iOS 7.1 now available for download; brings CarPlay support, Touch ID improvements, UI tweaks, and more

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iOS 7.1, the first major update to Apple’s revamped iOS 7, is now available as a free download over-the-air on iOS 7 devices, as well as via iTunes.

As expected, the update brings support forCarPlay, improvements for Touch IDperformance in the iPhone 5s, and a bunch of other fixes and enhancements.

If you are using an iPhone 4 or later, iPod touch (5th generation) or later, iPad 2 or later, running iOS 5 or later, iOS 7.1 should be available as an over-the-air update for your device. Go to Settings > General > Software

Update and iOS will automatically check for available updates. According to Apple, available updates download automatically if your device is connected to Wi-Fi and a power source. Tap Download to download the update and after the download has completed tap Install to update your iOS.

If you leave the update to download in the background, once the download has finished you will receive a notification saying an update is available for your device. Tapping Detailswill take you to Settings > General > Software Update. Tap Install Now to install the iOS update. If you decide to leave the installation for later Settings will display notification badge until the update has been installed.

Alternatively, you can install the update via iTunes by following the instructions at this page.

We strongly recommend you back up your iOS device to iCloud or with iTunes before installing any iOS updates.

Here’s the change log of the iOS 7.1 update, as released by Apple.

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