Apple rolls out iOS 16.3 update, brings Security Keys for Apple ID to supported iPhones

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Apple has released the third major update for iOS 16 which brings with it some new features and bug fixes. Most notably, the iOS 16.3 update introduces Security Keys for Apple ID that allows for physical two-factor authentication.

Essentially, the Security Keys feature replaces the digital two-factor authentication used for Apple ID logins. Besides that, Apple also rolls out a new Unity wallpaper and support for the second-generation HomePod with iOS 16.3. 

The update also saw Emergency SOS being slightly tweaked to prevent accidental emergency calls that have been plaguing the feature in the past. As shared by MacRumors, here are all the features and bug fixes that iOS 16.3 brings:

  • New Unity wallpaper honours Black history and culture in celebration of Black History Month
  • 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 it 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 the 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 is now available for download on supported iPhones over the air. For those that didn’t turn on Automatic Updates, you can download and install the latest version of iOS by going to Settings > General > Software Update. 

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