Here’s what’s new in iOS 7.1 beta 3

Apple has just seeded iOS 7.1 beta 3 to developers of its iOS developer program.

Here’s what’s new in iOS 7.1 beta 3:

  • New interface for power off:

power off ios 7 1 beta 3

  • The phone call UI has received  a similar change:


  • New circular buttons in the phone app:


call button phone ios 7

  • Tweaked dialer (before and after):


  • An option to turn-off parallax in wallpapers:

wallpaper parallax ios 7 off

  • The color of the Messages, Phone and FaceTime icon has changed to a slightly darker tone (before and after):


  • A new accessibility setting “Reduce White Point” under General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion:

reduce white point ios 7

  • Safari’s unified address bar’s placeholder text now says “Search web or enter site name”. Previously this string was “Search or enter an address.”

safari ios 7 placeholder text

  • A “New” button has been added to the iTunes Radio home page to create a new station:

itunes radio ios 7 new

  • Apple has also made subtle changes to the keyboard. The font is slightly more bold. The shift and delete buttons have also been tweaked slightly. The background of the keyboard also seems to be slightly lighter than in iOS 7. It seems to add more contrast and makes the letters easier to see.


iOS 7 keyboard on the left, iOS 7.1 keyboard on the right

  • The shuffle and the repeat buttons in the Music app are more prominent.


iOS 7 buttons on the left, iOS 7.1 buttons on the right
Also check out our posts to find out what else has changed in previous iOS 7.1 betas:

We’ll keep on updating this post as we find more changes. If you find anything new that hasn’t been mentioned here then please send us an email to or post them in the comments below.

[via 9to5Mac, MacRumors]

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  • Brad Hodson

    Strange choices for the new button changes. They look good, but it makes you wonder what kind of feedback they were getting that made them change them…

  • Ali Morina

    looks cool

  • abooduper

    can i get it without developer account ?

    • b

      You won’t be able to run it without. No

    • Luckas

      Yes, YOU CAN! You’ll find a lot of tutorials on the internet.

      I have an iPhone 5S on 7.1b3 without a dev acc! :D

      • Moinul Alam

        why? no jb? :(

  • Gus Clelland

    The power off button, change it to a mic, it looks like Google Now

    • Diz13oymike

      Tell me one thing google not taking over…

  • Erick

    So, With this update, I will be able to call dead people???? Niceeeee!!!!! Can’t wait

    • Abdou Abdelhalim

      said no necromancer :D


      You seriously dont know anything! How can you call a dead person? You can call a dead person’s phone, but not the person himself. Then again even if someone pickups the phone, it will not be the dead person.

      The End

  • Tom

    I think Apple has gotten a lot of feedback on how to make iOS7 more accessible to everyone especially those with visual impairments. I like the changes that have been shown here because it demonstrates how Apple is moving from border less buttons to something that has a more visual cue by using circular buttons along with icons that represents the desired action. Also, moving the option to turn off the parallax effect makes sense as opposed to having buried under the accessibility settings. Kudos to Apple for listening to the feedback of the developers and customers alike.

  • Epkappa

    Amazing. The new iOS UI designers are incredible. They managed to make something bad look worse. Congratulations.

    • Rob

      that’s what i was thinking.

  • Adil

    Can you jailbreak it?

  • David Dickinson

    I don’t see the option to change the keyboard from white to black ( and vice versa ) for some people with visual difficulties,will someone please clarify as to what’s happened to it.

    • TDD140

      The tweak to change the keyboard color was removed in beta 2 and has not resurfaced since then.

      • David Dickinson

        Thankyou very much for your reply,I’m pretty much sick now of Apple controlling what you do with devices that you’ve bought! I think my next upgrade might be the Sony Experia Compact,i’ll be able to do what I want!

        • DJ

          I got my keyboard and background dark grey thx to jailbreak. I was really sick of white everywhere..strain d eyes man! Really other phones, even their batteries are better than iphone!

          • David Dickinson

            Thankyou for your reply,I think i’ll get a Sony Experia Compact on my next upgrade,for now jailbreaking seems to be a bit unstable at the mo.

          • Belalkhairallah

            Please .. Can u email me or send me the source and the name of package that make darker background and keyboard

  • -X-

    wow…all these colors….iOS 7.1 will make GLAAD proud!

  • younes

    it’s not about feedbacks, Apple think they know you better than yourself, and eventually you’ll learn that they’re right.
    IOS 7 is both simple and amazing at the same time, thanks Apple !!

