Apple Releases iOS 8.1

10/20/2014 10:34

This morning Apple released iOS 8.1. Last Thursday, during the media event, Apple said that they would be launching both Apple Pay and iOS 8.1 today. This version includes many improvements, like Apple Pay, the return of Camera Roll, SMS Relay with Handoff, Handoff phone calls, and more.

Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (U.S. only) 
Photos include 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 on from their iPad and Mac 
- Resolves an issue where search would sometimes not display results 
- Fixes a bug that caused read messages not to 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 
Fixes an issue in Safari where videos would sometimes not play 
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 6 Plus 
- Fixes an issue with VoiceOver where tone dialing would get stuck on 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

People on supported devices can update to the latest version in Settings > General > Software update > iOS 8.1. Keep in mind that this is about a 130MB file on an iPhone 6 so it may take some time depending on your Internet speed. 

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