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Apple iOS 8.3 is here, download it now

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Apr 2015 20:21

Apple iOS 8.3 is here, download it now Apple's latest major update to their iOS operating system, version 8.3 is available now for download.
The release includes improved performance in a few areas, numerous bug fixes, and Apple's hyped up redesigned Emoji keyboard.

Here is a full change list:

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

• Address 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 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

• Address 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 issues that caused the status bar to sometimes appear when it shouldn't


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