Apple today released for public consumption the third major software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 10.3 is now available via the Software Update mechanism in Settings and desktop iTunes more than six months since iOS 10 made its debut in September 2016 and more than two months following the current iOS 10.2.1 update.

iOS 10.3 (build 14E277) brings about a number of new features and improvements.

Some of them include Find My AirPods for locating misplaced earbuds, a brand new file system, a new App Compatibility page in Settings to identify 32 bit apps, a redesigned iCloud section in Settings and much more.

Grab the iOS 10.3 firmware files from the iDownloadBlog Downloads page.

What’s new in iOS 10.3?

According to Apple’s release notes, iOS 10.3 introduces new features including the ability to locate AirPods using Find my iPhone and more ways to use Siri with payment, ride booking and automaker apps.

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Here’s the full changelog

Find My iPhone

  • View the current or last known location of your AirPods
  • Play a sound on one or both AirPods to help you find them

Siri

  • Support for paying and checking status of bills with payment apps
  • Support for scheduling with ride booking apps
  • Support for checking car fuel level, lock status, turning on lights and activating horn with automaker apps
  • Cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council

CarPlay

  • Shortcuts in the status bar for easy access to last used apps
  • Apple Music Now Playing screen gives access to Up Next and the currently playing song’s album
  • Daily curated playlists and new music categories in Apple Music

Other improvements and fixes

  • Rent once and watch your iTunes movies across your devices
  • New Settings unified view for your Apple ID account information, settings and devices
  • Hourly weather in Maps using 3D Touch on the displayed current temperature
  • Support for searching “parked car” in Maps
  • Calendar adds the ability to delete an unwanted invite and report it as junk
  • Home app support to trigger scenes using accessories with switches and buttons
  • Home app support for accessory battery level status
  • Podcasts support for 3D Touch and Today widget to access recently updated shows
  • Podcast shows or episodes are shareable to Messages with full playback support
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Maps from displaying your current location after resetting Location & Privacy
  • VoiceOver stability improvements for Phone, Safari and Mail

For information on iOS 10.3’s security content, read Apple’s support doc.

iOS 10.3 video hands-on

Here’s a quick video overview of some of the more useful new features in iOS 10.3.

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We’ll be soon posting our full overview of everything new in iOS 10.3.

In the meantime, do you plan on installing iOS 10.3?

  • Lumina

    Worth updating my iPhone 6s on iOS 10.2.1 to iOS 10.3 ?

    • SpideyRules

      You have to actually READ these articles and make these decisions for yourself…

      • Lumina

        Yes and I can’t decide if I wanna stay or update, that’s why I’m asking you guys what u think, r u stupid or what?

      • SpideyRules

        You need to read your comment again. You didn’t ask for anyone’s opinion as you’re trying to state now. You asked if it’s WORTH updating. You’re asking to be TOLD the worth.

        Make your own decisions. Live your own life.

        Your inability to do that shows that I’m not the stupid one here…

      • Lumina

        You clearly don’t know why there’s a comment section on these posts..? What are u supposed to write here then? ”OMG finally”?? Is there any rules in these comment sections where it says ”You can’t ask for someones opinion”? No, exactly.. I’m allowed to ask WHATEVER i want and if you have a problem with that please take that to the owner of this page so he can set up some rules for the comment sections, thanks! 🙂

      • SpideyRules

        Again…you never asked anyone’s opinion. Unless someone knows you, it’s literally IMPOSSIBLE to ask for someone’s opinion on YOU upgrading your own software.

        No one can determine the upgrade’s value to you except yourself. Go back to school, Mr. 1991. You obviously missed a LOT.

      • Lumina

        It’s not impossible at all, I just did? I also never said that someone could determine the upgrade’s value for me, ALL I wanted to know is what other people was thinking. Why do you have to be such an jackass? Maybe you should stay off the internet old man

      • SpideyRules

        I love how you’re calling me old man when you have NO IDEA what my age is…lmao

        And yes, it IS impossible. You asked EVERYONE if it was WORTH upgrading. Worth = value. Everyone’s value is individual and unique. No one can tell you how much YOU value something. Hence, NO ONE can tell you anything WORTH to YOU.

        You’re losing this battle of wits, and should really just give up.

