iOS 16.3 Changes – Everything you need to know

With the kind of curiosity that the beta version of iOS 16.3 aroused among users, it is not surprising that users can now finally unravel and test all the new features in the stable version.

For those who don’t know, the stable version of iOS 16.3 has finally been released, which means you can check your latest iPhone and see if you have the new OS update available.

That said, what features are finally available in the stable version, and what did Apple take out of the iOS 16.3 beta? More about that in this article.

What are the new features of iOS 16.3?

After the new features released with iOS 16, 16.1, and 16.2, it’s not surprising that Apple had a lot to compete against.

That being said, the release of iOS 16.3 brings with it many new and unique features that users will appreciate.

Following are all the features available in iOS 16.3:

Security keys

The most important and popular feature that has thrilled the public is the release of the physical security keys. It allows the users to add a physical security key to their Apple ID to better strengthen the two-factor authentication.

Users who are at increased risk of a data breach can make the most of these physical security keys and keep their data intact and away from prying eyes. The physical security keys are FIDO certified.

The users can follow Apple ID‌ > Security Keys to set them up according to the on-screen instructions.

Unity wallpaper

Next on the list of new features available in iOS 16.3 is the Unity Wallpaper. This particular feature was released to celebrate Black History Month.

HomePod support

If you are a homebody and like to keep yourself busy with HomePod, the new iOS 16.3 now supports the second generation HomePod device.

The device is similar in size and design to the first launch, but comes with a variety of new features, including a touch interface and humidity and temperature sensing.

Emergency SOS support

Another important security feature worth noting in iOS 16.3 is the upgraded emergency SOS support. This allows the users to access different methods to resolve emergency calls, in case they get stuck somewhere.

The users can now process the call by pressing the side button or tapping the volume up and down buttons consistently. Letting go of the button will make the call and get someone the help they need if they’re stuck in the middle of nowhere.

Bug fix for iPhone 14 Display issue

The new iPhone 14 users reported a bug where the screen went black with a yellow colored horizontal line in the middle. The new stable version of iOS 16.3 fixed that issue in addition to a series of other bug fixes to provide iOS users with a more stable and reliable user experience.


The new iOS 16.3 has addressed a series of security issues that many iOS users complained about before. So in addition to introducing new features, Apple has also been working on improving the security and privacy features of the device, which is always a plus.

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