iOS 8.3 now out to download

The third addition of iOS 8 is out which was earlier only available for developers. The new update brings some new features with improvements. iOS 8.3 is available for over-the-air download and is around 300 MB depending on the device.


The iOS 8.3 does come with some features and a big list of bugs fixes, which we have quoted below:

Changes include:

  • Improved performance for:
    – App launch
    – App responsiveness
    – Messages
    – Wi-Fi
    – Control Center
    – Safari tabs
    – 3rd-party keyboards
    – Keyboard shortcuts
    – Simplified Chinese keyboard
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fixes
    – Fixes an issue where you could be continuously prompted for login credentials
    – Addresses an issue where some devices disconnect intermittently from Wi-Fi networks
    – Fixes an issue where hands-free phone calls could become disconnected
    – Fixes an issue where audio playback could stop working with some bluetooth speakers
  • Orientation and rotation fixes
    – Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented rotating back to portrait after having rotated to landscape
    – Improves performance and stability issues that occurred when rotating the device between portrait and landscape
    – Fixes an issue where device orientation appeared upside down after pulling the iPhone 6 Plus from your pocket
    – Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented apps from rotating to correct orientation after switching apps in multitasking
  • Messages fixes
    – Addresses issues that caused group messages to sometimes split
    – Fixes an issue that sometimes removed the ability to forward or delete individual messages
    – Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented a preview from appearing when taking a photo in Messages
    – Adds the ability to report junk messages directly from the Messages app
    – Adds the ability to filter out iMessages that are not sent by your contacts
  • Family Sharing fixes
    – Fixes a bug where certain apps would not launch or update on family members’ devices
    – Fixes a bug that prevented family members from downloading certain free apps
    – Increased reliability for Ask to Buy notifications
  • CarPlay fixes
    – Fixes an issue where Maps could come up as a black screen
    – Fixes an issue where the UI could be incorrectly rotated
    – Fixes an issue where the keyboard could appear on the CarPlay screen when it shouldn’t
  • Enterprise fixes
    – Improves reliability of installing and updating enterprise apps
    – Corrects the time zone of Calendar events created in IBM Notes
    – Fixes a problem that could cause web clip icons to become generic after restarting
    – Improves reliability of saving the password for a web proxy
    – Exchange out-of-office message can now be edited separately for external replies
    – Improves recovery of Exchange accounts from temporary connection problems
    – Improves compatibility of VPN and web proxy solutions
    – Allows use of physical keyboards to log into Safari web sheets, such as for joining a public Wi-Fi network
    – Fixes an issue that caused Exchange meetings with long notes to be truncated
  • Accessibility fixes
    – Fixes an issue where using the back button in Safari causes VoiceOver gestures to not respond
    – Fixes an issue where VoiceOver focus becomes unreliable in draft Mail messages
    – Fixes an issue where Braille Screen Input cannot be used to type text in forms on webpages
    – Fixes an issue where toggling Quick Nav on a Braille Display announces that Quick Nav is off
    – Fixes an issue keeping app icons from being moveable on home screen when VoiceOver is enabled
    – Fixes an issue in Speak Screen where speech will not start again after pausing
  • Other improvements and bug fixes
    – Introduces a redesigned Emoji keyboard with over 300 new characters
    – iCloud Photo Library has been optimized to work with the new Photos app on OS X 10.10.3 and is now out of beta
    – Improves the pronunciation of street names during turn-by-turn navigation in Maps
    – Includes support for Baum VarioUltra 20 and VarioUltra 40 braille displays
    – Improves the display of Spotlight results when Reduce Transparency is turned on
    – Adds Italic and Underline format options for iPhone 6 Plus landscape keyboard
    – Adds the ability to remove shipping and billing addresses used with Apple Pay
    – Additional language and country support for Siri: English (India, New Zealand), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)
    – Additional dictation languages: Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) and Hebrew (Israel)
    – Improves stability for Phone, Mail, Bluetooth connectivity, Photos, Safari tabs, Settings, Weather and Genius Playlists in Music
    – Addresses an issue where Slide to Unlock could fail to work on certain devices
    – Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented swiping to answer a phone call on the Lock screen
    – Addresses an issue that prevented opening links in Safari PDFs
    – Fixes an issue where selecting Clear History and Website Data in Safari Settings did not clear all data
    – Fixes an issue that prevented autocorrecting “FYI”
    – Addresses an issue where contextual predictions did not appear in Quick Reply
    – Fixes an issue where Maps did not enter night mode from hybrid mode
    – Resolves an issue that prevented initiating FaceTime calls from a browser or 3rd-party app using FaceTime URLs
    – Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented photos from properly exporting to Digital Camera Image folders on Windows
    – Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented an iPad backup from completing with iTunes
    – Fixes an issue that could cause Podcast downloads to stall when switching from Wi-Fi to cellular networks
    – Fixes an issue where remaining time on timer would sometimes incorrectly display as 00:00 on Lock screen
    – Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented adjusting call volume
    – Fixes an issue that caused the status bar to sometimes appear when it shouldn’t

If you have a supported device for the update, you can try it by checking Settings > General > Software Update.

Stay tuned for more info.

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