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This article was published on March 28, 2017

Apple just released iOS 10.3 — here’s all the good stuff

Apple just released iOS 10.3 — here’s all the good stuff
Rachel Kaser
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Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.

Apple’s newly-released iOS update, 10.3, brings a handful of updates to your mobile device. Here’s what you need to know.

The most useful feature is the ability to find any lost Airpods via the “Find My iPhone” app. If your Airpods are paired with your phone, you can look for them via a map or a noise alert in the app. Considering it’s inevitable someone will lose these, we thought this sounded like a good idea.

iOS 10.3 brings in Apple’s new file system, so we recommend saving everything before you update. The new file system is incompatible with the old, so if you don’t save, some things could be permanently lost.

Credit: Ryan Christoffel - MacStories
Find My iPhone – Finally you won’t have to worry about losing your Airpods

Apple has also updated SiriKit, meaning developers can make apps that allow Siri to book Uber rides and pay bills. Siri will also provide cricket scores, which I didn’t realize she couldn’t already do.

iOS’s Carplay feature is also getting some love. Now, you’ll get daily curated playlists and new categories in Apple Music, as well as shortcuts to the last-used apps. You can also view info about the currently playing song from the Now Playing screen.

Credit: Apple
CarPlay – Is getting fun new features

Other updates include:

  • Support for searching “parked car” in Maps
  • Hourly weather in Maps using 3D Touch on the displayed current temperature
  • Podcast shows or episodes are shareable to Messages with full playback support

Apple’s also bringing some changes to macOS, including the iOS app “Night Shift.”

All updates are available today.

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