About iOS 7 Updates

This update features a beautiful new design and also contains hundreds of new features.

iOS 7.1.2

 

This update contains bug fixes and security updates, including:

  • Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
  • Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
  • Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments

 

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Available via iTunes or OTA 


iOS 7.1.1

 

This update contains improvements, bug fixes and security updates, including: 

  • Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
  • Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
  • Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled

 

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Available via iTunes or OTA 


iOS 7.1

 

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • CarPlay
    • iOS experience designed for the car
    • Simply connect your iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle
    • Supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, and 3rd-party audio apps
    • Control with Siri and the car's touchscreen, knobs, and buttons
  • Siri
    • Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the home button while you speak and releasing it when you're done as an alternative to letting Siri automatically notice when you stop talking
    • New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese
  • iTunes Radio
    • Search field above Featured Stations to easily create stations based on your favorite artist or song
    • Buy albums with the tap of a button from Now Playing
    • Subscribe to iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free
  • Calendar
    • Option to display events in month view
    • Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries
  • Accessibility
    • Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs
    • Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations
    • New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and reduce white point
  • New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s
  • iCloud Keychain support in additional countries
  • FaceTime call notifications are automatically cleared when you answer a call on another device
  • Fixes a bug that could occasionally cause a home screen crash
  • Improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition
  • Improved performance for iPhone 4
  • Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000
  • Continued user interface refinements

 

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Available via iTunes or OTA 


iOS 7.0.6

 

This security update provides a fix for SSL connection verification.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Available via iTunes. 


iOS 7.0.5

 

Corrects network provisioning for some iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models sold in China mainland.

Available via iTunes. 


iOS 7.0.4

 

Bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

For more information, see iOS: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Available via iTunes and wirelessly. 


iOS 7.0.3

 

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices
  • Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts
  • Updates lock screen to delay display of "slide to unlock" when Touch ID is in use
  • Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search
  • Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating
  • Improves system stability when using iWork apps
  • Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice
  • Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
  • Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation
  • Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive
  • Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text
  • Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software

 

Available via iTunes and wirelessly

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

For more information, see iOS: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch


iOS 7.0.2

 

iOS 7.0.2 Software Update

  • Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
  • Reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry

 

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Available via iTunes and wirelessly.

For more information, see iOS: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch


iOS 7.0.1

 

This update contains bug fixes and improvements.

Note: For iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s 

Available via iTunes and wirelessly.

For more information, see iOS: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch


iOS 7

 

This update features a beautiful new design and also contains hundreds of new features, including the following:

  • New design
    • Redesigned interface updates the entire system and every built-in app
    • Subtle motion and animation; layers and translucency provide depth
    • Elegant new color palette and refined typography 
    • Updated system sounds and ringtones
  • Control Center
    • Quick access to commonly used controls and apps with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen
    • Turn on & off Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb; adjust screen brightness; access media controls; turn on AirPlay and AirDrop
    • Quickly access flashlight, timer, calculator, camera and music controls
  • Notification Center improvements
    • New Today view gives you an overview of your day, including weather, calendar, and stocks 
    • Notifications dismissed on one device dismisses across all your devices
  • Multitasking improvements
    • Preview screens of open apps when you switch between them
    • Permits any app to keep content up to date in the background
  • Camera improvements
    • Swipe through different camera modes – video, still photo, square aspect, and panorama
    • Real-time photo filters with iPhone 4S or later, and iPod touch (5th generation)
  • Photos improvements
    • Automatically organizes your photos and videos based on time and location into Moments
    • iCloud Photo Sharing supports multiple contributors and videos, plus a new Activity view
    • Add photo filter effects
    • Flickr and Vimeo support
  • AirDrop
    • Quickly and easily share content with people nearby
    • Securely encrypted transfers with no network or setup required
    • Supported on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an iCloud account
  • Safari improvements
    • New iPhone tab view that lets you easily switch between open web pages 
    • Unified smart search field for both search terms and web addresses
    • Shared Links shows web pages shared by people you follow on Twitter
  • iTunes Radio
    • Streaming radio service
    • Pick from over 250 featured and genre-focused stations
    • Start your own station from your favorite artist or song
  • Siri improvements
    • New, more natural sounding male and female voices for US English, French and German
    • Integrated Wikipedia, Twitter search, and Bing web search results
    • Change settings including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and brightness
    • Supported on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation)
  • App Store improvements
    • See apps relevant to your current location with Popular Near Me
    • Discover age-appropriate apps in the Kids category
    • Keep your apps up to date automatically
  • Find My iPhone Activation Lock
    • Turning off Find My iPhone, erasing your device, reactivation, and signing out of iCloud requires your Apple ID password 
    • A custom message can be displayed on your device even after a remote erase
  • iTunes Store improvements
    • Preview and buy songs you've heard on iTunes Radio while inside the iTunes Store
    • Add to, and shop from, your iTunes Wish List
    • Scan code with camera to redeem iTunes Gift Cards 
  • Music improvements
    • Play music purchases from iCloud 
    • Rotate your iPhone or iPod touch to browse your music with the Album Wall
  • Videos improvements
    • Play movie and TV show purchases from iCloud 
    • View similar movies and TV shows from Related
  • Maps improvements
    • Turn-by-turn walking directions
    • Automatic night mode 
    • Bookmarks shared across devices via iCloud
  • Mail improvements
    • New Smart Mailboxes, including Unread, Attachments, All Drafts and To or CC
    • Improved search
    • View PDF annotations
  • FaceTime audio calling
  • Block unwanted Phone, Messages and FaceTime callers
  • Support for sending long MMS messages
  • Pull down on any Home Screen to reveal Spotlight search
  • Scan to acquire Passbook passes
  • New ringtones, alarms, alerts and system sounds
  • Definitions of a selected word for additional languages: Italian, Korean, and Dutch
  • Inclinometer in the Compass app
  • Wi-Fi HotSpot 2.0 support
  • Accessibility features
    • Individuals with limited physical motor skills can now control their device using Switch Control
    • Customize closed caption style
    • Handwriting input support in VoiceOver
    • Math output support using Nemeth Braille in VoiceOver
    • Select from multiple premium voices for speak selection and VoiceOver 
    • Support for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids and stereo audio for iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation)
  • Enterprise features
    • Manage which apps and accounts are used to open documents and attachments
    • Per App VPN
    • App Store license management
    • Enterprise single sign-on
    • Remote configuration of managed apps
    • Automatic data protection for third-party apps
    • Exchange Notes syncing
    • Install custom fonts
    • New management queries and restrictions
  • Education features
    • Mobile device management for Apple TV
    • Request AirPlay Mirroring from a student device to Apple TV
    • Pre-configure AirPlay destinations and AirPrint printers
    • Streamlined MDM enrollment
    • Ability to restrict changes to accounts
    • Web content filtering
    • Authorized apps can initiate single app mode
    • Configure accessibility settings for single app mode
  • Features for China mainland
    • Tencent Weibo integration
    • Chinese-English bilingual dictionary
    • Improved handwriting input with improved accuracy, stroke order independence and support for simultaneous multiple character input
  • Bug fixes

 

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: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Available via iTunes 


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