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iOS 16.0.3 released – essential fixes for the iPhone 14 range

Apple just released a small software update, iOS 16.0.3 focused mainly on fixing problems with its latest iPhone 14 range. This comes just a couple of weeks after an iOS 16.0.2 update was released to stop some iPhone 14 cameras physically vibrating when in use.

There have been reports of several issues with the latest models, especially iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Those issues include delayed and missed notifications, low volume in CarPlay, and slowness in the Camera app. We’ve experienced that last one ourselves, with the app sometimes taking 5-10 seconds to launch and lagging when switching shooting modes. We’re looking forward to improvements with iOS 16.0.3, and if you’ve experienced any of the above issues we advise you grab the update as soon as possible.

Remember, you can update by following the prompts in Settings > General > Software Update. Even if you have automatic updates enabled, trigging the process manually is usually the fastest way to get the latest updates.

Staying up to date is always important for security updates, which often aren’t disclosed in the update notes, so we’d still suggest you install iOS 16.0.3 when you get the chance. But if you don’t own one of the newest iPhones, this is probably the least essential iOS update in a long time, and many users will choose to skip it. It won’t be too long before iOS 16.1 is here with some actual new features to dig into.

Meanwhile, iPadOS 16 is still not publicly available – but reports suggest it’ll be launched in the final week of October alongside some new iPad hardware.