Other changes include a new way to let Siri know precisely when you're done talking to her. In the past, a pause of a few seconds would indicate to the virtual assistant that your question or request was done. Now, with iOS 7.1, you keep your finger pressed on the home button during your entire conversation with Siri. Once you are done, by lifting your finger off the button, Siri knows that you have completed your question or request. In addition, Apple has added new male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, British English, Australian English, and Japanese.
The update to iOS 7.1 also added a new search field for iTunes Radio that allows users to create a station based on their favorite artists or songs. Albums can now be purchased with a single tap, instead of just singles. And iTunes Match can now be subscribed to from a mobile device instead of a desktop machine. A "Button Shapes" option will show you where you can tap on the screen, and there is a new "Darken Colors" option.
The calendar also has received an update with the ability to see daily appointments from the month view. And TouchID has been improved. Apple iPhone 5s users can expect to see fewer incorrect rejections with readings occurring faster than before the update. Lastly, the camera also has been updated, but for the iPhone 5s only. Thanks to that model's A7 processor, the 8MP snapper will turn on HDR automatically when needed. This feature takes many different exposures of a photograph in a split second, to create a composite shot that includes all of the little things that your eye sees naturally, such as shadows and highlights.
The iOS 7.1 update will be sent out OTA to those with the Apple iPhone 4 and higher. Also receiving the new build will be those with the Apple iPad 2 or higher. The entire update weighs in at 268MB.
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i hate punching in the passcode trying to purchase an app why you just can use touch id...maybe it'll be better for me
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 2:54 PM 2
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If you have the iPhone 5s then you can use the TouchID to make purchases. If your talking about how it might not work at times then hopefully this update will fix that problem.
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 3:13 PM 1
There is no problem. Touch ID gets "paused" due to certain security ramifications. You have to "enable" it again, entering your Apple ID. For everyones better understanding on how secure Touch ID is and why some actions occur, such as your Touch ID not "working" for App Store purchases every time: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2
It's a good read, and the author does a good job at educating the uneducated on this topic.
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 3:40 PM 0
Here is an in depth view on the update: -CarPlay 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 buttons -Siri 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 -iTunes Radio 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 -Calendar Option to display events in month view Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries -Accessibility 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
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 3:44 PM 3
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What website did you copy and paste this from?
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 3:54 PM 0
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7.1? HAHA Apple MS is already heading to 8.1! Who's playing catch up now? :p (j/k)
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 4:20 PM 3
Well, it's still MS. But both are playing catch up on Android.
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 4:30 PM 1
Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012
My iPhone 5 feels faster, but i can't tell if it's the animation or performance in general.
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 4:24 PM 3
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Any other Sprint customer in LTE coverage notice that iOS 7.1 seems to have enabled HD voice? Maybe it's just a coincidence I am noticing now, can anyone confirm?
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 4:30 PM 0
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I did notice that when I went to settings of my iPhone 5s, I got a message the my carrier needs to be updated. I have two options, not now and update. I don't if we have some updates in our local carrier. Is that connected to iOS 7.1?
posted on Mar 11, 2014, 12:52 AM 0
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It's also way faster now.
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 5:20 PM 1
Yo you should try out Evasion7 Jailbreak. If you want to push your 5s to what it was built for, you can "over clock" the balls out of it... lightning speed. If you don't like it you can always get rid of the Jailbreak =)
posted on Mar 10, 2014, 6:03 PM 0
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