Older device users will be happy to know that iOS 7.1 improves performance for less powerful devices. Performance for the iPhone 4 is improved and we’ll be testing just how much faster it is very soon.
iPhone 5s users will see TouchID finger print recognition improvements. 5S users will also get an auto-HDR mode.
Siri can now be activated by holding down the home button and speaking. Release the button when you’re done speaking. This makes it faster than waiting for Siri to detect silence to know when you’re done speaking.
Perhaps the most interesting part of iOS 7.1 is the addition of CarPlay support. Just a week after debuting the technology at the Geneva Motor Show, Apple has updated its devices to support the in-car operating system. Messages, Maps, Phone, and 3rd party music apps like Spotify are supported at launch. To see how CarPlay works, check out the video released by Volvo.
To get the update, go to your device settings and General > Software Update. You should see an update waiting to be installed. The update is 214MB but you’ll need 1.9GB of free space on your device to be able to install it.