After a few weeks of waiting, for millions of users Apple The version update is available worldwide iOS 17.3 on your devices (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch). Among the most important and long-awaited improvements is the one relating to theft devices with significantly greater security that can prevent your data from being breached.
“The update introduces additional security measures with ‘Protection of the device stolen‘”, read it before downloading. The protection increases the security of iPhones and Apple IDs because it requires facial recognition (with Face ID) or fingerprints (Touch ID) without the possibility of using the code “to perform certain actions“. This means that even in the event of theft, our personal data is safe and does not end up in the hands of bad actors. As a further proof of security there is the “delay” which consists of waiting an hour and a new one “biometric authentication before allowing sensitive operations such as changing your device passcode or Apple ID password“.
Stolen iPhone protectionIt will likely act as an additional barrier and put more pressure on thieves to target victims.”he declared to Wired Jake Moore, global cybersecurity consultant at Eset (security company) as well as having been a police cybercrime investigator. In conclusion, therefore, if a thief manages to discover the password of a stolen device, he will first try to change it before the user can block it remotely but, now, he will no longer be able to do so thanks to the delay expected from the update giving the possibility to trace the stolen device.
The lock screen
With iOS 17.3 there is also something new on the lock screen, i.e. when the device is in stand-by: there is a new wallpaper, called “Unity”, which celebrates black history and culture to remember the month of community history Black. The novelty will be found on the wallpapers available among those present on smartphones or iPads: as always, you can hold down the Lockscreen to be able to change it to your liking.
With the latest update here is also news on Music: “Playlist Collaboration lets you invite friends to join your playlist, and everyone can add, reorder, and remove songs. Emoji reactions can be added to any track in a collaborative playlist”, Apple developers explain.
But that’s not all because iOS 17.3 also includes AirPlay support which allows you, when you are in some hotel rooms, to transmit content from your device directly to the TV. With Apple Care and the Settings guarantee, coverage is shown for all devices signed in with your Apple ID. Finally, the incident detection option on the iPhone 14 and 15 models has also been improved and optimized.