iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 updates for compatible iPhone and iPad models have started to arrive. The new OS update brings Security Keys for Apple ID, enhancements, bug fixes, and security updates for iPhones and iPads.
Here is everything that you are getting with the iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 updates
iOS 16.3 update
The iOS 16.3 update brings Security Keys for Apple ID, a new Unity wallpaper honouring Black history and culture in observance of Black History Month, as well as additional improvements, bug fixes, and security upgrades for your iPhone.
Also included are Security Keys for Apple ID, which let users increase the security of their account by requiring a physical security key as part of the two-factor authentication sign-in process on new devices. Support for HomePod (2nd generation) has also been added.
With iOS 16.3, the Emergency SOS call mechanism has also been updated in order to avoid accidental emergency calls. The emergency SOS calls now require holding the side button with the up or down volume button and then releasing it.
The new iOS update also fixes a problem in Freeform where some sketching strokes made with your finger or an Apple Pencil might not show up on shared boards. A problem where the wallpaper can appear black on the lock screen is fixed.
A bug that could cause a temporary appearance of horizontal lines while starting up the iPhone 14 Pro Max has also been removed. Fixes a problem where the Home Lock Screen widget misrepresents the status of the Home app. A problem where Siri might not respond appropriately to music requests is fixed.
Fixes issues wherein CarPlay’s Siri requests might not have been properly understood.
iPadOS 16.3 update
Along with other improvements, bug fixes, and security updates for your iPad, the iPadOS 16.3 update introduces Security Keys for Apple ID as well.
Support for the new HomePod (2nd Gen) is included in this version, making it simple to pair iPhone devices with the Apple HomePod (2nd Gen) and share music between them.
Additionally, the iPadOS 16.3 update resolves a problem in Freeform where some drawing strokes made with an Apple Pencil or your finger might not show up on shared boards. An issue where Siri may not respond properly to music requests has also been addressed.
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