Apple issued iOS 16.3 to all compatible devices as promised last week. You may download the update by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update if you have a compatible iPhone and it hasn’t yet told you that it’s available. Because they are not planned, Apple’s rollouts are beautiful.
For two-factor authentication for Apple ID logins, the new version supports Security Keys for Apple ID. You also gain support for the recently released second-generation HomePod and a unique Unity background.
To activate the Emergency SOS function, hold down the side button and the volume up or down button simultaneously. The call won’t be placed until the buttons are released. This has been done to prevent inadvertent calls.
Of course, there are a number of bug fixes as well, such as a problem in Freeform where some finger or Apple Pencil strokes wouldn’t appear on shared boards, a problem that made the lock screen wallpaper appear black, a problem that caused horizontal lines to briefly appear while waking up the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and a problem that prevented the lock screen widget for the Home app from accurately displaying status.
Siri queries made through CarPlay may now be interpreted properly, and a fault that caused it to respond improperly to music requests has also been fixed.
Apple has also issued iOS 15.7.3 for iOS 15 users, and iOS 12.5.7 for iOS 12 users with considerably older devices. You should definitely install both of these security upgrades as soon as possible.
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