Apple is releasing iOS 16.3.1 for iPhone users today. The update is now available for any iPhone model running iOS 16. While the preceding update incorporated new features such as Apple ID security keys and support for the second-generation HomePod, the new version includes fixes for iCloud performance, Siri and Find My and Crash Detection enhancements for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. Apple is also issuing software updates for the HomePod, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and MacBook.
To update eligible iPhone devices to iOS 16.3.1, users can go to the Settings app, select General, and then Software Update. The latest update carries the build number 20D67. The update is compatible with any iPhone model running iOS 16, including the iPhone 8 and newer devices.
Apple says that the update contains critical bug fixes and security updates for your iPhone. If apps use iCloud, the company stated that iCloud settings may become unresponsive or display incorrectly. Siri requests for Find My may not work with this update, according to Apple. This iOS update includes crash detection optimisations for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.
Crash detection has assisted first responders by alerting them to some car accidents, but it has also been reported to send prompts when some users ride roller coasters with their phones.
Besides the iOS 16.3.1 update, Apple has also released HomePod Software Version 16.3.2 for the Apple HomePod second generation, iPadOS 16.3.1 for iPad models, tvOS 16.3.2 for Apple TVs, watchOS 9.3.1 for compatible Apple Watch models, and the macOS Ventura 13.2.1 for MacBooks, today.
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