Skip to comments.Apple releases iOS 7.1.1
Posted on 04/22/2014 11:13:56 PM PDT by Swordmaker
Apple today released iOS 7.1.1.
iOS 7.1.1 contains improvements, bug fixes and security updates, including:
Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled
For information on the security content of this update, visit:
iOS 7.1.1 is available via Software Update on all iOS devices (via iTunes or Over-The-Air).
Apple today also released iOS 6.1.1 (Build 11D201c) for Apple TV 2G and 3G.
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Lets hope they fixed the crappy iOS flat colorless look they decided to copy from Google. I put up with Google’s craptastic UI and obtuse functionality because it is FREE. I certainly wouldn’t pay $600 for it
Oh, the Android phones cost NOTHING??? They aren't subsidized just like the subsidized iPhones? The Samsung S5 doesn't cost $600 un-subsidized? Oh, wait, it does. . .
By the way, iOS 7 was not a "copy from Google." Those who've claimed that cannot point to even one example of an Android screen that looks even remotely similar. Others claim it was a rip off of Windows Phone 8. . . same problem. No examples are ever forthcoming.
Oh, and you CAN get an iOS 7 iPhone with a two year contract for zero dollars out of pocket, just like free "craptastic UI and obtuse functionality" Android phone, AND have the excellent UI and best user experience for essentially FREE.
Will it make my iPhone NOT look like crap anymore?
I hope so as well.
I love Apple products, own many and was hugely disappointed with the last major iPhone/iPad OS update a few moths ago. As soon as the updates completed and I opened my phone, I thought, this doesn't look and feel like an Apple.
It really made me concerned for the future of the company post Steve Jobs. He would've never signed off on this.
I know exactly what you mean.
Hubby never updated his from 6.
I envy him.
IOS 7 is awful. I hate it. It has ruined my iPhone 4. Anyone know how to downgrade back to IOS 6? Steve Jobs would never have signed off on this garbage.
I thought I would hate the new look but once I got used to it, I just love it.
When I updated to 6, I lost the ability to turn the wi-fi on and off. Completely greyed out in settings. Would love to have that back. If there’s a way to upgrade to 7 and get around the problem I have, I’m all ears. Have there been any issues reported with 7 yet?
Didn’t brick my phone or my pad. small update, around 18MB.
That was a known issue with a few iPhones. Sync your data to your computer, restore the iPhone to factory, restore the iOS, do any updates, and then re-sync to restore all your apps, photos, music, etc. That should fix the WIFI problem.
If that doesn’t work, make an appointment at the closest Apple Store Genius Bar and they will most likely swap it out for a new one. Make sure you sync it to your computer for safe keeping of your data first. . . but they’ll generally do that too.
Thanks Sword, I’ll give that a whirl.
Good . If there’s no bad news this iPhone will be updated tomorrow or whenever
It cannot be done.
There was a tiny window of opportunity when it could, so I’ve heard but that has passed and we’re stuck with it.
Swordmaker still peddling the same apple tripe as the olden days. I have a customer of mine that bought a new cRapphone 5S and they clicked on a link in an email to listen to an audio file (some kind of medical information) and they tried to turn it off but the player that popped up wouldn’t respond to hitting the pause button (how you stop video or audio, right?) They deleted the email in question and it was STILL playing the audio. I suggested taking the battery out as when anything something is frozen that is the best way to just cut the power. Then I remembered... Apple still doesn’t let users have access to remove their batteries... Luckily for them running down the battery wasn’t the only solutoin, but finally got it to reboot after several attempts at a soft reboot
swap it out for a new one? Why is that, can’t the so called “geniuses” figure it out without having to replace a new phone with a newer one? Sounds like bad hardware or bad firmware no matter how you slice it. Apple’s iOS7.0 is like Windows a ME/Vista/8.1 tragedy. Not even you, Swordmaker can spin this one.
Are we talking IPhone’s? Mine is a I4 and won’t update the software, phone is like new after 2 yrs. Contract is up in May. Touch plate is a little sluggish to the touch, it has no scratches on it. Slow to load when not on Wi-FI.
My phone is full of junk from FB contacts I can’t get rid of. I delete them, they come back.
I do not bank on my phone. I have 1 game Icon, On Star, Kroger’s. FB is useless on the phone.
It does have a lot of music and Grandma pictures.
Question is, is it worth updating to a newer phone?
Husband has the Samsung Gal 4, that thing eats your battery with out the Task Killer.
It is certainly worth it. Delete your Facebook app. Before you go in, sync your phone to your computer to get your music and Grandma pictures backed up. . . Then upgrade. If you’re with AT&T, go with their Next program where you pay for the phone on a monthly payment plan. You can then upgrade every time Apple releases a new one and not have to wait two years. Verizon has a similar program. You can actually upgrade right now.
