Apple released iOS 16.3.1, iPadOS 16.3.1, and watchOS 9.3.1 on Monday with bug fixes. It also comes with some other performance improvements after previously released iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, and watchOS 9.3 on January 23, 2023. Even with tvOS 16.3 following on January 24, 2023.
Now, let’s see what is included in Apple’s iOS 16.3.1 update.
iOS 16.3.1: What it brings?
Apple released iOS 16.3.1 on Monday for its users. The update is now available for any iPhone running iOS 16. The latest iOS update includes bug fixes and security updates that address issues with iCloud, Siri, Find My and crash detection on Apple iPhone 14 and Apple iPhone 14 Pro models. While the previous release had the features like a security key for Apple ID and support for the second-generation HomePod.
iOS 16.3.1 Eligible devices
This new update is only available on:
- Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
- Apple iPhone SE (3rd generation) and Apple iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- Apple iPhone XS, Apple iPhone XS Max, Apple iPhone XR, Apple iPhone X
- Apple iPhone 11, Apple iPhone 11 Pro, Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
- Apple iPhone 12, Apple iPhone 12 mini, Apple iPhone 12 Pro, Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
- Apple iPhone 13, Apple iPhone 13 mini, Apple iPhone 13 Pro, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
- Apple iPhone 14, Apple iPhone 14 Plus, Apple iPhone 14 Pro, Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
How to update your iPhone to iOS 16.3.1?
- Go to the Settings app on your iPhone
- Select General
- Now, click on the Software Update and you’re done. The build number for today’s update is 20D67.
Here are Apple’s full release notes for this update:
- The company stated that if apps use iCloud, iCloud settings may become unresponsive or display incorrectly.
- According to Apple, Siri requests for Find My may not work with this update.
- The update includes crash detection optimisations for the Apple iPhone 14 and Apple iPhone 14 Pro models, helping reduce the number of accidental calls to first responders, which seemed to happen with activities like riding intense roller coasters, skiing, and more.
Besides the iOS 16.3.1 update, Apple is also rolling out 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.
Some reports claim that the latest iOS update is causing the Google Photos application to crash for some users. Users are claiming that after downloading and updating to the latest version of iOS, Google Photos will no longer open and will instantly crash.
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