The latest iOS update by Apple, iOS 16.3, was rolled out on 23 January 2023 and brings quite a few noteworthy and new features with it.

From the much-needed bug fixes, a hardcore new physical security key as part of the two-factor authentication sign-in process to the new Unity wallpaper that honours Black History Month, the new iOS 16.3 by Apple has it all and is currently available to download for your iPhones.

More about the iOS 16.3 update by Apple

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Apple’s iOS 16.3 software will support the recently unveiled second-gen HomePod, which is scheduled to go on sale on 3 February 2023 for USD 299.

Meanwhile, the new software update also introduces new ways to use Emergency SOS via satellite. An option to ‘Call Quietly’ has been added in Emergency SOS to help users make an emergency SOS call without their iPhones flashing or making an alarm sound.

Apart from that, iOS 16.3 comes with security keys for Apple IDs — allowing users to have strong account security with a physical security key as part of the two-factor authentication sign-in process.

Other features

The iOS 16.3 software update also:

  • Resolves an issue in Freeform where some drawing strokes created with Apple Pencil or made with your finger may not come up on shared boards.
  • Resolves the appearance of a black wallpaper on the Lock Screen.
  • Addresses the issue of dotted horizontal lines that temporarily appear while starting iPhone 14 Pro Max.
  • Amends the issue where the Home Lock Screen widget does not appear on the display Home app status.
  • Fixes the issue where Siri fails to respond properly to music requests made by users.
  • Resolves discrepancies where Siri fails to understand requests in CarPlay correctly.

(Main and featured image credit: Jimmy Chang/Unsplash)

This story first appeared in Lifestyle Asia Singapore

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Sushmita Mahanta

A PhD research scholar, Sushmita is a full-time writer and a part time poet. Notepads are Sushmita's one true love -- the unbothered victims drowned in the ink of her pen. An avid fan of K-pop and K-dramas, she mostly writes about Korean culture and entertainment. When not writing, Sushmita is dancing, reading, collecting books, learning about fashion, art, motion pictures, and appreciating BTS.
Apple iOS 16.3: Looking At The Exciting New Features Of The Latest Software Update
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