iPhone 2.1 Update, new & undocumented features/fixes screenshots (2.2 now available).

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by justinomg, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. justinomg macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
    iPhone 2.2 Update, new & undocumented features/fixed screenshots now available here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=604119.

    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).

    "Genius" playlist creation screenshots:

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

    Manual Download Links

    iPhone 2G: http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite...080909.gkbEj/iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw
    iPhone 3G: http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite...080909.K3294/iPhone1,2_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw
  2. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    Nice. Good post I was wondering and hadn't noticed a couple of the things you pointed out.
  3. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2007
    I don't want to be raped :(
    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.)
  4. Dorfdad macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2007
    Not showing the genius links or creation list on IPOD at all. Just updated as well is there a speical way to enable it!?
  5. NDimichino macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    New Jersey
    The 12/24 hour clock was always there, but good post for someone that hasn't DLed 2.1 yet.
  6. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    Enable Genius in iTunes first, then sync.
  7. iSaga macrumors regular

    May 25, 2008
    I love every upgrade made to the ipod, especially the genius playlists.
  8. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2005
    I'm pretty sure I remember pausing app downloading with 2.0...
  9. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    OP, excellent compilation. Vote for sticky.
  10. pyrodex macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Does the triple click mean the new headphones will work then?!
  11. iBeast macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2007
    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.
  12. justinomg thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008

    Yeah, that's a neat idea.
  13. justinomg thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
    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).
  14. msmith2112 macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2002
    Woohoo! The Exif data staying intact on emailing is huge!
  15. justinomg thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Indeed it was! :p

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

    I don't remember reports of able to pause an update prior to 2.1.
  16. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    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?
  17. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    how do you get the "display earlier text message in a conversation" come up?
  18. Phatzer macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2007
    Yeah, never worked in the UK before now though.
  19. justinomg thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008

    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!
  20. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    you have to scroll to the top of a long message!
  21. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Great, thanks. But the overwhelming amount of britney spears on your iPod is troubling. :)
  22. tagy macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2003
    agreed, 12/24 hour clock option now works in UK :)
  23. Switz213 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
    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).
  24. justinomg thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
    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. :cool:
  25. mcmacmike macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2008

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

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