iOS 8.3

By MacRumors Staff
iOS 8.3 was released on April 8, 2015 and included a long list of bug fixes and improvements, including new emojis, support for wireless CarPlay connectivity, and a welcome fix to make the on-screen keyboard's space bar larger.

iOS 8.3 Articles

Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Tuesday July 7, 2015 10:04 am PDT by
Apple is no longer signing the iOS 8.3 software update for all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, meaning that users can no longer downgrade to that version using iTunes. Apple is now only signing iOS 8.4 and later. iPhone, iPad or iPod touch users that have jailbroken their device on iOS 8.3 should not worry about accidentally updating to iOS 8.4, as an untethered jailbreak is...

iOS 8.3 Untethered Jailbreak Released for iPhone and iPad

Tuesday June 23, 2015 4:48 am PDT by
Chinese team TaiG has released an iOS 8.3 untethered jailbreak tool on Windows for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. TaiG warns that some jailbreak tweaks are not compatible with iOS 8.3 as Jay Freeman (saurik) has yet to update Cydia Substrate/Mobile Substrate to be compatible with the latest jailbreak. An iOS 8.3 jailbreak tool for OS X has not been released. Jailbreaking...

iOS 8.3 Prevents iFunBox, iExplorer and Similar Tools From Accessing Apps

Monday April 13, 2015 7:39 am PDT by
Apple has changed security settings in iOS 8.3 that prevent file managers and transfer utilities such as iFunBox, iTools, iExplorer, iBackupBot and PhoneView from gaining access to app directories on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The change breaks current versions of transfer utilities for OS X and Windows, forcing many developers to release new versions of their software with workarounds that...

Many Users Reporting Touch ID Not Working in App Store on iOS 8.3

Thursday April 9, 2015 6:34 am PDT by
Following the release of iOS 8.3 for iPhone and iPad on Wednesday, many users have turned to the Apple Support Communities, Reddit and MacRumors discussion forums about Touch ID not working in the App Store on the latest software version. The issue affects multiple iPhone and iPad models, including the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2, although the bug does not appear to affect...

Apple Releases iOS 8.3 With Emoji Updates, Wireless CarPlay, Space Bar UI Fix

Wednesday April 8, 2015 9:56 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 8.3, the third major update to iOS 8. Seeded to developers in February and to public beta testers in mid-March, iOS 8.3 brings several new features and design tweaks to the operating system. iOS 8.3 is available immediately as an over-the-air download. Xcode 6.3 is also available, as is a 7.2 update for the Apple TV and a 1.2 update for Swift, Apple's programming...

Apple Continues to Tweak Emojis in Latest iOS 8.3 Beta

Wednesday March 25, 2015 4:59 am PDT by
After introducing all new emoji with skin tone modifiers in iOS 8.3 beta 2, Apple continues to make minor tweaks to the emoji library in subsequent beta releases. iOS 8.3 beta 4 released through Apple's public beta testing program on Tuesday now separates default emoji from modified ones when holding them down on the keyboard, and emojis with yellow skin tone now have a matching blond or gold...

Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers, Second Beta to Public Beta Testers

Tuesday March 24, 2015 9:57 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, nearly two weeks after seeding the third iOS 8.3 beta and more than a month and a half after releasing the first iOS 8.3 beta. Today's beta is also available for public beta testers. The beta, build 12F61, is available as an over-the-air download and through the iOS Developer Center. Apple has also released Xcode 6.3 beta 4....

New iOS 8.3 Features: Speaker Calls With Siri, No Password Required to Download Free Apps

Monday March 23, 2015 1:53 pm PDT by
The most recent iOS 8.3 beta was seeded to developers on March 12, but even though its been in the hands of testers for over a week, people are still discovering hidden features. Over the weekend, two new iOS 8.3 features were found, including an update to Siri and an update to app purchase settings. With the iOS 8.3 beta 3 installed, users can now ask Siri to make phone calls using the...