      • Lumina

        Well I took a look at your profile picture, you’re looking like you at that age when most of the people are married and have children etc. And you shouldn’t take everything LITERALLY. I think you’re old enough to understand what I meant by “Is it worth upgrading”. AGAIN, I wanted to see if THEY think it’s worth updating, I’m asking for THEIR value, THEIR OPINION, do you have difficulties understanding? No I’m not losing this battle, you are.

      • SpideyRules

        Here’s another ‘life lesson’ for you Junior…Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

        But I don’t expect you to get that one either…

        Good day to you, sir.

      • Lumina

        Well there’s another immature side of you, taking someone else’s picture as your own profile picture. Because that’s what I think you meant with “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, that it’s not you? 🙂

        Good day to you too.

      • SpideyRules

        LMAO HOW do you get that’s not my picture from that idiom? Nice no-where-near-the-mark interpretation there, genius….

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Zohar

        Hahaha, the irony in this comment is incredible. You’re looking to follow others without thinking for yourself, and then calling others stupid? Yeah, ok.

      • Lumina

        If I’m asking what you guys think that means that I HAVE been thinking but can’t make up my mind.. How difficult is that to understand?

      • Zohar

        I really think you should begin to ask yourself why other people try to explain to you what’s wrong with your comment, instead of rejecting the fault on others. Sometime you can be wrong, it’s okay you know, you just have to acknowledge it. Jesus, kids these days…

      • Lumina

        1. There is nothing wrong with my comment
        2. People like you and ”SpideyRules” are just commenting shit like this to make me look bad and to make yourselves look better.
        3. ”Jesus, kids these days” How do you know when I where born? This ”kid” right here where born in 1991. You must be like 60 y/o to consider me as a kid haha 😉

      • Zohar

        You’re calling yourself Lumina, but you’re not really bright, are you? There’s nothing wrong with insulting someone for trying to explain you something?
        Oh and you think I really care about what other people I’ll never meet think about me, commenting under a nickname nobody knows? Haha, I’m done wasting my time with you. Have a great day buddy.

      • Lumina

        What does my username has anything to do with this? Hahaha you’re so full of shit. Have a great day ”buddy” 🙂

      • SpideyRules

        He obviously doesn’t know the meaning of his username. This guy needs everything spelled out to him. I’m giving up this lost cause…

      • Johnny

        Zohar is right
        Make ur own choice Just install the shit. Why ask??
        Its the same shit like ios 10. Nothing special.
        Just do it Why bother what others think??

      • Lumina

        Never said I’m not making my own choices? Just wondering what other poeple think and what they are going to do, and if I’m going to do the same as them or not is still my own decision so technically I’m making my own choice no matter what I do

      • SpideyRules

        people*

      • Lumina

        Misspelled a word, I’m soooo sorry xD

      • burlow

        why stay on 10.2?

      • Lumina

        There may be a chance of Jailbreak without the seven days bullshit Idk..

    • JRDN

      Luca recently posted if you ever want a chance to keep your jailbreak then stay on iOS 10.2.1.

      But if you don’t care about jailbreaks, then yeah 10.3 is worth updating to.

      • Lumina

        Okay thank you!

      • JRDN

        Also don’t worry about the others above. What you were asking was “is it worth upgrading”, representing a yes or no question. And obviously you need to answer why you are choosing yes or no, so your asking for their input/opinion.

        If people are just going to comment on the technicalities of your grammer, then their just being trolls. If your not going to comment something useful or helpful, don’t comment at all. Simple.

        So just ignore them. I can’t stress this clear enough to the people I know, but if you respond to the trolls you’re giving them what they want.

        Btw I was born in 1997 :). Just thought I’d put my age in there too since everyone else was lol

      • SpideyRules

        obviously, you*

        you’re*

        they’re*

        you’re*

        btw, I was*

        too, since*

      • Kamran Mackey

        Spidey, no need to correct them. And, also, please learn to not be so rude to people.

      • SpideyRules

        Respect is earned, not given. I don’t have to treat people with respect when they came at me disrespectfully. Thank you, though, for a well-formed, polite reply.

      • CynicalOpt1mist

        You know you lack an actual cohesive thought when you’re so buttmad about someone disagreeing with you, you arbitrarily nit-pick their spelling instead of their arguments.

      • SpideyRules

        You shouldn’t try to make up your own slang with ‘buttmad’ (whatever that is).

        And you have no ‘argument’ against me. Everything you said was facetious at best.

