Apple releases iOS 10.1

Apple today released iOS 10.1 which includes Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus (beta), transit directions for Japan, stability improvements and bug fixes.

iOS 10.1 introduces new features and improvements including:

Camera and Photos

• Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
• People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
• Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app
• Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
• Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library


• Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
• Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
• Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes


• New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
• Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
• Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
• Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
• Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
• Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio

Apple Watch

• Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
• Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
• Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
• Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
• Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text

Other improvements and fixes

• Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories
• Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
• Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the “Show iTunes Purchases” setting is turned off
• Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
• Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
• Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
• Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
• Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
• Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
• Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
• Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
• Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
• Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
• Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
• Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
• Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
• Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup

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      1. That’s lucky for you. Mine crashes on the home screen playback controls a couple times a day, and every single time when I scroll down a long playlist (with over 700 songs). It gets about 1/3rd of the way down and completely freezes, then eventually crashes. This is reproducible 100% of the time and happens on my wife’s iPhone and my iPad as well. It’s maddening.

  1. Never had any issues with Apple Music crashing, I’d suggest a restore. There is no pause when using Touch ID, you have to press now.. you can change that behavior in settings. Touch ID is as fast as it ever was. Alternatively. reset your finger prints to perhaps get a better scan of them

  2. Anyone know if the issue below was addressed?

    iOS 10 backups are easier to crack, but Apple promises to fix security flaw
    Forensic researcher claims iOS 10 local backups are easier to crack since the security protection is 2,500 times weaker than in iOS 9, but Apple promised to roll out a patch for the security flaw.

    Thank you.

  3. • Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages

    I sure hope this fixes the issue where Safari will lag big time when trying to share a link via Messages (and Messages only, all other sharing options work in a speedy manner).

  4. I updated my 3 day old iPhone 7+ this morning and it bricked it. Tried all the processes I know to fix the issue including full factory restore. Nothing. Went to apple store and it stumped them too, they couldn’t fix. So they are going to replace, of course the supply is so tight I am now looking at another weeks wait to get a replacement. Have had iPhones since version 1 and not had this issue before. I am posting only because I am interested to know if I was just the unlucky sap that received a dodgy phone or if it is a 10.1 issue with 7 / 7 + phones. Given I am in Aus and the release was today many probably have not attempted the update yet.

  5. Again, an iOS update completely iPhone & Apple Watch specific with STILL no compelling features or anything really useful or exciting for the iPad user.
    I am beginning to think that iOS 10 is never going to have any must have features for my iPad Pro.
    I may be skipping iOS 10 for its entire run until the next iteration of iOS comes next year and see how things pan out, then.
    So disappointed in Apple’s direction for iOS 10, so far.
    NOTHING iPad-centric, to date, in iOS 10.

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