iOS 7.1.1 update fixes security issues, addresses bugs

Pesky accuracy issues also addressed for the Touch ID system

Just after Apple released its latest iOS 7.1.1, another update is available, fixing security issues besides other tweaks.

Already running iOS 7.1? Then the update should be a no-brainer and you can just check if it’s been made available to your phone by going to Settings > General > Software Update if you haven’t been prompted about the update.

Do note that this update, like iOS 7, will only run fine on the iPhone 4 onwards, the iPad 2 or later, the iPod touch fifth-gen onwards and the iPad mini and its Retina Display sibling.

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Better performance

The Touch ID system introduced with the iPhone 5s handset will see an update, after complaints about the fingerprinting system ‘fade’, describing how unreliable and finicky Touch ID could be.

Besides the fingerprinting system, there will be 19 security flaws patched with some of those also being patched for OS X yesterday. One of the said flaws, connected to Safari’s WebKit, left users vulnerable to attackers who could remotely execute code on their system.

The last 7.1 update added quite a few performance tweaks and support for its new CarPlay system, with Siri getting more voice options as well. iPhone 4 users saw some relief from the sluggishness they experienced on iOS 7. HDR was automatically enabled on the iPhone 5s' camera.

If you’re using OS X on your Macs, it’s suggested you also update your Mac as a separate security update was just released, fixing vulnerabilities in the OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks versions.

Fortunately the 7.1.1 update is not too large in size, running between a 15 to 30MB download, depending on what device you’re updating.

If you’re still on iOS 7.0 and haven’t updated to iOS 7.1, check out what you’re missing here.

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