Apple has updated iOS to version 7.1 this morning since iOS 7 was launched back in September last year. This update introduced a few new features, visual changes and bug fixes.

This update is available for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, third and fourth-generation iPad, iPad 2 and fifth-generation iPod touch and can be done via over-the-air update – directly from your iOS device.

Some of the key updates includes:
•Support of CarPlay – Apple’s new iOS feature to integrate your iOS device into cars
•Siri can be manually controlled to listen when holding down the home button while you speak and releasing it when you’re done to indicate you’ve stopped talking
•new voices for Siri for Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English and Japanese
•Touch ID fingerprint recognition improvements for iPhone 5s
•new auto HDR function for iPhone 5s
•viewing of events in month view within the Calendar app

More details of the update can be found in the change log for iOS 7.1:

•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

•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

•Option to display events in month view
•Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries

•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

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

By Harry