Apple is making, as promised by the company, the camera in the iPhone 7 Plus even more awesome. It is adding a portrait mode, which was part of the developer release of the iOS for quite some time, to the phone with the iOS 10.1 update that rolled out last week. Other than adding the new feature to the iPhone 7 Plus camera, the iOS 10.1 also fixes a lot of bugs, including network bugs, for all the supported iPhones.

The new portrait mode will allow the iPhone 7 Plus users to capture, images of people and objects with extremely smooth bokeh (smooth blurred background). It is not supported on the other iPhones because it requires to lenses to do its  trick, something that is unique to the iPhone 7 Plus when it comes to Apple’s phones. The features uses depth of field data captured by the second camera to offer users ability to fine-tune the focus increase the shallow depth of field for better portrait photos. Combined with the 56mm lens that the iPhone 7 Plus has, it makes the iPhone 7 Plus an even better and easier to use camera for clicking some great-looking images.

Apart from the Portrait Mode, the iOS 10.1 also fixes a few bugs as well offers some incremental changes. Here are the big changes in the new update:

Camera and Photos

— Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)

— People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups

— Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app

— Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users

— Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library


— Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya

— Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations

— Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes


— New option to replay bubble and full screen effects

— Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled

— Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages

— Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen

— Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders

— Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio

Apple Watch

— Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace

— Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch

— Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing

— Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled

— Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text

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— Other improvements and fixes

— Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories

— Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep

— Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the “Show iTunes Purchases” setting is turned off

— Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview

— Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard

— Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages

— Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly

— Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text

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— Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail

— Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched

— Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data

— Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results

— Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls

— Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off

— Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing

— Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Back

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