  • Speedy

    Please tell me this a joke!

  • Anakin

    Good changes

  • Bjorn

    The bolder keys on the keyboard and turning of paralax is a welcome change But I just doesn’t get the design choices for the phone app? The design choices Apple does gets stranger and stranger?

  • Andrei Mincov

    godawful ugly

  • Kent

    i like it simple, but what the fuck is wrong with this!! it looks even more shitty..:(
    Thank God for the hackers that make the jailbreak to make iOS7 bearable…

  • jimcvit

    If Steve Jobs answered that phone call, I’d be VERY afraid! lol

  • irukanji

    Does Apple missing the bus??? Instead of adding functionality to keyboard, mail, Control Center and Notification center, they have added background colors to the switches??? Didn’t they see what happend with the king of all mobiles Nokia, or the greatest business phones BlackBerry??? WTF guys, this is not a pretty mist in front of you, this is the dust created by Android OS outrunning you!!!

  • Necter

    If they fixed the refresh issue when one app is left for another and then returned to, then I’d consider updating when the gold master is out. Other wise I just will have to stick a little longer with my iPhone 4S running 6.1.3.

  • Rob

    is there an ios 6 theme for ios 7 yet?

    • Jet


      • Brig

        excuse me, where i can get?

  • Parent9998

    Request for dyslexic users:
    Option for yellow paper in Note.
    Black keyboard system wide.
    Option to change fonts.


  • danish

    Can we Jailbreak it..????Pls reply ASAP

    • Sebastian Rasch

      Beta 3 can be jailbroken, yes. The exploits have not been fixed yet. But let’s wait for the final version, shan’t we? ;)

  • K.C.

    You can always call dead people, its if they answer you should be worried!

  • Sebastian Rasch

    I like the new slightly darker green tones, but the new phone buttons and power off/slide to answer sliders are weird.

    • Me

      Android seems to be up apple’s ass lately..they are running out of ideas..can you please recruit a more talented staff!

  • Greg

    does anyone know where I can download the pink/purple/blue space wallpaper shown in one of the screenshots

  • BMWIIIMPower

    Anyone else sometimes have trouble “sliding to answer?” Sometimes I have to slide 3 or 4 times before it actually answers. Not very often, but enough that I’m annoyed by it now. Wonder if this change will help somehow?

    • Bel_kh

      I guess the problem is in ur phone ,, im using an 5 iphone , 64GB .. And moooostly loaded .. And thrs only 10GB left for me .. Using the ios7 since it was beta1 .. In last june .. And havent found a lag or hang up troubles like what u r facing .. I hope that u change your phone or if it 4 or 4s i guss that u r right cuz i face it many time with the old models ..

    • bob

      sometimes i must click answer thrice

  • Dalogan72

    Steve please come back, who is going to save us all from these new assholes working at Apple.

  • Josh Krzyworączka-Robertson

    i loved the iOS 7 look from the first beta, however I feel they’re changing things that don’t need to be in this update. Focus on functionality, they already have the look sorted.

  • Andi

    pls look at the picture, habe somebody the same problem? (iPhone 5S, Austria) I have also done a clean install, no changes.

  • Saeed Ghassemzadeh

    The slide to power off is horrible!!!!!! Change it

  • Me

    Android is up Apple’s ass..they are running out of ideas..better hire a more talented staff!!

  • Love

    The buttons shape are not my priority. But i’d rather see the back button and the done button be moved to the bottom of the screen. It’s more convenient for my thumb.

  • Amer

    hillarious. jobs is calling

  • Dave

    Where can I download the wallpaper?

  • Patrick Csizmadi

    I have trouble using the “answer call with message” function. When I’m on the phone I want to be able to tap the button: “can’t speak right now, in a call, will call back soon”.
    I can only use this function when I’m not speaking on the phone i.e. when I’m in a meeting and can’t take the phone I can tap the: “can’t speak right now, in a meeting” button. I mean, apple has a standard message button that says: “can’t speak right now, I’m in a call, will call back soon”. What’s the point if it can’t be used?

    Anyone else with this problem??

  • wha happened im upset


  • wha happened im upset


  • wha happened im upset

    Upset with the keyboard

  • wha happened im upset

    wha happened :( the new keyboard is faking ugly :( Y U SO BOLD

  • otherguy

    The keyboard is a dense motherfucker indeed

  • DICKinyomama


  • wha happened im upset

    Also, don’t call dead guys. That’s racist