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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:12 PM   #1
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iPhone 2.1 Update, new & undocumented features/fixes screenshots (2.2 now available).

iPhone 2.2 Update, new & undocumented features/fixed screenshots now available here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=604119.

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The iPhone 2.1 Software Update.

The iPhone 2.1 software update contains many bug fixes and improvements. To get it, connect your iPhone to your computer using iTunes 8 and click Check for Update.

Update includes:

• Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
• Significantly better battery life for most users
• Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
• Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
• Faster installation of 3rd party applications
• Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications
• Improved performance in text messaging
• Faster loading and searching of contacts
• Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
• Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
• Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
• Genius playlist creation
Undocumented features/fixes:
All screenshots have been taken and uploaded by myself unless stated otherwise. Please do not use them without crediting me.
Feel free to post any more new undocumented features and I will happily upload a screenshot to the thread, crediting you for the find of course.

• Although it isn't exactly a "new feature", some bluetooth headsets which didn't originally work with visual voicemail and other features on previous firmware versions have been reported to be working on 2.1 by different users.
Confirmed headsets:
• Plantronics 520BT Headset (Credit to trunksu).
• Plantronics 925BT Headset (Credit to diesel).
• Plantronics Voyager 510BT Headset (Credit to QuarterSwede).
• Bluespoon AX2BT Headset (Credit to galenmd).
• Any Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep vehicle with U-Connect (Credit to mklos).
• You can now pause apps by clicking the icon while it downloads/installs.


• Tripple clicking the microphone button (attached to included headphones) now goes to the previous song played/in a playlist. (Credit to Sealit).

• New podcasts & videos had "filled" blue bubbles next to them to indicate that they were new, but with 2.1, if you have "half-played" a podcast or video, it will include a half filled blue bubble. (Credit to Dangeresque).


• Sound from videos now "fade out" if you press the home button. Before, they would cut out abruptly. (Credit to Dangeresque).

• Options to load & display earlier text message in a convosation. (Credit to cx300).


• The iPod now shows the album artist and album name underneath the song title.


• New 3G, Edge & GRPS icons



• EXIF data infomation now remains on photos/pictures when emailed from your iPhone. Sites such as Flickr are now able to show geotag and other infomation. (Credit to MadGoat).

• Updated apps now keep there original position in the Home Screen.

• The 12/24 hour clock which has been available in previous versions is now usable to UK iPhone users.


• iTunes now displays how much infomation is taken by up applications installed on your iPhone.


• The Camera application can now be restricted from Settings. (Credit to Kardashian).


• Auto rebooting once the Apple Boot logo dims fixes the "ALoD" issue. (Credit to Switz123).

• iPod volume setting is now independant to the phone ringer volume setting. (Credit to Rat-Boy).

• When location services is switched off in the Settings menu, the Maps application reminds you to must manually turn it back on from the Settings menu when using GPS. Originally, you would have the option to turn it on when the notification appeared. (Credit to sgiles1).


• More infomation is provided for audiobooks, such as displaying time left in active audiobook. (Credit to reposed).

(Credit to reposed).

• When recieving a text message, it used to display "Sender - Text Message" when the message preview was off, e.g "Pete - Text Message". After updating to 2.1, it now just displays "New Text Message". (Credit to nutts & phannon666).


• You can now display the AM/PM on the lock screen, if you're using the 12-hour clock.
Note: This function, for some reason, does not appear on everyones phones. Some 'upgraded' phones show the AM/PM indicator when set to 12-hour, but some don't. However, most 'clean installs' of 2.1 will show the AM/PM indicator. (Credit to Kardashian).
If a clean restore doesn't fix your problem, try setting the time to the 24-hour clock and reboot the phone. Switch the time back to the 12-hour clock (the AM/PM mode should appear in the top menu bar at this point). Reboot the phone again. If the indicator doesn't appear, repeat the above steps a couple of times until it does. (Credit to leedsguy).


• Third-party application settings are loaded after loading the main Settings. (Credit to Nall).

(Credit to Nall).

• With the UK English keyboard setting, when entering URLs, holding down the '.com' button would bring up shortcuts to other TLDs, but for some reason it would drop '.net' to make room for '.co.uk'. 2.1 adds '.net' for the UK English keyboard. (Credit to NekoFever).

(Credit to NekoFever).

• Apple have fixed the grammar in the App Store when all apps up to date. Prior to 2.1, the update page would display the text "All Apps Are Up-To-Date." (hypenated with a period). The update page now displays the text "All Apps Are Up to Date". (Credit to NekoFever).

(Credit to NekoFever).

• Double tapping (the standard gesture for zooming) didn't work in prior firmware versions in the Mail application. The only way to zoom into content (e.g. a HTML attachment/web page) was to use the 'pinch' method. 2.1 now adds the functionality of double tapping to zoom in the Mail application. (Credit to sibruk).

• Mobile Safari now (partially) supports Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). (Credit to Paint.It.Black).

