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Apple releases iOS 7.1 with bug fixes, CarPlay support, interface tweaks

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Mar 10, 2014 at 11:25pm IST

New Delhi: Apple has released the much-awaited iOS 7.1 update. The latest version of Apple's mobile software, iOS 7.1, is packed with interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements, and new features.

With the updated OS, you can now control exactly how long Siri listens. You can manually control when Siri listens by holding down the Home button while you speak and releasing it when you are done.

Apple says to have improved the Touch ID fingerprint recognition in the upgraded OS.

Apple releases iOS 7.1 with bug fixes, CarPlay support, interface tweaks

With the updated OS, you can now control exactly how long Siri listens. You can manually control when Siri listens by holding down the Home button while you speak and releasing it when you are done.

The phone dialler and power off features seem to have got the major visual changes. The incoming call interface, in the updated OS, includes separate decline and accept buttons just below the Remind Me and Message options.

iOS 7.1 also includes support for the CarPlay feature. Apple CarPlay introduces a better way to use iPhone while driving. CarPlay enables drivers to access to contacts stored on the iPhone, make calls, return missed calls or listen to voicemails without taking their hands from the steering wheel.

Drivers can also use maps, listen to music and access messages "with just a word or a touch", Apple said. Drivers will also be able to read messages and dictate responses via Apple's voice-activated Siri software.

With the rollout of iOS 7.1, Apple has made slight improvements to the keyboard interface, thereby making the shift and delete keys noticeable.

To get the new update, Go to Settings > Select General > And tap Software Update.

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