After a gap of two weeks, Apple finally releases an iOS update and it is a public update and not a beta update. iOS 16.3.1 is now rolling out to eligible iPhones. The previous iOS 16.3 was a big update with many changes and new features. But it also has some issues that Apple finally addresses in the iOS 16.3.1 update.
Since we are used to weekly updates from Apple including beta builds, we expected an update two weeks ago and last week as well. But as you know there was no update in the last two weeks but the new update is out there for all.
Along with iOS 16.3.1, Apple also released watchOS 9.3.1, tvOS 16.3.2, macOS Ventura 13.2.1, and iPadOS 16.3.1. The new iOS 16.3.1 update is rolling out with build number 20D67. The latest update weighs around 330MB which can be different based on the device.
iOS 16.3.1 is an incremental update over iOS 16.3 and brings some improvements and bug fixes. This includes crash detection optimization on the iPhone 14 series. You can check out the full changelog below.
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
If you have an eligible iPhone and already updated to iOS 16, you will get the OTA update on your device. If you have an iPhone eligible for the update, you can manually check for the update by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Once the update is available tap the Download and Install button.
Before updating your iPhone to iOS 16.3.1, make sure to take a backup of important data and charge it to at least 50%.