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What's New in iOS 7.1 [Photo Gallery]

What's New in iOS 7.1 [Photo Gallery]

Posted March 12, 2014 at 1:59am by iClarified
Here's a look at all the new features and improvements in iOS 7.1. You can find the official release notes and download links here.

CarPlay:
CarPlay gives iPhone users an intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. Users can easily control CarPlay from the car’s native interface or just push-and-hold the voice control button on the steering wheel to activate Siri without distraction.

More details on CarPlay can be found here.
What's New in iOS 7.1 [Photo Gallery]


New Phone Buttons:
Apple has introduced new circular buttons in the phone app for making, accepting, declining, and ending calls. There's also a new 'slide to answer' slider for answering calls from the lockscreen.

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New Power Off Slider:
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Button Shapes
iOS 7.1 brings a new 'button shapes' option that adds a background to interface buttons making them more recognizable. You can turn on the option from the Settings:General:Accessibility menu.
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New Increase Contrast Options:
The Increase Contrast menu (Settings:General:Accessibility) now lets you turn on and off Reduce Transparency, Darken Colors, and Reduce White Point. These options can help increase legibility. Notice the difference below.
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Slightly Tweaked Icons:
Apple has slightly tweaked the Photos icon and slightly darkened the green Phone, Messages, and FaceTime icons.
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Calendar Split View:
The Calendar app gains a new split view that shows you view a list of events under the calendar.
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HDR Auto Mode:
Apple has added a new HDR Auto mode but it's only available on the iPhone 5s.
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Control Center Improvements:
Control Center now features a bounce animation, accelerated sliders that let you flick the brightness and volume levels up and down, and a label for the app that is currently playing music.
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Upload Burst Photos:
If enabled, all burst photos will be uploaded to your Photo Stream. When connected to a computer, all burst photos will be available for importing.
What's New in iOS 7.1 [Photo Gallery]

Disable Wallpaper Perspective Zoom
You can now disable perspective zoom when setting a wallpaper.
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New Passcode Settings Menu:
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Keyboard:
Apple has modified the keyboard with tweaked caps lock and backspace buttons.
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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
What's New in iOS 7.1 [Photo Gallery]

Notification Center
Apple tweaked the x button used to close a notification from within Notification Center.
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Add to Contact From Dialer:
A new (+) button lets you easily add contacts from the phone dialer.
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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
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Music App:
Apple has tweaked the buttons in the music app with a more intensive magenta background color when selected.
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Updated Logos:
Apple has updated the Yahoo and Flickr logos in the Weather app and settings.
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Other:
- Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs
- Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations
- 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
- Shinier slide to unlock animation

