Apple iOS 16.3 update releasing next week with new features

Other updates and features included in the current iOS 16.3 update include Security Keys for Apple ID, compatibility for the new second-generation HomePod, a new Unity background, and more.

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Apple is planning to release the newest iOS 16.3 update for iPhone owners next week. The next version will provide a significant security enhancement for all users worldwide. End-to-end encryption is included for many additional iCloud data categories, including Photos, Notes, Voice Memos, Messages backups, device backups, and more.

Other updates and features in the current iOS 16.3 update include Security Keys for Apple ID, Advanced Data Protection, compatibility for the new second-generation HomePod, a new Unity background, and more.

According to 9to5mac, the Security Keys for Apple ID feature allows you to use a physical hardware security key as the second tier of authentication for your Apple ID. Also, even after the countdown, iPhone will now wait until you release the buttons before calling emergency services.

Apple iOS 16.3 Update: Advanced Data Protection On iCloud

In the United States, the iCloud Advanced Data Protection function was introduced with iOS 16.2 towards the end of last year. Apple is now spreading this functionality beyond the United States. The security feature will be accessible worldwide beginning with iOS 16.3.

According to the source, all users will be able to enable iCloud Advanced Data Protection, an end-to-end encryption capability for practically all data saved in iCloud, including messages, photographs, and device backups. Without Advanced Data Protection enabled, iCloud already offers end-to-end encryption for 14 data types. Advanced Data Security now extends this protection to the great majority of iCloud categories, with notable exclusions being the Mail, Contacts, and Calendar applications.

How To Enable iCloud Advanced Data Protection

To enable iCloud Advanced Data Protection, navigate to Settings -> [your name] -> iCloud -> Advanced Data Protection and follow the on-screen instructions.

Apple is also addressing the large display issue on the iPhone 14 Pro Max with iOS 16.3. In an internal message last week, the business recognised the problem and stated that a patch was on the way. According to MacRumors, the bug patch shows that it is a software issue rather than a hardware flaw.