Should I Upgrade My iPhone to iOS 8.3

Apple today released iOS 8.3 with improved performance, bug fixes, and a redesigned Emoji keyboard. Now let’s have a look at the new features of iOS 8.3 and decide should I upgrade to iOS 8.3.

What’s new in iOS 8.3?

Being the third major update to iOS 8, there aren’t many sweeping changes to the iOS, but there are a couple of features worth noting.

  1. Emoji improvements

iOS 8.3 has a heavy focus on emoji improvements, bringing an updated emoji picker that organizes emoji into categories in an easily scrollable list, 300 new characters with expanded family options, and emoji skin tone modifiers for changing the look of people emoji.


  1. Siri upgrades

Siri upgrades include new accents and languages, and the ability to make calls using an iPhone’s speakerphone. The full list of new languages for Siri includes Russian, Danish, Dutch, Thai, Turkish, Swedish and Portuguese.

  1. Wireless CarPlay

A new CarPlay section has been added to the Settings menu that makes it easier to set up CarPlay wirelessly. If you have a car that supports wireless CarPlay, you can now press and hold the voice-control button on your steering wheel to start the CarPlay setup process.

  1. Apple Pay for China

if you live in mainland China, this is a big news that iOS 8.3 finally adds support for Apple Pay on UnionPay, bringing Apple’s mobile wallet to the country with the most iPhone 6 owners in the world.

  1. Performance fixes and optimizations

iOS 8.3 update claims to improve stability, overall performance, and packs in bug fixes for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, third-party keyboards, and a host of other apps.

Here is a full features fixes list from Apple:

How to Upgrade to iOS 8.3?

Seeing so many attracting new features in iOS 8.3, there is no reason not to upgrade your iPhone to the latest iOS 8.3.

  • Back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you have any data loss after iOS 8.3 update, refer to iPhone Data Recovery for help.
  • Open the Settings app and go to “General”, then to “Software Update”
  • Choose “Download and Install”. The update will install itself automatically beyond this.

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That’s all for today’s discussion. If you encounter any issues such as stuck in recovery mode/DFU mode/Apple logo, use Free ReiBoot to have a fix easily.

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