Download iOS 8.3 Final Released With New Emojis, Wireless CarPlay, Space Bar UI Fix [Direct Links]

Apple today has after several beta testing released the final version of iOS 8.3 IPSW, the third major update to iOS 8. Full changelog along with other information is detailed below.

Download links Od iOS 8.3 final version for iPhone and iPad is already started rolling out, the new update is indeed ready for the masses, and along with an assortment of new features and inclusions, and the fact that Apple has thrown in a boatload of bug fixes and performance enhancements.


iOS 8.3 is now available directly as an over-the-air update, which has heavy focus on emoji improvements, bringing an updated emoji picker that organizes emojis into categories in an easy scrollable list. In addition, the emoji system has also been expanded upon, as was indicated through the betas. Seeded to developers in February and to public beta testers in mid-March, iOS 8.3 firmware brings all-new design tweaks to the table, and there are now 300 new icons to help further the conversation.

With new diversified emoji and that too with an expanded family options, and emoji kin tone modifiers for changing the look of people emoji, iOS 8.3 software update also gets several new flags and updated phone, computer, and watch emoji that evidently resembles the iPhone, iMac, and Apple Watch initiative.


Notably, the people emoji range has been diversified, and if you’re a constant user of these minuscule images, then you’ll hardly love the latest software update. iOS 8.2 was laden with bugs, and as such, iOS 8.3 is all about repairing the damage. The full changelog, which can be checked below, offers a complete look at what’s been amended, nevertheless it’s good to sere that both the WiFi and Safari have been given some attention.

This new version of the iOS 8.3 mobile operating system is a remedy here, which when iOS 8.2 also prompted a spate of battery-related quibbles when it launched, and with many tweaks and adjustments, we’d expect a better level of battery retention with iOS 8.3. It has a very long list of bug fixes and added below. There are multiple fixes to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, orientation, messages, and more brought by the final iOS 8.3 to the table.


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
– Addresses 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 an 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
– Addresses 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 issue that caused the status bar to sometimes appear when it shouldn’t

The iOS 8.3 changes also include wireless CarPlay, letting users connect their iPhones to their CarPlay systems sans Lightning cable, support for Google two-factor authentication that makes it possible to add Google accounts without requiring app specific passwords, and Apple Pay support for the China UnionPay network.

Siri now supports a bunch of  new languages, including Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish and Thai. The voice assistant has grown considerably in stature and general importance to the iOS ecosystem in recent times and with the upcoming Apple Watch launch, alongside the increased language support, Siri can also begin calls on speakerphone if you reel off the command.

Not a great user of emoji or Siri? You’re not going to see a lot feature-wise, but the general smoothness and ease-to-operation should however pick you up thanks to the sheer volume of bug fixes. Siri has gained the ability to make calls using the iPhone’s speakerphones, and send iMessages, there’s now an option to enable filtering to separate iMessages from friends from iMessages from unknown Senders.


On the iPhone 6, iOS 8.3 brings with it a bold/italics/underline key for formatting text in landscape mode. Previously, the key only allowed for bolding.


Minor changes to Passbook and Photos app can also be very useful. One of the smaller but most notable UI changes includes an update to the space bar, which has been elongated to prevent users from hitting the period key in Safari when attempting to make a space. It is now possible to turn on a setting to allow you to download free apps, without the need to enter your password.


You can download iOS 8.3 OTA via the Software Update feature on your iOS device in Settings > General. Or, you can also start fresh by restoring your device to 8.3 using direct download links embedded below. As ever, it’s free of charge, and compatible with all the iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices that run iOS 8.

iOS 8.3 Download Links:

Update X1: Apple is already working on the next big update to iOS 8, iOS 8.4, which may include the company’s upcoming revamped streaming music service. If you are a jailbreak user, DO NOT update to iOS 8.3. Currently, there’s no jailbreak available yet.  Last jailbrekabale version was the iOS 8.1.2. And if you happen to be on 8.1.2 or older version and care about your jailbreak, once again – do not update to iOS 8.3. Jailbreak updates will be shared with you in the future, very soon.

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