Apple has started distributing a new version of the iOS 16.3 mobile operating system. It implemented a new method of protecting Apple ID with physical keys, changed the way emergency services are called, and made various fixes and improvements aimed at improving platform stability.
As for what’s new in iOS 16.3, the most notable feature is a feature that allows you to protect your Apple ID account by using a physical key in the two-factor authentication process on new devices. The developers also implemented support for the second generation HomePod and added new Unity wallpapers. To call emergency services you now have to press and hold the power button at the same time as the volume down or volume up button to avoid making false calls.
We fixed an issue where freeform drawings might not appear on shared boards. Fixed an error that caused the desktop wallpaper not to appear on the lock screen in some cases. Fixes an issue with horizontal lines appearing when unlocking the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Fixed an issue with displaying inaccurate data in the Home app. In addition, the developers fixed a bug due to which the voice assistant Siri did not react correctly to music requests and did not recognize requests via CarPlay.
With iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3 became available for Apple device users. Also, iOS 15.7.3 (for non-iOS 16 devices) and iOS 12.5.7 (for non-iOS 13 devices) have been released for older iPhones.