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Vueapp
Vueapp - March 14, 2014 at 12:58am
Nothing worth losing jailbreak
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - March 13, 2014 at 9:46pm
What does doing that crap involve technology, having a switch that allows that access? Yeah nice logic.
WrektTek
WrektTek - March 13, 2014 at 1:31pm
Touch ID on my iPhone 5s went from completely non-functional to working like an advertisement, almost unbelievably better than I could have ever hoped for!
Yme
Yme - March 13, 2014 at 3:06am
I am not going to loose my jailbreak over this stupid stuff,I am still on 7.0.4 for my iPhone 5 ,I never update my devices I've just updated my iPad 2 from 5.11 to 7.0 since the 5.1.1 came out If it works why fix it?
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - March 13, 2014 at 3:10am
Why not fix it, if you're happy with the way your os is broken or not then don't update. Don't see the problem though.
mavrik101
mavrik101 - March 12, 2014 at 8:03pm
CONSISTANCY still fails. IVES continues to screw up. Look at "Camera Icon" on the home page and the Control Center. Details gone --- why - we are looking at a freaking RETINA SCREEN.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - March 12, 2014 at 8:42pm
IVES?
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - March 13, 2014 at 4:33pm
You continue to trash talk about Ives, it's just a camera icons,what's so bad about it, it's been the same good looking one since 7.0.1
Petr
Petr - March 12, 2014 at 7:26pm
Safari still crashing ios 7.1 ipad air
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - March 12, 2014 at 7:45pm
Not to me.
BryanG
BryanG - March 12, 2014 at 1:36pm
As an iPhone 4 owner, I appreciate that they made 7.1 run a little better. Turning reduce motion on helps even more, but as some have said, the battery drain is still bad/worse. It would be nice to be able to swipe to change the wallpaper preview screen to show my home screen as well as the lock screen. Doesn't make much sense to show only one...
Trojan
Trojan - March 12, 2014 at 1:35pm
Wow I can get ios 6 icons on my ios 7 device.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - March 12, 2014 at 1:38pm
I asked the guy about that who made the iPhone air concept but this has been my plan since the birth of iOS 7. I hope we do though.
Gaurang
Gaurang - March 12, 2014 at 1:16pm
Everything is fine but Apple should put "Decline" button for the incoming calls when the phone is lock. (I mean when it is on standby mode or not in use).
sheldoor
sheldoor - March 12, 2014 at 10:35pm
you can press the lock/power button once to silence incoming call and twice to decline it :)
vik
vik - March 12, 2014 at 10:09am
battery drain not fixed :(
Altug
Altug - March 12, 2014 at 9:42am
Everything is ok and helpful, speed is very well on my 5 but there is one thing that very disturb me; the callers photo is not on full screen anymore! This is so disturbing!
Sam
Sam - March 12, 2014 at 7:46am
My fav new thing is that you can once again get to the Music player by swiping up when there is nothing already to to play or playing. (swipe up to control centre, then tap on the word MUSIC)
Symen
Symen - March 12, 2014 at 7:45am
Still no list view in calendar?:O
Help
Help - March 12, 2014 at 7:48am
Yes there is, tap any date on the calendar so that it will show that days "timetable" on a full screen, after that tap the button on the upper right corner with the 3 dots and 3 lines, then the list view opens.
Symen
Symen - March 12, 2014 at 9:28am
From that day or all calendar event like ios 6? And after restart calendar app? Is it then still in listview?
Help
Help - March 12, 2014 at 11:11am
From that day. (If you press it when on the month view it will show that days appointments below the month cal) and yes it will stay there if you close the app and reopen it
Mr. Byu
Mr. Byu - March 12, 2014 at 7:35am
Another nice little fix: finally when you're listening to music, the lockscreen cannot be dragged at the upper area where the sliders are. It was super annoying that I couldn't move the playhead because my movement was often recognized as a lockscreen slide, it made me angry many times. Now it works just like it should.
John
John - March 12, 2014 at 6:55am
Weather app - London Rainy and Cloudy! Wow! Lol! :D
aw
aw - March 12, 2014 at 6:53am
what the hell??? i need improvement in speed in iphone 4g fix.. so sluggish and stupid super slow.. and can't downgrade to ios 6 or 5 whatsoever.. greedy company
John
John - March 12, 2014 at 6:56am
The a update makes it speedier - I have an iPhone 4 and now it is pretty rapid.
BryanG
BryanG - March 12, 2014 at 1:38pm
Not sure how this makes them greedy...turn off all of the extra BS and it should run faster.
Fawad Akram
Fawad Akram - March 12, 2014 at 6:06am
but still a far behind of Kitkat . looking forward
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - March 12, 2014 at 10:12am
Why are you using my name man? Come on now. Be original.
Andrew
Andrew - March 12, 2014 at 4:25am
I think another extra is seeing all events in calendar in notification centre. Before it only showed you 4 hrs at a time
J-RO
J-RO - March 12, 2014 at 4:09am
Apple just needs to create a handful of themes to allow users to customize a bit. Instead they spent way more money and targeted a specific demographic with bright colored phones.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - March 12, 2014 at 4:16am
That's what I was planning all this time, the guy that made the iPhone air concept, he works with apple and lucky me I asked him about my idea of iOS 6 everything being on iOS 7. Soon I will be thanked for this idea if he agrees, doubt he'll say no.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - March 12, 2014 at 4:16am
I asked him by youtube of course.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - March 12, 2014 at 6:10am
I understand where you're coming from K, but first of all I highly doubt you're the only one that has come up with or thought of the idea of having the option to switch back to the iOS 6 icons. Personally I think it would be cool option to have if someone wanted to choose between them. Secondly I highly doubt the guy you're talked to has any say or authority to change or even suggest that apple include the iOS 6 icon option, if he even works at apple. Which I highly doubt he actually does work for them. But if the option does somehow get added into iOS 7 or when iOS 8 comes out then I'll congratulate you on you're persistence to get it added.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - March 12, 2014 at 10:20am
How about you use an original name and stop using mine and giving me a bad name. I've done nothing to you man. I'd appreciate it.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - March 12, 2014 at 1:28pm
Stop trying to a predictionist, get it through your thoughtless brain.
David
David - March 12, 2014 at 3:48am
Is the burst photo option only available for iPhone 5s ? I can't find the burst photo option on my iPhone 5
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