May 2013)
ios 7.1.1 is actually quite smooth on the single core 800mhz iphone 4
3. anas_12345 (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)
i just downloaded , but didnt discover yet whts new on ipad air :D
4. darkkjedii (Posts: 17586; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Downloading now, I already know what to check for as far as improvements.
18. flipjzn (Posts: 241; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
4-5 updates/improvements since september release of iOS7. Yay! :)
40. loki1618 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)
Happy for Apple and Iphone user. They get the update the same day it is released. So long I'm waiting on Android 4.3 and 4.4 from Samsung for my S4 Active and nothing yet and the phone almost a whole year without an update