iOS 7.0.3 update released for iPhone and iPad

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.

TOPICS: Mobility, iOS, iPhone, iPad
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, iPhone, iPad

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  • If it's the same update....

    Just curious, but how can the over-the-air version of the same update be less than one-tenth the size of the iTunes version?
  • Delta updates

    OTA updates are delta updates (changed code only), whereas updates via iTunes are complete code updates
    Patrik Bangle
  • I up dated to 7,,, then trouble

    I or iPhone 5 up dated itself and now I cannot see screen, icons, text, etc..
    Adjusted screen color and all that no luck.
    Took to Apple store one on one he adjusted color and all and all. I still cannot see icons.
    Can't change it bad either.
    Now I had to 'buy' new android phone $199.00 so Apple can have it's up date.

    Now it wants to up date 'my' iPad,,,, no, no, no, no way will 'I' let it happed. If it does no more Apple products.
    OH,,,,,, I took my iMac 21" out to the driveway and it got run over by my wheelchair van.
    oppps,,,, backed up to see what I had done,,, drove forward then back six or seven times.
    Hey I'm screwed so screw 'my' Apple.
    • nice troll

      So you managed to update your iPhone, "damage it", bring it to Apple Store, they "fixed it", but it still "does not work"?
      All this while Apple just released the software?

      You just can't make this stuff up. :)
    • IOW

      rollbob is a fAndroid troll - not to be confused with those who like and use Android but are not religious zealots about it - and want's to post lies and FUD as truth in some lame attempt to make Apple products look bad... I'd be willing to bet spongebob here has never owned an Apple product.
  • Re: iOS 7.0.3 update released for iPhone and iPad....

    As always Apple are on top of the game.
  • Re: iOS 7.0.3 update released for iPhone and iPad...

    Apple is indeed an lifestyle and will remain the pace setters! But they've got to stay focus on their marketing strategy and not be swayed by Android devices and apps flooding the market!
    Apple means quality and thus diligent continuous improvements...
    John Lartey
    • Apple should be reliable but there is much to consider ....

      They do lead the field and I do use the gadgets but the market is different things to different folk. My recent experience of updates in the enterprise is quite scary though... a lot more trouble than I would like to see. Total failures and 'recovery mode', repeated failure to complete installation... it's not as reliable as it used to be.

      Personally I use IOS, Android and Blackberry. BES10 for work (also have IOS but that stays in my bag through choice), IOS and Android for personal is what works for me. Now looking to add 2 tablets to replace DVD in the car and have use for the kids in general..... Android wins hands down for ease of use, ports, ease of adding media, no hassle of having to convert to Apple format.. absolutely no contest; it's a no brainer! Android!

      Anyone simply slating Android without considering the different models, functions, and price points is simply being a fool. At least weigh up what you need from an OS before buying and don't fall for the marketing and fashion hype. Each OS brings something new to the table, and we all benefit. Long may it continue. But you'd still be a fool to simply buy a gadget from any company without comparing price and use. You'd still be a fool to simply buy Apple cos you like Apple.

      ps I like Apple gear; Apple TV is a neat interface for airplay of my iphones and ipads, and Android devices into my AV kit. Love it but I wont be buying another iPad given that I now know what I want; what I actually need; and that Apple don't give me it. I need an sd slot for adding films; I need a multifunction media player (MX player plays everything from my sd slots). I do prefer iPhone over android though. Use what works best for you!
  • And how the fun has begun...

    Not only did my mini rather inconveniently decide to error and end in 'recovery mode' and cause me great hassle... I have the joy of supporting many devices which have also decided they would 'error' or just need several attempts to update. That and the corrupting secure apps have been a source of great joy over the past few days. Keeps me in a job though so maybe I should be more grateful!

    Make sure you have a current backup first!
  • Microsoft is happy

    Someone at Apple found a way to make people actually want windows 8 and a surface. I was supposed to purchase 5 ipads for a city council this week, and with the stupid Idea of the delayed rollout.... I can't... Plus council are old and the fonts are not hard for them to read.
    Jobs would have fired these guys!