Apple today released iOS 16.3.1, a minor update to the iOS 16 operating system that first came out in September. iOS 16.3.1 comes over two weeks after the launch of iOS 16.3, an update that adds Apple ID security keys and support for the new HomePod.
iOS 16.3.1 can be downloaded wirelessly to eligible iPhones and iPads by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
According to Apple’s release notes, the iOS 16.3.1 update includes several bug fixes that address issues with iCloud and Siri requests for “Find My” and adds other crash detection optimizations.
This update includes important bug fixes and security updates for your iPhone, including:
– iCloud settings may be unresponsive or displayed incorrectly when apps use iCloud
– Siri requests for Find My may not work
– Crash detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models
Fixing “iCloud” settings may fix an issue that may cause some users to be unable to turn on automatic “iCloud” backups on iPhone and iPad, an issue that some users have faced since launch from iOS 16.3.
Crash detection tweaks are likely to address persistent crash detection issues reported at ski resorts and amusement parks. In ski resorts in particular, the emergency services have received several accident reports, exhausting the resources required for actual emergencies. Apple has made several tweaks to crash detection to try to fix the problem.
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