iOS 16.3.1 released with iCloud and Siri bug fixes, and Crash Detection optimizations

Apple has released iOS 16.3.1 and iPadOS 16.3.1 with a couple of bug fixes for iCloud and Siri as well as Crash Detection optimizations for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models. The update is now available for users over-the-air as well as via Finder and iTunes, on macOS and Windows, respectively.

iOS 16.3.1

What’s new in iOS 16.3.1?

This update includes a bug fix for iCloud settings becoming unresponsive if apps are using it. There is another bug fix for Siri, which may not work correctly with the Find My app. Apple has also optimized Crash Detection further on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models.

Here is the complete changelog for the bug fixes from Apple:  

This update provides important bug fixes and security updates for your iPhone including:
– iCloud settings may be unresponsive or incorrectly display if apps are using iCloud
– Siri requests for Find My may not work
– Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models

A couple of security fixes are also included in this update for WebKit and Kernel. These flaws could allow arbitrary code execution. Apple has shared that the WebKit flaw may have been actively exploited, therefore it is recommended that users update immediately to protect themselves form these security flaws.

iOS 16.3.1 is supported on the following devices:

  • iPhone 8 and later
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air 3rd generation and later
  • iPad 5th generation and later
  • iPad mini 5th generation and later

To upgrade your iPhone or iPad to the new software version, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update and wait for iOS 16.3.1 to show up. Tap on download and install to start the installation process. Make sure that your device has at least 50% battery charge and is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network. Alternatively, you can also download iOS 16.3.1 firmware IPSW files and install the update manually using Finder or iTunes, on a Mac or Windows PC, respectively.

It is expected that Apple will start beta testing for iOS 16.4 soon with new features. The new beta could release as soon as this week.

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