iOS 7.1 beta now available for registered developers

Apple has placed iOS 7.1 beta up on their developer center, which means registered developers can download it now and start testing it for use with their apps. A matching version of iOS beta for Apple TV is also there, as is Xcode 5.1 developer preview (DP).

Since the content of the iOS 7 beta is covered by Apple's non-disclosure agreement (NDA), we can't report on what, if any, new features it contains. However, if you're not a developer we can and will caution you to stay away from betas. They're not released to the public because they're not meant for the public. As to general availability, it will depend entirely on how many betas Apple decides to release. Typically Apple releases a few, which means anywhere from one to three months.

If you are a developer, go get it!

Source: iOS Dev Center

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iOS 7.1 beta now available for registered developers

73 Comments

Is this weird? This seems weird. Is it bound by NDA?

It's got to be more than bug fixes or it would just be 7.0.4

Right?

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The dumbest part is that you can do a simple Google search and find out what's new, so I'm not sure how/why Apple thinks they can keep it a secret. This *IS* the Internet, after all.

Very cool, looking at it now in the developer portal. Unfortunately the NDA prevents feature discussions. I'm downloading now.

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Why does these releases always come out when I am at work and cannot download them lol. All I want is quick reply for iMessage. I know its a pipe dream and I know it wont happen but I can still wish can't I?

You can if you know what you're doing. I'm a long time Android hacker but am not comfortable enough with IOS to attempt. I'm learning very fast and Maybe if I could grab another 5S for experimentation I may try that Beta OS.
Vinny

Is it possible that educated guesses about what has been covered about iOS 7 so far could provide a hint about what we may not know we need to be updated via 7.1?

I'm hoping they eventually allow the weather icon to display live weather information in a similar manner to the live clock app icon. I don't think they would do it with a .1 update but I can dream.

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Just got mine. What's crashing on yours? The App Store hangs a few times, but other than that, it's been smooth.

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Based on was has leaked, this should be a 7.0.5 NOT a 7.1 / Will wait to see what bugs it fixes and what features a new.

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Don't know if they know or just don't care about any NDA but the changes were listed on BGR

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I'm hoping for MAJOR updates! Particularly the slow animations when unlocking, exiting an app, etc. Hopefully visual changes too such as almost FORCING third-party apps to change the look and support of their apps (lol) but I hope wallpapers are fixed so that you can actually change the part of the wallpaper you want the parallex to show, etc.

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Mostly bug fixes for now, hopefully more features worthy of a x.1 update will be revealed soon.

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Yes please do. It is the move and scale feature which was broken by IOS 7 so that photos can't be resized for the lockscreen or the wallpaper/homescreen

Interesting. OsX 10.9.1 is seeded and then an iOS 7.1 is seeded. I'll have to look at the portal and see what the buzz is about.

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Does anyone know if the ability to filter music by album has been restored in the music app? I do not mean by using the "Album" option, I mean for example, go to genres, then from there be able to view all albums (you could do this in iOS 6). Currently it's only broken down by artist at that level. That is the only thing about iOS 7 that annoys me.

The finally the update I have been waiting to here about the .1 update. In times past of ios the .1 update always seems to fixed all of the issues I was experiencing. If the 7.1 update just got seeded to devs it should be around January that the general release goes out right?

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Usually once it is seeded to developers it will be out within a few weeks to general public depending on how many betas they are going to release first & (unless they come across some bug that would hold it up)

iOS6.1 came out in January of this year following it's introduction in Sept. 2012 - expect something similar for iOS7 with dot 1 coming out of beta after the new year until Apple announces something otherwise.

I'm pretty excited for this release. I'm hoping they fix some random reboot bugs and the whole software on the iPads are so slow

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I hope Apple does some heavy testing on this update before releasing it to the public.

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Hopefully Apple makes the music app more like the remote app. In its state, it's pretty pitiful. I wouldn't like this to be another 6.1.

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I hope the make AirDrop cross-compatible with Macs in this release. That, plus the ability to disable the swiping gestures in Safari. I'm constantly going to the previous page when I'm just trying to pan around the oversized page.

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I hope they fix the Safari crashes and allow us to resize wallpaper like we could previously. I can work around the wallpaper issue, but the crashing is driving me nuts.

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I'm really curious to see any new features/fixes. It's always good to see Apple rolling these out as quickly as possible.

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I went to the thread thinking It'd be interesting to check what changes will be made to 7.1. And bam, no info. I guess it makes sense that they can't announce it yet to the public. Oh well, a month or two isn't that long anyway.

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Previous beta's were installable without the need of a dev account/registered device.
Is that also the case with this beta? My account expired yesterday. :(

You can update with dev account. Don't restore just upgrade, that's what I did with me iPhone 5S. With my iPad mini I did restore completely

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If anyone of you are from Apple dev. Tell them not to remove the block user from contact in the phone book. That option is not available with iOS 7.1 "that is one of the best feature of iOS 7 :'(

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Yeah thank you I saw it after I posted this, the thing is that I was looking at those people I already blocked and it don't give you the option to unblock it within the contact like before, now you gotta go to settings and look for the block list to select who you want to unblock

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Why is it NDA when you can easily find out by searching for it? That's dumb, Apple should know by now tht they can't keep secrets, it's not really any use trying! Oh well, seems like it isn't much anyway from what I've read elsewhere.

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The iPhone 5 had two different models but the 5s has two different downloads with like six different models. WTF Apple lol geez way to confuse us here.

I already heard about its new features. I can't wait for the update. Hopefully it fixes the iOS 7's performance on iPhone 4, and it fixes the battery drain.

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Looks like Apple is slowly but surely giving more control over all the swooping, sometimes over the top, flashy movements and screen transitions in ios7. I like he eye candy bit not alway necessary so to have that control is nice. I wonder if putting the controls for it in Accessibility is a way to not have to admit some of the transitions are over the top but also give users control.

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Even in it's first iteration the iOS 7.1 Beta is very much about polish. This should really be considered the iOS 7 GM.

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Looking forward to this update, I personally prefer the black keyboard to increase the contrast with the new all white theming around the complete OS

This is great news for Jailbreakers :D The next solid software update = Official iOS 7 jailbreak release! Maybe? Hopefully!

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This iOS has caused battery drainage. It may just be my phone, but my phone is really messed up now. Hopefully more bug fixes in the future.

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