Coming next from Apple: iOS 16.0.3 with additional bug fixes for your iPhone

Apple will soon release iOS 16.0.3, a maintenance update to fix iPhone 14 bugs like Mail crashed, display flickering, CarPlay issues, etc.

iPhone 13 Pro Max displaying an iOS 16 Lock Screen, held in hand above a MacBook Air
Image: Penfer / Unsplash
  • What’s happening?¬†Evidence of iOS 16.0.3 has surfaced in analytics logs
  • Why care? Is the volume of CarPlay phone calls too low? Mac versions of iMovie or Final Cut Pro won’t import your shot-on-iPhone Cinematic Mode videos? iPhone display flickers at low brightness? If so, you’ll care about iOS 16.0.3!
  • What to do? Have a little patience, iOS 16.0.3 should release next week.

More iPhone 14 bug fixes coming with iOS 16.0.3

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors:

There are several remaining iOS 16 bugs that iOS 16.0.3 would hopefully address, including an issue with low volume during CarPlay phone calls placed with an iPhone 14 Pro, display flickering on some iPhone models when brightness is set low, a string of text that can crash the Mail app, an error when attempting to edit Cinematic Mode videos shot on an iPhone in Final Cut Pro and iMovie on the Mac, and more.

iOS 16.0.3 should drop this or next week.

Teething problems and bugs

Like every major iOS update, the initial version of iOS 16 has some problems, most of them on the latest iPhone 14 devices. iOS 16.0.1 was released ahead of the iPhone 14 launch to fix activation issues and several other problems plaguing early adopters.

iOS 16.0.2 followed soon thereafter to fix other problems like persistent paste prompts, a camera jitter on the iPhone 14 Pros and more.

iOS 16.0.3 won’t be the only bug-fix iPhone update for your iPhone.

Are you ready for iOS 16.1 yet?

Coming later in October, iOS 16.1 will bring several new features along with a pretty long list of fixes for iOS 16-specific bugs.

To name just a few, iOS 16.1 will fix the volume going through the roof briefly when typing, music playing long after an app that started is killed, smart home accessories responding sluggishly, as well as reliability and speed issues with AirDrop.

iOS 16.1 should drop alongside iPadOS 16.1 when Apple unveils new hardware later in October. Read: How to fix iPhone not locking and sleeping automatically