Apple iOS update smooths things out for iPhone users

The update from Apple changed the way that the browser handles JavaScript pop-ups. Still, users never noticed and users assumed that they were getting what they paid for, so no foul there.

Released yesterday, the latest update to Apple's mobile operating system makes it easier for users to locate their misplaced AirPods and introduces a new look for the Settings app.

We recommend you to put your Apple Watch on charging and connect it to a Wi-Fi before you start the update.

Users will be able to navigate Apple TV with touch gestures.

Once your device is paired you can start using the new app. The iOS 10.3 has also brought in improvements to App Store ratings, Siri and Mail. Don't hold your breath though.

One of the big changes arriving with iOS 10.3 is the Apple File System (APFS) that replaces the Hierarchical File System Apple has been using for more than 30 years.

But iOS 10.3 wasn't the only software update Apple released on Monday. It can also check the status of bills in payment apps, check the auto fuel level or lock status in automaker apps, and schedule rides. There is also Siri support for checking auto fuel level, lock status, turning on lights and activating the vehicle horn with automaker apps.

Besides the updated Siri, the Apple File system is also something that will grab the attention of the users who will be downloading the latest iOS 10.3 update. You'll still need to log into Find My iPhone to access those devices, but the layout for this is now in a much simpler format on iOS 10.3.

How many times have you avoided that constant screen reminder asking if you're ready to update your iPhone?

2FA will require a secondary authentication when you sign in with your Apple ID on any service or device.

As such, while iOS 10.3 may appear to lock up your device on upgrade and have you reaching for the panic button, the reality is if you wait this one out your patience will be rewarded. This will make your iDevice feel that little bit snappier, even if the update doesn't actually make your device faster.

These are the most important features to know about on iOS 10.3. And while some of you will want to install the iOS 10.3 update on your device today, others might want to skip it.

  • Carolyn Briggs