This is what’s new in iOS 10.3 for the iPhone and iPad and what’s new in iOS 10.3.1. There are loads of new iOS 10.3 features that you can use to add more to your iPhone and iPad. There are no new iOS 10.3 emojis, but there are exciting iOS 10.3 features and important security upgrades. This is not just a holdover for iOS 11, it’s an update that brings features you will use to your iPhone.
The iOS 10.3 update will arrive as a free over the air update for the iPhone and iPad. This is also available in iTunes if you prefer to plug in. The iOS 10.3 update is available for any iPhone or iPad running iOS 9 or iOS 10, but some features may only come to newer phones or tablets.
Apple released iOS 10.3 in late March as a free upgrade to users alongside new versions of watchOS, tvOS and macOS. In early April Apple released iOS 10.3.1 and is currently testing an iOS 10.3.2 beta.
Apple makes a major change behind the scenes in iOS 10.3, adding Apple File System to the iPhone and iPad. This is not a change you will see, but it could speed up your iPhone and iPad if you have an older device.
After adding the new TV app in iOS 10.2, Apple continues to add to the entertainment with a new feature that allows you to rent a movie on one device and then continue watching it on another iOS device or on your computer. Here’s a look at what’s new in iOS 10.3;
- Apple ID Settings Profile
- iTunes Rentals Across All Your Devices
- Apple Clips
- Apple File System
- Find My AirPods
- iCloud Storage Breakdown
- New Apple CarPlay Features
- New Siri Features
- Exciting iOS 10.3 Features
- Security Upgrades
Apple also delivers security upgrades in iOS 10.3, which will help keep your device secure. This is especially important, as Apple strives to fix iPhone exploits to stop organizations and individuals from hacking your iPhone or iPad before the processes and details are made public.
In addition to iOS 10.3, Apple is also working on watchOS 3.2 with movie theater mode, tvOS 10.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4. You will need to upgrade all of your devices to get every feature listed here.
Apple ID Settings Profile
When you need to change your Apple ID settings and make changes on your iPhone it is now easier with a central location for your iCloud account in settings.
Tap on your name and photo at the top of the iPhone Settings and you can quickly change all the important settings related to your iCloud account and Apple ID. You'll find your name, phone numbers and email as well as options to setup your passwords and security. You can even change Payment and Shipping information for when you use the Apple Store app. Other options include iCloud, iTunes, and even fast access to Family Sharing settings.
Further down on this screen, you can see your device and access information about them. This includes a shortcut to Find My iPhone, if Find My iPhone is on, the last known Cloud backup, phone number, serial number, IMEI, and Apple Pay card.
This is a very handy way to access all the important iPhone and iPad settings that link up to iCloud, Apple Pay and other services that Apple provides.