Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay

Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay

Today Apple SE Craig Federighi released first major update iOS 8.1 to iOS 8. Most important features includes are update 8.1 is improvements, bug fixes, Apple Pay Support, SMS Relay, Camera Roll, and More.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is a mobile payment service which includes 220,000 retail locations will support and that will let users pay for goods at retailers and restaurants using Apple iOS devices. Apple Pay replace credit and debit cards that have magnetic stripes. Apple Pay use Transactions are authorized with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and Passbook.

Camera Roll

Apple iOS 8.1 will include bug fixes and the return of the Camera Roll and resolve issue the pair with Bluetooth devices for iOS 8 users.Apple bringing back the Camera Roll due to a negative response from users.

iCloud Photo Library

The iCloud Photo Library allows users to save pictures and videos to their iCloud account. Library will be accessible through any iOS devices iPad , iPhones and Mac.

Instant Hotspot

Instant Hotspot will be active when you update iOS 8 with 8.1. your device will connect with near to any Apple iPad or Mac.


User can send and receive SMS/MMS any of Apple device after update with iOS 8.1. Messages is an instant messaging software app that lets users send messages to Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPhone that are compatible with iMessage.

Short Changelog of iOS 8.1 update

  • Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (U.S. only).
  • Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service
  • Adds Camera Roll album in Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled.
  • Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videos.
  • Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages from their iPad and Mac.
  • Fixes issues with group messaging.
  • Resolves issues with Wi-Fi performance that could occur when connected to some base stations.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent connections to Bluetooth hands-free devices.
  • Adds AirDrop support for Passbook passes
  • Enables HealthKit apps to access data in the background