iOS 17.3: Apple Announces New Feature That Is A Must-Have for iPhone Users
After a somewhat turbulent ride, the latest iPhone update is finally here and it arrives on schedule. Apple iOS 17.3 brings in a number of important features, including AirPlay for hotel TVs—a long-awaited feature—and Stolen Device Protection, which was unexpected until recently. That’s all there is to it.
Which iPhones Can Run iOS 17.3?
Similar to previous iterations of iOS 17, this release requires an iPhone Xs, Xs Max, or XR model from 2018, as well as any variation of the iPhone 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 models. It also covers the second- and third-generation iPhone SE models.
How To Get It
Launch the iPhone’s Settings app, select General, and then click Software Update. You may find sections on beta updates and automatic updates here. You have the option to download the updated software right away, and that’s often what you should do regardless of whether you want automatic updates enabled or not. Your iPhone will be flawless in no time if you choose to Download & Install.
What’s In The Release
This release contains a lot. The most notable addition is the Stolen Device Protection feature. It’s bad enough if your iPhone gets stolen, but things might get lot worse if the burglar manages to figure out your passcode—possibly because they shoulder-surfed you while you were tapping it in.
For example, thieves can alter the passcode, insert their own fingerprints, and lock you out while they drain your bank account. Due to this new functionality, many phone components now require access via Face ID or Touch ID instead of a passcode. These consist of unlocking passwords, wiping the iPhone, disabling Lost Mode, and more. This new feature implies that if the iPhone is not in a familiar area, a one-hour security delay is applied to the most sensitive changes, such as changing the password. Adding biometrics and disabling Find My are two examples of these steps. Even so, this new function makes the iPhone far more secure in the event that it is stolen. Here is more information about this feature.
As a component of the Black Unity campaign for this year, Unity blossom Wallpaper has colourful flowers that blossom on the lock screens of iPhones and iPads.
It has been long promised that AirPlay hotel support will arrive, and now it does. You will be able to stream media to the TV in your room at some hotels.
Playlists that are collaborative allow you to add friends to them and allow you to react with emojis to any song in the playlist.
Upgraded crash detection is available for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models.
Lastly, under Settings, Apple Care and Warranty displays your coverage across all devices.
It is, thus, a significant update.