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Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 to fix performance issues for older devices

iOS 8.1.1

Apple has released an update for iOS 8 mobile operating system. The iOS 8.1.1, which as we had anticipated, comes with bug fixes for iPhone and iPad. Additionally, it also promises to fix performance issues for the older iOS devices.

Earlier this month, Apple released the first beta of iOS 8.1.1 to developers. This was the first time Apple had released a beta version for a point update. The update was vastly made to fix performance issues for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s, the oldest devices that were eligible for iOS 8 update. Last week, Apple stopped signing iOS 8.1.1 beta 1, suggesting that the public release was imminent.

Being a point update, iOS 8.1.1 doesn t bring any new features. Though, we expect that it fixes some of the more glaring issues with iOS 8.1 such as the keyboard in Spotlight. Depending on your device, the update could weigh anywhere between 62MB to 364MB or even more. You can download it from Settings > General > Software Update. Since iOS 8 release in September, Apple has rolled out several patch updates. The first patch update, iOS 8.0.1 which arrived days after iOS 8 release botched the cellular connectivity and disabled the Touch ID sensor. The company rectified the bugs with iOS 8.0.2 update.

The iOS 8.1 update, which arrived last month brought many new features including network selection option that lets users choose between 2G, 3G and 4G LTE data connections. The update also brought support for mobile payment option Apple Pay, Continuity, iCloud Photo Library, and marked the return of the Camera Roll.

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  • Published Date: November 18, 2014 9:43 AM IST

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