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iOS 16.3 is out with HomePod 2 support, FIDO keys, new wallpaper, more

Five iPhone 13 showing new features in iOS 16

Those owning a modern iPhone that supports iOS 16 can download a new feature update. Version 16.3 is now available for download with support for the new HomePod, physical FIDO keys for Apple ID, a new Unity wallpaper, and various bug fixes, such as horizontal lines that appear on the screen when waking up the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

What is new in iOS 16.3?

Here is the official changelog provided by Apple:

  • New Unity wallpaper honors Black history and culture in celebration of Black History Month
    The iPhone 14 Pro next to the Apple Watch Series 8 with the Unity Wallpaper
  • 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 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

iOS 16.3 supports the following iPhones:

  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE 2020, SE 2022
  • iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max

You can download iOS 16.3 by heading to Settings > General > Software Update. If you are new to iOS 16, check out what is new in iOS 16.0, 16.1, and 16.2.

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