iOS 16.3 was released to everyone on Monday, with key features including security key support for Apple IDs 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 handful of bugs related to Siri’s integration with CarPlay. Some of these issues were fixed in iOS 16.1 and iOS 16.2, but some bugs remain and a few additional bugs have appeared.
One of these bugs prevented Siri in CarPlay from properly integrating with the Find My app. If you asked Siri to find someone via Find My, it would respond saying it was unable to do so while you were driving. This was a change compared to previous iOS versions, which allowed users to ask Siri 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 correctly.” This was a rather vague sentence, leaving many to wonder what exactly Apple meant by “might not be understood correctly.”
As seen on Reddit and confirmed by 9to5Mac, iOS 16.3 actually includes a fix for using Apple’s Find My 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 conditional on this person agreeing to share their location with you via 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 other people are on their way to have already arrived at a certain location.
Noticed other CarPlay bug fixes in iOS 16.3? Let us know in the comments.
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