Here’s What’s New in iOS 7 GM


Apple has just seeded iOS 7 GM to registered developers of the iOS developer program.

Here’s what’s new in iOS 7 GM:

  • The Golden Master build has some new static and dynamic wallpapers. In previous builds, there were just two bubble-based dynamic wallpapers, but has now been increased to 7, possibly to match the new iPhone 5c colors:


  • As mentioned during the event, Apple has added new “textured” ringtones and text tones to iOS 7, which are a part of the Golden Master build as well. Hit play on this YouTube video to hear each of the new ringtones.:

  • Apart from ringtones, the alert sounds seem to have changes as well. The sound played when you charge the device and when you lock the device have been changed. Thanks Jeff and Jordan
  • Patrick, in the comments below, notes that switching between apps seems to be faster in GM than the betas.
  • iCloud Keychain has been pulled from the GM build, and likely won’t be a part of the public release either. More details in this post.

If you find anything new that hasn’t been mentioned here, then please send us an email to or post them in the comments below.

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  • Matt

    Are panoramic wallpapers back?

    • teknologeez

      nope.. its still not working

  • Guest

    upload ios7 ipsw pls…

  • Mikey D. Luffy

    upload ipsw pls…

  • BParis

    Aren’t there new ringtones?

    • Henrik Skovgaard


  • Grayson

    This is not available OTA?

    • Rounak Jain


      • Ekram Alam


        • Rounak Jain

          GM hasn’t ever been OTA. Requires a fresh install.

  • Jono

    ios developers with windows are not able to use itunes with their device after updating to iOS 7 GM as it requires itunes 11.1 and that is not available to windows users.. only mac users.

    • Rounak Jain

      Xcode the most critical iOS development tool itself requires a Mac.

      • Jono

        Correct, however my music library and my backups are on my windows pc :/

        • FrenchJo

          Were you able to restore your iPhone/iPAD with GM, using iClouds? or did it let you to it on the old iTunes?

          • Jono

            I was able to restore using iCloud

      • Jono

        This is correct, however i backup my phone to my windows computer and also control my music from there.

    • Omalley

      I’m running iOS 7 beta 5, I’m locked out my device, is there Anyway I can downgrade to a previous beta 2 bypass the passcode without losing my info??

      • Mike

        No. All previous beta versions will have (or already have) expired. You will need to downgrade your device to iOS 6.1.4, then wait for iOS 7 to be pushed out OTA on 9/18.

    • vas

      Is there any way to restore backup files from windows after updating IOS 7 GM?.

      • Dangerous Dave

        yes use itools on your windows pc and restore back up, if you not done a back up do a back up on itunes before going on to GM and then use itools after to restore the back up, i have done it with y 4S and worked fine

      • Lucia

        Yes go to setting reset erase all
        After restore phone from iCloud
        I just finish mine and worked fine

  • Jeff

    The lock sound is new. It echos.

  • Jeff

    New ringtones and alerts!

  • Patrick J. McDonagh

    Switching apps is much smoother

  • Shan

    Message Tri-Tone also has an echo type of effect.

  • Layke

    I’m currently running iOS 7 beta 6. I am not a developer. Will the public release of ios 7 be pushed to my phone as an ota update?

    • Me

      No you will need to manually update or restore device.

    • Henrik Skovgaard


  • BParis

    How is performance and battery on the GM?

    • Corey

      Seems better.

  • Jono

    After spending a couple of hours using the iPhone 4S texting, emailing and using apps such as Facebook and messing around with settings, i lost 11% battery life, the overall performance is much smoother, when restoring the apps did not get stuck in waiting like before, i also installed a couple of new apps and they downloaded and installed much faster than previous beta versions (no hanging)

  • Sankar

    How to install ios 7 gm ipsw ? Currently i am in ios 7 beta 6. Should I downgrade to 6.1.3 and upgrade ? Please help me

    • iPITO

      I downloaded iOS7 GM and then had to restore using option+command and selected the GM. Working flawlessly.

  • Valentin

    Is the unlock and lock sounds back. Can you get to the classic ringtones and alerts.

  • Jauhari

    Does this iOS 7 GM also available via OTA?

  • teknologeez

    iKeychain has been removed..
    the graphic issue when force close multiple apps at the same time still exist..

  • teknologeez

    For those who are asking if this is will be available as an OTA.. it seems like at this point it is not.. you need to download the 1.2gb ipsw and then you can do an update or restore using itunes

    • Jauhari

      any download URL please?

      • Grayson

        Dev Center….

