Apple releases iOS 10.3 and watchOS 3.2 updates – see what's new!


Good news! Apple just released the iOS 10.3 update and it's a major one. It also released watchOS 3.2, which is a minor, but still really cool update.

In testing since January 24, the iOS 10.3 update adds important features and changes to the operating system. Owners of the Apple AirPods can now use the "Find My AirPods" feature to try and discover their lost earbuds. The new Apple File System (APFS) is introduced, optimized for flash storage and offering improved encryption, better backups, and more efficiency.

Siri has gotten smarter again, with SiriKit improvements enabling app developers to integrate payments, ride scheduling, and car checks through voice commands with their apps. You can also get Cricket sports scores and statistics. Yay! Users can also enjoy some tweaks like a revamped animation for opening and closing apps, an Apple ID category in Settings, better illustrated iCloud storage usage, and other minor changes.

As for watchOS, iOS' wearable cousin, version 3.2 brings Theater mode (the smartwatch shuts up and goes dim during the movie, just like it should be) and SiriKit support, so you will be able to pull off voice comands like the ones mentioned above in the very near future.

Both updates are now live for iPhones, iPads, iPods, and watches. Make sure to backup your devices prior to updating and enjoy the new stuff. Also, don't be afraid of losing any data after iOS 10.3 changes the file system. Everything will stay in its place.

The full iOS 10.3 change log is available below.


source: Apple

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