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We all know that when Apple rolled out the iOS 8 officially to iPhone and iPad users, it came with lots of bugs and people made lots of hue and cry about it. Apple then worked on the iOS 8.1 to fix all those bugs and bring some new features to the iOS. And the result is the iOS 8.1

This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes which came with the iOS 8 . Few of them are improved Bluetooth connectivity, solution of screen rotation issue, inclusion of iCloud Photo, AirDrop support for Passbook , option to select the network type as 2G, 3G or 4G and much more.

Below is the complete list of changes and new features which iOS 8.1 will bring to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Have a look on it and let us know if you are going to upgrade your iPhone , iPod Touch and iPad to iOS 8.1 or not.

New iOS 8.1 Features and Bug Fixes You Need to Know

New iOS 8.1 Features and Bugs Fixes You Need to Know


• Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (USA only)

• Photos includes new features, improvements and following bug 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 following 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 LTE networks for cellular data

• Fixes an issue that was preventing the use of OS X Caching Server for iOS updates

• 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 following fixes -

- Fixes an issue that prevented Guided Access from working properly

- Fixes a bug where VoiceOver would not work with 3rd 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 dialing would get stuck on a tone until dialing another number

- Improves reliability when using handwriting, Bluetooth keyboards and Braille displays with VoiceOver

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