Earlier today, Apple released the long awaited iOS 7.1 update.
For iOS 7 users, this is the update that we have been waiting for. Since it’s launch in September 2013, Apple has released six minor updates to address issues that have cropped up. With iOS 7.1, Apple has taken the time to bake in a number of meaningful feature improvements.
Support for CarPlay is new in iOS 7.1 – if you happen to own a new car that takes advantage of it. Siri has learned a new usability trick, while iPhone 5S customers will appreciate the enhancements to Touch ID.
iOS 7.1 is available for all current model iPhones, iPads, and the latest generation iPod touch. The upgrade will weigh in somewhere around 265MB. There is also a corresponding iOS update for the second and third generation Apple TV boxes.
To start the software installation, tap Settings > General > Software Update and then tap the Download and Install button. Before downloading and upgrading to any new iOS update, I recommend that you perform an iCloud backup first.