iOS 16.3

iOS 16.3 Update: Everything We Know So Far

With all the announcements and rumors, the final release of iOS 16.2 was held on December 14. And so, the leaks and talks for the upcoming version are surfacing around the internet, i.e., iOS 16.3. It shouldn’t be late, as the iOS 16.3 beta is already out.

The upcoming versions will have the features already announced during the official iOS 16 release by the company. As the Developer Beta is already released for the testers, the Public Beta for ordinary consumers generally arrives within a day of the Public Beta testers.

This feed will discuss the new iOS 16.3, its expected release date, current status, expected features, and many more. If you are primarily on the iPhone 14 series, then you should read the whole article to know the position of the upcoming version. Also, we will update the report as soon as something for iOS 16.3 arrives. Read more to find out.

Update January 23: After several weeks of beta testing, iOS 16.3 official version is now rolling out to everyone. The iOS 16.3 update brings new Unity wallpaper, Physical Security Keys for Apple ID, Support for HomePod (2nd generation), and more. It also includes some bug fixes and improvements for iPhone users. ‌You can download the new version over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

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iOS 16.3 Release Date:

Update: The official version of iOS 16.3 was released on January 23, 2023.

In a press release, Apple confirmed that iOS 16.3 would be released next week. They also said the new Unity iPhone wallpaper for the lock screen would be available with iOS 16.3 update.

A month after the first beta was released, iOS 16.3 beta 2 is now rolling out to developers for testing purposes. Registered developers can install iOS 16‌.3 beta profiles from the Apple Developer Center. The update will focus mainly on bug fixes. You can check out all iOS 16 bugs here.

iOS 16.3 Features:

The company already announced the features arriving on the 16.X versions during their primary iOS 16 announcement, and the 16.X series brings features and changes to the Operating System. So, we will discuss the features made available in iOS 16.3. It should be noted that the data given below is taken from the release of iOS 16.3 Developer Beta and the leaks reported by the tipsters and analysts.

iOS 16.3 comes with many exciting features. It brings the following changelog and features:

  • Physical Security Keys for Apple ID: Your Apple ID will be more secure now with the help of FIDO-certified physical keys. This will act as two-factor authentication for your account. If you have authenticated your device with the security key, you don’t have to do it again if you get a new iPhone or use a device-to-device setup transfer process while setting up your new device.
  • Also, a new guide for users on taking advantage of the Handoff features between iPhone and HomePod.

There are limited features now leaked about the upcoming iOS 16.3 version, but you can be connected with us, as we will keep updating the post as soon as something about the features of the version appears in the tech industry.

How to Install the iOS 16.3 Developer Beta?

If you are a developer and want to test out the most updated version of iOS to date, then you should follow the below-listed steps:

  • Go to and log in using your Apple ID on your iPhone.
  • Go to the Downloads section, go to iOS 16 Beta, tap Install Profile, and Accept.
  • Open the Settings application now. You can see the Profile Downloaded prompt at the top of your screen. If not, then go to General, then on VPN and Device Management, and tap on iOS 16 Beta Profile there.
  • Tap Install to install the respective iOS version.
  • Carefully read the Developer Consent form and make your decision wisely.
  • Reboot your device and go to Settings, General, then Software Update and the latest iOS version (iOS 16.3 Developer Beta) should be waiting for you to download.
  • Tap Download and Install and enjoy the up-to-date version of the iOS available if everything is alright with the Beta.

iOS 16.3 Developer Beta

How to install the iOS 16.3 Public Beta?

The Public Beta generally arrives within a day or a day after the release of the Developer Beta. The Developer Beta is kept for registered developers only, so you will not be able to participate. But you can always try the Public Beta made available by the company. Since many of you will be waiting to test out iOS 16.3 and its features, then make sure to enroll in the Public Beta by following the below-listed steps:

  • To be a part of the program, you should initially sign up on the Apple Beta page and register with your Apple ID on your iPhone.
  • Log in to the Beta Software Program.
  • Click Enroll on your iOS device. (If you were already signed up last year, you might need to uninstall the previous Profile and enroll again to proceed with the Beta Program).
  • Go to on your device.
  • Download and Install the Profile. If the notification for the same is not shown, head on to Settings, General, VPN, and device management. Then tap on the iOS 16 Beta Profile.
  • Restart your device, go to Settings > General > Software Update, and Download and Install the Beta version that should be available on your device.

iOS 16.3 Public Beta

It should be noted that the Beta versions are not the finished cutouts. The name only suggests that they are available for the Developers or Public Beta testers to test out the upcoming version and give feedback to the software team, which will further refine the version with every possible change.

The user experience on the Beta programs (Both Developer and Public Beta) will not be as great as on the final release of iOS 16.3. There will be many glitches, errors, bugs, and issues with the Beta versions you have downloaded. The application won’t work as it is supposed to. Additionally, heating problems, excessive battery drain issues, wipe out of the data, and, in severe cases, your device can get bricked by the Beta softwares.

We suggest you back up your essential data and information before trying the Beta versions. Also, for the safer side, try the versions on the secondary device available.

Are you excited about the upcoming iOS 16.3 Operating System? What features do you expect from the update? Do tell us in the comments section below. Make sure to connect with us for further news about the latest status of the update. Thank you for reading.

About Ansari Zaid

Ansari, a tech writer at DealNTech, is a tech enthusiast who is always up-to-date on the latest mobile news. He writes articles about mobile news and guides for DealNTech. In his free time, he enjoys playing mobile games and testing apps. Email: [email protected]. Follow him on Linkedin

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  1. I’m hoping that there would be more sports to put on the dynamic island besides NBA, MLB and Soccer.

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