Apple announced that iOS 16 is about to roll out by the end of September. Its beta version is currently available for iPhone 8 and later versions. And, this iOS update will only work on the latest iPhone models. It won’t be compatible with iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or iPhone 5 Pro.
Though iOS 15 runs on these Apple products, you can’t switch from iOS 15 to iOS 16 on these iPhones. Besides, the iOS 16 won’t support some of the iOS 15 features and apps. For instance, the Apple Maps might not work without installing iOS 16.
Apple also brought major improvements to the Message app. You can now recover the deleted messages and mark conversations as “Unread”. SharePlay is also coming to iMessage to make it easier to sync content. Thus, get the iOS 16 update when it is available to use these apps on iPhones.
Apple revealed some facts about its next iOS update at the WWDC event. And, the company also shared which devices the iOS 16 will support. Do you want to know whether your phone is compatible with this latest update? Go through the following list to check that:
iPhone SE (2020)
Apple released this next-generation iPhone in April 2020. It has top-tier cameras and supports a 5G connection. iPhone SE is the most affordable iOS device with the fastest chip. This iPhone lets you capture pictures in Portrait Mode. Moreover, the iPhone SE’s display is water and dust-resistant.
Apple released an updated iPhone SE version in March. It offers more storage and camera features to the users. You can connect Siri with this device for easy access. The latest iPhone SE is compatible with iOS 14 and iOS 15. And, you can also install the iOS 16 update on this new iPhone model.
iPhone XS (2018)
Do you use this iPhone model? Then, you can also download iOS 16 on the device. Apple claimed that this software will work on iPhone XS without compatibility issues. However, you need to install the iOS 15 in the first place. Otherwise, installing the iOS 16 might be challenging.
Apple launched the iPhone X on September 18, 2020. The smartphone came with iOS 12, and it can be upgraded to iOS 16. However, certain features might not work in this iPhone model. You might face system crash issues after installing Apple’s new software update. Thus, think twice before you install this iOS on the iPhone XS.
The developers confirmed that iOS 16 would be available for iPhone 8. Though, Apple released this device six years back. But, it has advanced features like an A11 Bionic chip and Touch ID sensor. Additionally, iPhone 8 shares the same design as iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. But, it has more storage capacity than its predecessor.
iPhone 8 had iOS 11 during its initial launch, and now it supports iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS and iOS 15. Open the device settings when Apple releases the iOS 16. Double-tap on “General” and select “Software Update”; it will install the latest iOS on the iPhone 8. Or, you can also enable the “Automatic Update” feature.
Apple introduced a new design with the release of the iPhone X. It is the first-ever Apple phone that has a notch and a Face ID feature. It has a 5.8-inch all-screen display which is also dust resistant. The company included the True Tone technology to adjust the screen colour.
Additionally, you can reduce the screen brightness when in low light conditions. iPhone X has 64 GB of internal storage and can be upgraded to 256GB later. This iOS device features Apple’s A11 Bionic chip to deliver fast performance. It is compatible with iOS 14 and iOS 15. And, you can install iOS 16 when Apple releases it.
iPhone 8 Plus
Apple’s iOS 16 update can be installed on the iPhone 8 Plus. It also supports iOS 15 and earlier versions. iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen and is IP67 rated. This iOS device has top-tier cameras and 3GB of RAM. Additionally, you get 64GB of internal storage in the device.
Are you getting a “low storage” message on the iPhone 8 Plus? Then, delete the temporary cache and app data from the smartphone. Otherwise, you may get storage issues when installing the iOS 16. iPhone 8 Plus users can try out the iOS 16’s Beta version. If it is running on the iPhone 8 Plus, then iOS 16 won’t cause issues.
The iPhone 11 model was released in September 2019. And, it has the iOS 13 software when it was first rolled out in the market. But, after the next software launch, the users switched from iOS 13 to iOS 14. Besides, the iPhone 11 supports the latest iOS 15 and can be further updated to iOS 16.
Once you install iOS 16, you will notice a new notification system. Apple introduced “Live Text” in the iOS 15 update. Moreover, the developers are adding new features to this app. You can now convert currency and translate text using Live Text. Besides, iPhone 11 owners can identify products in images saved in the Photos app. A drag and drop feature is also added to the Message app in iOS 16.
What are the Other iPhone Models compatible with iOS 16?
All the iPhone that supports iOS 15 will be compatible with iOS 16, including iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 12 models. Additionally, you can install iOS 16 on iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, and iPhone 13 Pro.
Do you use iPhone 11 Pro Max? Then, you can run Apple’s next software update when released.
How to Know if the iPhone supports Apple’s iOS 16 Update?
Though, Apple revealed the list of iPhone models where iOS 16 will work. But, you have to wait till September to check whether your iPhone supports this software. Once Apple releases its new iOS update, go to “Settings” and double-tap on “General”. Select “Software Update” and check if any new updates are available. If not, then you can’t switch from iOS 15 to iOS 16.