iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update)

Apple launched the official version update of iOS 16.3 in the early morning of this (24th). Even though the update content of iOS 16.3 is not as much as that of iOS 16.2 last time, it still adds many new features and fixes bugs reported by users in the past. Let’s do this today. Everyone sorts out the key points of the 8 new updates in the iOS 16.3 update.


iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates

With Apple’s release of the new HomePod (2nd generation) last week, it officially released iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, watchOS 9.3 and macOS Ventura 13.2 updates earlier today (24th). This article is to sort out the 8 key updates of the official version of iOS 16.3.

Added “Security Key” function for Apple ID

In this iOS 16.3 update, the “Security Key” function of Apple ID has been added, allowing users to use physical security keys issued by third parties to enhance the security and information security of Apple ID accounts. If you use the physical security key function, you will be required to perform physical key authentication through the system during the new device two-factor authentication login process or other methods of login. However, the security key function is not mandatory for users, and you can choose whether to enable it according to your needs.
iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

New “Unity” wallpaper

To celebrate Black History Month, which is coming in February, Apple added a new “Unity” wallpaper to iOS 16.3 to honor black history and culture. This background image is supported on iPhone and Apple Watch.
iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

This “Unity” tablecloth was designed by members and partners of Apple’s Black Creative Community to pay tribute to Black history and culture. Users can also customize some personal settings in the settings.
iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

Optimize the operation of SOS emergency service shortcut keys

The “SOS Emergency Service” function, in this iOS 16.3 update, Apple has optimized its wake-up method. Before iOS 16.2, to make an emergency call, you need to press and hold the side button first, and then press any volume button. But now iOS 16.3 starts to make emergency calls. If you keep pressing the side button and any volume button, it will start a countdown and sound a reminder. When you let go of the button after the countdown expires, iPhone calls emergency services. Compared with the previous operation method, there is now an additional step of releasing the button, which can prevent the user from accidentally touching and calling the emergency service.
iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

Fixes an issue that could temporarily display a horizontal line when waking up the iPhone 14 Pro Max

Some time ago, many iPhone 14 Pro series users reported that when the iPhone wakes up from standby, the screen will temporarily display a black screen, and there are also many green levels on the screen, just like a mobile phone screen failure. However, Apple said at the time that this was a software problem, and it was also fixed in this iOS 16.3 update.

iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

▲Image source: MacRumors

Fixed iPhone wallpaper turning black

Since iOS 16, some users have reported that the iPhone background image (tablecloth) will turn black without warning. Sometimes, during the operation of the Phone, the iPhone background image will also be displayed in black on the lock screen, and the originally set image cannot be displayed normally. Background image, this time iOS 16.3 has finally solved the problem that the background image may appear black on the lock screen.
iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

Support for the new HomePod (2nd generation)

Even though HomePod (2nd generation) is not yet on sale in Taiwan, this iOS 16.3 update has officially added support for HomePod (2nd generation), and other functions such as temperature and humidity sensing are also officially supported. However, although we know that HomePod mini actually has temperature and humidity sensors, as long as HomePod mini can be updated to version 16.3 in the future, it should also be able to support temperature and humidity sensing functions, but the HomePod mini I tested is not yet available. Received version 16.3 update.

iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

▲Image source: Apple

HomePod mini and iPhone music transfer tips

Previously, “music relay playback” could be used between HomePod mini and iPhone to quickly switch the playing music to HomePod mini for playback. However, this update adds a “transfer music and control” prompt. Through this new help interface, users can know when the iPhone is close to the HomePod to view the control items or transfer the music to continue playing.
iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

Other bug fixes

In addition to the above-mentioned several major problem fixes and feature updates, iOS 16.3 also fixes other bugs:

  • Fixed an issue where the lock screen widget would not accurately display the status of the Home app
  • Addresses an issue where Siri may incorrectly respond to music requests
  • Addresses an issue where Siri requests in CarPlay may not be correctly understood
  • Fixed an issue where some drawing strokes created with Apple Pencil or fingers in “Boundless Notes” might not be displayed on the shared whiteboard
  • Some features may not be available in all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, visit this website:
    https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

What’s new in iPadOS 16.3

This iPadOS 16.3 update project includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • iCloud’s “Advanced Data Protection” uses end-to-end encryption to protect all iCloud data categories to 23, including “iCloud Backup”, “Notes” and “Photos”, even if there is a loophole in the data in the cloud, it can also be protected your information security
  • Apple ID Security Keys allow users to increase the security of their accounts by requiring a physical security key to be included in the two-factor authentication login process on new devices
  • Support for HomePod (2nd generation)
  • Fixed an issue where some drawing strokes created with Apple Pencil or fingers in “Boundless Notes” might not be displayed on the shared whiteboard
  • Addresses an issue where Siri may incorrectly respond to music requests

watchOS 9.3 updates

New features, improvements, and bugfixes for watchos 9.3 also include a new “Unity Mosaic” face honoring black history and culture in celebration of Black History Month.

Further reading:
iPhone 15 Pro’s new design appearance rendering exposure, flat screen with curves and ultra-thin bezels on the front and rear of the fuselage
iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

iOS 16.3 official version update released: 8 new key updates (additional show: watchOS 9 and iPadOS 16.3 update) - Computer King Ada

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