  • InlineR

    here is your file name for iPhone 5 ATT model A1428


  • InlineR

    File: iPhone5,1_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw

    CRC-32: 789ec98f

    MD4: effe32b6f70fefe03bf91507dccffc1c

    MD5: 440f179da12daf1f20f8b41817b92094

    SHA-1: 1de0e8055ff81e26a3a13c883656581bc97b4908

  • Gratefuldad

    fixed the multi-gesture on the Ipad3

  • Edward

    is the Gold Master update safe for non devs to update it



    • Richard Xing

      You can only do it on an iPad or an iPod touch. Besides, can’t you wait 3 days for the public release?

  • J

    Hello! Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I’ve heard that if you update to iOS 7 GM, you will not be able to update it to the actual iOS 7 on the actual release date. Is this confirmed? Also, if I stick to iOS 7 beta 6, will that be the same case for the release date? If so, is it recommended I just downgrade back to iOS 6.1.3 (iPhone 5) before the release date so I can update it properly on the actual day? Sorry if this is confusing haha.


    • Alan

      Since the build number is most likely going to be the same, you’re right, there is high probability that there won’t be an update available.

      If you restore back to iOS 6.1.3, you won’t be able to restore the data as your iOS 7 backup won’t be compatible. You will be able to only restore back from an iOS 6.1.3 compatible backup.

      If you want to install iOS 7 when it is released, you are better off waiting for it and installing it directly (by restoring) rather than restoring back to iOS 6.1.3.

      Hope this is not confusing :D

      • J

        Haha alright! Thanks for clarifying! One moreee question: what do you mean by restore? Do I just factory reset my iPhone or do I wait for them to officially release iOS 7 and download the .ipsw which I then use to restore my iPhone? Once restored, I can recover everything from an iOS 7 backup, correct?

        Thanks so much!

        • Alan

          Using iTunes to restore.

          Yes you should be able to restore back to iOS 7 backup, but I would recommend using Dropbox or Google+ to take a backup of your photos.

          • J

            Ah thank you, you’re the best!

          • Corey

            Lost my photos (Windows) on GM restore. iOS 7 Beta 6 – iOS 7 GM. Beware.

            PS – I had Dropbox.
            If you DO go for Golden Master, steer clear of doing it on Windows.
            I did not find out until it was too late.
            The GM version won’t work with latest version of iTunes, for Windows.

            Just FYI.

      • Mexicanamerican

        This isn’t true as I just did it yesterday

  • Marut

    Just follow the link and enjoy ios 7 GM :)

  • ricardo brito

    Go to piratebay update ipsw.

  • kjjtruong

    Still unable to scale wallpapers from camera roll properly…..dynamic and stills are fine though.

  • Jaysaballa

    Anyone else notice that contact pictures in messages have disappeared? Or am I imagining that they were even there….

    • puffinfresh

      They’re still there, but only in group conversations. I think that has always been the case in the betas (definitely was in beta 6). If it’s a single person conversation, there’s little point to the pictures.

  • YasminlovesApple

    Can you create a new control center or something in the settings cause i’m confused????

  • Cortezsalas

    New rigntones :) awesome we have an option for the clasic on es to

  • Derek

    The sound has changed when you plug the device in and charge it.

  • spicy_lizard

    camera shutter button now works in continuous mode (iPhone 4). it would be nice to have option in settings to select shutter behavior, as I prefer the “old” way when picture is taken on shutter release. this new is pretty annoying as it can result in camera shake…

    • Jonathan Thornton

      Then don’t hold the shutter button down?

  • N
  • guest007

    can someone post the original iPhone5,2_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw MD5 SHA1 checksums please

  • DHjain

    My iphone 5 is running on IOS 7 Beta.

    Will it be a problem installing IOS 7 official released version on 18th??

  • Ch8500

    I have beta ios7 GM VERsion. Can I wipe it clean through settings on my iPhone 5 to clean it and keep iOS 7. Thanks in advanced

    • Squirt

      yup you should be able to do that. the GM ios7 is good as the real deal. it wont wipe out your ios 7 if you do a restore, just the data.

  • Brad Collison

    It’s now been a couple of hours since it has been released and it still hasn’t been updated to my phone so I can download it. Please help

  • Jared

    I have ios 7 beta 6. Will I get the OTA public release? Or do I have to downgrade to 6.1.4?

  • Mia1234

    Can I install iOS 7 even though my phone is unlocked?

  • Mia1234

    Can install iOS 7 on my iPhone 5 even though its unlocked

  • Mia123

    I downloaded the ios7 and now it’s telling me it is downloaded but its still say INSTILL NOW… Can someone tell me what’s going on

  • Alex

    I have the ios 7 gm but I want the official ios 7 update…what do I do?
    Also will updates be available for ios 7 gm?

  • Alexis

    All I want to know is if i can delete factory apps with ios7? I don’t want the update if i still have wasted space on factory apps I don’t use.