security and some improvements for all our devices
Apple just released iOS 16.3 alongside iPadOS 16.3, tvOS 16.3, watchOS 9.3, and macOS 13.2 with several new features and important security improvements. After the wave of news last Tuesday, in the form of new Mac mini M2 Y MacBook Pro M2from Wednesday’s surprise in the form of a new HomePodto discover that our HomePod mini have a thermometer that we can activate and update the firmware of all AirPods, Apple still has a lot more ready to launch. An update for all your operating systems.
A minor update, true, but with some changes that we have been waiting for a long time and, above all, with improvements in the security of our data. An update that we can now download and install. Let’s review all the news.
The first update of 2023 before spring
The list of news from iOS 16.3 and the rest of the news is moderate, but nothing that we can ignore either. On the iPhone and iPad brings us the security key holder, which allows us to use an extra layer of protection when logging in with our Apple ID. In the iPhone we also find changes when using the SOS function.
Instead of starting the call after the end of the countdown while we hold the corresponding buttons, it will now wait for us to release it to start it. On the Apple Watch a new Unity sphere arrives, which on the iPhone translates into a dedicated wallpaper. It is also on the iPhone where an error that could cause horizontal lines to appear on the screen on the iPhone 14 Pro Max is fixed.
On both iPhone and iPad and Mac, now we can configure iCloud to use end-to-end encryption. This ensures that no one except us can access the information. Although this encryption does not cover Mail, Contacts or Calendars because these services must work with many third-party clients, it does ensure that the rest of the information is totally invulnerable to any attack, if any.
On Mac, fixes one that could cause you to disable VoiceOver while typing. On both Mac and iPhone and iPad, fixes a bug that could cause some strokes made in Freeform not appearing on shared whiteboards. Also fixed a bug that could cause the wallpaper to appear black on the lock screen or one that could cause widgets to not display Home information correctly.
Minor updates, as we said, but that cover several fronts and pave the way for the arrival of iOS 16.4 during spring. Updates that we can install right now on all our devices.