It’s that time of year again, when Apple is giving reasons to have the best feel of having an iOS device. Cupertino based tech giant rolls out its fresh batch of updates for iOS, watchOS, tvOS and even the macOS this time.
Apple has been beta testing the update features from quite sometime now. The has company has finally released the latest updates for supported devices. It has rolled out iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.4 along with security updates for OS X Yosemite and El Capitan.
Without further ado, lets dive straight to the details about the latest updates and find out the quickest way to get your hands on them.
The latest iOS adds in-demand AirPods support to the “Find My iPhone” feature, which allows users to locate their lost AirPods by triggering a sound or by pinging it on the map. However, it can only work if your AirPods are connected via Bluetooth to any of your iOS device.
In the iOS 10.3 update, Siri gets and upgrade with support for checking pending bills on payment apps. It can monitor fuel, locks and lights of your car with select automaker apps. Moreover, it can also schedule trips via ridesharing apps.
Another update to Siri which will surely thrill the Indian users is the ability to show live cricket scores from ICC and IPL matches. Siri will now provide ball-by-ball update for cricket matches. You can also ask for all the IPL related stats and updates—‘When is the next cricket match?’, ‘Which team tops the leader table?’, ‘How much did Dhoni score?’, and more.
Apart from this, the latest update brings shortcuts to CarPlay, which can access recent applications or even the curated Apple Music playlists. Some more additions include ability to watch rented iTunes content across multiple devices, ability to delete unwanted invites in the Calendar app, and Podcast app gets support for 3D touch and widget.
How to get it?
To get your hands on the latest iOS, open Settings > General > Software Update. We recommend you to connect a charger and Wi-Fi before for quick and uninterrupted update.
For those who use Apple’s wearable—the Apple Watch, an all-new watchOS is out. The latest update adds SiriKit, allowing Siri to work with third party apps on your Apple Watch. However, there are limited third party apps with support for the digital assistant. It is still limited to few sectors like payments, fitness and transportation but we can expect more of them coming up in future.
Another highlighting feature is the new ‘Theater Mode’, which prevents the display from waking up when you move your wrist and also mutes incoming messages. This is surely a handy feature when you are at an important meeting or a cinema.
How to get it?
To update you Apple Watch to watchOS 3.2, you need to update your paired iPhoneto the latest version of iOS (i.e. iOS 10.3).
We recommend you to put your Apple Watch on charging and connect it to a Wi-Fi before you start the update. To update go to Apple Watch app > My Watch tab > General > Software Update.
There are several upgrades and improvements in the new macOS 10.12.4. The most prominent addition is the Night Shift feature taken from the iOS, which automatically adjusts the colour of the display to warmer tone after dark. Similar to iOS, Siri on Mac has also got support for cricket updates from IPL and ICC.