As with all iOS updates, they usually come in pairs – one for the iPhone and one for the iPad. So, it goes without saying, that there is an update available for your iPad – iOS 7.0.3.
Here are some highlights regarding what this update will fix or improve.
Again, please be aware that this update adds functionality to your iCloud Keychain, keeping track (storing) account names, passwords, and credit card numbers. If you have already updated your iPhone, and have shopped on the Internet, you may have gotten messages from vendors stating that it is their policy NOT to store certain information. This is a good thing. As I mentioned in a previous article, I choose not to store credit card information with vendors; I input my information for each transaction.
I, personally, am not so keen on their password generator, which is supposed to help you devise passwords if you can’t think of one. If the “generator” gives you a password, I’m pretty sure it will store it. (This is an educated guess.)
iOS 7.0.3 reverts back to the original functionality of “Spotlight,” allowing you to search the Web and Wikipedia. It also fixes the bug involving iMessage – some messages weren’t being sent or received with the new iOS.
iOS 7.0.3 also addresses the following issues: Siri’s Voiceover problems, the accelerometer calibration bug, the iWork Apps glitch, and the Lock Screen Passcode problem.
Again, these are only the highlights. For a compete list, click “Learn More,” in the update window.
Here is the process for updating your iPad to iOS 7.0.3.
When you turn on your iPad, you should receive a message notifying you that it’s time to update to the latest iOS – tap the Install Now tab > tap Agree in the upper right corner > allow your information to be verified > allow your device to reboot > a progress line will appear > when your desktop begins to say, “Hello,” in different languages, side swipe to set up your options > enter your passcode if necessary > tap Continue > enter your Apple ID > set your iCloud preferences > tap Next in the upper right corner > choose your settings > tap Get Started.
You’re done . . . almost. If you have other devices connected to your iCloud, you will be notified on each device; enter your passcodes/preferences to connect them.
Note: For those who are waiting to purchase Apple’s new additions to the iPad family – iPad Air/Pad mini, its launch date is November 1; however when I called ATT and Apple, no one knew exactly what time on November 1 it will be available. No one even knows if it will be released EST or PST.
Your best bet, if you want one right away, is to put your name on a notification list - Apple’s or the carrier of your choice. You should receive an email notification as to when you can order on-line, and/or at what time they will be available for in-store purchase.
Our local Apple Store is located in Farmington, CT – Westfarms Mall. You might want to call ahead for availability.
For additional information regarding Apple’s new products, please go to: http://store.apple.com/us
For more information regarding iOS 7, please click: http://www.apple.com/ios/