Apple recently released the official iOS 16.3 update, with key features including new security key support for Apple ID and support for second-generation HomePod. The update also includes a handful of bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an annoying CarPlay bug.
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Last year, the initial release of iOS 16 introduced a number of buggy issues related to Siri integration with CarPlay. Some of these issues were fixed in iOS 16.1 and iOS 16.2, but some bugs persisted, and a few additional bugs appeared.
One of these bugs prevents Siri in CarPlay from properly integrating with the Find My app. If a user asked Siri to locate someone via Find My, it would respond that it couldn’t do so while the user was driving. This is a new 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 addresses “an issue where Siri requests in CarPlay may not be properly understood. But the notes are vague.
iOS 16.3 does include a fix for using Apple’s Find My feature while driving. Users can now ask Siri where someone is and Siri will correctly respond with that person’s location. Of course, this depends on whether the person agrees to share their location with you through Find My.