Apple releases iOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.1.3, tvOS 10.1.1, and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 with bug fixes and improvements

By , Jan 23, 2017

Apple on Monday released several updates for its various platforms. iOS 10.2.1 is out for iPhones and iPads, tvOS 10.1.1 for fourth-gen Apple TVs, watchOS 3.1.3 for Apple Watches, and macOS Sierra 10.12.3 for Macs. All of the updates can be installed via their respective OTA mechanisms, or you can grab the standalone packages from our Downloads page.

There’s not much to talk about here in terms of new features or user-facing changes. These updates were mostly focused on under-the-hood stuff. As you see in the above screenshots, iOS 10.2.1 “includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad,” and WatchOS 3.1.3 “includes improvements and bug fixes.” Here’s the macOS 10.12.3 change log:

  • Improves automatic graphics switching on MacBook Pro (15 inch, October 2016)
  • Resolves graphics issues while encoding Adobe Premiere Pro projects on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13 and 15 inch, October 2016)
  • Fixes an issue that prevented the searching of scanned PDF documents in Preview

As usual, we’ll update this post if we receive new information or spot additional changes worth noting.

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  • Sailor_V90

    Thank You!
    Hopefully this will fix my phone, because as of late it’s been acting like a yōma!

    • Johnny

      Ofcourse
      Its an iphone

  • David Pomerleau

    Only complaint I had on my 7 was when 3D Touch messages app to “start new conversation” it would take me into the message body of the last person I texted instead of an empty address field. Hopefully this fixes.

  • Diego Milano

    This is interesting news considering Luca states his jailbreak will be released for iOS 10.2 however the signing window for this version will only last a few more days.
    I bet we should all wait to hear as to whether iOS 10.2 killed the jailbreak; in the meantime, we should all save our iOS 10.2.1 blobs.

    • droid3000

      im at 10.1.1 on an iphone 6. i literally have no idea what to do

      • Diego Milano

        I would start by saving your blobs, that’s the safest thing you can do. Are you jailbroken? My guess is you’re not.

      • droid3000

        nope, i thought 10.1.1 jailbreak was imminent. didnt know it was only going to be for certain iphones and saving blobs means what exactly? firmware?

      • Diego Milano

        Your iPhone is eligible for the jailbreak as opposed to the iPhone 7 which is out of luck this round. iOS 10.1.1 is jailbreakable however the iOS 10 jailbreak is currently in beta and it’s not very easy to do it however several people are running it without major issues.
        Saving your blobs allows you to upgrade (and potentially downgrade) to a firmware version even when it’s no longer being signed. Use conan1’s tsssaver online tool to safely save your blobs for all currently signed firmwares and don’t wait long to do it because once the signing period is closed, you can no longer get your blobs anymore and you’ll be forced to upgrade to the latest firmware available at that moment (which usually is not jailbreakable).

      • Johnny

        Download ios 10.2 from the inet.
        Then upgrade to it while apple is still signing it
        But u better hurry.
        Once its closed your only option is to stay on 10.1.1 or upgrade to 10.2.1
        Your choice

      • droid3000

        where do i get 10.2 from?

      • Johnny

        Just Google iOS 10.2 download idownloadblog
        There you can download IT.
        Need help with restoring from that one?

      • droid3000

        i might, ive done it before but i had the instructions from here

    • Johnny

      I just updated to 10.2.1
      The siri glitch is still there

      • Diego Milano

        I always say they do it on purpose so that they can kill the jailbreak once it’s released– it’s stupid but it works. 🙁

      • Johnny

        I agree with you.
        I wanted to see if the reminderglitch was still there.
        It is
        So tomorrow ill b downgrading again and wait for the JB.
        Feels like its never gonna come. But
        Whatever. Ill wait a bit more.
        Take care.

      • Al Fresco

        I’m waiting too. Feels like forever. The days of easy and timely Jb’s are behind us.

      • leart

        do a reset all settings and ill bet that you will notice that the most of bugs will disappear

    • Y2J: Keeper of the List

      It’s really coming for 10.2? Any word on the status for 7+?

      • Diego Milano

        To my knowledge the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are not jailbreakable with Luca’s jailbreak, at least not yet.

      • Y2J: Keeper of the List

        Damn that really sucks. Fingers crossed! Thanks bruh

      • Diego Milano

        I know, it’s actually quite depressing for those who want to buy a newer device, including myself.

  • Johnny

    On 10.2 pressing homebutton to invoke siri telling her to set a reminder for whatever bla bla bla. Tap that note she just did will take u to it without using passcode then press homebutton and
    Tataaaaa your in and can do whatever u want.
    So much for THE MOST ADVANCED MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM IN THE WORLD

    • nova12

      Try it using a finger that you haven’t recorded in your fingerprints.

      It’s unlocking when you click the home button because it’s reading your fingerprint.

      • jaredean

        HA! i was just going to type this and you beat me to it…rookie mistake – come on Johnny, ask someone how to us an OS next time…

      • igorsky

        Clearly “Johnny” is, what scientists refer to as, a putz.

    • DT

      Good lord. Some people just don’t think. At all.

    • malhal

      try again with a different finger haha

    • FCBKris

      Come on Johnny!

    • J™

      I suggest u use your toe… pretty sure the “glitch” will be fixed

  • xxtrx

    Does anyone know ich it’s possible to install watchOS 3.1.3 Wehen my iPhone ist still in 10.1.1 unjailbroken?

    • ravinigga

      I think yes. Go to the watch app lets find the update if it does then it works

  • Mads Teland

    It’s also iTunes 12.5.5 update out already now

  • Hoping that with this update my Apple Watch will stop restarting sometimes…

  • Y2J: Keeper of the List

    When’s the beta for 10.3 scheduled for?

  • Diego Milano

    Interesting, same here. I’d have a look into Reddit and see if there are any news concerning this.

  • malhal

    And have they fixed support for USB 3 hubs with > 4 ports? Nop