iOS 7.1.1 released, improvements to Touch ID performance on board

iOS 7.1.1 released, improvements to Touch ID performance on board
Apple took the ribbon off an update to iOS today, version 7.1.1. While it is a minor update with the standard “bug fixes” fare of goodies, a couple key features should see notable improvements.

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.

via: TechCrunch

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40 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 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: Feb 13, 2013

well, believe it or not but performance of iphone 4 on ios 7.1 was very good.

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

As far as I know it is oposite, iOS 7 lags on iPhone 4.

9. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

7.0...lag city, but 7.1 smoothed it all out.

35. GG_SHAH

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

yeah i know but on ios 7.1 , performance was very much improved.

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 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.

24. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

it lags.

5. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 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: 20; Member since: Apr 22, 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: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 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: Apr 16, 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: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

ios 7.1.1 is actually quite smooth on the single core 800mhz iphone 4

3. anas_12345

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

i just downloaded , but didnt discover yet whts new on ipad air :D

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31004; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Downloading now, I already know what to check for as far as improvements.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31004; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So far so good.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31004; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smooth update. Kudos apple.

18. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

4-5 updates/improvements since september release of iOS7. Yay! :)

19. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Jelly of iPhone updates

40. loki1618

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 14, 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

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