Apple seeds iOS 7.1 beta 3 to developers: here is what’s new

By , Jan 7, 2014

ios 7-1 beta 3

Apple has released the third beta of iOS 7.1 to registered developers this morning. The update, which carries the build number 11d5127c, can be downloaded via Apple’s developer center.

Today’s release comes just under a month after the second beta, which brought about only a handful of changes like bringing the Touch ID and Passcode menu to the front of the Settings app…

The beta is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. We’re installing it ourselves, and will be reporting back with any new stuff we find. So make sure you stay tuned.

And as always, we welcome you to let us know if you find anything that we may have missed by either e-mailing us at tips@idownloadblog.com, or leaving us a comment on the change below.

What’s new in iOS 7.1 beta 3

As we continue to dig through the new information in iOS 7.1 beta 3, we’ll be listing any major changes we find below:

Tweaked keyboard with new Shift/Backspace key highlights:

7-1 beta

New power off UI:

ios 7-1 beta3

New Phone dialer UI:

Dialer beta 3

New Phone UI:

Phone-UI

Phone UI beta 3

Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 12.03.52 PM

Turn off Parallax independently of other animations when setting up wallpaper:

Less vibrant icons for Phone, Messages and FaceTime:

Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 11.08.44 AM

New Repeat and Shuffle buttons in Music app:

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New “Reduce White Point” option in Accessibility settings: (makes the screen less bright):

Combined iPhone Screen Shot

Tweaked search bar wording in Safari:

Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 11.31.41 AM

New layout for filters in Camera app:

Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 11.33.48 AM

Bold font feature in Accessibility settings now extends to more UI elements (ie. Safari buttons):

Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 12.16.35 PM

More to come…

Thanks @TheTechNerd3000, @_SwagFlu, @lhunar, @jspence77, @doubleaa25 for all the screenies.

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  • Mr.Coolfreak

    ios 7.1 beta 3 fixes the exploits in the jailbreak 🙁

    • GuiyeC

      How can you know that? Evasi0n not working doesn’t necessarily mean that.

    • Kamran Mackey

      No, it doesn’t. It’s because the Evasi0n 7 Software has not been updated to allow you to jailbreak beta 3, although it should hopefully be updated tomorrow.

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      Pfff, pure speculation based in nothing and also BS.

  • Andy

    I like the new changes in iOS 7.1, especially the power off UI. But I love my jailbreak even more 🙂

  • rockdude094

    I hate the bubble look.. It’s IOS !!!!
    Please don’t ruin my favourite os 🙁

  • Duc T-ra

    i see “circle” buttons a lots 0.0

  • Matta Fakt

    Aw man. I know this is a lame complaint, but the green icons were my favorite ones. Now they look dreary and dull. They also no longer match App Store icons that were designed to have the same look, like Whatsapp, for example.

    • Matta Fakt

      That, and of all the icons that NEEDED changing, those 3 weren’t the ones.

      • Luism27

        they were.. I’m glad they’re gone and I hope they never bring them back!

  • George Newell

    Will 7.1 break Evasion??????

    • Jerry

      Most likely yes

    • dfshrmn

      no it will not… I tried it. I mean, it won’t jailbreak under beta 3

  • Alberto Espinal

    I’ve said it before on the other post but what what is “Button Shapes” for?

  • Anonomous.TECH.man

    Slide to answer is UGLY

  • El Barto

    Oh, there is nobody asking how long is battery life with the new beta.

    I’m chocked.

    • Jonathan

      Perhaps because it is the same or better.

  • Oscar GL

    I know this might be the wrong forum to ask, but does anybody know what steps to take when after jailbreaking with Evasi0n ( it says jailbreak complete).. my iphone 5 gets stuck with the Apple logo…

    • sharp44MAG .

      If you are stuck at the apple logo you have to restore because it got stuck. Restore and try jailbreaking again, I had no problems jailbreaking my iPhone 5 with evasi0n7.

  • Cody M

    I got the direct downloads www iosbeta net/firmware/ (replace spaces with periods/dots “.”)

  • Jose Soto

    Is it jailbreak safe??

    • Brent Aerts

      Test it?

  • mav3rick

    More and more Android design with those circle buttons. Soon they will look alike…

  • Jerry Warmerdam

    If some people would think for a second,
    Evasi0n looks for your current running iOS version and decides if its possible to jailbraik from that information. The expliot may still be there on the new beta, ots only the evasion software that wouldnt let you use it. If the exploit is still be there, evasi0n will probably very soon be updated to support the new beta3, even trying to jailbraik is useless, cause the software will only run if you got the os versions that evasi0n currently support…

    *just saying*

  • David Villamizar

    Those buttons…suck.

  • Matt

    I gotta say, they went a little bit overboard with the circles :D. But I like it. 🙂 not gonna be upgrading because I need my PRECIOUSSS jailbreak 😀

    (Unless 7.1 will be jailbreakable)

    • XboxPS

      7.1 beta 3 is jailbreakable using a modified version of evasi0n7.

      • Matt

        Yay

  • Can i install it without dev account? Using shift+update in iTunes?

  • maclac

    That ‘tweaked’ keyboard! WTF? It’s bad enough just now, the amount of times I hit ” . ” instead of the space bar. Now its looking like@I’ll be@typing.like@this

  • JustMeJip2

    black mamba shoes 😉

  • jack

    I hope they fix the Safari crashes on iPadMini2

  • Looks like Apple has also made a small change as far as the location of the Personal Hotspot icon on the status bar. After updating to iOS 7.1 beta 3, it has moved to the carrier-side of the status bar on the lock screen. (picture attached)

    • Rick Kreuk

      The icon appeared in that position in iOS 7.0.4 as well. I don’t know about beta 1 or 2, though.

  • Lance Baker

    Does anyone notice that automatic brightness isn’t working in beta 3?

  • Kiran Bhavikeri

    I was hoping this update would also include the soft decline option when the phone is locked 🙁

    • Shuvam

      yeah.. even i’m bugged… though you can also double click the sleep/wake button, but a dedicated decline button on the lock screen would be so much better…

  • Arnel Mercado

    If Apple decides to go the Circle path

    • Rami Tabaa

      looks cool…

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      iOS 7 is a never ending beta

  • xmort

    The new phone/messages/face time icons are strange. It looks like gradient is back :/

  • Girish

    where are we going with these minimal changes,,,!

  • Abdullah Al-Temimy

    now my iPhone looks like galaxy with that Beta 3 -__-

  • BB BB

    Looks like beta 3 is a jailbreak patch nothing new to the table. No Safari fixes. It’s sad really. Other than a few experimental UI tweaks iOs 7.1 is still a buggy crash haven. Springboard and performance is a bit smoother. Just needed to vent about Safari and random reboots. Sure maybe they will fix these problems but I’m not holding my breath.

    • XboxPS

      Beta 3 does not patch the jailbreak.

  • ARIA

    Oh… I love iOS 7

  • Rick Kreuk

    Wow, I thought Apple already killed iPhone with iOS 7. Guess it still needed one final push into the grave. As if iOS 7 wasn’t ugly enough.