iOS 8.1 now available for download

iOS 8.1 is now available for download. I updated my iPad Mini-Retina Display with the latest update today morning.

The update fixes various issues. Below is the information about the same,

  • Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (U.S. only)

  • Photos includes new features, improvements and fixes
    • Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service
    • Adds Camera Roll album in Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled
    • Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videos
  • Messages includes new features, improvements and fixes
    • Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages from their iPad and Mac
    • Resolves an issue where search would sometimes not display results
    • Fixes a bug that caused read messages to not be marked as read
    • Fixes issues with group messaging
  • Resolves issues with Wi-Fi performance that could occur when connected to some base stations

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent connections to Bluetooth hands-free devices

  • Fixes bugs that could cause screen rotation to stop working

  • Adds an option to select between 2G, 3G or LTE networks for cellular data

  • Fixes an issue in Safari where videos would sometimes not play

  • Adds AirDrop support for Passbook passes

  • Adds an option to enable Dictation in Settings for Keyboards, separate from Siri

  • Enables HealthKit apps to access data in the background

  • Accessibility improvements and fixes
    • Fixes an issue that prevented Guided Access from working properly
    • Fixes a bug where VoiceOver would not work with 3rd party keyboards
    • Improves stability and audio quality when using MFi Hearing Aids with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
    • Fixes an issue with VoiceOver where tone dialing would get stuck on a tone until dialing another number
    • Improves reliability when using handwriting, Bluetooth keyboards and Braille displays with VoiceOver
  • Fixes an issue that was preventing the use of OS X Caching Server for iOS updates

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
iOS 8.1 now available for download iOS 8.1 now available for download Reviewed by Nikhil Bhalwankar on October 21, 2014 Rating: 5

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