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How to Upgrade iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to iOS 7.1 [Guide]

Posted in Apple8 years ago • Written by Hammad RafiqueComments Off on How to Upgrade iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to iOS 7.1 [Guide]

iOS 7.1 has recently launched and features many bug fixes in it. As there were some bugs like iOS music app and home screen crashing; these bugs and similar to them are fixed in this update. Also, Many other features are also added in this awesome update.

iOS 7.1Evasi0n7 jailbreak that was done over iOS 7 was patched in iOS 7.1 beta 4 by Apple. Now it’s not possible for idevice users to jailbreak their device running on iOS 7.1. Another problem with jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is that they can’t be upgrade to newer versions of iOS. Now the latest version of iOS is 7.1, and if you have a jailbroken idevice on previous version then it’s difficult to upgrade it to iOS 7.1 via your idevice.

What’s New in iOS 7.1?

  • New look for slide to unlock and slide to power off bars available on lockscreen.
  • Minor changes in design of dial pad and dial screen.
  • Camera app includes new auto HDR mode and burst photos mode.
  • Minor changes to button shapes and colors of apps.

Check out other iOS 7.1 features here and here.

Here I am going to provide a simple method to update your device to iOS 7.1. Below are some steps to follow to perform this upgrade.

Steps to Update your iDevice to iOS 7.1 [Jailbroken]

Step 1: Connect your iDevice (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) with computer using USB cable.

Step 2: Open iTunes, or it’ll be open automatically if your iTunes is on autoplay.

Step 3: Click on your device’s icon, available on the top right of the iTunes’ screen.

iPhone buttonStep 4: Now you’ll be able to see an option to “check for update”, click on it.

check for updateStep 5: iTunes will search for latest update for your device, which is iOS 7.1 and will show you an agreement screen and you are required to accept it to proceed.

Step 6: After accepting the agreement, your iOS 7.1 download will start. The downloading time of this update depends upon your internet connection’s speed.

Step 7:  After completion of download, installation process of iOS 7.1 will be started automatically. Now you just need to wait for fifteen minutes and your device will be on iOS 7.1.

Updating to iOS 7.1For Non jailbroken devices

Non jailbroken devices are allowed to upgrade to iOS 7.1 without any difficulty. You are just required to go to Settings > General > Software Update. Your iDevice will start download and installation process automatically.

Your software is up to dateDownload iOS 7.1 [Direct Links]

Also, if you want to download iOS 7.1 via direct download links, then choose your required IPSW from the below list and click on the concerned link. After completion of download follow this guide to restore iOS 7.1 on your iDevice.

For iPad

For iPhone

For iPod touch

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