Monday, 28 October 2013

Apple's iOS 7.0.3 update

iOS 7.0.3, which went out as a free update on 22nd October, brings back iCloud Keychain - a feature which Apple had initially announced when it first showcased the OS at the WWDC event in June, but did not make it into the final release. As mentioned, the iOS 7.0.3 update adds iCloud Keychain that allows users to save and sync account user names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all their approved iOS and Mac (the ones that run OS X Mavericks) devices in the Safari web browser.

It also brings the Password Generator through which Safari suggests unique, hard-to-guess passwords for users' online accounts. The update also brings back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia through Spotlight search, allowing users to search for keywords directly via iOS' universal search feature.

Credit : Apple
A number of users complained about iOS 7's motion graphics and animations and to address these issues, Apple has fixed calibration issues with the iPhone's sensor, which means your phone will no longer be a couple of degrees off. It also updates the Bold Text setting to change dial pad text.

The 7.0.3 update also delays the display of "slide to unlock" when Touch ID is in use, for iPhone 5s users.

Interestingly, there's also a security fix as Apple mentions that the update fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode.