Four iOS 7.1 features to try right now

Get to know the new features in iOS 7.1, including improvements to Siri, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and even HDR.

Apple's iPhone 5S running iOS 7 likes data.
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Just when you cozied up to the new-looking iOS, Apple dropped a software update that adds a handful of new features. But have no fear -- the look hasn't changed too dramatically, and the new features are very much welcome.

If you haven't already, upgrade your iOS device to the latest operating system, and check out these new tools and settings.

How to teach Siri some manners
New features introduced in iOS 7.1 and 7.0 can help Siri be more responsive and better-behaved, at least if you know where to look.

How to completely turn off parallax wallpapers on iOS 7.1
You can now disable parallax wallpapers on iOS 7.1 with just a few taps.

How to enable button shapes on iOS 7.1
The latest iOS update makes it easier to discern what is a button and what is simply a text label, but you'll need to enable it.

How to enable auto-HDR on iOS 7.1, iPhone 5S
Instead of having to manually alter the HDR setting before every photo, use auto-HDR and let your iPhone 5S do the work for you.

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Sharon Profis is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.


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