Apple has released the iOS 17.1 update for iPhones as well as the iPadOS 17.1 update for tablets. The update brings some new features, but above all it must fix bugs in iOS 17.
The iOS 17 update for the iPhone in September 2023 brought a lot of new features, but also some bugs and issues.
Therefore, Apple has worked to solve these issues and has offered a beta version of iOS 17.1 since September 28.
Many developers mentioned that several bugs have been fixed, especially in the user interface, but also in battery life.
Good news in itself, but we are also finding some new features with this update as well as getting security fixes!
What’s new in iOS 17.1?
iOS 17.1 and iPadOS 17.1 don’t necessarily offer revolutionary features, but rather small additions that improve the overall experience on our devices.
The first is AirDrop that allows you to transfer larger files, but you can also do it via iCloud. This means that if we initiate a transfer to a colleague and they have to leave, the transfer will continue through iCloud.
Apple Music also includes a new little star icon on the lock screen. This allows us to quickly identify a song we like.
For the locked screen, you can choose a photo album to populate the photos on this screen.
Finally, if you are an iPhone 12 owner, the update will correct the emission of electromagnetic waves that the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) has deemed too high.
How to install iOS and iPadOS 17.1?
To install the iOS and iPadOS 17.1 update on your iPhone or iPad, you must:
- Open the application: Settings
- Go to tab: general
- Click on: system update
Which iPhone is compatible with iOS 17.1?
Below is a list of iPhones that can install the iOS 17.1 update.
- 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max
- iPhone 15, 15 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 14 and 14 Plus
- iPhone SE (2022)
- iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 13 and 13 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 and 12 mini
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XS Max
Which iPad is compatible with iPadOS 17.1?
Below is a list of iPads that can install the iPadOS 17.1 update.
- iPad Air 3rd generation (2019)
- iPad Air 4th generation (2020)
- iPad Air 5th generation (2022)
- iPad 6th generation (2018)
- iPad 7th generation (2019)
- iPad 8th generation (2020)
- iPad 9th generation (2021)
- iPad 10th generation (2022)
- iPad mini 5th generation (2019)
- iPad mini 6th generation (2021)
- All iPad Pros except first-generation 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models released in 2015-2016
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