Here we will talk about Features Of iOS 16.3. After several weeks of testing, Apple today made iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 available to the general public. While this is a more minor upgrade, there are still several changes that are worth knowing about.
Features Of iOS 16.3
We’ve covered every change in the iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 upgrades in this guide.
Users have the ability to add a third-party security key to their Apple ID account using Security Keys for Apple ID. This key will be required for authentication whenever they access their Apple ID or log into a new device.
The standard type of authentication that Apple employs, the Security Key is intended to take the place of the verification codes that are sent to Apple devices when logging into another device. According to Apple, physical security keys offer effective defence against phishing and unapproved account access.
On devices running iOS/iPadOS 16.3, Security Keys can be created by going to Apple ID > Security Keys and following the steps. The Yubikey and other FIDO Certified security keys are supported by the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Advanced iCloud Data Protection (Global Rollout)
The highest level of cloud data protection offered by Apple is provided via Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, which uses end-to-end encryption. With the release of iOS 16.2, the function was made accessible to users in the United States at the end of last year. However, iOS 16.3 makes it available to all users globally for the first time.
In order to guarantee that customers may retrieve their data in the event that they misplace their Apple ID account, Apple stores the encryption keys for specific iCloud data types on its servers by default. When Advanced Data Protection is enabled, the encryption keys are removed from Apple’s servers and kept solely on the user’s devices, making it impossible for Apple, law enforcement, or anyone else to access the data, even in the event that the iCloud servers were compromised.
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HomePod Assistance In iOS 16.3 Update
Support for the second-generation HomePod, which debuted last week, is added in iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3. In addition to having a redesigned touch interface, support for humidity and temperature monitoring, Thread connectivity, an Ul chip, and other features, the HomePod 2 is similar in size to the original HomePod.
Emergency SOS Modifications
In order to avoid unintentional emergency calls, Emergency SOS has been upgraded. The side button and either the up or down volume button must still be depressed in order to place a call, but now both buttons must be released.
Before the modification, Emergency SOS could be activated by merely hitting the buttons.
Fix For iPhone 14 Pro Max Display
When the iPhone 14 Pro Max first wakes up, a problem that could result in temporary horizontal lines appearing on the display has been fixed, and the lines should no longer occur.
iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 address a number of bugs, including issues with Freeform, the Lock Screen, and Siri.
- 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 the Home Lock Screen widget does not accurately display 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
Corrections To Weaknesses
The upgrades for iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 fix a long variety of security flaws that were discovered in Safari, Weather, Mail, Screen Time, the kernel, and other parts of the operating system.
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