Apple recently released iOS 16.3.1, which is now available for all iOS 16-enabled devices. The update is rolling out to everyone at the same time, and it’s now available for the iPhone 8 8 Plus all the way up to the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Along with this update, Apple also released Updated to iPadOS 16.3.1 WatchOS 9.3.1 Mac OS Ventura 13.2.1 HomePod OS and TV OS 16.3.2.
If you installed the beta profile, you should still be able to see the update. You will see this update in different sizes whether or not you have the beta profile installed. If you have iOS 16.3, you’ll see it’s about 300 megabytes. If you uninstall the profile, you can reboot and you will see this update. However, if you leave the Beta profile there and want to get future updates, you’ll see it’s about 5 GB. So it just depends on which one you have installed.
As for the overall build number, let’s take a look. We can go to settings, then general, then about, and you can see that the build number is 20d67. It’s nice that they have a learn more button here, if you want to keep going back it will tell you all about it that.
Bug Fix Update Improves iCloud Functionality and Display
This update is more of a bug fix update, so they fixed some issues. Quite a few people have been having issues with iCloud. So if you go into your settings and under iCloud click on your name at the top a lot of people have issues with iCloud backup terms of service etc. That. If you use iCloud, iCloud settings are now responsive and display information correctly. Before that there were some problems.
Another thing they tackled has to do with Siri itself. Sometimes, if you’re using Siri to locate a device (whether it’s an iPhone or AirPods), sometimes these requests won’t work. Now they should work. If we say locate my iPhone 14 Pro it says which model it says 14 Pro, it says I can’t find it in your iCloud account. That’s because I have multiple devices, but it should solve the problem for most people.
Latest iPhone Update Optimizes Collision Detection for Improved Safety
Additionally, Apple continues to try to fix collision detection issues on the latest iPhones. So the iPhone 14 14 Plus 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are again optimized for collision detection. You can of course turn it off if you don’t want to use it. But into your settings go to Emergency SOS, which you can see calling after a severe crash. Hopefully these optimizations have taken care of people being on ski slopes etc, but should be addressed in this update.
There are also security updates in this release. If we go to Safari and go to Apple’s secure website, we can see that they have updated Safari as well as iOS and iPadOS and Mac OS. If we scroll down we can see what they actually updated. They only updated two things Safety. One is related to the kernel and the other is related to WebKit. If you’re wondering if you should install this update, we’d definitely recommend it, as these security updates, along with bug fixes, should fix a lot of the issues we’ve had with iOS 16.