Today, in addition to being released iOS 16.2 with the many new features that we have described in this article, updates have been released for all other operating systems.

In this article, we are going to see what changes there are in each of them, starting with the Apple Watch.

What’s new in watchOS 9.2

watchOS 9.2 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including:

Route Challenge allows you to challenge yourself to improve on the time recorded in a previous run, bike or outdoor wheelchair training session.

A new custom kickboxing algorithm in the Workout app offers more accurate metrics.
The Noise app tells you when ambient noise levels are reduced while using AirPods Pro (1st generation) and AirPods Max with active noise cancellation.
You can invite Family Setup users in the Home app to allow them to control HomePod speakers and smart accessories in the home, as well as unlock doors with house keys in Wallet.
The accessibility option to view when the siren is active on Apple Watch Ultra is now available.
Response time and accuracy of gesture controls are improved for AssistiveTouch and Quick Actions.
Incident detection is optimized for Apple Watch Ultra, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch SE (2nd generation).
Fixed an error that caused the watch to display an incorrect time immediately after ignoring an alarm during sleep immersion.
An error that caused interruptions during Mindfulness sessions has been fixed.
To update the Apple Watch, simply open the Watch application on the iPhone, go to General > Software Update. The watch will need to be plugged into the charger, within range of the iPhone, and connected to WiFi. You will also need at least 50% battery charge.

What’s new in macOS Ventura 13.1

macOS Ventura 13.1 introduces Freeform, a new app that offers a versatile tool for sharing ideas and bringing them to life. The update also includes other features and fixes for Mac.

Freeform is a new app for working creatively with friends or colleagues on your Mac, iPad and iPhone. The workspace adapts to your needs, allowing you to add files, images, memos and more.
Improved search in Messages lets you find photos based on content, such as those that include dogs, cars, people, or text.
Participant cursors in Notes show real-time indicators as other people update a shared note.
“Play” in the Find My Now the app can help you pinpoint the exact location of nearby items such as AirTags, the AirPods Pro (2nd generation) case, and accessories compatible with the Find My network.
Fixed an issue that prevented some notes from syncing to iCloud when they were updated.
Fixed an issue where keyboard and mouse input could be lost in some games and apps.
To update macOS, simply open System Settings > General > Software Update.

What’s new in tvOS 16.2

Several innovations are also for Apple TV users, starting from multi-user voice recognition up to Apple Music Sing.

With tvOS 16.2, Apple introduces cross-platform speech recognition for Siri. This means that you can link your Siri voice profile with your Apple TV user profile. Consequently, when requests are made from our voice, the operations will be carried out by Siri within our account, with our settings and everything that concerns us. If the requests are made by another family member, exactly the same thing will happen by acting within their accounts, without touching ours.

Siri is therefore able to recognize the user’s voice, switch profiles, play music or make personalized recommendations based on who is using the device.

Support for Apple Music Sing is also added for Apple Music subscribers but only with third-generation Apple TV 4K, the one introduced in 2022 to be clear.

With tvOS 16.2 the architecture of the Home application radically changes. It will look the same but supports Matter and makes the control experience more reliable and efficient.

To update the Apple TV, go to System > Software Updates > Update Software.

What’s new in HomePod 16.2

HomePods also update to software version 16.2. The HomePods are considered HUBs for the operation of Homekit-based home automation so you will understand that the update is very important in this case too because support for the new architecture of the Casa app is added with support for accessories based on the new Matter standard. Device control will also be more efficient and faster.

To update your HomePods, open the Home app from the iPhone, click on the 3-dot settings icon at the top right, then on Home Settings and Software Update. You will notice that there is already an automatic update setting active but it is possible to force the update as described above. Do not be alarmed if the firmware is already updated to the latest version from this screen, as just mentioned, it is possible that the automatic update has already taken place.

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