After a month of beta testing, Apple today releases iOS 16.3 to iPhone users worldwide. This update includes new ways to protect your Apple ID, changes to Emergency SOS, and more. There are also new wallpapers designed by Apple in honor of Black History Month.
See below for full release notes including all the new features in iOS 16.3.
How to install iOS 16.3
iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 are available for all iPhone and iPad models starting today. To update, go to the Settings app,[一般]then[ソフトウェア アップデート]Choose. If you don’t see the update immediately, keep checking. It can take a few minutes to hit all iPhones and iPads. Updates are expected to be available to everyone within the hour.
Once you start the installation process, your iPhone or iPad will download the update and prompt you to restart the device to finish the process. Note that the device will be unusable while it reboots to install the updates.
Apple is also rolling out iOS 15.7.3 for older iPhones that don’t support iOS 16, and iOS 12.5.7 for devices that don’t support iOS 13+.
New in iOS 16.3
New in iOS 16.3 are:
- New Unity wallpapers celebrate black history and culture in celebration of Black History Month
- Apple ID Security Keys allow users to increase the security of their accounts by requiring a physical security key as part of the two-factor authentication sign-in process on new devices.
- HomePod (2nd Gen) support
- An emergency SOS call requires you to hold and release the side button and the volume up or down button to prevent an inadvertent emergency call.
This update also includes some bug fixes and improvements for iPhone users.
- Fixed an issue with Freeform where some drawing strokes made with Apple Pencil or fingers would sometimes not show up on the shared board
- Fixed an issue where the wallpaper would appear black on the lock screen
- Fixed an issue where horizontal lines could appear momentarily during startup on iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Fixed an issue where the Home lock screen widget would not accurately display the status of the Home app
- Addresses an issue where Siri might not properly respond to music requests
- Resolves an issue where Siri requests in CarPlay may not be recognized correctly
What are you most excited about in iOS 16.3? Let us know in the comments.
FTC: We use automated affiliate links to earn income. more.
For more Apple news, watch 9to5Mac on YouTube.