Easy Steps to Upgrade iPhone to the new iOS 16

Today 12th September 2022 and iOS 16 is now available to install on your iPhone,

Step by Step process to Upgrade iPhone to iOS 16

  1. Go to the Settings App,
    iPhone Settings App Icon
  2. Now Tap on General,
    iPhone menu General Tab
  3. Now Tap on Software Update,
    iPhone Software Update Tab
  4. You should see that iOS 16 is ready for download: Click on Download and Install
    iOS 16 is ready to download iPhone
  5. It may take a while for it to get downloaded and preparing update,
    iOS 16 preparing update
  6. You will be prompted to add your iPhone's passcode
  7. Your Phone will get restarted and you will see the white Apple logo with the progress line
  8. Once done you should be on the new home screen!
iOS 16 is up to date

✏️ Note: It may take some time for the iOS 16 update to be available for your iPhone device, it may take a couple of hours post the 7th of September Apple event ends.

Check the list of Devices that can get iOS 16 update

Before you try to look for the new iOS update, please check the list to see if your iPhone is supported,

List of iPhones that with iOS 16 Support:

iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus iPhone X iPhone XS iPhone XS Max iPhone XR iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max. iPhone 13. iPhone 13 Mini. iPhone 13 Pro. iPhone 13 Pro Max. iPhone SE (second generation and later).

List of iPhones that will not have support for iOS 16:

iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 7 iPhone SE (1st Gen) iPhone 6S Plus iPhone 6S iPhone 5C iPhone 5 iPhone 4S iPhone 4 (GSM/CDMA) iPhone 3GS iPhone 3G iPhone (1st Gen)

List of new features will you get in iOS 16

  • A whole new lockscreen
  • Messages can now undo send, mark as unread, and recover deleted messages.
  • SharePlay via Messages
  • Messages Collaboration API
  • Mails: Smart search corrections, undo send, Scheduled send, Remind me
  • Shared Tab Groups in Safari Browser
  • Live Text in videos
  • New languages for Live Text
  • Enhancements to Siri
  • Emoji support in Dicatation
  • Multi-stop routing Maps
  • All-new Home app
  • Enhancements to Focus.
  • iCloud Shared Photo Library
  • Health App: Track your medications, Reminders for medications, and Medicine Logging
  • Fitness app for all iPhone users
  • Family Sharing: Improved child account setup
  • Next generation of CarPlay
  • Rapid Security Response
  • Many new enhancements to Accessibility.

And much more read: https://www.apple.com/in/ios/ios-16-preview/features/

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