Apple has released iOS 7.0.3 shortly after their October iPad Event.
The update brings fixes to inaccurate accelerometer issues reported by certain users, iCloud Keychain, and an improved “Reduced Motion” setting which reduces both ” motion and animation” in iOS 7.
The official change log is as follows:
This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
– 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
MacStories has posted a video demonstrating the more subtle effects which one can enable in iOS 7.0.3 with the new “Reduce Motion” setting.
The Reduce Motion setting is accessible in Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion
Direct Download Links
South African models have been pointed out for SA users.
iOS 7.0.3 Download Links:
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
- iPad (4th generation CDMA)
- iPad (4th generation GSM) [South African Cellular Model]
- iPad (4th generation WiFi)
- iPad mini (CDMA)
- iPad mini (GSM) [South African Model]
- iPad mini (WiFi)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
- iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon) – [South African Cellular Model]
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A) (Rev A model checklist here)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM) [South African Model]
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (A1429) [South African Model]
- iPhone 5 (GSM) (A1428)
- iPhone 5c (CDMA)
- iPhone 5c (GSM)
- iPhone 5s (CDMA)
- iPhone 5s (GSM)
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A) [Settings > General > About > Model. Models ME798 and ME799 are GSM Rev. A, and any other model is a normal iPhone 4 GSM above]
- iPhone 4 (GSM) [South African Model]
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
Update procedure is the same as iOS 7.
1) OTA (Over-The-Air) Update
Settings > General > Software Update. If iOS 7 is available, it will show as an available update. Bear in mind, the update may take a while to propagate (spread) throughout the internet, so this method may take a bit longer while you wait for the update to show up.
2) Update via iTunes
See notes below on using this method. You may also use the direct download links below to update/restore using this method.
- Ensure that you’re using the latest version of iTunes available here (iTunes 11.1)
- Connect your device to your computer using the included USB cable.
- After iTunes opens, select your device when it appears in iTunes under Devices.
- Click “Check for Update” in the Summary pane to check for available updates. (NOTE From Us: If using the firmware files downloaded below, you must hold option/alt (on a Mac) or Shit (on a Windows machine) while clicking update, and then select the .ipsw firmware file you downloaded above.
- If an update is available, iTunes prompts you to download and install the update. Do not disconnect your device until the update has finished.
Direct download is our preferred method if you are going to go the iTunes method and not OTA. You will almost always achieve faster download speeds, and depending on your download manager, you will be able to resume the download if it decides to time out, saving you time and bandwidth.
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