iOS 16.3, Apple’s latest update, has been released, introducing a few features focused on security. Here’s what’s new in the update.
What’s new in iOS 16.3? : Features
With iOS 16.3, Apple ID security keys will be introduced, a privacy-focused feature requiring a physical key for two-factor authentication on new devices.
As part of Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, end-to-end encryption is extended to 23 categories, including iCloud backup, Notes, Photos, Safari bookmarks, and more. In December 2022, 5G support was also added to eligible iPhone models by the iOS 16.2 update.
iOS 16.3 introduces the following new features:
- Unity wallpaper celebrates Black History Month by honoring Black history and culture.
- Apple ID Security Keys allow users to strengthen the security of their Apple ID accounts by requiring a physical security key as part of the two-factor authentication process.
- HomePod (2nd generation) support
- The side button must be held while holding the up or down volume button to prevent accidental emergency calls.
Also included in the update are some bug fixes and improvements for iPhone users:
- Shared boards may not display some drawing strokes created with Apple Pencil or your finger.
- The wallpaper may appear black on the Lock Screen due to an issue that has been addressed.
- Fixes When the iPhone 14 Pro Max wakes up, horizontal lines may occur temporarily.
- Fixes The Home Lock Screen widget no longer accurately displays the status of the Home app.
- Siri may not respond correctly to music requests due to a bug.
- Fixes Siri requests in CarPlay that may not be understood
Let us know in the comments what you’re looking forward to most about iOS 16.3.