Apple releases iOS 7.1 beta 3 - developers, go grab it!

Apple has released iOS 7.1 beta 3 to developers. Registered developers can download it from the Developer Center (opens in new tab) or over the air on a device with a previous beta installed. To install over the air, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update, and hit Install.

Source: Apple Developer Center (opens in new tab)

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • Get Direct iOS 7.1 beta 3 download links from here for Non-Developers :
  • But with beta 2, non-developers could no longer install as the 'back door' got closed... you can't install without your device's UDID being registered in the Developer program.
  • Does this update have a patch to kill the recent jailbreak??
  • It wouldn't surprise me.. Apple usually patches JBs right after they are released. Sent from the iMore App
  • I wouldn't be surprised if it did.
  • That's why it wasn't released today for the public :)
  • Any info on how "soon" 7.1 will come out to non developers?
  • They need to finish some 'in the car' nonsense so probably at the end of the January. Also maps are supposed to get better again thanks to their recent acquisitions.
  • iOS in the Car is hardly nonsense. Apple needs to keep making big strides in the automotive area. And I'd be surprised if iOS 7.1 gets released end of January. I'm guessing more like end of February or middle of March.
  • Well, the maps cannot get any worse, so every change is welcome... I do not request Nokia or Google level of accuracy, just that the maps would find most addresses at the right location most of the time. Oh well. Maybe some day when they have added enough irrelevant overperformance and bits to the chipset, some money may go to the user experience, too.
  • Just tried jailbreaking 7.1β3 with evasion 7 - not supported :(
  • It's not supported because the Evasi0n7 software has to be updated to support beta 3. But don't worry, the Jailbreak hasn't been patched. You just have to wait for Evad3rs to update the Windows & Mac software so that it supports iOS 7.1 Beta 3.
  • i hope down the line they have a dark theme for ios as an option.
  • +100
    And, the Invert Color option does not count!
  • I just saw screen pictures in Mac Rumors... This might open a can of worm but graphic design is poor at this stage and I do not see improvement in the UI but rather making it difficult to pay attention to the smaller buttons replacing the larger ones. Keep the larger ones as they are please...
  • Can't wait for the release to the consumers. Sent from the iMore App
  • They took away the dark keyboard option in beta 3! NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sent from the iMore App
  • In iOS 7.1 beta 3 Parallax can be disabled for wallpapers (found when setting new wallpaper).
    I don’t think that this, however, changes the way iOS 7 zooms in the selected wallpaper. Also you have to wait till may be March for iOS 7.1 to go public. I would suggest that you use this app which has lot of wallpaper related options like creating blurred, gradient, dotted gradient, color wallpapers & more. And also fixing the zoomed wallpapers. You won’t waste a dollor on an app that just fixes zoom wallpaper. If you are interested. Its Wallax App.
  • They changed a lot of the buttons to a circle now. I like the flat, square looking ones better. Head over to MacRumors for the changes and pictures.