Apple has released fresh iOS 11.0.3 update for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Which means you can also download iOS 11.0.3 IPSW links of the OTA (over-the-air) update to keep it save if a fresh installation or downgrade is required later. So, let’s see what you are going to get in this iOS update from Apple.
We have seen a flurry of followup updates since the initial public release of the iOS 11 firmware. Each new iOS 11 update brings fixes to the bugs and errors that are highlighted in the previous release in order to ensure smooth operation of the firmware on mobile devices. Users have identifies numerous issues with iOS 11 when it was first rolled out last month. We have provided fixes and solution to common iOS 11 problems. But since then more niggles have come to the surface. This iOS 11.0.3 release brings some minor fixes.
As you can see in the image of iOS 11.0.3 changelog shown below that Apple is serious about its commitment to keep improving its new mobile firmware by keeping it clean from bugs and errors. In the previous iOS 11.0.2 release, some new issues came to light. Apple quickly marshaled its engineering resources to address bugs before they could cause serious damage to iPhone or iPad on which it was installed. This update has fixed internal security issues. Loopholes have been patched to strengthen the device’s data integrity.
Mostly, new bug improvements are related to the main functioning of the iOS 11 in the background. There are no new changes in the app icons, UI changes or new features. However, it does include critical fixes that will surely add an extra layer of security to your iPhone or iPad.
Apple has fixes audio and haptic feedback issues for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Another area that has received attention is the iPhone 6S touchscreen’s unresponsiveness on devices that are not serviced by Apple’s genius officially.
You can download the iOS 11.0.3 update via OTA by heading over to the Settings > General > Software Update on compatible devices. If you like fresh installation, or want to keep this iOS version saved for later use, then you can install a clean copy of iOS 11.0.3 via iTunes. But for that, you need to have a working IPSW file. You can grab latest the latest IPSW file for your iPhone or iPad model from the links below.
iOS 11.0.3 IPSW Direct Links:
- iPhone 7 (iPhone9,1)
- iPhone 7 Plus (iPhone9,2)
- iPhone 7 (iPhone9,3)
- iPhone 7 Plus (iPhone9,4)
- iPhone 6s, iPhone 6
- iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE, iPhone 5s GSM, iPhone 5s CDMA
- iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)
- iPad (9.7-inch)
- iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3
- iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) (1st generation)
- iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (1st generation)
- iPad Air 1, iPad mini 2
- iPod touch (6th generation)
- iPhone10,4 (iPhone 8)
- iPhone10,5 (iPhone 8 Plus)
Now that you have iOS 11.0.3 IPSW file, you can use it to clean install this update via iTunes. Here is how to clean install iOS 11 via iTunes. All you have to do is to follow the guide in the link but flash the correct IPSW file downloaded from the above links. If you are not happy with this update and want to go back to the previous version: here is how to downgrade iOS 11.0.3 to earlier. Steps are the same, just use the right IPSW file whereas it is mentioned in the tutorial.