You should be able to have a lot more than that on your iPhone. Mine has only 16GB, but I have over 70 apps. I bank on mine regularly. They are far safer than Android phones. There is no malware for the iPhone. Pay no attention to the FUD being spread by the Trolls like Blue Highway. He’s been spreading HIS anti-Apple tripe for years.
Upgrade and enjoy. iOS 7.1.1 is solid. . . contrary to the naysayers. It’s exceptionally so at the OS level. There are things I’d prefer were different, but all-in-all, I like it after the upgrade to 7.1 increased the width of the fonts and increased the contrast.
And there's Blue Highway, spreading his peculiar brand of FUD and anti-Apple bile. You don't know how Apple products work, so you assume they don't. That's a real good method of criticism. It says a lot more about you than it does about the over 800 MILLION iOS Devices and users that seem to not have these problems, don't you think? Just closing the browser tab or quitting the iPhone Safari app is beyond you even though the ad maker seems to have locked the pause and stop buttons, something easily done in HTML. You don't even know how the iPhone handles the link in an email. But you gotta imply a general failing in Apple products. Absurd! I've been using iOS devices for seven years and not once have I seen or heard of a situation such as you described.
Look, quit being a strawman argument posting idiot. You know as well as I do, that Apple will only replace an iPhone if they can't fix it. I don't have to "spin" anything. A minority of people don't care for the appearance of iOS 7 user interface for esthetic reasons. When it first came out I adjusted mine for contrast and made the fonts bolder and thicker for my older eyes. I liked the colors, was not so pleased with the icons, but most of them, with a few specific ones I detest, grew on me. Frankly, I preferred the Skeuomorphism of the older look over the flat look and wish Jonny Ive had decided to provide a choice. But he did not and the 300 upgraded OS benefits of iOS 7 far outweighed my preference for Skeuomorphic design.
To call it a failure akin to Windows Vista is also absurd. The iOS devices using it are the first (5s), second (5c), and fourth (4s) best selling smartphones and first three top best selling tablets (iPad Air, 4th generation iPad, iPad Mini), in the world. You must have missed Apple just blowing away every anal-lysts' prediction of iPhone sales by over two million. And, no, you can't deny these data. The only one spinning here is YOU.
So esthetic reasons are the main reason that people complain about iOS7? Sounds awfully similar to Win 8/8.1 to me. To be honest if there wasn’t programs like classic shell for windows I would have stuck with Win 7. Microsoft screwwed up with 8 and it seems like post Jobs, Apple is struggling to find their own direction now. As far as their stock price I feel it is way inflated and have been watching it closely. I plan on shorting it short term especially once the DJIA and COMP take a dive as they usually do this time of year.
This wasn’t my phone but it was a new users phone (they were coming from multiple generations of Blackberry). She was not able to stop the player. If there is a separate browser open or if it was within the email client I do not know as I didn’t study the problem. I did see a player (was it iTunes? I don’t know) and there was no way to stop it. Granted on her phone she didn’t have any apps installed to terminate a program which I advised her to check out in case it happens again. You still shy away from the battery issue though. interesting.
The gross necessity of mechanically pulling a battery is never necessary on an iOS device. Like any computer, it can be forced to shut down if necessary, a very rare event. Those who desire longer charge time have multiple options available in the IOS ecosystem. Those who don't require it, simply don't care.
As I said, your ignorance of the operation is a poor reason to criticize the system or the device.
I found a way around it. I bought a used phone with IOS 6. Problem solved. My two cents—do not upgrade to IOS 7 if you like IOS 6.
I don’t bank on the phone because of reading issues, more than safety. When the best you can be adjusted is 20/30, pica size is a issue. I blow the home computer screen up 3 times at least when I’m on. And that is my BEST vision level..computer distance. AGE, Fibromyalgia which effects the muscles, even eye muscles, my cataract surgeries were 13 yrs apart. Left cataract lens is weaker, I’m very hard to correct.
We just went no contract to save money. I will get my step daughter who is IT to do what you’ve suggested. She has already deleted a few apps or put them in a box if they could not be deleted because of phone functioning.
As you can tell I’m a user, not a fixer. LOL
I have to have her find a way that the photo libraries don’t ‘share’ photos. Her job too.
I don’t have any trouble with Apple, depending on a person’s needs she will recommend Mac or Apple, she repairs both systems. Likes features of 1 over the other, and vice versa. My tablet is Samsung, Net book is Aseus on her recommendation. It is 75% set up now, little different to operate, but I’ll get use to it. IF I can get away from Hubby long enough to learn.
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