Apple iPod touch 5G Firmware iOS Update 7.1

Date: March 10, 2014
File Size: 1200.0 MB
OS Support: Apple iOS
Downloads: 6,393

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With an easy-to-use interface, amazing features, and security at its core, iOS 7 is the foundation of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It’s designed to look beautiful and work beautifully, so even the simplest tasks are more engaging. And because iOS 7 is engineered to take full advantage of the advanced technologies built into Apple hardware, your devices are always years ahead — from day one to day whenever.

Elegant and intuitive interface

From the moment you pick up iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you know how to use it. That’s because iOS was designed to be easy to understand. The simple-yet-beautiful Home screen invites you to discover each of the built-in apps. So right away, you’re browsing your favorite websites, capturing a few candids, or texting your friends. And no matter what you’re doing or what app you’re using, everything feels easy, intuitive, and even fun.

Hardware and software made for each other

Because Apple makes both the hardware and the operating system for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, everything is designed to work together. So apps take full advantage of hardware features such as the dual-core processor, accelerated graphics, wireless antennas, and more. Multitasking is a perfect example. iOS 7 learns when you like to use your apps and updates the content in them at power-efficient times, like when your device is already in use and connected to Wi-Fi. So the content in your favorite apps stays up to date without a major drain on your battery.

With the App Store, there’s almost no limit to what your iOS device can do

iOS is the platform for hundreds of thousands of mobile apps — over 900,000 and counting.7 And every app starts with the right DNA. That’s because Apple gives third-party developers a rich set of tools and APIs to create apps and games that take advantage of the technology inside every iOS device. With all those apps in one place, they’re easy to access, easy to search, and easy to buy using the same account you use for iTunes. Just browse the App Store on your iOS device and download them with a tap.

iCloud. Everything you need. Anywhere you need it.

iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, mail, contacts, calendars, documents, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. So if you buy a song, take a photo, or edit a calendar event on your iPad, iCloud makes sure it appears on your Mac, iPhone, and iPod touch, too.

Even if you own just one Apple device, iCloud is incredibly useful. Find My iPhone helps you locate your lost iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. iCloud Photo Sharing lets you post your favorite moments to a shared stream. Friends and family can add photos, videos, and comments to your stream, and it all appears on everyone’s iOS devices — automatically.9 And with iCloud Keychain, you no longer have to remember user names, passwords, and credit card information. It does all that for you, and thanks to 256-bit AES encryption, it’s highly secure.


Years, Collections, and Moments — smart groupings of your photos and videos based on time and place — make finding the shot you’re looking for fast and easy. See all your shots all at once in Years, your trip to San Francisco in Collections, and your candids at AT&T Park in Moments.

Easy to update

iOS updates are free. And they’re available to download wirelessly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch the moment they’re released. Your device even alerts you when it’s time to get the latest version. So you won’t miss out on all the amazing features in new updates.


Malware and viruses aren’t confined to desktops anymore. They can infect mobile devices, too. Which is why Apple takes security seriously when it comes to iOS. For starters, hardware and firmware features are designed to protect against malware and viruses, while iOS features help to secure your personal information. Preventing unauthorized access to your device by setting a passcode is another way to help ensure security. When you use a passcode, it automatically encrypts and protects your email and third-party apps.

What's New:

  • Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices
  • Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts
  • Updates lock screen to delay display of "slide to unlock" when Touch ID is in use
  • Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search
  • Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating
  • Improves system stability when using iWork apps
  • Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice
  • Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
  • Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation
  • Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive
  • Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text
  • Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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