Wednesday, October 23, 2013

iOS 7.0.3 released: Summary of the highlights and changes of iOS 7.0.3

On October 22, 2013, Apple released iOS 7.0.3 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices together with the introduction of the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2. This new point release fixes multiple bugs and adds new features to the iOS system as described below.

best ios 7.0.3 changes features version history changelog
The initial iOS 7.0.0 was released on September 18, 2013, and only one month later, Apple is pushing out the third point release update, being the iOS 7.0.3. The iOS 7.0.3 update carries multiple outstanding and annoying bug fixes as well as a more severe lock screen bypass exploit fix. In addition, the iOS 7.0.3 update also introduces the long-awaited iCloud Keychain feature as well as a few more subtle new features. 

The changes of this important iOS 7.0.3 point release is summarized below, and anyone on iOS 7 should update their devices as soon as possible. Updating can be accomplished by either going to Settings -> General -> Software Update or through iTunes from a computer. As always, before updating the users should make sure that they have a full backup of their phone first!

iOS 7.0.3 version history (changelog)


New iOS 7.0.3 update features:

  • iCloud Keychain added which manages login usernames, passwords and credit card numbers on all approved devices.
  • Password Generator for Safari added which suggests unique and secure passwords for online user accounts.
  • Spotlight can be used for web search and Wikipedia search (restored functionality).
  • Bold text setting now changes the dial pad text as well.

iOS 7.0.3 update bug fixes:

  • Slide to unlock animation delayed if the iPhone 5S Touch ID feature is in use.
  • iMessage bugs that prevented users from sending and activating iMessage fixed.
  • iWork related bug fixes improves the stability of iWork-apps.
  • Accelerometer calibration issues fixed. Note that this does not fix all the inaccurate sensors in the iPhone 5S!
  • Siri and VoiceOver bugs that sometimes caused voices of lower quality to be used fixed.
  • VoiceOver bug that caused VoiceOver inputs to sometimes to too sensitive fixed.
  • Lock screen passcode bypass security exploit is now fixed.
  • Reduce Motion setting enhanced to better minimize motions and animations.
  • Supervised devices now properly retain their supervised settings upon software updates. Previously supervised devices could become unsupervised during updates.

The fixes and changes made by the iOS 7.0.3 update are certainly welcome. However, one particular iPhone 4S wifi problem unfortunately is not mentioned and will hopefully be fixed in the next iOS release.

No comments:

Post a Comment