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iOS 8.3

This release includes improved performance, bug fixes, and a redesigned Emoji keyboard. Changes include:

Improved performance for:

    •    App launch

    •    App responsiveness

    •    Messages

    •    Wi-Fi

    •    Control Center

    •    Safari tabs

    •    3rd-party keyboards

    •    Keyboard shortcuts

    •    Simplified Chinese keyboard

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fixes

    •    Fixes an issue where you could be continuously prompted for login credentials

    •    Addresses an issue where some devices disconnect intermittently from Wi-Fi networks

    •    Fixes an issue where hands-free phone calls could become disconnected

    •    Fixes an issue where audio playback could stop working with some bluetooth speakers

Orientation and rotation fixes

    •    Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented rotating back to portrait after having rotated to landscape

    •    Improves performance and stability issues that occurred when rotating the device between portrait and landscape

    •    Fixes an issue where device orientation appeared upside down after pulling the iPhone 6 Plus from your pocket

    •    Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented apps from rotating to correct orientation after switching apps in multitasking

Messages fixes

    •    Address issues that caused group messages to sometimes split

    •    Fixes an issue that sometimes removed the ability to forward or delete individual messages

    •    Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented a preview from appearing when taking a photo in Messages

    •    Adds the ability to report junk messages directly from the Messages app

    •    Adds the ability to filter out iMessages that are not sent by your contacts

Family Sharing fixes

    •    Fixes a bug where certain apps would not launch or update on family members’ devices

    •    Fixes a bug that prevented family members from downloading certain free apps

    •    Increased reliability for Ask to Buy notifications

CarPlay fixes

    •    Fixes an issue where Maps could come up as a black screen

    •    Fixes an issue where the UI could be incorrectly rotated

    •    Fixes an issue where the keyboard could appear on the CarPlay screen when it shouldn't

Enterprise fixes

    •    Improves reliability of installing and updating enterprise apps

    •    Corrects the time zone of Calendar events created in IBM Notes

    •    Fixes a problem that could cause web clip icons to become generic after restarting

    •    Improves reliability of saving the password for a web proxy

    •    Exchange out-of-office message can now be edited separately for external replies

    •    Improves recovery of Exchange accounts from temporary connection problems

    •    Improves compatibility of VPN and web proxy solutions

    •    Allows use of physical keyboards to log into Safari web sheets, such as for joining a public Wi-FI network

    •    Fixes an issue that caused Exchange meetings with long notes to be truncated

Accessibility fixes

    •    Fixes an issue where using the back button in Safari causes VoiceOver gestures to not respond

    •    Fixes an issue where VoiceOver focus becomes unreliable in draft Mail messages

    •    Fixes an issue where Braille Screen Input cannot be used to type text in forms on webpages

    •    Fixes an issue where toggling Quick Nav on a Braille Display announces that Quick Nav is off

    •    Fixes issue keeping app icons from being moveable on home screen when VoiceOver is enabled

    •    Fixes an issue in Speak Screen where speech will not start again after pausing

Other improvements and bug fixes

    •    Introduces a redesigned Emoji keyboard with over 300 new characters

    •    iCloud Photo Library has been optimized to work with the new Photos app on OS X 10.10.3 and is now out of beta

    •    Improves the pronunciation of street names during turn-by-turn navigation in Maps

    •    Includes support for Baum VarioUltra 20 and VarioUltra 40 braille displays

    •    Improves the display of Spotlight results when Reduce Transparency is turned on

    •    Adds Italic and Underline format options for iPhone 6 Plus landscape keyboard

    •    Adds the ability to remove shipping and billing addresses used with Apple Pay

    •    Additional language and country support for Siri: English (India, New Zealand), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)

    •    Additional dictation languages: Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) and Hebrew (Israel)

    •    Improves stability for Phone, Mail, Bluetooth connectivity, Photos, Safari tabs, Settings, Weather and Genius Playlists in Music

    •    Address an issue where Slide to Unlock could fail to work on certain devices

    •    Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented swiping to answer a phone call on the Lock screen

    •    Addresses an issue that prevented opening links in Safari PDFs

    •    Fixes an issue where selecting Clear History and Website Data in Safari Settings did not clear all data

    •    Fixes an issue that prevented autocorrecting "FYI"

    •    Addresses an issue where contextual predictions did not appear in Quick Reply

    •    Fixes an issue where Maps did not enter night mode from hybrid mode

    •    Resolves an issue that prevented initiating FaceTime calls from a browser or 3rd-party app using FaceTime URLs

    •    Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented photos from properly exporting to Digital Camera Image folders on Windows

    •    Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented an iPad backup from completing with iTunes

    •    Fixes an issue that could cause Podcast downloads to stall when switching from Wi-Fi to cellular networks

    •    Fixes an issue where remaining time on timer would sometimes incorrectly display as 00:00 on Lock screen

    •    Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented adjusting call volume

    •    Fixes an issues that caused the status bar to sometimes appear when it shouldn’t

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