Apple releases iOS 16.3 with support for the new HomePod and watchOS 9.3
Apple releases iOS 16.3 with support for the new HomePod and watchOS 9.3. Apple released iOS 16.3 to eligible devices today, as promised last week. If your compatible iPhone has yet to contact you, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Apple’s rollouts need to be staged. The latest version supports Apple ID Security Keys for physical two-factor authentication.
A new Unity background and HomePod support are included. The Emergency SOS feature can be activated by holding down the side button and the volume up or down button; however, the call will be placed once the buttons are released.
Apple releases iOS 16.3 with support for the new HomePod and watchOS 9.3.
There are also several bug fixes, including an issue in Freeform where some strokes created with a finger or Apple Pencil wouldn’t appear on shared boards, one that made the wallpaper appear black on the lock screen, one that made horizontal lines temporarily appear while waking up the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and one that prevented the Home app’s lock screen widget from displaying accurate status.
Siri now responds appropriately to music requests, while CarPlay Siri requests may have been misinterpreted. Apple has released iOS 15.7.3 and iOS 12.5.7, both security updates you should apply as soon as possible. Finally, watchOS 9.3 is available with a new watch face, performance improvements, and bug fixes. Apple Watch app on iPhone.