The iOS 16.3 update has just been released with many bug fixes and improvements, after about 1 month since the release of iOS 16.2.
After a period of 5 days of RC testing, Apple has officially released the iOS 16.3 update at dawn on January 24. This update will bring new features and fix the screen stripes on the current issue. iPhone 14 Pro Max phone.
Fix horizontal stripes screen on iPhone 14 Pro Max
Some iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max users experienced screen issues after updating to iOS 16.2 last month. Specifically, on the screen of Apple’s most expensive device, green and yellow horizontal stripes appear on the screen when starting for no reason. This issue has been fixed by Apple through the latest update that just came out.
Apple released iOS 16.3 to fix the horizontal stripe screen issue
Physical Security Key for Apple ID
This new iOS 16.3 update has an outstanding feature that is a physical security key for Apple ID. With this capability, users will be able to enhance the security of their accounts by requiring a physical security key to be entered as part of the two-factor authentication login process.
Advanced data protection for iCloud expands the total number of data categories
2nd generation HomePod support
Apple’s second-generation HomePod smart speaker will officially hit shelves on February 3, with a price of 299 USD. And the latest update was released by “apple defect” to make the device better compatible with this upcoming smart speaker product.
New Unity Wallpaper for Black History Month
The latest iOS update adds an iPhone wallpaper in Apple’s Black Unity collection. The collection celebrates Black History Month with watch faces and wallpapers for the Apple Watch.
Along with that, Apple will release Black History Month specials on Apple TV, Fitness Plus, Music, Maps, Books, Podcasts, and App Store as part of the campaign collection.
New way to make SOS emergency calls
Apple’s SOS got a boost in September 2022 when the tech company introduced a satellite call for help.
In iOS 16.3, users will have a new way to make SOS calls by enabling Call by Hold and Release – Hold volume and side buttons to start countdowns and alerts. After the countdown, the user releases the buttons and the iPhone will call emergency services on its own.
New emergency SOS via satellite call modes
Previously, emergency SOS calls were made by pressing the side and volume buttons to display the Emergency SOS Call slider.
Besides the warning ways like Hold and Release, Hold, iPhone also provides users with an SOS option called Silent Call. By this option, when the user performs Emergency SOS, the phone will not flash or emit any warning sound.
Expanding Advanced Data Protection (hardware security key) worldwide
Previously, the Advanced Data Protection function was limited to the US, although Apple did not mention this, but iOS 16.3 has updated this feature worldwide. Advanced Data Protection is an advanced protection feature that provides end-to-end encryption for most of your iCloud data.
Previously, iCloud protected end-to-end encryption with only 14 data items such as iCloud Keychain, Health app, Apple Maps, search history, Apple Card, etc. Now it has added backup data from Apple devices. on iCloud, iCloud Drive, photos, notes, reminders, Wallet Passes, Safari Bookmarks, Siri Shortcuts.
Fixed some bugs
– Fixed bugs in Freeform
– Fix Widget Home error on lock screen
– Fixed an issue where Siri might incorrectly respond to music requests
– Resolved a situation where the request for Siri on CarPlay was incorrectly understood
– Fix the problem of the lock screen wallpaper suddenly turning black
Reasons not to update to iOS 16.3
If you are currently using an iPhone with stable old iOS updates, and have no need to upgrade to experience new features, you should not update to iOS 16.3. Because this is the latest update of the Apple, it is not known whether there will be any errors or not on each different device. You can wait a little longer, if all the reviews are good and stable, you can update later.
How to update iOS 16.3
To update iOS 16.3 for iPhone, users can open the Settings app
Does iOS 16.3 drain battery? Should gamers update?
In the latest tests, iOS 16.3 is rated as having improved performance. Although there are not many new features, many users have appreciated the stability of the new update.