iOS 8.1 has dropped mere weeks after the ill fated 8.0.1 and then rapid 8.0.2 and to enable Apple Pay iOS 8.1 is here.  Just in case you didn’t read the changelog here’s whats new in 8.1

This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including:

  •  Photos includes new features, improvements and fixes
    ◦  Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service
    ◦  Adds Camera Roll album in Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled
    ◦  Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videos
  • Messages includes new features, improvements and fixes
    ◦  Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages from their iPad and Mac
    ◦  Resolves an issue where search would sometimes not display results
    ◦  Fixes a bug that caused read messages to not be marked as read
    ◦  Fixes issues with group messaging
  • Resolves issues with Wi-Fi performance that could occur when connected to some base stations
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent connections to Bluetooth hands-free devices
  • Fixes bugs that could cause screen rotation to stop working
  • Adds an option to select between 2G, 3G or 4G LTE networks for mobile data
  • Fixes an issue in Safari where videos would sometimes not play
  • Adds AirDrop support for Passbook passes
  • Adds an option to enable Dictation in Settings for Keyboards, separate from Siri
  • Enables HealthKit apps to access data in the background
  • Accessibility improvements and fixes
    ◦  Fixes an issue that prevented Guided Access from working properly
    ◦  Fixes a bug where VoiceOver would not work with third-party keyboards
    ◦  Improves stability and audio quality when using MFi Hearing Aids with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
    ◦  Fixes an issue with VoiceOver where tone dialling would get stuck on a tone until dialling another number
    ◦  Improves reliability when using handwriting, Bluetooth keyboards and Braille displays with VoiceOver
  • Fixes an issue that was preventing the use of OS X Caching Server for iOS updates
  • Bug fixes

Some features may not be available in all countries or all areas.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

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