Apple launches the new update for iPhones: with iOS 17.3 the security level is increased with a revolutionary function.

One of the variables that leads a user to choose Apple rather than devices designed by the Green Robot is not only its iconic design, but that with iOS, its operating system, you receive many more updates than Android.

With iOS 17.3 Apple really wants to protect its customers – photo via Apple

Suffice it to say that iOS 17, released by the Cupertino giant in late September, together with the four iPhone 15s, is already at iOS 17.3, which began to be released in the second part of January and is now available on all iPhones. To download it, there is obviously also a manual option, for those who don’t rely on the automatic one. De gustibus.

With iOS 17.3, Apple released the new lock screen: a wallpaper with a dedication, a sort of homage to black culture, in a month dedicated to it. Improved music: Playlist collaboration lets you invite friends to add, remove and reorder their favorite songs. Reactions can also be added to any song in these open lists.

iPhone, all on iOS 17.3. Lots of new features, but Stolen Device Protection beats them all

The iOS 17.3 update has support for AirPlay in hotels which lets you stream content directly to the TV in your room in some hotels. "AppleCare & Warranty" in Settings shows coverage for all devices where you’re signed in with your Apple ID. Incident detection has been improved (all iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models).

Apple, new iOS update for iPhones – Sjbeez

But there’s no doubt that Stolen Device Protection represents the pinnacle of Apple’s update. The new feature in iOS 17.3 increases iPhone and Apple ID security by requiring Face ID or Touch ID without the ability to use passcode to perform certain actions. The security delay requires the use of biometric keys, waiting an hour, and additional biometric authentication before allowing sensitive operations, such as changing your device passcode or Apple ID password.

When you are not near a known location, such as your home or workplace, “Stolen Device Protection” prevents operations from being carried out in the event that someone else takes possession of your iPhone, requiring authentication biometric with Face ID or Touch ID, without the possibility of using the passcode as an alternative.

A real turning point. How is it activated? Settings, tap "Face ID & Passcode", then enter the passcode. Once logged in, scroll down selecting “Stolen device protection”, finally “Activate protection”. Done.