Skip to comments.Apple iOS upgrade is now available for iPads and iPhones
Posted on 03/11/2014 12:11:37 AM PDT by Swordmaker
iOS 7.1 update now available for installation ON Apple iPhones and iPads. PING. Use Settings, General, Software Update and follow the prompts.
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My phone and iPad work well. I’m really not into the hassles that upgrades cause.
What hassles? I just did it. Took five minutes. No hassles.
I hope it resolves the issue I’ve been having with home streaming movies filling up my, “Other,” data. None of my previous iPhones had that issue.
I doubt you’ll have any problem. It fixed a couple of premature app closing problems I’ve had. Reloading the app didn’t help and it was an intermittent problem. It hasn’t happened since the upgrade, knock on wood.
Does this new upgrade make any changes to existing apps?
I’ve only logged a little bit of time on my phone (4S) since the upgrade, but it certainly seems a bit “snappier” and I haven’t had any stability problems. As seems typical, it decided to turn Bluetooth back on - so if you are keeping it off to save power (especially for those of us not using any Bluetooth devices), you’ll have to switch it off again.
There are UI changes in the stock apps and in common resources, like the keyboard. 3rd-party apps would need to be updated independently if they were changing.
Does it apply to older iPads, like the iPad 2?
It should apply to anything that runs iOS 7. I think the iPad 2 is on that list (since it’s essentially the same device as the 1st generation Mini). I know for certain for phones (iPhone 4 or later) and iPod Touches (4th generation or later) but I’m fuzzier on the iPad situation.
Yes it updated my old ipads as well. I did 5 devices last night. Even an old 4. fixed/changed numerous things. Bold text in KB etc.
I have a problem with Safari crashing, which causes me to constantly have to re-log in to FR. PITA. Do you know if this update fixes that?
I haven’t had that problem, yet anyhow.
Thanks for getting back to me.
Yay! Improvements I’m looking forward to. I didn’t think I’d ever really use Siri, but heck, I pester her all the time.
New is that one holds the button down until done talking to Siri, rather than one push and she merely notices when you stop talking. That is a PITA for me. Also better finger print recognition (Hi NSA!).
none that I've run into so far.. My biggest issue was that I've developed an issue with deleted photos reappearing in my camera roll. . . But they cannot be deleted. These photos come from as far back as 2003. Why? I haven't a clue. I'm still exploring options.
If it does, the update will be available for your device... If not, it won't be.
Think I’ll pass on this update with the issues you both are having.
Apple upgrades almost always include new or enhanced features and usability improvements. This one is no exception.
Nothing like a Microsoft “upgrade” that is almost always a bloated mess that does nothing but correct some mistakes.
Perhaps you misread what I wrote? This update fixes issues I was having. I prefer to hold the button down when asking Siri to do something, then let the button go when I’m done speaking.
Also, I use the fingerprint log-in function, and occasionally it won’t read my fingerprint. So any improvement here is worthy.
I like Siri just the way it is right now. I don’t want to have to continuously hold down a button to talk to her.
What if it were an emergency situation and you could only hold long enough to activate but not long enough to get whatever message out that is necessary?
I don’t have fingerprint function on my iPhone so that is not an issue for me.
Please let us know when you find fix for photo delete issues.
I know how to fix it, but it’s not an easy fix as it requires accessing the iPhone’s file system and deleting three files and allowing the phone to rebuild the thumbnail file. Once that is done, the deletion will work again.
Yikes, I don’t want to go there. Think I’ll wait for the Apple fix for photos problem.
Also does Siri sound more human? I like the robot sound.
Do you sync photos with iTunes on your Mac? That’s probably where they’re coming from. I don’t check that option that for that very reason. I only do the one way transfer (camera sync import into iPhoto) from iphone / iPad one way during a cable sync, and then have the transferred photos deleted from iPad.
Siri still works the old way. It’s just that now you have the option of push to talk when you have a lengthy sentence where Siri might interpret a pause to be the end.
“you have the option of push to talk”
Can you explain how option works? TIA
I hate to download when I don’t know options.
Instead of holding the home button until Siri comes up and then releasing; you keep holding the button until you’re finished speaking, and then release.
Like I said, the old way that you’re accustomed to still works, but the ‘addition’ of the PTT ability helps keep Siri from interpreting a pause as the end of the sentence, command or query. I’ve had this happen on occasion.
So don’t worry about it, and don’t let it keep you from the update.
Thanks for the info. Now I just have to make sure my iphoto isn’t syncing with my iphone so that I avoid the issue currently plaguing Swordmaster.
No, I had not. I found the spurious photos after upgrading to iOS 7.1 some 50 miles away from my computer that I normally use for iTunes backup. The photos were still on my iPhone in a "sync" folder although they had long ago been deleted and/or synced to my iPhoto on my computer and "deleted" on my phone or a previous iPhone as part of the import process. The upgrade process somehow caused a rewriting of three thumbnail files that also read the sync folder that for some unknown reason keeps long deleted photos around. The file that has to be deleted are all photos in the sync folder you don't want, and then the thumbnail files. This has to be done with a computer:
Restart the iPhone (I had to restart twice) and the spurious photos in your Camera Roll will go bye-bye.
I got the update quicker than I saw this post ... :-) ...
I got the update within hours, and this post - just now.
Update complete, no problems, easy peasy.
Did you notice the new icon when the phone rings? Very cool.