iOS 16.3 update available with HomePod, Unity wallpaper and security keys.
Apple’s latest iOS 16.3 update is now available for iPhone users, bringing new features, bug fixes and security updates. The update includes support for the second-generation HomePod, a new Unity wallpaper for Black History Month, and new ways to use Emergency SOS via satellite. It also adds security keys to Apple ID, allowing users to strengthen the security of their accounts by requiring a physical security key as part of two factor authentication.
The update also fixes an issue where some drawing strokes created with Apple Pencil or your finger may not appear on shared boards, and an issue where the wallpaper may appear black on the Lock Screen. It resolves issues where Siri requests in CarPlay may not be understood correctly, and fixes an issue where horizontal lines may temporarily appear while waking up iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Security keys are a lot like keys to your home, and provide an extra layer of security against phishing scams and hackers. Additionally, Emergency SOS calls now require holding the side button with the up or down volume button and then releasing in order to prevent inadvertent emergency calls. Apple is also releasing a selection of Black History Month content for Apple TV, Fitness Plus, Music, Maps, Books, Podcasts and the App Store as part of the collection.
The update is available now and users can sign up to test Apple’s iOS beta software. It is important to keep your device up to date with the latest software in order to benefit from the latest features and security updates.