iOS 16 or iPadOS 16

iOS 16 or iPadOS 16

Everything You Need to Know

Learn more about the new amazing features in iOS 16 in advance, get to know all the update issues and solutions, and the tips about iOS downgrade. You cannot miss them!

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iOS 16 Release Date And New Features

Apple launched iPhone 14 series on September 7. At the very end of the iPhone 14 press release, Apple shared the finished version of iOS 16 will be available to ‌iPhone‌ users on Tuesday, September 12, and iPadOS 16 will be available later this fall. You can learn more about the latest iOS 16 features from here.

iOS 16 looks to enhance the iPhone experience with new features including a reimagined lock screen, enhancement of Intelligence, new Messages tweaks, and much more. With these new features, your device will surely take on a new admirable face. We round up all officially new iOS 16 cutting-edge features. And here they are!

Reimagined Lock Screen

Reimagined Lock Screen

  • Personalize your Lock Screen to display information at a glance.
  • Create multiple Lock Screens and easily switch between them.
Easily Set Up A Focus

Easily Set Up A Focus

  • Switch your Personal Focus to your Work Focus with a swipe.
  • Filter out distracting content in your everyday apps.
Smarter to Share Photos

Smarter to Share Photos

  • Share automatically when shared library members are nearby.
  • Everyone edits and changes photos in the shared library.
Richer Messages Collaboration

Richer Messages Collaboration

  • Edit a recent message or unsend it, or mark a message as unread.
  • SharePlay with friends via Messages.
Enhancement of Intelligence

Enhancement of Intelligence

  • Easily lift the subject from an image or background.
  • Live Text quick actions to call phone, convert currencies, translate languages, and more.
Much Improved Dictation

Much Improved Dictation

  • Automatic punctuation and say it with emoji.
  • Combine Dictation with the Keyboard together to enter a text.
Apple Pay And Wallet

Apple Pay And Wallet

  • Track your Apple Pay orders in Wallet.
  • Share your keys securely in your Wallet.
  • Present your ID in apps to verify your identity.
Reimagined Home App

Reimagined Home App

  • Navigate all relevant smart home accessories with just a tap.
  • Connect smarter home accessories with Matter compatibility.
Updated Health And Fitness

Updated Health And Fitness

  • Manage and understand the medications you take in Health.
  • Estimate your calories to contribute to your daily move goal.
Family Sharing with Ease

Family Sharing with Ease

  • Manage kids screen time, location sharing, and more.
  • Share your iCloud+ subscription with everyone.
Privacy And Security Response

Privacy And Security Response

  • Rapid security response and applied faster than ever.
  • Safety check resets system privacy permissions for apps.
Cutting-Edge Accessibility

Cutting-Edge Accessibility

  • Navigate your destination, and reads important details with door detection.
  • Turn audio into text and follow along more easily with conversations.

Check iOS 16 Supported Device

Some models that supported iOS 12 like iPhone 5/6 no longer support iOS 16. Below, you can check out the full list of devices that are compatible with iOS 16.

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  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone SE (2022)
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
iPad
ipad-supported-device
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation amd later)
  • iPad (5th generation and later)
  • iPad mini(5th generation and later)

How to Update iOS 16

When a new iOS system is released, you will receive an update notification on your device. Generally speaking, there are three top ways to install iOS 16 on your iPhone. You can select the best method to update your iPhone/iPad to iOS 16 based on actual situations.

Note: It is recommended to back up your phone's data before upgrading to iOS 16, you can backup iPhone to iTunes or backup iPhone to iCloud.

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The Steps to Update to iOS System:

  • Step 1: Download and launch iOS System Repair.
  • Step 2: Connect your device and click the start button.
  • Step 3: Download the firmware file.
  • Step 4: Wait for the program to install the iOS firmware file to your iDevice.

Update Your Device Wirelessly

  • Step 1. Connect to the Internet with Wi-Fi.
  • Step 2. Go to Settings > General, then tap Software Update.
  • Step 3. Tap Download and Install.
  • Step 4. To update now, tap Install.
  • Step 5. If asked, enter your passcode.

Update Your Device Using Computer

  • Step 1. Open iTunes. Connect your device to your computer.
  • Step 2. Locate your device on your computer.
  • Step 3. Open General or Settings, then click Check for Update.
  • Step 4. Click Download and Update.
  • Step 5. If asked, enter your passcode.

Free Up Space for iOS Update

Sometimes, you might see a message "There's not enough available storage to download iOS" when you update your device. The new iOS update installer is around 2GB. Therefore, you should prepare 1.5 - 2GB additional free storage before an iOS update. To update successfully, you had better make sure at least 4 - 5 GB of free space on your device.

Check available storage on iPhone, open Settings > General > iPhone Storage. You can clear storage on iPhone for more space to update iOS 16.

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