iOS 8.3 Released, Full Changelog

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  1. iPutz

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    I've been affected by some of the bugs described in the release notes and hope it relieves those issues for me. Crossing fingers.

    Improved performance for:
    • App launch
    • App responsiveness
    • Messages
    • Wi-Fi
    • Control Center
    • Safari tabs
    • Third-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
     
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    Updated original thread with changelog. What can I say, I'm slow to post and @iPutz beat me to the official iOS 8.3 thread, so I had to use my admin powers.

    Updating now. Geez, that's one robust list of changes. Lots of fixes here + emoji. So many emoji.
     
  3. Europa

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    It's crazy how it takes Apple about six months every year to fix problems like these. April seems to be their annual mark for achieving a reasonable level of stability with their iOS software that comes out every fall.
     
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  4. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    April is always my target for achieving a reasonable level of stability.

    That being said, I didn't really see anything in the release notes about the nagging bugs in Safari. That would be very disappointing.
     
  5. Rafagon

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    Keyboard shortcuts… hopefully that solves the problem that several of you had with stubborn shortcuts that refused to permanently go away.

    I'm also very happy to hear about "ability to report junk messages directly from the Messages app." I don't have a big problem with junk texts (or iMessages), but once every couple of months I receive a stupid advertisement iMessage for sunglasses of some kind.

    Here's more stuff from the changelog that wasn't included in iPutz'/Chris' post, above…

    I'll include it as a quote so that this post doesn't become excessively lengthy—simply click on the fading text to expand.

     
  6. Ledsteplin

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    Word in the  forum discussion thread on shortcuts is it did not fix the issue. But that was 1 person.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
     
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  7. iPutz

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    Thanks Chris, even a blind squirrel (me) gets a nut once in a while.
     
  8. Ledsteplin

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong. To use the new option for downloading free apps without entering your password, if you use touch ID, you do nothing but OK a pop up. But for those with no touch ID, one must go to Settings >General >Restrictions >Password settings > toggle off password. Then disable restrictions and back out. Is that correct? Using the password is toggled on by default.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
     
  9. PDACPA

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    I just updated and since the phone rebooted, it wants my passcode to unlock (touch ID will not work after a reboot). I know my passcode, yet the phone keeps telling me it is incorrect.

    Anyone else experience this?
     
  10. Ledsteplin

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    Did you update OTA? If so, restore through iTunes with a fresh copy of 8.3.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
     
  11. efuseakay

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    These Simpson emojis are terrible. lol
     
  12. 47seijar

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    8.3 feels snappier on my iPhone 6. I didn't have any issues before the update and I don't have any now.
     
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  13. Europa

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  14. Ledsteplin

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    Weren't all the testers Apple employees? Maybe they were afraid to be honest. They should reach out to iPhone forums for testers. :)


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  15. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Most of your forum testers wouldn't know their butt from a hole in the ground as far as beta testing, either.
     
  16. RBNetEngr

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    I like the variety with emojis. But if you send one of the new emojis (like one with changed skin tone) to someone who isn't running 8.3, they receive the original, unmodified emoji, along with an alien head emoji!
     
  17. RBNetEngr

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    I sent:

    So, you can send an emoji as:

    Or

    ----------------------
    He received:

    ImageUploadedByiCafe Forums1428618937.980571.jpg
     
  18. RBNetEngr

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    Oops.

    I sent:
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  19. Rafagon

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    That dark-skinned blond dude reminds me of someone…

    Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 1.17.08 PM.png
     
  20. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Saw that on reddit yesterday.
     

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