iOS 7.1

iPad Battery Saving Tips for iOS 7.1

With every new iOS release comes new complaints about battery drain, but it is hard to know if any of these accusations are actually true. However, iOS 7 and 7.1 do include a lot of unnecessary features that do drain your battery. Here's a few iOS 7.1 features you can disable to get more life out of your iPad or iPhone.

iPad iOS 7 Settings

Turn off Background App Refresh, Auto Downloads and iOS 7 Parallax Effect

iOS 7 introduced a lot of new and interesting features, but a lot of these are a huge drain on your battery and not important to some users. You can start saving battery power by disabling Background App Refresh. This feature allows some apps to refresh their content while running in the background. This does require battery power and can be one of the reasons why your device seems always seems to be low.

You can disable this feature by navigating to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and then tap the slider so it turns white or OFF. You can also selectively turn off certain apps from this panel while allowing other to continue searching for updates. This will also reduce the strain on your battery since your device will be searching for less updates.

Evasi0n7 PSA: Jailbreakers Should Avoid iOS 7.1

In case you missed the memo, iOS 7.1 does patch the evasi0n7 jailbreak. This means you should avoid iOS 7.1 if do not want to lose your current jailbreak and keep all your Cydia tweaks and apps.

iPad Deals

iOS 7.1 was released on Monday, March 10, 2014. The update brings a variety of UI improvements, new features, faster animations and bug fixes. Some of the new features include:

- Car Play support
- The capability to manually control Siri by holding down the Home button so and releasing it when you're done to indicate you're finished with your inquiry
- The ability to purchase songs from the Now Playing screen on iTunes Radio
- The option to display events in month view on the Calendar app
- Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries in the Calendar app
- Bold font for keyboard and calculator
- Reduce Motion option now includes Weather and Messages

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