What’s New in iOS 10.1

See what’s new in iOS 10 and iOS 10.1 with our in-depth look at the new iOS 10 features and a comparison to iOS 9. We’ll walk you through the latest features in iOS 10 and show you want your iPhone and iPad get with iOS 10.1.

Apple released iOS 10.1 on October 24th, after several iOS 10 updates in September. The new iOS 10.1 update includes a number of important fixes and new features.


The iOS 10.1 update includes major bug fixes for iOS 10 problems and an exciting new iPhone 7 Plus feature.

  • iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode feature – for a blurred background.
  • Replay bubble and full screen effects.
  • Bluetooth connectivity issues with 3rd party devices
  • And many more bug fixes and features.

Our iOS 10.1 vs iOS 9 comparison will help you discover what’s new in iOS 10.1 and see some of the cool new features that will help you do more with your iPhone and iPad. Here’s a look at 10 things to do before installing iOS 10.1.

Watch the video above to see what’s new in iOS 10 with a walkthrough and demo of the new iOS 10 features on iPhone.

This list of new iOS 10 and iOS 10.1 features will help you discover what Apple includes in the iOS 10.1 update.


These are just some of the most exciting iOS 10.1 features that impressed us. Yes some of the best iPhone 7 features are coming to your iPhone with iOS 10.

What's new in iOS 10 and iOS 10.1 and how they compare to iOS 9.

What’s new in iOS 10 and iOS 10.1 and how they compare to iOS 9.

You will see new iOS 10 visual changes when you install this update, but it is not as big of a change as iOS 7 was. That means there are fewer changes to simple features that you will need to re-learn, but there is definitely an upgraded style.

The iOS 10.1 update is a free download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple’s iOS 10.1 update runs on the following devices;


  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Pro 9.7″
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6th gen


Click directly on any of the images below to go directly to a new iOS 10 feature that looks interesting to you. The iOS 10.1 walkthrough below shows iOS 10 and iOS 10.1 features.

What's New in iOS 10.1

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What's New in iOS 10.1

This is a list of what's new in iOS 10.1, including new features like Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus and a number of important fixes for the iPhone and iPad. 



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
  • For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:  https://support.apple.com/HT201222 

Keep reading to check out the iOS 10 features and iOS 10.1 features that these updates offer.

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