iOS 16.3 rolled out to everyone on Monday, with standout features including security key support for Apple ID and support for the second-generation HomePod. The update also included a handful of bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an annoying CarPlay bug.
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The initial release of iOS 16 last year introduced a number of bugs related to Siri’s integration with CarPlay. Some of those issues were fixed in iOS 16.1 and iOS 16.2, but some bugs persisted and some additional bugs surfaced.
One of those bugs prevented Siri in CarPlay from integrating properly with the Find My app. If you ask Siri to locate someone through Find My, it will respond and tell you that it couldn’t do it while you were driving. This was a change from previous versions of iOS, which allowed users to ask Siri for basic Find My commands while driving.
In the release notes for iOS 16.3, Apple confirmed that the update fixes “issues where Siri requests in CarPlay may not be understood correctly.” This was a rather vague point, which left many wondering what exactly Apple meant by “may not be understood correctly.”
As seen on Reddit and confirmed by 9to5Mac, iOS 16.3 does include a fix for using Apple’s Find My feature while driving. You can now ask Siri where someone is and the assistant will respond appropriately with that person’s location. This, of course, depends on whether that person has agreed to share their location with you through Find My.
This is a small but useful solution for CarPlay users. The ability to interact with Find My while driving is very useful for knowing if other people are on their way or have already arrived at a specific location.
Have you noticed any other CarPlay bug fixes in iOS 16.3? Let us know below in the comments.
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