iOS 7.0.3 is out with iCloud Keychain, iMessage fixes and more

By , Oct 22, 2013

ios 7-0-3

Though there was no mention of it during the iPad event this morning, Apple has just released a new version of iOS. The update, which brings the firmware to 7.0.3, brings about a number of improvements.

On the new feature front, Apple has re-added in support for iCloud Keychain. And as for bug fixes, there are several of them, including ones for iMessage, iPhone 5s sensor calibration issues, and much more…

Here’s the monster change log for iOS 7.0.3:

- 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 

You can find the update by either syncing your iOS device with iTunes, or opening up the Settings app on your device and navigating to General > Software Update for the OTA (over the air) download.

Of course, if you’re just looking for direct links to the just-released firmware, you can find them on our Downloads page for all of your compatible devices including iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.

As usual, folks hoping to jailbreak iOS 7 at a later time should probably hold off on the 7.0.3 update until it has been cleared by the evad3rs, who are currently zeroing in on a working jailbreak for iOS 7.

>>> Download iOS 7.0.3

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  • Chris Tangler

    This update is a lot snappier on the i5 so far. Musclenerd also said it was ok to update on his twitter feed.

  • Tim Griskus

    Apple is still signing 7.0.2 for iPhone 5S as of this post. I just restored to 7.0.2.

    • Jonathan

      Why, out of curiosity? 7.0.3 more bugs or something?

  • http://dropin2.com/ DropIn2

    Is is faster on iPhone 4 CDMA?? :

  • Chris Gilmore

    I have a question about using Messages on my macbook. Is it possible to receive messages from my macbook and NOT have my phone keep vibrating in my pocket every time I get a new message? Messages is kinda confusing on here… Thanks!

  • tque

    Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications keeps appearing. my phone is not jail broken what will i do? help! :(

  • Pato111

    I like how the icons animation was fix and just a fade in but this update brough more f**** bugs

  • Mohammed Aarif

    what about the block list notifications???