Apple released iOS 7.1 Beta 2 to official registered developers, who can now download the new build 11D5115d via OTA (over-the-air). As always, the new firmware introduces a number of changes and bug fixes aimed to improve the overall performance of the mobile platform.
Although the software isn’t at our reach, devs who have installed and experienced the iOS 7.1 Beta 2 have revealed a few key details about the update. The update chiefly addresses a bug with iTunes Match. The bug was slowing down the large libraries to load, in turn consuming a lot of time. Also, there are some changes in the colors of the icons and the status bar. In fact, iOS 7.1 beta 2 is more fluid and faster than the first beta.
With the help of the new update, the users of iTunes Match can’t just access the libraries much more easily but also access their music from the cloud.
In the Accessibility Options, “Show Buttons” functionality is introduced which allows you to identify keys to navigate through apps screens; also the ability to view the dark variant of the keyboard is removed. The animation speed has been increased, there are new logos and dialogues in Notification Center, a new Auto display setting, and a Calendar is redesigned. Finally, anyone who owns an iPad will be able to benefit from a new background to better customize the look of the device.
Further, Apple has moved the “Touch ID and Passcode” in the main menu of the Settings. The option can now be easily located in between Sounds and Privacy settings. On the other hand, the testing element of crash logs will appear in the new update under the Diagnostic and Usage Data menu in Settings.
Apple iOS 7.1 Beta 2 can be downloaded from both the iOS developers portal, and via OTA, however, these options are available for those who already have the first beta version. In the latter case, the developer will see a pop-up notification to update the phone. The Cupertino hasn’t yet announced any date for the public release of the minor release of the operating system.
The last update which was received for the public was the iOS 7.0.4 which made its debut last month to fix the bugs affecting the FaceTime calls.