Apple’s subsequent main software program replace is iOS 16, and it will convey a number of new massive options to the iPhone, like enhancing and unsending textual content messages and higher customization to your lock display screen — however not each iPhone person will get the probability to put in it.

iOS 16, which is predicted to launch one thing throughout the fall, most certainly alongside the iPhone 14, won’t work with each iPhone, particularly if it is an older system. And that is why you is likely to be curious to know if Apple’s newest cell working system is suitable with the iPhone you at present personal.

Learn ExtraiOS 16: Each New iPhone Characteristic We Know About So Far

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This is what we find out about whether or not you can obtain iOS 16 in your iPhone as soon as it is out there to the basic public.

If you wish to get your arms on iOS 16 proper now, you may obtain the third iOS 16 public beta, which brings again the battery proportion again to your standing bar.

These iPhone fashions will assist iOS 16

The next iPhones might be suitable with iOS 16 when it is launched later this yr:

It is also protected to imagine that each mannequin in the iPhone 14 collection will run iOS 16 when it arrives. Apple is predicted to announce and launch its newest flagship system someday in September throughout an annual particular occasion keynote tackle.

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The right way to discover out which iPhone you might have

Unsure which iPhone you personal? You’ll be able to simply work out the mannequin from inside your settings to test if it can run iOS 16.

To seek out your iPhone mannequin, launch the Settings app and go to Normal > About. Subsequent to Mannequin Identify, it is best to see what kind of iPhone you personal. Beneath that, you may see a Mannequin Quantity, which you should utilize to search out out extra specifics about your mannequin, corresponding to capability and yr launched, however that is not crucial (just for iPhone SE) for checking whether or not your cellphone will assist iOS 16 or not.

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To test your iPhone mannequin, go to Settings > Normal > About.


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What about older iPhone fashions like the iPhone 7 Plus?

Sadly, any iPhone older than the iPhone 8 won’t assist iOS 16, together with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Many individuals on Twitter had been stunned by this, as a result of many anticipated at the very least the iPhone 7 Plus to assist iOS 16. As an alternative, the iPhone 7 collection and a few older fashions will solely assist as much as iOS 15.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

iOS 16 won’t run on the iPhone 7 collection.

Will my iPad get iOS 16?

The iPad has its personal model of iOS 16 — often known as iPadOS 16. This latest working system might be supported on the following iPad fashions:

iPad 2021 and iPad Mini

The newest generations of the iPad and iPad Mini will each assist iPadOS 16.


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