Apple Releases iOS 7.0.3, Adds Support for iCloud Keychain, Accelerometer Issues

Apple today released iOS 7.0.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, a bug fix update with a build number of 11B511 for all devices. iOS 7.0.3 is available as an over-the-air update. It weighs in at 92.8MB on the iPhone 5s.

The update adds support for the iCloud Keychain service that was added in OS X Mavericks, as well a numerous bug fixes including a calibration issue with the iPhone 5s accelerometer.

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This update contains 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

The new Reduce Motion effect could assuage the concerns of many users who found the new parallax and other effects in iOS 7 to be visually unsettling. MacStories posted this video showing the new, more subtle cross-fade effect. Reduce Motion is accessible in Settings/General/Accessibility/Reduce Motion.


iOS 7.0.2 was released late last month with a build of 11B501.

Top Rated Comments

Corrode Avatar
101 months ago
no update for iPhone 5, wtf

Chill out, man. It's on its way.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fabsgwu Avatar
101 months ago
Reduce Motion

I hate the parallax effect. BUT I generally like the transition animations. I'm conflicted about the update to the "reduce motion" setting; to me it removes some important context cues when opening folders or apps zooms to the relevant place.

I think Apple should separate disabling of parallax and transition animations in a future update.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hounslowfish Avatar
101 months ago
First impressions on iPhone 5s:

3d parallax efffect much much much much (!!) improved - jittery motion seems to be eliminated.
iCloud keychain works. :-)
Absence of "slide to unlock" on lock screen is a nice feature
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
socbrian Avatar
101 months ago
WHY MUST I NEED WIFI.... I have unlimited data.... let me do what I want apple.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xenomorph Avatar
101 months ago
Holy crap that's a lot of changes.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
musika Avatar
101 months ago
Now this is what I was looking for!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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