Apple users, your big update day has arrived.
The update to iOS 10.3 is now rolling out to the iPhone and iPad, while Apple Watch owners are receiving a bump to watchOS 3.2. On the iOS side of things, you can expect the new update to bring Find My AirPods, a feature that’ll help you locate your lost wireless earbuds, as well as lots of other smaller tweaks. Also included is the change to Apple File System (APFS), which isn’t exactly user-facing, but is still a big enough change that you should probably perform a backup before updating.
Focusing specifically on T-Mobile, folks on Reddit are reporting that they’re getting a new carrier update today, too.
Here’s what the official iOS 10.3 changelog from Apple looks like:
Find My iPhone
- View the current or last known location of your AirPods
- Play a sound on one or both AirPods to help you find them
- Support for paying and checking status of bills with payment apps
- Support for scheduling with ride booking apps
- Support for checking car fuel level, lock status, turning on lights and activating horn with automaker apps
- Cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council
- Shortcuts in the status bar for easy access to last used apps
- Apple Music Now Playing screen gives access to Up Next and the currently playing song’s album
- Daily curated playlists and new music categories in Apple Music
Other improvements and fixes
- Rent once and watch your iTunes movies across your devices
- New Settings unified view for your Apple ID account information, settings and devices
- Hourly weather in Maps using 3D Touch on the displayed current temperature
- Support for searching “parked car” in Maps
- Calendar adds the ability to delete an unwanted invite and report it as junk
- Home app support to trigger scenes using accessories with switches and buttons
- Home app support for accessory battery level status
- Podcasts support for 3D Touch and Today widget to access recently updated shows
- Podcast shows or episodes are shareable to Messages with full playback support
- Fixes an issue that could prevent Maps from displaying your current location after resetting Location & Privacy
- VoiceOver stability improvements for Phone, Safari, and Mail
Meanwhile, Apple Watch owners are receiving an update to watchOS 3.2. One of the big new features in this update is Theater Mode, which will disable Raise to Wake and turn on silent mode on your Apple Watch so that your smartwatch doesn’t disturb your fellow moviegoers.
Here’s Apple’s official watchOS 3.2 changelog:
- Siri now works with apps from the App Store to start workouts, send messages, make payments, book rides, and more.
- Theater Mode setting turns on silent mode and keeps the screen dark until you tap it, even when you raise your wrist.
- Scribble is now available in French, Spanish, and Italian.
- Music playlist sync progress is now displayed in the Apple Watch app on iPhone.