In early June, Apple presented iOS 16 in detail at WWDC 2022. At the time, the iPhone maker announced that the new operating system would be available for download starting in the fall. After numerous beta versions, Apple announced along with the new iPhones that iOS 16 from September 12 will be available to all users with compatible devices. However, there is also bad news for iPad users: iPadOS 16 will be available at a later date – probably mid-October – will be available.
What to expect in iOS 16
iOS 16 will be a big update, which you will also see at first glance. Because Apple has significantly revised the lock screen and allows you a Variety of customization options. For example, change the time font or remove the date or replace it with a widget. For the first time, you can also place widgets below the time, quickly showing you important information. Alternatively, you can also create multiple lock screens with different backgrounds and even link them to focus profiles.
Speaking of focus: Apple introduces so-called focus filters, which should help you in everyday life. They allow apps to hide content that is not relevant to this focus profile. In the Mail app, for example, you only see emails from your work inbox in the “Work” profile, while private email accounts are hidden. App developers can also use the feature. There are also two big new features in Mail. You can schedule emails to be sent in the future, or “get back” emails you accidentally sent in seconds.
In addition, many innovations await you with iOS 16, such as multiple stops on maps, shipment tracking with Apple Pay, more details in the weather app or a completely revised home app, which also supports the new Matter smart home standard. . In addition, there is much more to discover.
iOS 16: Which iPhone will get the update?
It is also important to check if iOS 16 can be installed on your iPhone. If iOS 15 was already running on your device, this only applies to iOS 16 to a limited extent. Apple announced that the update will be available for the following iPhone models:
- iPhone 14 series (pre-installed)
- iPhone 13 (mini)
- iPhone 13 Pro (max)
- iPhone 12 (mini)
- iPhone 12 Pro (max)
- iPhone 11 Pro (max)
- iphone 11
- iPhone XS (max)
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 8 plus
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