The public can now get iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 from Apple. Apple has also released watchOS 9.3, macOS 13.2, and tvOS 16.3 in addition to iOS 16.3. On your Apple devices, you may now download and install the most recent updates, which include numerous new features.
With the release of iOS 16.3, Apple has not only repaired significant flaws in iOS 16 (such the horizontal lines that appeared on the iPhone 14 Pro on startup), but also included a number of new capabilities. The following are some of the main improvements made by the new version:
iOS Features 16.3
1. The launch of iCloud Advanced Data Protection worldwide
This was made clear to us when Apple made the iOS 16.3 RC version available to developer and general public beta testers.
End-to-end encryption is added by Advanced Data Protection to the majority of iCloud services, including iMessage, Device Backup, and Photos. With the exception of the Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps, iCloud provides encryption by default for 14 different types of data. Advanced Data Protection expands this to the majority of other iCloud categories.
It makes the data unavailable to Apple, law enforcement, and anyone else when enabled, even in the case of an iCloud server breach, by removing the encryption keys from Apple’s servers and storing them alone on the user’s device. Users can use a dedicated tutorial to turn on this feature step-by-step on their iPhone running iOS 16.3 by following the instructions.
The second-generation HomePod was made available by Apple last week. Software support for the new smart speaker is present in iOS 16.3. Recall that the new HomePod has the same appearance as the original full-size HomePod. Despite having only five tweeters, four microphones, a S7 chip for computational audio, an U1 chip, and a new temperature and humidity sensor, Apple claims that the device has enhanced audio. Controlling HomeKit and other smart home accessories is also supported by Matter.
How to Install and Download iOS 16.3
It is advised to plug your iPhone into a power source before updating to iOS 16.3, as the update is over 3/4GB in size and could take up to an hour to download and install.
On your iPhone, first launch the Settings app, go to General, and choose Software Update. Your smartphone will check for updates automatically and let you know when iOS 16.3 is available for download. To download and install, click.
The download will be finished, and then the installation process will start. Depending on your internet connection and the hardware in your iPhone, this could take a while. Your iPhone will restart once the procedure is finished, and you will have access to the