iOS 8.1

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iOS 8.1 Articles

iOS 8.1: 'Text Message Forwarding' Activation Requires iMessage Email Address

Monday October 20, 2014 9:13 pm PDT by
Earlier today, Apple released iOS 8.1 which introduced number of new features to iOS and Yosemite. One of the anticipated features was SMS Text Message Forwarding, which allows SMS messages received by your iPhone to be mirrored on your iPad or Mac running OS X Yosemite. Several of our forum members had difficulty activating the feature, as the required activation code would never appear...

iOS 8.1 Brings iCloud Photo Library to All Users, With Images Accessible on iOS Devices, iCloud.com

Monday October 20, 2014 5:06 pm PDT by
iOS 8.1, released to the public earlier today, included Apple Pay support as its most notable feature, but it also brought several other updates to the mobile operating system, including iCloud Photo Library. With iOS 8.1, the iCloud Photo Library beta is now available to all iOS 8 users, as is a new iCloud Photos app that can be found within iCloud.com. First introduced during WWDC, iCloud...

Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay Support, SMS Relay, Camera Roll, and More

Monday October 20, 2014 9:56 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 8.1, its first major update to iOS 8. First seeded to developers at the end of September, iOS 8.1 brings quite a few significant features to the operating system. The update activates Apple Pay, enables Yosemite users to access Continuity features like SMS relay and Instant Hotspot, offers all iOS 8 users access to iCloud Photo Library, fixes several bugs, and more....

What's Coming in iOS 8.1: Apple Pay, SMS Relay, Instant Hotspot, Camera Roll, and More

Friday October 17, 2014 11:08 am PDT by
During yesterday's iPad-centric media event, Apple executives announced that the first major update to iOS 8, iOS 8.1, would be released to the public on Monday, October 20. First seeded to developers at the end of September, iOS 8.1 promises to bring a quite a few significant features to the operating system, offering new services and finally allowing Yosemite users to access the full...

OS X Yosemite Available Today, iOS 8.1 Coming Monday

Thursday October 16, 2014 10:41 am PDT by
During today's media event, Apple announced that OS X Yosemite, the next version of its Macintosh operating system, will launch today on the Mac App Store. OS X Yosemite will be available for free to all users with an eligible machine, and iOS 8.1 will also be available on Monday for Apple's mobile devices. As detailed in our comprehensive OS X Yosemite roundup, the new operating system...

Apple to Bring Back Camera Roll in iOS 8.1

Thursday October 16, 2014 10:36 am PDT by
Today at its media event in Cupertino, Apple SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi announced that Camera Roll would be returning to the Photos app in iOS 8.1. Apple had removed Camera Roll with iOS 8. Photo courtesy of The Verge The Photos app in iOS 8 splits a users' photos between three sections: Photos, which organizes photos into years, collections and moments, iCloud Photo Sharing...

Apple Pay Launching This Monday, October 20 with iOS 8.1

Thursday October 16, 2014 10:21 am PDT by
At today's media event that saw the debut of new iPads and a new Retina iMac, Apple announced that its Apple Pay mobile payments solution will launch on Monday, October 20 alongside iOS 8.1, which will enable the service. According to Apple, more than 500 additional banks have signed on to support Apple Pay, as have dozens of additional retailers. In store payments with Apple Pay will...

iOS 8.1 Code Hints at Retina HD Display for New iPads

Wednesday October 8, 2014 6:54 pm PDT by
With the iPhone 6, Apple debuted a new display technology called Retina HD, which resulted in wider viewer angles, higher resolutions, higher contrast and a thinner display. Developer Hamza Sood has now discovered frameworks within iOS 8.1 Beta 2 that contain '3x' assets that point to higher resolution displays in the new iPad models. While the assets don't confirm that Retina HD displays...

New Apple Pay Setup Screens Unearthed in iOS 8.1 Beta 2

Tuesday October 7, 2014 9:28 pm PDT by
Hours after Apple seeded the second iOS 8.1 beta to developers, developer Hamza Sood has located the Apple Pay setup screen in the Passbook app, the Apple Pay setup screen in the initial iOS 8.1 setup and Apple Pay setup on the iPad. Previously, Sood had found the Apple Pay setup screen within the Settings app. The setup prompt within Passbook is similar to the setup prompt to add passes,...

Apple Seeds Second iOS 8.1 Beta to Developers

Tuesday October 7, 2014 10:15 am PDT by
Apple today released the second beta of iOS 8.1, build 12B407, to registered developers for testing purposes, just over a week after the release of the first iOS 8.1 beta. Apple has also released Apple TV Software beta 2 and Xcode 6.1 golden master seed 2. iOS 8.1 includes several bug fixes for issues in iOS 8, including a fix for a Bluetooth connectivity problem, and it also includes...

iOS 8.1 Carries Hidden Settings for Apple Pay, References Touch ID Support for iPad

Monday September 29, 2014 7:34 pm PDT by
The first beta of iOS 8.1 seeded earlier today has not yet revealed a significant number of changes visible to regular users, but developer Hamza Sood has managed to uncover several interesting hidden settings and strings from the new version. First, Sood shares a screenshot of a hidden Settings pane for Apple Pay inside. The pane will allow users to manage their entered credit and debit cards ...

Apple Seeds First iOS 8.1 Beta to Developers

Monday September 29, 2014 3:27 pm PDT by
Apple today released the first beta of iOS 8.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, just a few days after the release of iOS 8.0.2, which fixed a bug introduced with iOS 8.0.1. The beta arrives as build number 12B401. Apple has also released a new Apple TV beta and Xcode 6.1 beta 3. iOS 8.1 likely includes several bug fixes for issues in iOS 8, and it also likely includes...