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iOS 7.0.3 released with iCloud Keychain and iMessage fix

Apple has today pushed out a significant update for iOS 7 bringing the version to iOS 7.0.3 and with it bringing the iCloud Keychain feature to iOS, together with some fixes for issues users were reporting with iOS 7.0.2.

ios 7.0.3

iCloud Keychain introduces the ability to save your passwords in the cloud, allowing a user to easily and secure fill in passwords for websites they regularly visit with Safari. A standalone password generator has also been added to Safari to help create secure passwords.

In addition to iCloud Keychain, iOS 7.0.3 restores the ability to search Wikipedia and the Web from Spotlight, something which was previously removed.

Users will also be glad to hear that iOS 7.0.3 introduces fixes several iMessage bug fixes, resolving a particular issue where certain messages failed to send and another where iMessage activations would sometimes fail.

iOS 7.0.3

The full changelog of the 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

iOS 7.0.3 weighs in at 92.8MB and is available by hitting the Software Update within Settings on your iOS device.

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Dan

Lives in the UK, blogging about Apple and Google.

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