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iOS 8.3 Released


Apple updated the iOS to version 8.3. To download the release, tap Settings > General > Software Update. You can read about it from this web page.

According to Apple, the release includes the following:

…improved performance, bug fixes, and a redesigned Emoji keyboard. 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

•    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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