iOS 8.3 Released, Full Changelog

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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.
 

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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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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.
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.
 

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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.

iOS 8.3 Changelog said:
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 an 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
  • Addresses 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 issue that caused the status bar to sometimes appear when it shouldn’t


For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
 

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

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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.


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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?
 

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


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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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8.1.3 causes Touch ID problems with App Store downloads. We'll likely soon see an 8.3.1 update to fix that.

Apple needs to reevaluate their beta testing system. It doesn't seem to be very thorough or effective anymore.
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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Weren't all the testers Apple employees? Maybe they were afraid to be honest. They should reach out to iPhone forums for testers. :)


Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
Most of your forum testers wouldn't know their butt from a hole in the ground as far as beta testing, either.
 

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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!
 

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I sent:

So, you can send an emoji as:

Or

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He received:

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