What’s New in iOS 7.1 Beta 3 [PICS]


Since iOS 7.1 beta 3 landed, we have played around with it while digging for new features, and there are a few, but nothing groundbreaking. The first change users will notice is the change in the Phone dialler UI.

Phone dialler ui

Those who are using bold text will see additional elements bolded, while those of us who stuck with the light font version will notice a slight tweak in the keyboard font alongside the highlighted Shift and Backspace keys.

Tweaked keyboard

The Camera icon within messages is tweaked as well.

Camera icon

Another cool thing is the tweaked Repeat and Shuffle buttons in the Music app.


When you power off your iDevice, you’ll notice a new power-off user interface.

Power off

In the Settings app, under Accessibility > Increase Contrast, there is a new feature called Reduce White Point, which will make the screen less bright, but you will notice it only if you pay special attention to it.

Reduce white point

iOS 7.1 beta 3 comes with another tweak, affecting the parallax effect: Now you can independently turn the effect on or off when setting a new picture as your wallpaper.

Parallax on off

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  • Bjorn

    What exactly does the reduce whitepoint do?

  • Screen brightness

  • crosseyed_mofo

    it still has this weird bug where control center swipes up when you scan your fingerprint (its been present in all the beta’s)

  • Bjorn

    Are you sure? iOs already have a brightness slider, it must do something else?

  • The change is subtle, all I can compare it to is the app Flux for Mac.

  • hub2

    Hoping the apps-falling-onto-homescreen animation is greatly sped up. They sped up mail deletion animation in iOS7 but introduced system-wide slowdowns? Seriously, Apple?

  • The white point of a display is essentially the colour temperature of a display, from what I understand. I would assume that this setting makes the whites (and as a result, other colours) a little warmer or cooler than the default setting. Not sure which it would be as I don’t have a device running this OS that I can test it on.

  • Yep!

  • Erik Kappel

    This is great! I’ve always found the iPhone’s screen to be a little to harsh on the eyes, especially at night. Hopefully this will help!

  • Guest

    I need “increase white point”. No joke. I mean all the yellow trouble.
    My iphone 4 was fine, my 4s is yellow.