Apple today released the second beta of iOS 7.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, following the release of the first iOS 7.1 beta back in mid-November. The update has a build number of 11D5115d and is available via an over-the-air update or through Apple’s developer center website.
Release notes from the first iOS 7.1 beta indicated that the update fixes network connection issues in addition to other bugs. The beta also included a new Yahoo logo, extra burst mode uploading options for the camera, and an option for a “dark keyboard” in the Accessibility section.
According to the iOS 7.1 beta 2 release notes, this update fixes several bugs, including one that caused all tones to sound like the default. The settings for Touch ID and Passcodes have also been moved from General settings to the main settings menu and Calendar has a new list view toggle.
While the “dark keyboard” option appears to have been removed from accessibility options, there’s a new “Button Shapes” option that can be turned on to indicate where tappable areas are located. Animations appear to be faster in iOS 7.1 beta 2 and Control Center has gained a new bounce animation and music labels that show the audio source.
Apple has also seeded a new version of the Apple TV beta software, along with Xcode 5.1 Developer Preview 2.
Update: As noted by iAppleStuffs, iOS 7.1 may add support for iOS in the Car, which is designed to provide enhanced iOS integration in compatible automobiles. In the second beta, iOS 7.1 includes a “Car Display” toggle in the Restrictions Settings panel, along with additional iOS in the Car references, suggesting that iOS in the Car could come in early 2014.
With iOS in the Car, iPhone owners will be able to connect their iOS devices to a compatible car to access maps, get directions, check messages, and more by displaying iOS content on the car’s navigational screen.
iOS 7.1 beta 2 is now available for download from Apple’s developer website (Links will be upload in the iAppleStuffs-download section within few hours), as well as over the air on test devices. It is not intended for general public use, and is provided solely to developers for testing purposes. The software is said to be identified as build 11D5115d.
People familiar with the second beta of iOS 7.1 revealed that the update addresses a bug with iTunes Match that would make load times of large libraries particularly lengthy. The new update should address that bug and make it easier for iTunes Match subscribers to access their music in the cloud.
In a more obvious change to the software, Apple has reportedly moved the “Touch ID & Passcode” options to the main menu of the system’s Settings application. Options for Touch ID and lockscreen passcodes can now be found sandwiched between the “Sounds” and “Privacy” settings.
Apple is also said to have informed developers that crash logs for testing will now appear in the Diagnostics & Usage Data menu in Settings starting with the second beta.
The software is not yet ready for prime-time, and issues remain, including a bug that prevents audiobooks from playing. Apple is also said to have warned developers that iCloud Keychain may not be able to be enabled during new iCloud account setup.
Bugs also exist when running 32-bit apps on 64-bit devices, like the iPhone 5s or iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. Those 32-bit apps can reportedly have trouble with Bluetooth connectivity.
The first beta of iOS 7.1 was shipped to developers nearly a month ago. The last publicly released update came in the form of iOS 7.0.4 last month, which addressed a bug related to FaceTime calls.
Download link of ios 7.1 (beta 2) will be uploaded within few hours.
If you want to use ios 7.1 (beta2) now then you will need to register your UDID. Please go to this link to register your udid – www.tinyurl.com/regudid