Anybody who has used Apple’s AirPods knows that while they are good quality they are fiendishly easy to misplace. This is especially true if, like me, you have an innate gift for making small objects disappear. Thankfully, Apple has come to the rescue of the absent-minded world over with their latest update, iOS 10.3. The update is rolling out to compatible devices on Monday.
For many of us, the most practical feature of iOS 10.3 will be ability to locate your lost AirPods using the Find My Iphone app. You can use the App to tell your AirPod to make a noise so that you can scramble through your belongs attempting to locate it, if you’ve only managed to lose one you can mute a single AirPod to make them easier to find. If they are still connected to your iOS device you will also be able to find them on your map.
IOS 10.3 will also give Siri some enhanced functionality, it can now be used to check and pay your bills using apps, supports scheduling with ride booking apps as well as providing support for checking how much fuel you have left in your car. In what will undoubtedly be met with a great deal of excitement in India and the UK, Siri also has access to the latest in Cricket scores and stats from the International Cricket Council. So it can finally answer all of your burning Cricket questions.
There is also one very significant change under the hood coming with iOS 10.3. Apple is ditching HFS+, which it has used since 1998, in favor of the new Apple File System (APFS). APFS is a 64 bit file system that is optimized for Flash and SSD storage and comes with stronger encryption that it’s predecessor. It should be noted that this means that 32 bit apps will cease to function once the update is applied.
There are plenty of other features and you can find the full changelog below.