iOS 16.3 arrives next week with three new features and themes

iOS 16.3 arrives next week with three new features and themes

iOS 16.3 is expected to be released by Apple next week after nearly two months of beta. The update should introduce some interesting changes, although it should be much more modest than the previous two. Unlike the other times, Apple itself decided to confirm the release in a press release – although the exact date has not been revealed.

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The goal is to use the launch to give visibility to the actions of Black History Month, an annual celebration in the United States to reinforce the fight against racism. The company plans to release a new Unity wallpaper for the iPhone and a watch face for the Apple Watch.

To run the two new skins, you will need to update your smartwatch to watchOS 9.3 and your iPhone to iOS 16.3. In addition to updated software, you will need an Apple Watch Series 4 and an iPhone 8 or higher to have the racial equality look.

What’s new in iOS 16.3?

Talking about iOS 16.3 itself, the company listed the three main changes. The first of these is Apple ID security keys, which will allow the use of physical devices to provide an additional layer of protection for your files and documents.

SOS call waiting should also be changed in the new software. The iPhone will wait for the user to release the buttons to call emergency services, even after the countdown is over. The measure should minimize the occurrence of involuntary calls to the authorities.

This update will also focus on HomePod users. The company will improve the system to guide users on how to transfer and control music from iPhone to Apple’s smart speaker.

Although the news is few, it is recommended to migrate to the new OS, after all, stability and security corrections are always made to protect your cell phone. The update will be sent via internet notification as soon as it becomes available.

iOS 16.2 came with a bug in the Siri configuration command in Portuguese. The flaw makes it impossible to configure the assistant, since people need to activate it first with their voice and only then can they order what will be done.