Apple Fixes Keyboard in iOS 8.3 Beta So Searches.Don't.Look.Like.This

Friday March 13, 2015 9:58 am PDT by
Apple has improved the design of its keyboard in iOS 8.3 to fix a long-standing issue that caused several iPhone users to accidentally tap the period key while attempting to use the space bar in Safari. The change to a longer space bar was first spotted in iOS 8.3 beta 2 within the MacRumors discussion forums, and also appears to be present in the third beta of the pre-release software....

Apple Launches New iOS Beta Testing Program, Seeds iOS 8.3 to Testers

Thursday March 12, 2015 11:48 am PDT by
Apple today made a pre-release version of iOS 8.3 available to those who sign up for the company's public beta testing program, giving them early access to a new version of iOS for the first time ever. The version of iOS 8.3 being distributed to beta testers is the third iOS 8.3 beta, which was seeded to developers a few hours ago. The launch of today's iOS beta testing program has also been ...

Apple Seeds Third iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers

Thursday March 12, 2015 9:57 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, more than two weeks after seeding the second iOS 8.3 beta and more than a month after releasing the first iOS 8.3 beta. Today's third beta release comes just days after the public launch of iOS 8.2, which included support for the Apple Watch. The beta, build 12F5047f, is available as an over-the-air download and through the iOS...

OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3 Beta 2 Updates Introduce New Emoji, Skin Tone Modifiers

Monday February 23, 2015 10:09 am PST by
Today's second OS X 10.10.3 beta builds on the emoji groundwork laid with the first OS X 10.10.3 beta, introducing all new emoji and emoji skin tone modifiers. When selecting an emoji with a skin tone, such as one of the many people emoji, it's now possible to choose a specific skin tone from one of six options. There are also several new people emoji that introduce greater diversity. Family...

Apple Seeds Second iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers

Monday February 23, 2015 9:04 am PST by
Apple today seeded the second beta of iOS 8.3 to developers, two weeks after seeding the first iOS 8.3 beta. The initial iOS 8.3 beta came as a surprise because iOS 8.2 with the WatchKit SDK also remains in testing. The beta is available through the iOS Developer Center. It includes Xcode 6.3 and a new version of Apple's programming language, Swift. Apple has also released a new Apple TV beta...

Apple to Launch Public Beta Testing Programs for iOS 8.3 and iOS 9 [Updated]

Friday February 20, 2015 6:09 am PST by
Following up on the public beta program used for OS X Yosemite that allowed non-developers to try out and offer feedback on the operating system before its release, Apple will be launching similar programs for iOS 8.3 next month and iOS 9 later this year, reports 9to5Mac....Apple intends to release the upcoming iOS 8.3 as a public beta via the company’s existing AppleSeed program in mid-March,...

Apple Seeds First iOS 8.3 Beta to Developers With Wireless CarPlay, New Emoji Picker, Apple Pay for China

Monday February 9, 2015 9:32 am PST by
Apple today seeded the first beta of iOS 8.3 to registered developers for testing purposes, just a week after seeding the fifth beta of iOS 8.2, which is also currently in testing. The beta, build number 12F5027d, also includes Xcode 6.3 beta with Swift 1.2. It is not clear at this time what the iOS 8.3 beta introduces, but it likely includes several bug fixes. As a .1 update, it may also...

Work Continues on iOS 8.1.3 With Retail Employees Receiving Second Beta Seed

Friday January 16, 2015 10:30 am PST by
Apple is continuing its behind-the-scenes work on the upcoming iOS 8.1.3 update, and as of yesterday, retail employees that have been testing the software received a second iOS 8.1.3 beta, build 12B466, which is six builds newer than the previous seed they received on Wednesday, January 7. Last week, we speculated that the iOS 8.1.3 beta was close to release due to the fact that it was shared...

Minor iOS 8.1.3 Update Likely Coming Next Week [Updated]

Friday January 9, 2015 11:12 am PST by
In mid-December, we reported that Apple was working on a minor iOS 8.1.3 update as developers test iOS 8.2, and it appears that the iOS 8.1.3 update could be close to seeing a public release. According to BGR's sources, Apple is planning on debuting an iOS 8 software update "sometime in the next week" and while the site cannot confirm whether it's a new beta or a public release, our own data...