Apple releases iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch [Updatedx8]

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Apple has finally released iOS 7.1 (build number: 11D167) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Apple seeded the first beta version of iOS 7.1 to developers on November 18th, and had seeded 5 beta versions so far.

According to the release notes, iOS 7.1 includes a number of improvements and bug fixes. Here’s the complete list of improvements and bug fixes in iOS 7.1 from the release notes:

  • 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

iOS 7.1 is available for the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
  • iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5G

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Warning for Jailbreakers

Apple has patched number of vulnerabilities in iOS 7.1 that was used by evasi0n7 jailbreak, so jailbreakers should avoid upgrading to iOS 7.1 until further notice as you will lose the jailbreak and won’t be able to jailbreak your device.

If you want to update to iOS 7.1

If you don’t care about jailbreaking then you can update your device to iOS 7.1 wirelessly or “over the air.” Before you update it is recommended that you take a backup of your device using iTunes or iCloud.

After taking your backup, plug in your device to a power source, launch the Settings app, navigate to General > Software Update, and install the update.

Direct download links:

If the iOS 7.1 is not available over the air, you can update your device manually by downloading the iOS 7.1 firmware file. We’ll update the post with direct download links shortly.

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iPhone:

iPod touch:

Update 1:

Updated the post with the complete list of improvements and bug fixes.

Update 2:

Updated the post with direct download links. So if you don’t get the over-the-air update, you can update your device by downloading the firmware files.

Update 3:

Here’s the exhaustive list of all the new iOS 7.1 features, improvements, refinements and bug fixes, along with a detailed video walkthrough.

Update 4:

Apple has stopped signing iOS 7.0.6, so if you won’t be able to downgrade back to iOS 7.0.6 if you had upgraded to iOS 7.1 beta.

Update 5:

If you’ve trouble installing the iOS 7.1 update, then check out our step-by-step guide.

Update 6:

pod2g of evad3rs’ team has said that evasi0n7 jailbreak will unlikely be updated for iOS 7.1. Check this post for more details.

Update 7:

Apple has released updates for the following apps with the iOS 7.1 update:

Update 8:

Apple has credited Evad3rs and other jailbreakers for iOS 7.1 security fixes.

Let us know if you’ve found any changes or improvements in iOS 7.1 in the comments below.

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  • Stan

    Anything new from iOS 7.1 beta 5 and 7.0.6?

  • Steve

    Bye Bye Jailbreak

  • Natry Veut

    What date can jailbreak? see u soon jailbreak…

  • SnakePlisskin77

    7.1 doesn’t offer anything that I’d give up my jailbreak for, so I’ll pass.

  • Erick121

    Evasi0n needs to fix the bug that forces you to restore your phone if you updated to 7.0.4 or whichever thru the ota update and not iTunes since soon iTunes will only let you update/restore to 7.1

  • IMMADBECAUSEAPPLEBEINGRUDE

    im pissed they never make it for ipod 4g

    • Fajr Lodhi

      6.1.4 is good enough, u’re jailbroken for life!

  • britjoe

    Im in Canada and I cant find Itunes radio after the update, or Carplay , are there apps that have to be downloaded, theres a few visual tweeks but nothing else, by the looks of things

    • Gautam

      iTunes Radio is only available in the US and Australia. As for CarPlay, you need to connect your iPhone to a CarPlay ready car for it work.

  • Joe

    Does anyone know if 7.1 has the option to turn on Dark Keyboard Throughout the system. This might be incorporated in one of the other toggles but I wast sure. I think this was added in one of the Betas, but as most of you know, it could have been removed.

  • amir

    that were used

  • Fingers21

    More natural voices for uk Siri, is that a joke? They now sound absolutely awful. The male voice is like a female Stephen hawkin.

  • hypnopotamus

    and the day came… :(

  • Shinydesert

    OMG….this thing got so hot that I even got a notification from the phone saying “Temperature now, iPhone needs to cool down”
    This happened right after installing the new update, I was just using the gps.
    It was really, really hot…..I restarted the phone after updating though.

  • Billy

    I hate it! I’m glad I only installed it on my iPad. My iPhone is jailbroken, so I’d rather have it jailbroken.

  • Kevin Chiu

    I wonder why Apple highlight the performance improvement of iPhone 4 only, which was unacceptable on 7.0, further strengthen my believe that they make old hardware working worse, what a shame!!

  • Rajeeb

    do this have fix the battery life issue

    • Haider Zeb

      ur phone has hardware issue ..

  • Phil Beresford

    Anybody installed on an 3 Gen iPad yet? Has it improved the UI lagginess?

  • Ouss Lary

    Hi.. I had a problem with the catering for ios 7.1 (error “27″) what is the solution..please.!!!

  • Mike

    Firmware is not compatible.
    Wow, thank you.

    • Gef2

      Hi Mike, be sure what model of iphone4 you own… There´s 2 models so you must select the correct option

  • Maxim Kick

    when the jailbreak for the 7.1 version(11D167) be released

  • Ashley Moore

    so lets say if I am already on ver. 7.1 on my iPad Mini how much longer would I have to wait exactly until I can Jailbreak it ? :(

  • raminder

    when the jailbreak for the 7.1 version(11D167) be released,and what is the meaning of that