Apple Releases iOS 7.0.3 With iCloud Keychain, iMessage Fix, And More

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Apple has released iOS 7.0.3 following today’s keynote. The update is rolling out via OTA, and it is also available for direct download from Apple’s servers.

Included in 7.0.3 are a host of bug fixes, including one for a nasty glitch that was causing many iMessage users to pull their hair out. iCloud Keychain has also been added back to iOS 7 after its sudden removal during the beta process. Today’s update also fixes a software bug involving the iPhone’s accelerometer that got a lot of attention for causing incorrect measurements with the iPhone 5s.

Complete change log and direct download links are below:

Changes:

  • 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

Download links:

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  • GWBandrew

    Entering and exiting apps is different. Instead of zooming into app icon (opening) or current screen (exiting), it fades in/out.

  • rigit_digit

    @GWB – It’s because you have Reduce Motion ON. If you turn it off, you’ll see the original, and it’s a bit smoother now. I have to say though, I kinda like the fade effect.

  • GWBandrew

    @rigit_digit
    I’ve always had reduce motion on since the beta releases and before it wasn’t the fade transition. I agree tho, the fade effect is much, much better.

  • dienamite

    There’s a video of the new Reduce Motion and screenshot of the updated iPhone 5s Lock Screen here: http://iosguides.net/ios-7-0-3/

  • GWBandrew

    on another note, since this update brought back the missing “search web/wikipedia” to spotlight search, hopefully this foreshadows the reintroduction of the “tap to tweet/post” to Notification Center in the near future *fingers crossed*

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