iOS 7.1.1 update supposedly fixes Touch ID bugs

No massive improvements just bug fixes

It seems that Apple has just released a new update to its mobile OS. The 7.1.1 version of iOS supposedly offers improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition; keyboard responsiveness bug fixes; and fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled. Apparently, some iPhone 5s users have complained for a while that the smartphone’s fingerprint sensor tends to lose accuracy over time. Hopefully the latest release will make sure the iPhone doesn’t forget what your fingerprints look like.

One improvement which will please iPhone users who don’t actually own a Windows or Apple PC is that getting updates with 7.1.1 is now desktop-less.

All iPhone owners will need to do to update is to go the ‘Settings’ menu and there will be an option to update to iOS.

Another reason for releasing this iOS update is that there was a conflict in iOS between Bluetooth keyboards and the VoiceOver user accessibility feature. That’s fixed, reputedly.

For information on the security content of this update you can go  here.

Users should really have had their  iPhones plugged into the mains power when the was updating the mobile OS.

There a danger that if the iPhone runs out of juice half way through the updating (rather than the downloading) process, the handset could have corrupted its OS and stopped working.

This is a disaster known as ‘bricking’ because the handset becomes just about as useful as a brick and you’d have to return it to Apple.

GoMo News has also heard rumours that the handset reports it is taking an incredibly long time to download and install the iOS 7.1.1 update

We suspect what was happening is that the iPhone was losing its Wi-fi link now and again and so would be switching over to cellular data (ie O2, EE, Vodafone, 3) connexion. Which would be much slower.

Make sure you have a strong Wi-fi signal before carrying out the update.

About Tony Dennis

Tony is currently Editor of GoMobile News. He's a veteran telecoms journalist who has previously worked for major printed and online titles. Follow him on Twitter @GoMoTweet.
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