Apple Releases iOS 16.0.3 With Fixes for Notification Delays, CarPlay Microphone Levels, and More

Apple today released iOS 16.0.3, a minor bug fix update that comes a few weeks after the launch of the iOS 16 operating system. The iOS 16.0.3 update follows iOS 16.0.2, software that addressed a number of launch day bugs on the iPhone 14 models.

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The iOS 16.0.3 update can be downloaded on eligible iPhones over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

According to Apple's release notes, the iOS 16.0.3 update addresses a number of bugs that iPhone users have run into over the course of the last few weeks.

This update provides bug fixes and important security updates for your iPhone including the following:

- Incoming call and app notifications may be delayed or not delivered on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Low microphone volume can occur during CarPlay phone calls on iPhone 14 models
- Camera may be slow to launch or switch between modes on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Mail crashes on launch after receiving a malformed email

The CarPlay bug caused iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max users to experience low volume levels when attempting to make a hands-free phone call in a vehicle. The issue caused the person making the call to sound quiet or far away when speaking, making them difficult to hear.

The camera issue saw some users reporting delays of up to four or five seconds before the Camera app began working after launch in some cases.

There has also been a persistent display flickering issue, which causes some ‌iPhone‌ owners who upgraded to ‌iOS 16‌ to see flickering in dark spots on the display when the ‌iPhone‌ is at low brightness, but it's unclear whether that issue is addressed in this update.

iOS 16.0.3 will likely be followed by iOS 16.1, which is set to be released alongside iPadOS 16.1 in the near future.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

xpxp2002 Avatar
9 months ago

As opposed to you’re holding it wrong, which was strictly from the office?
These people saying this stuff don't even have a clue. They're just jealous that they chose a profession that can't work from home, or perhaps are actually technology workers but just too lazy or underskilled to leave their in-office employer for one who allows hybrid or remote work.

The poor quality code that has been coming out of shops like Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google in recent years -- even more than two years ago -- is a bigger reflection of Agile and Scrum mentalities being forced on everyone, rather than where somebody is working from.

Traditional software development cycles worked for 30 years, but because "fast" is never fast enough for greedy business leaders, these untested and flawed project management practices are being foisted upon everyone. It's nothing more than an excuse to cut QA out of the picture, lay off testers, and pump code out as fast as the keys lift off of developers' keyboards no matter how buggy it might be at first glance.
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JPack Avatar
9 months ago
Pretty buggy iOS 16 launch with so many hotfixes. Was expecting iOS 16.1 this week.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
9 months ago
I’ll take it, Apple. Thanks! I seriously can’t wait till iOS 16.1 is released. Not too long of a wait to go. ?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Expos of 1969 Avatar
9 months ago
But what about the bugs in Crash Detection.......rollercoaster riders want to know!!!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SW3029 Avatar
9 months ago
Does this update fix the lack of a USB-C port on the iPhone 14 Pro?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gomichaelgo Avatar
9 months ago
WatchOS 9.0.2 out also
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