Apple brings new features and improvements to its iPhone series. The company released the second beta of iOS 16.3 a few days ago, and the beta update comes with only one new feature and two other minor changes, unfortunately. However, we are likely sure the tech giant will release a few more features on the stable version of the update. Here are the details about iOS 16.3 update and its features…
iOS 16.3 is to release with bug fixes and security updates
At first, the new version of iOS is expected to release in the next month. However, there could be a few more beta versions, including new features. Apple releases a lot of new features with each OS update such as iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and more. Now, let’s check what’s new in iOS 16.3…
HomePod Handoff Prompt
While Apple already released the HomePod audio handoff feature earlier, the company now released the HomePod Handoff Prompt in the iOS 16.3 beta. The new beta update brings a new prompt to transfer/hand off music from an iPhone to a HomePod, Max Weinbach announced on Twitter.
Security Keys for Apple IDs
The first beta version of iOS 16.3 comes with a new security feature, Security Keys for Apple ID. According to official announcements by Apple, the feature will be available globally in early 2023. The new security feature offers the option for customers to use hardware security keys to protect their accounts. When you enable this feature, Security Keys strengthens Apple’s two-factor authentication by requiring a hardware security key as one of the two factors instead of a verification code from another Apple device.
Emergency SOS Settings Rewording
The tech giant released this update in the second beta of iOS 16.3. “Call with Hold” is now “Call with Hold and Release,” “Call with 5 Presses” is now “Call with 5 Button Presses,” and “Countdown Sound” is now “Call Quietly.” The descriptions for each have also been updated. “Call Quietly” is toggled off by default, which is equivalent to “Countdown Sound” is toggled on.
What do you think about iOS 16.3? What do you expect? You can share your thought in the comments.