The next major software update from Apple,, will bring a host of new features to the iPhone. This includes the ability to split purchases into further away and with just a tap and hold.
Although Apple has not announced a specific date for the release of iOS 16, it should drop during the fall,. And even though it’s still a few months away, you might be curious if Apple’s latest mobile operating system is compatible with the iPhone you currently own.
Here’s what we know about whether you’ll be able to download iOS 16 to your iPhone once it’s released to the general public.
If you want to get your hands on iOS 16 right now,, thanks to the Apple Developer Program. However, as it can be riddled with bugs and other issues. You better wait for the public beta, which should be released this month.
These iPhone models will support iOS 16
The following iPhones will be compatible with iOS 16 when released later this year:
It is also safe to assume that each model in thewill run iOS 16 when it arrives. Apple is expected to announce and launch its latest flagship device in September during an annual keynote at a special event.
How to know which iPhone you have
Not sure which iPhone you have? You can easily determine the model from your settings to check if it will work in iOS 16.
To find your iPhone model, launch the Settings app and go to General > About. Close to Model name, you should see what type of iPhone you have. Below you will see a Model numberwhich you can use to know more about your model, like capacity and introduction year, but it is not necessary (only for iPhone SE) to check whether your phone will support iOS 16 or not .
What about older iPhone models like the iPhone 7 Plus?
Unfortunately, any iPhone older than iPhone 8 will not support iOS 16, including iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Many people on Twitter were surprised by this, as many expected that at least the iPhone 7 Plus would support iOS 16. Instead, the iPhone 7 series and some older models will only support iOS 16. only supports up to iOS 15.
Will my iPad get iOS 16?
The iPad has its own version of iOS 16, known as iPadOS 16. This new operating system will be supported on the following iPad models: