Hot on the heels of the major 7.1 release, Apple released a new update for iOS on iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. The iOS 7.1.1 update focuses primarily on fixing the remaining issues with Apple's latest major release of their mobile operating system, iOS 7.

iOS 7 was launched in October of last year and received both praise directed at its shift away from the aging design of the previous version, as well as criticism directed at its seemingly rushed release and significant software issues. In March of this year Apple released its first major update which added new features like support for Apple's new CarPlay system for vehicles with built-in displays. It also improved performance across Apple's device lineup and fixed many of the bugs that persisted since the initial release of iOS 7. The update brought with it a substantial reduction in memory related crashes on 64-bit iOS devices as well as an improvement to UI rendering issues present on those devices since their launch.

iOS 7.1.1 hopes to fix outstanding issues that still exist after the release of iOS 7.1. The details for the update states that it further improves Touch ID recognition on the iPhone 5s, fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness, and fixes issues while using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled. The update is available for all devices that run iOS 7 and varies between 15 and 30MB in size depending on which device you are using.

An overview of the changes and bug fixes in iOS 7.1.1 can be found here on Apple's support website. A link to Apple's support page detailing the security content of the update is provided along with the change log but it appears that the section for this latest update is not yet live.

Source: Apple

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  • Kevin G - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - link

    "An overview of the changes and bug fixes in iOS 7.1.1 can be found <a>here<a> on"
    Where? I think you're missing a link.
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  • Brandon Chester - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - link

    Thanks for pointing that out. That was an oversight of mine when I transferred it from Pages and forgot to actually put the link in. My apologies, it should be fixed now. Reply
  • kurahk7 - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - link

    He's just missing the tag </a> instead of <a>. Reply
  • stun - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - link

    I guess the battery drain issue won't be fixed anytime soon. Reply
  • Abelard - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - link

    What's the battery drain issue? I have an 18 month old iPhone 5, have always updated on time, and have not experienced any battery drain issue so far. Reply
  • Sushisamurai - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - link

    I surmise it's Facebook and background app refresh and unnecessary iCloud document syncs. Who would've thought, but FB kills iOS battery Reply
  • bigstrudel - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - link

    I had an iPhone 5 on 7.1 and now have a 5S on 7.1.1. Battery life has been very consistent, once you turn off Background refresh. Disabling transparency and motion also saves battery (tested with System Status app).

    Battery drain from bad apps happens on all platforms. Having background refresh on with the bad app is a going to exacerbate the effect.
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  • steven75 - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - link

    You're welcome: http://www.overthought.org/blog/2014/the-ultimate-... Reply
  • stun - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - link

    I have turned off all the following features on my iPhone 5.
    (1) Location Services & System Services
    (2) Background App Refresh
    (3) Automatic App Update
    (4) Email Push and Fetch disabled. I only get new email when I run the Mail app.

    In addition, I always kill all running apps before I put it on standby.
    And I don't have the Facebook app either.

    Before the iOS 7.1 upgrade, it lasts almost 2 days.
    After the iOS 7.1 upgrade, it barely last 6hrs with about the same usage.

    My wife's phone is having the same issue.
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  • resiroth - Monday, April 28, 2014 - link

    Do a complete restore? I have background refresh on, automatic app update, Facebook installed, parallax enabled, transparency on, push enabled etc. and still end the day with 30% left... Reply

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