All iOS 8.3 Features, Tips & Problems

ios 8.3

Apple keeps updating its OS with new updates every 3 months or so. They always add some new features and fix some bugs and try to improve the user experience as much as they can. They released iOS 8 when iPhone 6 & iPhone 6+ were presented and since then have released several iOS 8 updates, including iOS 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.2 and recently 8.3. They also have released the iOS 8.4 Beta 1 for developers, but if you want to get it without developer account, click here. The iOS 8.3 was released by Apple for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch on 8 April 2015. They added some new features and bug fixes and many improvements. To learn more, read this post until the end.

iOS 8.3 – What’s New, Features, Tips & Problems

Apple released the list with devices compatible with their newest OS Version.

iOS devices that are compatible with iOS 8.3:

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
  • iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 (Retina iPad mini), 1st gen iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5th generation (iPod touch 5G)

Jailbreak Compatible Status :

Currently, this version of iOS cannot be jailbroken. They are several rumors around the internet for iOS 8.4 Beta 1 Jailbreak but nothing is yet confirmed. So, for jailbreak users out there, don’t update and install iOS 8.3 in your device.

This version is not jailbreak friendly because Apple patches a vulnerability used by Jailbreak Tool, TaiG.

You can install the iOS 8.3 with iTunes or over the air method ( Settings – General – Software Update ) in your Apple Device.

The main new features and improvements in this version are : the redesigned Emoji Keyboard, Wireless CarPlay, new SIri languages and a lot of other new features, bug fixes and improvements.

They improve performance for :

  • App Launch
  • App Responsivess
  • Messages
  • Wi-Fi
  • Control Center
  • Safari Tabs
  • Third Party Keyboards
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Fixes :

  • Fixed the continuously promped for login credentials issue
  • Fixed an issue where some devices keep disconnecting from WiFi Networks
  • Fixed an issue where hands free calls may be disconnected
  • Fixed audio playback stop working with some bluetooth speakers

Orientation and rotation Fixes :

  • Fixed the issue that prevented device rotating back to portrait
  • Improves performance issues when device rotate from portrait to landscape
  • Fixed the issue that prevented some apps from rotating to correct orientation after they launch

Messages Fixes :

  • Fixed issue that cause group messages to sometimes split
  • Fixed the issue that sometimes prevented you to delete individual messages

CarPlay Fixes :

  • Fixes an issue where Maps comes as a black screen
  • Fixes the issue where the UI rotated not in correct orientation
  • Fixes an issue where the keyboard appeared on the CarPlay screen when you don’t require

The list of fixes is very long. I wrote only the most important ones for everyday users. If you want to read the full Release Note of iOS 8.3, then go to Google and type History of iOS. Open Wikipedia Article and you will find the complete list with all issue fixes.

You can install the iOS 8.3 with iTunes or over the air method ( Settings – General – Software Update ) in your Apple Device.

This was the post about iOS 8.3 with its New Features, Improvements & Problems.

Hope you enjoyed it and Thank You for Reading !

 

 

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