Apple releases iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 with HomePod 2nd gen support and Security Keys for Apple ID

Apple iOS 16.3 includes a new Unity wallpaper to honor Black history and culture in celebration of Black History Month. Users can open the Settings app on their iPhone or iPad and go to the Software Update page to download the latest available update.

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Apple has released the stable iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 updates with improvements, security updates, and bug fixes for iPhone and iPad users. The iOS 16.3 includes a new Unity wallpaper to honor Black history and culture in celebration of Black History Month, Security Keys for Apple ID, support for HomePod (2nd generation), and other enhancements. The iPadOS 16.3 also includes support for HomePod (2nd generation) and Security Keys for Apple ID, among security and bug fixes.

Apple iOS 16.3 update changelog

  • New Unity wallpaper honors Black history and culture in celebration of Black History Month
  • Security Keys for Apple ID allow users to strengthen 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)
  • 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
  • Fixes an issue in Freeform where some drawing strokes created with Apple Pencil or your finger may not appear on shared boards
  • Addresses an issue where the wallpaper may appear black on the Lock Screen
  • Fixes an issue where horizontal lines may temporarily appear while waking up iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Fixes an issue where the Home Lock Screen widget does not accurately display the Home app status
  • Addresses an issue where Siri may not respond properly to music requests
  • Resolves issues where Siri requests in CarPlay may not be understood correctly

Apple iPadOS 16.3 update changelog

  • Security Keys for Apple ID allow users to strengthen 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)
  • Fixes an issue in Freeform where some drawing strokes created with Apple Pencil or your finger may not appear on shared boards
  • Addresses an issue where Siri may not respond properly to music requests

Apple iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.3 updates are available for compatible iPhone and iPad devices. Users can open the Settings app on their iPhone or iPad and go to the Software Update page to download the latest available update.

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First public beta will be out in July along side developer beta 3. Usually public beta is released along side second developer beta. This delay potentially means that the intrnal builds are buggy.

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Apple today previewed iOS 16, delivering the biggest update ever to the Lock Screen, and new sharing, communication, and intelligence features that together change the way users experience iPhone. iOS 16 introduces iCloud Shared Photo Library to seamlessly share a collection of photos with family, updates to Messages and Mail that help users stay in touch with ease, and powerful enhancements to Live Text and Visual Look Up.

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