iOS 7.0.3 update released for iPhone and iPad

Summary:Apple releases iOS 7.0.3 for the iPhone and iPad, an update that brings with it numerous bug fixes and improvements to the recently-released iOS 7.

iOS 7.0.3

It's has been a busy day for Apple.

Not only has it unveiled new hardware in the form the iPad Air , iPad mini with Retina display , the Mac Pro , and MacBook Pro, not to mention the new OS X Mavericks, but we also get an update to iOS 7 in the form of iOS 7.0.3.

According to Apple this update contains numerous improvements and bug fixes.

  • Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices
  • Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts
  • Updates lock screen to delay display of "slide to unlock" when Touch ID is in use
  • Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search
  • Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating
  • Improves system stability when using iWork apps
  • Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice
  • Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
  • Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation
  • Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive
  • Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text
  • Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software

The update is either available as an over-the-air (OTA) update via the Settings app or through iTunes. The OTA update is recommended because this is a much smaller download, measuring tens of megabytes as opposed to almost a gigabyte.

Topics: Mobility, iOS, iPad, iPhone

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