Apple Releases iOS 16.4.1 With Fixes For Siri Response Issues and Other Bugs

Apple today released iOS 16.4.1, a minor update to the iOS 16 operating system that first came out last September. iOS 16.4.1 is a bug fix update that comes almost two weeks after the launch of iOS 16.4, an update that introduced new Emoji, Safari Web Push notifications, Voice Isolation for phone calls, and more.

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‌‌iOS 16‌‌‌.4.1 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 16.4.1 add a fix for an issue that could cause Siri not to respond in some cases, and it adds skin tones variations for the pushing hands emoji.

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

- Pushing hands emoji does not show skin tone variations
- Siri does not respond in some cases

Apple is already testing iOS 16.5, a follow up to ‌iOS 16‌, and the company will soon transition to working on iOS 17, the next-generation version of iOS that is expected to see an introduction at WWDC in June.

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

Top Rated Comments

Kylo83 Avatar
8 weeks ago
Did they really fix a emoji bug over major bugs
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spartan1967 Avatar
8 weeks ago
I think the most relevant question is what broke with this fix?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
t0rqx Avatar
8 weeks ago
Emoji have a higher fix than all the other UI bugs?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Choco Taco Avatar
8 weeks ago

Emoji have a higher fix than all the other UI bugs?
This is the current state of Apple. :)
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robbietop Avatar
8 weeks ago
Are they gonna fix HomeKit? It's still broken for me. I am spending this weekend starting over from scratch because my basement TV now gets turned on if I ask to turn on my third story bedroom.

Half my kitchen lights are labeled correctly as Kitchen, but turn on when I ask to turn on the Den.

HomeKit can't make up its mind if I have an Ecobee thermostat or not, despite the thermostat being in Home App. Asking Siri five times to change the temperature is annoying, and even more frustrating is having to take five minutes to go up and down the stairs to manually change the temp. Not something a cripple wants to have to do after spending money on smart devices for convenience. It's annoying to have to crutch up and down the stairs. The Home App won't let me change anything, I'll set it to 64 H and it'll not change anything. Ecobee App crashes when I open it, working on that with Ecobee.

Also, I do not have an Automation for arriving home, but I get a random Billboard Top 20 that plays whenever I get home.
Not only do I not like Taylor Swift, I would use her CDs at a skeet shoot.

And lastly, Siri keeps asking me to unlock my iPhone again to tell me what time it is, or what the weather is. I'm not asking for much here, folks.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spnc Avatar
8 weeks ago
Does it fix Instagram stories being mute in Silent mode even when turning up the volume button manually?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)