iOS 7.0.3 update released for iPhone and iPad

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.