iOS 8.1 was maybe the most sought-after upgrade because, well iOS 8 itself which had its very own set of issues. iOS 8.1 generates slightly brand-new attributes, updates to currently existing ones, as well as some much required bug solutions over 8.0.2. Here’s a run down of all that has actually transformed with the release of iOS 8.1.

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Apple Pay


The update generates assistance for Apple Pay on iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, and will only function within the United States. iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will certainly likewise join the party however it will certainly be restricted to on-line payments only.


iCloud photo library

The much awaited iCloud Picture Library is now offered as a beta service for users, and also anyone updating to iOS 8.1 could try it out.

Electronic camera Roll is back, finally! It can be located in the Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Collection is not made it possible for.

You will certainly be signaled when decreasing on storage space prior to capturing Time-Lapse videos.


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iPhone individuals could now send as well as obtain SMS and also MMS message messages from their iPad, iPod touch as well as Mac, courtesy of the brand-new Connection functions baked right into OS X Yosemite and also iOS 8.

Earlier launches of iOS 8 saw minutes where Browse would certainly sometimes not yield a result. This however, has now been fixed.

Review messages will certainly now be marked as read. Previously, messages review would certainly occasionally stay marked as unread.

Team messaging has likewise been repaired, and also ought to function without a drawback, unlike before where it just would not work at times.



No much more Wi-Fi performance issues that happened typically when connected to different kinds of base stations, with individuals even complained regarding Wi-Fi disconnections. Every one of these problems have been fixed with iOS 8.1.



Bluetooth visibility and also interference problems have actually been taken care of. Earlier devices on iOS 8.0 would certainly go off another device’s Bluetooth radar, with a great deal of complains coming in from individuals trying to connect their devices to the auto’s music system.

Screen Rotation

iPhone 6 rotation

A bug that induces lcd turning to in some cases quit functioning, has actually been dealt with. This has actually been a really frustrating bug if you’re in the ownership of an iPhone 6 Plus.

Network Variety

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Option to pick between 2G, 3G or 4G LTE networks for cellular data and voice connection has actually been included. This should aid to conserve some electric battery life too, depending on the device’s use.

Safari Browser

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A bug that would quit video clip playback on the Safari internet browser at times has actually been taken care of. For this reason, you can rest guaranteed that your YouTube videos will play easily this moment around.

Passbook Passes


You can now make use of AirDrop to send passes from Passbook to other devices.



A choice to make it possible for Dictation in Settings for Keyboards different from Siri has additionally been added in this iOS release.



HealthKit applications will certainly now access data in the background without individual intervention.



Directed Accessibility has actually been intensified, and now works without any sort of kind of bugs.

VoiceOver now collaborates with third-party keyboards, which failed to work at times in the past.

Stability and also audio high quality have actually been improved when making use of MFI Listening devices with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Concerns concerning tone dialing has actually been fixed when VoiceOver was being made use of.

Bluetooth keyboards as well as Braille displays with VoiceOver allowed now supply improved integrity.

iOS Updates

An issue that stopped using OS X Caching Web server for iOS web server has been dealt with.

Full iOS 8.1 Changelog

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