iOS 8.3 Direct Download Links .IPSW Files for Clean Installation

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    Robin C

    Apple has released iOS 8.3 couple of days ago and it is one of the major update that brings tons of bug fixes, improvements and features. We not have all new redesigned Emoji keyboard, WiFi and Bluetooth problems addressed and has got improvements on iPhone and iPad. Orientation and Rotation problems fixed, Group Messaging has improved and so many fixes to improve your iPhone, iPad user experience.


    Here is the details from Apple iOS 8.3 webpage where apple have listed all the details.

    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

    iOS 8.3 Problems?

    Many users have reported that iOS 8.3 makes Touch ID go dead some times. There is a confirmed Touch ID Bug in iOS 8.3 which is affecting most of the iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S users. Apple may be releasing another fix in coming weeks with iOS 8.3.1 to address the Touch ID issue. But right now you can download it, if you have updated via your Software Update section and facing problems such as Heat Issue or other problems.

    iOS 8.3 Over Heat Problem

    There are several users raised complaints on apple support community that iOS 8.3 is causing their iPhone 5S to get overheat. You can try reinstalling the iOS 8.3 by downloading the fresh copy from the following link. This may not be a final solution, but most of the time, when people try to update their iPhone or iPad via software update they end up with some Heat Problems or other App Crashes issues.

    Clean installing iOS version solves it most of the time. So give it a try before taking it to Apple Store for solution, as they will do the same as first troubleshooting step.

    If you are using Mac OS X or Windows, you may consider trying out some Internet Download Managers to download files faster.

    Download iOS 8.3 (.IPSW Direct Links)

    Right click on the above link that matches with your Device and click on “Save Target As” or “Save Link As” to download iOS 8.3 .ipsw file to your local hard drive. Follow the steps to install downloaded iOS 8.3 to your iPhone or iPad. You may follow the 3rd step suggested on apple website to restore downloaded ipsw file.

    Important Note: This will install the fresh copy of iOS 8.3 which will delete all the files and apps on your iPhone, iPad. So make sure you have a backup of all your important files before proceeding this process.

    Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes.

    Step 2: In your iPhone’s summary page, click and hold “Alt + Option” key on your mac, “Shift” key on Windows and click on “Restore iPhone” located next to “Check for update” button.

    Step 3: In the file browse window, select the downloaded .ipsw file and proceed with the installation.

    That is all, now wait for few minutes and fresh copy of iOS 8.3 will be installed to your iOS device. I hope this solves your iPhone’s overheat problem or any other issues you face after installing iOS 8.3 via Software update feature. Feel free to share this post with your friends if you find it useful. Have a great day.

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