iOS Update Green Light program: iOS and iPadOS 16.3

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Apple recently released iOS and iPadOS 16.3, which includes several security updates and the addition of a few new features. These include the introduction of Security Keys for Apple ID (physical two-factor authentication), support for the 2nd gen HomePod, advanced data protection for iCloud accounts and improvements to the Emergency SOS feature to prevent accidental emergency calls.

As with any iOS release, we recommend holding off on updating your app or accessory until the developers have had time to fully test compatibility with the new version.

Here’s the complete list of what’s new iOS 16.3 from Apple:

  • New Unity wallpaper honors Black history and culture in celebration of Black History Month
  • Security Keys for Apple ID allow users to strengthen the security of their account by requiring a physical security key as part of the two factor authentication sign in process on new devices
  • Support for HomePod (2nd generation)
  • Emergency SOS calls now require holding the side button with the up or down volume button and then releasing in order to prevent inadvertent emergency calls
  • Fixes an issue in Freeform where some drawing strokes created with Apple Pencil or your finger may not appear on shared boards
  • Addresses an issue where the wallpaper may appear black on the Lock Screen
  • Fixes an issue where horizontal lines may temporarily appear while waking up iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Fixes an issue where the Home Lock Screen widget does not accurately display Home app status
  • Addresses an issue where Siri may not respond properly to music requests
  • Resolves issues where Siri requests in CarPlay may not be understood correctly
9 replies
  1. M. A.
    M. A. says:

    Great article explaining the updates; however, unless I missed something … somewhere, I do not see a purpose in this article. Here is what I mean:
    It gives mention of a “program” geared to help ensure our aviation apps are at maximum performance. Yet, how can a person check their individual iPads if there isn’t a means in doing so?
    In other words, how is this “program” supposed to work if one cannot download anything?
    Thank you and stay healthy.

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    • Bill Crawford
      Bill Crawford says:

      I updated my IPAD PRO to 16.2 and at least the trial version of Iflygps seems to function. But, I had the same reaction as to ponder why Iflygps was not on the list. IFly works with EIS and as far as I know Levil products. I am not a reliable source as I did not think to check all of IFly’s features specifically against the IOS.

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  2. Briano Santos
    Briano Santos says:

    Anyone else having an issue with ForeFlight crashing, whenever cellular data or WiFi is turned on? I just updated FF and the latest iOS last night and now FF keeps crashing. It’s unusable at this point for me.

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  3. Rudi
    Rudi says:

    I don’t know your feelings, but while I look at iOS 16.1 my feelings are kind of ok’ish, but testing iPadOS 16.1 the pictures turns black – that one hit the wrong exit and drives towards Vista for iPads …

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