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iOS 16 will be available for most iPhone models starting September 12. The update features the ability to customize the lock screen, and the ability to edit as well as unsend texts, and lots more.
Following its long history of iOS updates, Apple is releasing iOS 16 on September 12. iOS 16 first appeared in June at WWDC 2022.
If your phone is compatible with iOS 16 (the list of supported devices is below), you’ll have the opportunity to install it when it becomes available. The easiest way is to get the iOS update wirelessly via Settings > General > Software Update.
iOS updates are always free! Not all phones are compatible (see below), but for the ones that can install it, there's no need to pay anything.
Here are some of the more noteworthy changes coming to iOS 16:
See Apple’s iOS 16 page for a lot more on how Mail, Safari, Maps, Home, FaceTime, Apple Pay, Apple Watch, iCloud, and more are changing.
Some features will require at least an iPhone XR or iPhone XS. According to 9to5Mac, these include Live Text in videos, quick actions and new languages in Live Text, emoji in texts, and several others.
If your phone can run iOS 15, it'll work with iOS 16, too, with iPhone SE 1st gen, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 7 being the exceptions.
In addition to the above, the following devices are compatible with iOS 16:
You can get more smartphone news from Lifewire. Here are some of the latest stories and rumors about iOS 16:
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