Fix These IPhone 14 Bugs With the New IOS 16.0.3 Update
iPhone 14 is less than a month old and already causing software issues. If you bought it, you may remember that you were immediately faced with the update as soon as you turned it on. Since then, Apple has apparently been hard at work putting out other fires that the iOS 16.0.2 update didn’t fix. That’s where iOS 16.0.3 comes to the rescue.
Apple’s iOS 16.0.3 is not a flashy update. You can tell by its name – the biggest updates are solid numbers (like iOS 16); These are updates once a year that simultaneously introduce hundreds of new features and changes. Also, you have minor updates (like iOS 16.1) that aren’t as groundbreaking but tend to add new cool and useful features. Finally, there are updates like iOS 16.0.3 which usually contain important bug fixes that can’t wait for a bigger update like iOS 16.1.
What’s new in iOS 16.0.3?
This update is most important for users with one of the latest iPhones including 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Apple lists fixes below, including issues with notifications, low microphone volume, and slow cameras, although there doesn’t seem to be a fix for crash detection dialing 911 when you’re riding a roller coaster .
- Incoming calls and app notifications may be delayed or not delivered on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
- Low microphone volume may occur during CarPlay phone calls on iPhone 14 models.
- The camera may be slow to launch or switch between modes on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
This update isn’t just for the iPhone 14 lineup. Every iPhone with iOS 16 will get the update today, starting with iPhone 8. The 16.0.3 update also fixes an issue with Mail that was causing the app to crash “on startup after receiving an invalid email.” In addition, the update fixes a nasty security vulnerability affecting Mail : Prior to 16.0.3, you could be locked out of Mail or your iPhone when opening an email containing certain malware. With the new update, your iPhone will be protected from this vulnerability.
How to update iPhone to iOS 16.0.3
Updating your iPhone to iOS 16.0.3 is very easy. Go to Settings > General > Software Updates and allow iOS to search for 16.0.3. Once an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install it.
If you have auto-update turned on, your iPhone will eventually update itself. It can sometimes take weeks , but it looks like Apple is trying to speed up automatic security updates, presumably to protect as many iPhones as possible. (Now I see a message on my iPhone that says “Your iPhone is running version 16.0.2. We’re trying to install this security update tonight.”)
However, the fastest way to install 16.0.3 right now is to do it manually.