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iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.1.3

8.1.3 Release


This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements, including:

  • Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime
  • Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
  • Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
  • Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing

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8.1.2 Release

This release includes bug fixes and addresses a problem where ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store may have been removed from your device. To restore these ringtones, visit from your iOS device.

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Available OTA or iTunes


8.1.1 Release


This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.

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8.1 Release


This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including:


  • Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (U.S. only)
  • Photos includes new features, improvements and fixes
    • Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service
    • Adds Camera Roll album in Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled
    • Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videos
  • Messages includes new features, improvements and fixes
    • Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages from their iPad and Mac
    • Resolves an issue where search would sometimes not display results
    • Fixes a bug that caused read messages to not be marked as read
    • Fixes issues with group messaging
  • Resolves issues with Wi-Fi performance that could occur when connected to some base stations
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent connections to Bluetooth hands-free devices
  • Fixes bugs that could cause screen rotation to stop working
  • Adds an option to select between 2G, 3G or LTE networks for cellular data
  • Fixes an issue in Safari where videos would sometimes not play
  • Adds AirDrop support for Passbook passes
  • Adds an option to enable Dictation in Settings for Keyboards, separate from Siri
  • Enables HealthKit apps to access data in the background
  • Accessibility improvements and fixes
    • Fixes an issue that prevented Guided Access from working properly
    • Fixes a bug where VoiceOver would not work with 3rd party keyboards
    • Improves stability and audio quality when using MFi Hearing Aids with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
    • Fixes an issue with VoiceOver where tone dialing would get stuck on a tone until dialing another number
    • Improves reliability when using handwriting, Bluetooth keyboards and Braille displays with VoiceOver
  • Fixes an issue that was preventing the use of OS X Caching Server for iOS updates


Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.


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8.0 Release


This update contains hundreds of new features, including the following: 

Messages improvements 

Tap to Talk to send your voice, a video or a photo with just a swipe
Group messaging options to name a conversation, add a contact, remove a contact, or leave a conversation
New details view with Do Not Disturb, location sharing and attachments view 

Photos improvements 

Smart editing tools to adjust light and color with a swipe
Fine-tune controls to adjust exposure, brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows and more Search by date, location, or album name or use smart suggestions
Smart albums for Slo-mo videos, Bursts, Panoramas, and Time-lapse
Third-party photo filters and editing tools supported directly in Photos
Your photos and metadata from iPhoto will be migrated to Photos. Books, Journals and Slideshows will be converted to albums containing only photos.

iPhoto for iOS is not supported on devices running iOS 8 or later. 

Camera improvements 

Time-lapse mode
Capture timer
Adjust exposure with a simple nudge to lighten or darken a photo prior to capture Burst mode on front facing camera on iPhone 5s
Panorama for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display 

QuickType keyboard 


Predictive typing personalized to your writing style, and customized based on the recipient and the app
Predictive is available in English (Australia, Canada, UK, US), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, Thai Third-party keyboard support 

New Health app with easy-to-read dashboard of health and fitness data
Ability to share health data with apps to provide a more comprehensive way to manage your health and fitness
Add a Medical ID with information about allergies, medical conditions, and more with the option to make accessible from the lock screen
Available on iPhone and iPod touch 

Family Sharing 

Share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases with up to six members of your family.
Pay for family purchases with a single credit card and approve purchases by children with Ask to Buy
Easily share family photos, a family calendar, locations and more 

iCloud Drive 

Store all your documents in iCloud and access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC
Share the same file across multiple compatible apps
Edits you make on one device update on all your devices automatically 

Continuity features so your iPhone, iPad, and Mac work together more seamlessly 

Continue what you’re doing as you move from one device to another
Make and receive calls and send and receive SMS or MMS messages on your iPad or Mac Instant Hotspot to automatically use your cellular connection to get online with your other devices
AirDrop compatibility with OS X Yosemite
Available on iPhone 5 or later, iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) 

Spotlight improvements 

Displays suggestions from Wikipedia entries, places nearby, movies (US only), popular web sites, App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store
Safari also supports Spotlight suggestions alongside Top Hit and search suggestions Supported for local languages in US, UK, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland 

Mail improvements 

Easily jump between drafts and your inbox with a simple swipe down on the draft Intelligent suggestions for Calendar events and Contacts
VIP threads 

Siri improvements 

Improvements to responsiveness, reliability and accuracy
“Hey, Siri” option to initiate Siri using just your voice when your device is plugged in Streaming voice recognition
Works with Shazam to answer “What song is playing?”
Purchase content from iTunes Store 

Safari improvements 

DuckDuckGo search engine support
Private browsing per tab
Subscribe to RSS feeds in Shared Links
Use Camera to scan and enter credit card info 

Maps improvements 

Flyover city tours
Maps place cards in Phone and Contacts
Inline map view and travel time notifications for Calendar events 

App Store improvements 

New Explore tab for easier category browsing Top trending searches displayed in Search tab Scrolling search results
App video previews 

Editors’ Choice badges
Quick access to key contacts in multitasking view
Interactive Notifications for Messages, Mail, Calendar, Reminders and enabled third-party apps New Tips app to help you do more with your iOS devices
iBooks app built into iOS, now with auto night mode and new organization for book series Podcasts app built into iOS
Battery usage by app
iCloud Keychain can use saved website passwords to easily sign in to associated apps FaceTime Audio call waiting
Rich text editing in Notes
Peer-to-peer AirPlay discovery and playback
Enterprise features 

Expanded data protection to Calendar, Contacts, Messages, Reminders, and Notes in addition to Mail and 3rd-party apps
Per message S/MIME email controls
Improved UI to make it easier for users to understand the remote management of their device Automatic reply for Exchange 

Free/busy lookup for Calendar invitations 

MDM Managed books can be automatically pushed to users Accessibility features 

Redesigned Zoom with one-handed control and multiple zoom modes including picture-in- picture
Built-in timer and Touch ID support for Guided Access
Speak Screen to read out contents of the screen via gesture or Siri command 

VoiceOver improvements including Alex voice option and Braille input support
Multi-device support for MFi hearing aids to seamlessly switch from one paired iOS device to another 

Features for China mainland

Vector-based maps Turn-by-turn navigation Lunar calendar support Improved predictive input Improved weather data 

Expanded language support 

Bug fixes 

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. 

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