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Apple outs iOS 7.0.3; update fixes accelerometer calibration issue and more

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Apple outs iOS 7.0.3; update fixes accelerometer calibration issue and more
Apple not only introduced the Apple iPad Air and the Apple iPad mini 2 on Tuesday, it also rolled out iOS 7.0.3 which includes a number of changes. One of  the issues that is fixed by the update is the problem with the accelerometer that causes the readings from the gyroscope and the compass to be off. The update adds a password generator for Safari and repairs a lock screen bug.

The update also repairs several iMessage bugs that prevented messages from being sent and received and eliminates a VoiceOver glitch that negatively impacted Siri. In addition, iOS 7.0.3 will also bring Wikipedia and web search back to Spotlight. After the update, "slide to unlock" will not display immediately if Touch ID is enabled.

The iOS 7.0.3 update will be sent out OTA, and if it doesn't land on your Apple iPhone and Apple iPad today, it will soon.

Here is the full changelog:

  • 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




source: TheVerge via Phonescoop

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posted on 22 Oct 2013, 16:54 1

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 1357; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Good luck apple brahs.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 21:57

31. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder when Apple is going to remove the stupid parallax 'feature'? Almost everyone I know who took the plunge on iOS7 have been complaining of getting headaches from looking at the screen for an extended period of time (as in playing games). Disabling the function really doesn't provide relief, because the function is not truly disabled.

I suspect 7.1.# (maybe 4 based on how long it took with iOS 6) is probably going to be the stable release.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 00:49 1

38. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


1. It only does anything on the homescreen... Unless your friends consider staring at the home screen a game, I do not see how it effects them

2. It can be turned off in the settings per ios 7.0 (yes it does turn it off)

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 17:18

2. stealthd (Posts: 913; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


The iCloud Keychain feature can be huge. This isn't anything new if you're familiar with apps like 1Password, but no need to buy such an app anymore if you have an ios device or a Mac.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 17:24 8

3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Hopefully they don't break more things. Apple's software development team is pretty incompetent.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:29 1

15. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


That's why the biggest companies always want to do what Apple is doing, right? Both hardware and software.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:33 4

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I noticed the note 3 has the reader feature in its browser now, yet they say only apple copies. All these companies at one point, or another borrow. +1 RP.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 19:02 2

21. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Well, their software is indeed very buggy. For example Maps, now IOS 7. And don't forget iTunes for Windows. I can't think of a single piece of software Apple has released in the past 2 years that hasn't been buggy.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 19:47

26. RoboBonobo (Posts: 35; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


Pretty much all companies have their growing pains when it comes to product launches and software upgrades. It's a good thing most of them bother to fix the problems at all. There's been times when companies didn't fix bugs and it ended up in the courts. At least Apple is one of the companies that's pretty proactive when it comes to fixing problems with their products.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 17:32 4

4. uchihakurtz (Posts: 208; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Hmmm.. I wonder what new bugs they'll bring. LOL, JK.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 17:42 3

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yes! Apples on the issues at hand. I like this new aggressiveness from them. A few enhancements too...cool yo.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:19 1

9. bucky (Posts: 1289; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I love the fact that I know have the choice to speed up the animations! It's what I have been waiting for

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:20

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


How do you do that bucky???

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:21

12. bucky (Posts: 1289; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Reduce motion on

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:22

13. bucky (Posts: 1289; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


It takes the animations and changes them to more of a fade away. It's not exactly the perfect solution but the phone feels much faster not waiting for the animations

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:30

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


True it does. The zoom effect is sooo cool though dude.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 19:22

24. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


But its SOOOOO much faster. Animation seemed like it was a bottleneck on opening apps even on the iPhone 5.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 19:58

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You didn't like it?

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 23:20

36. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Love the effect but not if it means I have to wait for an app to open every time. If I didnt notice a difference in app load time Id have them on.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 23:01

34. Shatter (Posts: 1966; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Long animations annoy me too. First thing I always do if its not already done on android is set the animations to be as fast as possible. It just makes the device feel much snappier and it saves you precious milliseconds.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 17:43

6. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Just updated to 7.0.3, and the problem with the accelerometer is still not completely fixed...

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 17:45 1

7. xDrizzyXx (Posts: 62; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


Apple is on the ball!! Just got my update right now! :)

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 17:50 1

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My 5S is updating now, about to hook up my iPad.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:20 2

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Update is cool, but what I don't like is with reduce motion on, now you get the fade effect instead of the zoom in effect, when opening apps. Fade looks cool, but I like zooming better.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:40

19. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


Same. I had that on just to remove the parallax effect, which I found a bit distracting. All the other animations I was totally fine with.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:23

14. bucky (Posts: 1289; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


It's nicer to see the zooming in and out but hopefully apple speeds up the animations in a future update. For now, this is great for me

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:39

18. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


Nice updates. So far so good, though am not liking the change to Reduce Motion. I would like a way to turn off the parallax effect - but keep all the other animations on.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 18:41

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly, me too. Turn off parallax, keep on the zooming. Otherwise it's a sweet update, loved that they brought back web search and wiki to spot lite search.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 22:33

33. blingblingthing (Posts: 419; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Why all the paralax hate? Love seeing it in my brother's iPhone 5

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 19:04 2

22. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


The fix is simple - use Android.
Sorry, just felt like trolling.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 19:17

23. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


I find navigating the software to be MUCH faster with motion disabled.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 19:40

25. liiikiii (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


I need help! I just bought 5s 32gb gold.. When i want to add fingerprint it open and it says "operation failed" ? Hard reset not working

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 19:51

27. RoboBonobo (Posts: 35; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


Sounds like you need to take it back to the Apple store.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 20:40

29. azafirster (Posts: 41; Member since: 01 May 2012)


There isnt anything in the changelog that mentions the most obvious problem, the BATTERY LIFE. Sheesh, fix it already. That issue has been around since day one of iOS 7 availability. Hate having to bring around an extended battery all over the place.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 23:09

35. RoboBonobo (Posts: 35; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


Turn off Background App Refresh for everything you don't need constantly running in the background... and turn on Reduce Motion.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 20:50

30. deathbydesigner (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


This fade effect with the "Reduce Motion" setting set to on is horrible. It seems more sluggish with it turned on in my opinion.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 22:27

32. merdoc87 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


I like the fade effect it's way better then the zoom crap

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 00:47 1

37. Taters (Posts: 2584; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


5s still stutters more than the 5. Try again Apple.

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