iOS7.1 Fixes Everything You Hate About iOS7

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iOS 7.1 fixes include wallpaper sizing, calendar options, and iOS in the car

A new update to iOS7 is coming out in a few weeks, and it’ll make you happy–I know many of you don’t love iOS7. Here’s a quick rundown of the updates you can expect in iOS7.1, if the final update is the same as the latest beta version:

1. New “events” listing in calendar:

iOS 7.1 Calendar Events Listing

2. New call screens. Your buttons are now round instead of rectangles, and your number pad is now full of brighter colored circles:

iOS 7.1 Call Screen Changes

3. Another button change, the power off screen:

iOS 7.1 fixes include wallpaper sizing, calendar options, and iOS in the car

4. Increased speed, bug fixes, and added options such as quicker/easier closing animation for iPad, dark keyboard option, auto HDR camera option, easier clearing of notifications and updated message when no notifications are available. There are also rumored fixes for the memory bug that can cause your device to crash out of the blue.

5. iOS in the car. A hands-free driving experience using your current iOS device. Automakers Honda, Audi, Acura, Hyundai and BMW are rumored among the first to be releasing iOS optimized automobiles this year. Here’s a video of what iOS in the car might look like:

6. Slight music player changes. You’ll now see dark pink boxes giving you the Repeat Artist and Shuffle All options.

iOS 7.1 fixes include wallpaper sizing, calendar options, and iOS in the car

7. Parallax changes! I know a lot of you have a love/hate relationship with Parallax. In addition to toning down the Parallax effect with darker colors and other options, you’re able to turn your perspective zoom on and off while setting wallpaper. This feature is only available while Parallax (Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion OFF) is on.

Make Wallpaper Fit in iOS 7. 1

This should make your wallpapers fit nicely on your iPhone Lock Screens. Of course, you’ll need a portrait cropped image to start with if you don’t want anything cut off.

What did I miss? Is there anything that you don’t like about iOS7 and hope they change?

Need some more iPhone tips? Here you go:

Apple iOS7 Tips and Tricks

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How to Fix Common iOS7 Issues


  1. says

    Like everything but the removal of the rectangle button. Now you got a more narrow area to hit on the phone. But will absolutely love if my phone stops crashing all the time. I still with passion dislike the calender that they came out with. It removed the events being listed after each other at the bottom. Looks like this event listing may be a version of that. That would be awesome.

  2. Cassie says

    Oh I can’t wait. But I have to say my music player already has those options on there. I can’t for the life of me to figure out the paralax thing (especially on the iPad). So maybe I will be able to now.

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