Following the iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, tvOS 16.3, watchOS 9.3, and macOS Ventura 13.2 updates that got here out yesterday, Apple immediately launched new 16.3 software program created for the HomePod, second-generation HomePod, and HomePod mini.
In accordance with Apple’s launch notes, HomePod software program model 16.3 provides a lot of new options. It prompts temperature and humidity sensing for each the second-generation HomePod and the HomePod mini, permitting these readings for use for residence automation.
Ambient sounds have been remastered to be extra immersive and could be added to scenes, automations, and alarms within the Dwelling app, and recurring Dwelling automations could be arrange utilizing Siri instructions. Apple has additionally added a singular affirmation tone that can play when good residence requests are enacted for equipment which are situated in a unique room or that don’t present a visual change. Discover My integration for HomePod additionally enables you to ask Siri for the placement of family and friends.
For the primary and second-generation bigger HomePod fashions, optimized audio tuning offers improved readability for spoken content material like podcasts and audiobooks, and on the first-generation HomePod, there are up to date quantity controls for extra granular changes at decrease volumes. Apple’s full launch notes for the replace are beneath.
HomePod software program model 16.3 consists of help for brand new options on your HomePod. This replace additionally consists of bug fixes and stability enhancements.
– Temperature and humidity sensing measures your indoor local weather with HomePod (2nd technology) and HomePod mini
– Remastered ambient sounds are extra immersive and might now be added to scenes, automations, and alarms within the Dwelling app
– Discover My on HomePod now lets you ask Siri for the placement of family and friends, if they’ve shared it with you
– Recurring Dwelling automations could be arrange utilizing simply your voice
– Siri affirmation tone will now play to point when good residence requests are accomplished for equipment that will not visibly present a change or are situated in a unique room
– Audio tuning optimizes spoken content material corresponding to podcasts for even higher readability on HomePod (2nd technology) and HomePod (1st technology)
– Up to date quantity controls on HomePod (1st technology) provide you with extra granular changes at decrease volumes
HomePod software program is put in robotically on the HomePod until the function is disabled, however the HomePod may also be manually up to date within the Dwelling app by following the directions in our HomePod replace methods to.
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