iOS 16.3 was released to everyone on Monday, with key 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 the pesky CarPlay bug.
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The initial release of iOS 16 last year introduced a handful of bugs related to Siri integration with CarPlay. Some of those issues were fixed in iOS 16.1 and iOS 16.2, but some bugs remain, and some additional bugs have emerged.
One of those bugs prevented Siri in CarPlay from properly integrating with the Find My app. If you asked Siri to find someone through Find My, it would respond and say that it couldn’t do that while you were driving. This was a change from previous iOS versions, 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 addresses “issues where Siri requests in CarPlay may not be understood properly.” This was a rather vague bullet point, which left many wondering what exactly Apple meant by “it might be misunderstood”.
As seen on Reddit and confirmed by 9 to 5 Mac, indeed, iOS 16.3 includes a fix to use the Find My Apple feature while driving. You can now ask Siri where someone is, and the assistant will respond correctly with that person’s location. This is, of course, dependent on that person agreeing to share their location with you through Find My.
This is a small but useful fix for CarPlay users. The ability to interact with Find My while driving is very useful to know if others on the route have already reached a particular location.
Have you noticed any other CarPlay bug fixes in iOS 16.3? Let us know down in the comments.
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