• There has been a minor update to the Exchange setup; in version 2.0 you had to enter userid as the "domain\userid", in 2.1 Apple have created a separate field for domain. However, autodiscover is still not working entirely, and you still need to enter the server name in step 2 of the setup process. (Credit to sskarlatos).

(Credit to sskarlatos).

• The DTMF tone bug has now been fixed. This bug would prevent iPhone 3G users from accessing their voicemail system because the '*' tone was not being generated properly. (Credit to ktemkin).

• The ability to erase all data after 10 incorrect passcode attempts. (Credit to Nick.)

(Credit to Nick.)

• Prior to the 2.1 update, if you had setup call forwarding, then disabled it and then re-enabled it again, it would ask you to manually enter the number. 2.1 now remembers the previously enabled number for convienence. (Credit to bluedevils).

• The mail application now lets you forward an e-mail with attachment(s), and will prompt you wheter or not you want to include the attachment(s). (Credit to pcorrado).


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"Genius" playlist creation screenshots:

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Automatic Download/Installation Tutorial
iPhone 2G & 3G: http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/

Manual Download Links

iPhone 2G: http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite....6_Restore.ipsw
iPhone 3G: http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite....6_Restore.ipsw

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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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Nice. Good post I was wondering and hadn't noticed a couple of the things you pointed out.
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Anyone know what the cut off is for sms, I just looked and I have it but I had to scroll way the hell up and when I hit it it only loaded like one or two more messages lol

It would be awesome if there was a setting for the cut off point. (2 days, 10 messages etc.)
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:32 PM   #4
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Not showing the genius links or creation list on IPOD at all. Just updated as well is there a speical way to enable it!?
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:33 PM   #5
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The 12/24 hour clock was always there, but good post for someone that hasn't DLed 2.1 yet.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:34 PM   #6
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Not showing the genius links or creation list on IPOD at all. Just updated as well is there a speical way to enable it!?
Enable Genius in iTunes first, then sync.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:36 PM   #7
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I love every upgrade made to the ipod, especially the genius playlists.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:36 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure I remember pausing app downloading with 2.0...
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:36 PM   #9
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Does the triple click mean the new headphones will work then?!
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:39 PM   #11
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Great Thread! The other 2.1 threads are just people complaining about failed installs or no "copy & paste".

I noticed that when you quickly scroll songs in the list view, the new album name subtext disappears. It reappears once the scrolling slows down. That is a nice touch.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:40 PM   #12
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Anyone know what the cut off is for sms, I just looked and I have it but I had to scroll way the hell up and when I hit it it only loaded like one or two more messages lol

It would be awesome if there was a setting for the cut off point. (2 days, 10 messages etc.)

Yeah, that's a neat idea.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:41 PM   #13
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Not showing the genius links or creation list on IPOD at all. Just updated as well is there a speical way to enable it!?
Check that you have Genius activated in iTunes, then re-sync your iPhone a couple of times.

It took me a couple of syncs before the icon showed up in the iPod.

(Sorry for double post, I thought someone posted afterwards).
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:44 PM   #14
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Woohoo! The Exif data staying intact on emailing is huge!
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:51 PM   #15
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The 12/24 hour clock was always there, but good post for someone that hasn't DLed 2.1 yet.
Indeed it was!

I'll leave it on the page incase anyone isn't aware of the (old) feature.

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I'm pretty sure I remember pausing app downloading with 2.0...
I don't remember reports of able to pause an update prior to 2.1.
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I don't get the bluetooth headset part. I've got a cheap motorola bluetooth headset, and have always been able to use it for voicemail. Is this something else?
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how do you get the "display earlier text message in a conversation" come up?
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The 12/24 hour clock was always there, but good post for someone that hasn't DLed 2.1 yet.
Yeah, never worked in the UK before now though.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 02:59 PM   #19
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I don't get the bluetooth headset part. I've got a cheap motorola bluetooth headset, and have always been able to use it for voicemail. Is this something else?

Some headsets didn't work with older firmware versions. They have now began to work when using the 2.1 update.


And thanks for all the comments!

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how do you get the "display earlier text message in a conversation" come up?
you have to scroll to the top of a long message!
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Great, thanks. But the overwhelming amount of britney spears on your iPod is troubling.
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Yeah, never worked in the UK before now though.
agreed, 12/24 hour clock option now works in UK
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Add on ALoD it will auto restart after the screen dims instead of us having to do it manually as an attempt to fix the ALoD (which I might add has not worked for me yet, which makes my quite angry).
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Great, thanks. But the overwhelming amount of britney spears on your iPod is troubling.
I only have my favourite tracks on my iPhone at the moment, I like to keep it organised and clutter free - that's why her tracks appear often under alphabetical organiser.

And Britney Spears is my favourite artist.
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Great, thanks. But the overwhelming amount of britney spears on your iPod is troubling.
LOL!

Great post, was really hoping for landscape texting. O well, can't always have what you want.
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