      • Lumina

        Words!

      • SpideyRules

        Glad you got someone to make your decision for you…

      • Lumina

        Hahaha wow you’re mature aren’t you.. He didn’t make any decision for me 🙂

      • SpideyRules

        Keep telling yourself that Sparky…

      • Lumina

        Yepp I will 🙂

    • Kamran Mackey

      Well, 10.2.1 is not jailbreakable, so yes, you should upgrade to 10.3. Has quite a few new features, especially for a minor upgrade, including the new Apple File System, which replaces the previous filesystem known as HFS+, and introduces a crapload of new features, increases the security and encryption, among other things. 10.3 also improves performance of your device a crap ton.

      • Lumina

        Okay thank you!

  • Absolutely NOT. sticking to 10.2 hoping to get the tool which makes the jailbreak lasts forever nd not just 7 days.

  • Sdluzzi

    What if I’m running the latest iOS 10.3 beta? Should I also get the final update via OTA or I’m stuck with the beta? Thanks!

    • Rahul Srivastava

      Delete the beta profile, restart your iPhone and then go check for an update, you should have iOS 10.3 right there.

      • Sdluzzi

        OK, I read that somewhere, but shouldn’t I get the final version anyway without leaving the beta program? Or maybe like @conducivemammal said in the post below yours, the version I have being on the beta program is the same as the final release? My build number right now is 14E5277a
        Is that the one everyone’s getting today?
        Thanks!

      • 5723alex .

        My beta build for iOS 10.3 beta 7 is 14E5277a.
        Didn’t get any update, even though iOS 10.3 final is 14E277.

      • Sdluzzi

        OK so I’m not alone in this one… What should we do then? Delete the beta profile and see if the update shows up or wait to see if we (on the beta program) get the final update later today or tomorrow? Thanks in advance!

      • 5723alex .

        If you want the final delete the beta profile, if you want to stay on beta and get iOS 11 beta1… stay with the current latest beta 7 (which = final).

      • Sdluzzi

        Ok, so you think the 10.3 beta 7 is the same as the final release so that’s why we didn’t get the update? Cause now I don’t know what to do, if delete the profile and get the final release which is probably the same one I have now on latest beta or to keep the profile and wait for the next beta to be released…
        Thanks!

      • couchman

        I mean isnt 14E277a higher than 14E277? Or the same?

      • 5723alex .

        My 14E5277a is beta 7, nothing to do with higher…

    • The latest update will be the same version the public got today. Devs get the final Golden Master before it’s released to everyone else.

      • Johnny

        Nope
        Its NOT the same version

      • Yes it is. Apple have always released an identical version to the devs before the public. It’s one final beta test to make sure nothing crops up, if not, then they release it to the public.

  • Johnny

    Yeh
    On 10.3 now
    Whats new?
    What took them so long to release almost the same shit again?

    • Dennis Ho

      They fixed the bug in the TV app that wouldn’t let you listen to your downloaded videos when you were offline. A huge inconvenience if you intend to watch movies on a plane. There’s also a feature that automatically hyperlinks the names of bands/movies/etc during conversations in the messages app. I’m sure you’ll run across more.

      • Johnny

        Thank you.

  • Fevostone

    As anyone else Siri not working..? If so anyone have a fix.

  • igobythisname

    Here come the:
    “SHOULD I UPDATE TO 10.3 OR STAY ON 10.2.1?” …#eyesrolling

  • CynicalOpt1mist

    You seem kind of salty that a Jailbroken iPhone shits both on non-JB and android.

    It’s okay if you need your hands cuffed so you don’t break your device, us with knowledge will enjoy a phone that isn’t restricted to arbitrary rules.

  • Rockwell

    Having a jailbreak is COMPLETELY worth it.

    • Johnny

      Nah. So if u loose ur blobs or whatever
      Then ur stuck with a stock iphone.
      The tiny iphone with whatever big brother apple wants u to be able to do with it= sms talk check mail.
      Thats it.
      Hope u never get there
      Have a good day

      • Rockwell

        blobs or whatever?

        You just jailbreak your phone and that is it.

        Tiny phone? I have an iPhone 6+ 5.5 inch screen

        You sound like a bitter ex girlfriend. You have to be a pretty small man to come on an iOS related website just to troll.

        Go take a long walk, and take a shower.