After months of beta testing, Apple has finally released iOS 7.1 to all compatible devices. It includes various tweaks and fixes to the operating system, including support for CarPlay, Apple’s new way to use your iPhone in your car.
Most of the interface changes are minimal, including a new power off screen, new buttons for the phone screen and a slightly altered keyboard design. They have also tweaked the way iOS 7 displays backgrounds when Parallax effect is on in an effort to reduce motion sickness previously reported by users. There is also an ‘Auto HDR’ option added to the camera app that automatically checks the shooting area and determines if HDR should be turned on or not.
Additionally, there are also improvements on various built-in apps including Calendar, Siri, iTunes Radio, iCloud Keychain, FaceTime, Mail and improved fingerprint recognition on the iPhone 5S.
You can go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to get iOS 7.1.
iOS 7 was released last September 18th, 2013 to mixed reviews. While users praise the look and feel, some acknowledged a plethora of bugs that they’ve discovered and while Apple tried to patch each one of them, iOS 7.1 may hopefully squash the remaining ones.