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Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 with improvements to Touch ID, and more

Six weeks after releasing its last major mobile OS update in the form of iOS 7.1, Apple on Tuesday tidied things up with the roll out of iOS 7.1.1.

This latest release, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, is fairly minor and comprises mostly bug fixes, security updates, and various improvements.

For example, the company lists “further improvements” to Touch ID, the fingerprint recognition feature found on the iPhone 5S. It also says it’s fixed an unspecified issue that occurred when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled.

ios 7.1.1 updateIn addition, the tech giant says in iOS 7.1.1’s release notes that it’s sorted a bug that was impacting keyboard responsiveness. Finally, as spotted by MacRumors, the update also introduces a couple of minor changes to the iOS app store, including clearer labeling of software with in-app purchases, which you’ll now see beneath icons in the Top Charts listings. Apple started showing similar labeling on an app’s individual page last month, so this new notification makes things even clearer and should help the company avoid getting caught up with the Federal Trade Commission again, on this matter at least.  

Tuesday’s update deals with a few issues found in iOS 7.1, released by Apple in March, which itself came six months after the launch of the company’s all-new iOS 7 mobile operating system, its biggest overhaul since the iPhone first landed back in 2007.

You can load the update by jumping into Settings on your device, tapping on General, and selecting Software Update. Then it’s simply a case of tapping on Download and Install.

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