Apple just officially released a new iOS 16.3 update for its devices that support iOS 16, as well as an update to iPadOS 16.3 and most of its other devices. This update solves some of the problems of iOS 16, including solving the problem of the appearance of green horizontal lines, and the problem of the possibility of Siri not responding correctly, but the update is here at this particular time to support new Apple devices such as the HomePod (second generation).

New in iOS 16.3 according to Apple ...

  • New Unity wallpaper celebrates African American history and culture in celebration of Black History Month
  • Advanced data protection in iCloud increases the total number of categories of iCloud data protected with end-to-end encryption to XNUMX — including iCloud Backup, Notes, and Photos — protecting your information even if your data in the cloud is compromised.
  • Apple ID security keys allow users to strengthen the security of their account by requiring a physical security key as part of two-factor authentication during the sign-in process on new devices
  • HomePod (XNUMXnd generation) support
  • Emergency SOS calls now require that you press and hold the side button together with the volume up or down button and then lift both fingers, to prevent accidental emergency calls
  • Fixes an issue in the Free Space app that caused some dashes created with an Apple Pen or your finger to not appear on shared canvases
  • Addresses an issue where the background may appear black on the lock screen
  • Fixes an issue where horizontal lines could appear temporarily while waking the iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Fixes an issue where the lock screen widget would not accurately display the status of the Home app
  • Addresses an issue where Siri may not respond correctly to music requests
  • Resolves issues where Siri requests in CarPlay may not be correctly understood

Before updating, make sure to take a backup copy of the contents of your device, whether on iCloud or on the iTunes application

To update your device, take the following steps ...


Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update, it will show you that an update is available.


You can click on Learn more to view the update details


To download the update, you must connect to Wi-Fi and preferably connect your device to the charger, then press the “Download and Install” button.

The passcode entry screen will appear.

You may see the Terms and Conditions screen, accept them.



After the update is finished, the device will restart. After several steps, the update will be completed.

Like any huge update, iOS 16 still has many problems, including small and really annoying ones. In this update, Apple has solved the most annoying problems, and updates will surely follow. Let us know in the comments if you notice anything new in this update and if it fixes an issue you had

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