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iOS 16 Update: Release Date, Eligible iPhones, Public Beta, Features

iOS 16 will be the sixteenth major release of iOS

Apple announced its new iOS 15 for iPhones back at Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2021. Apple added many interesting features and performance improvements over the iOS 14. The iOS 15 brings some great features like facetime calls, tools to reduce distraction, redesigned notifications, redesigned browsing experience with all new safari, new privacy features, and much more. Well, this was all for iOS 15. The company will announce its iOS 16 OS in 2022. And there is quite a long time left from the official launch. But some information and hints towards the OS have already been out on the internet.

What is iOS 16 and when will it release?

Starting from the general information, iOS 16 will succeed the iOS 15 OS and is expected to bring some major overhaul to the OS. The Apple Worldwide Developer Conference is expected to happen in June 2022, and in the same event, the company might launch its iOS 16 OS.

Download Pubic Beta

As usual, the update will be available to a few beta testers by September 2022 and a public stable rollout might happen after a few months of beta testing. As for beta, one can join the Apple beta program directly from the Apple beta page and after completing all the processes successfully you will start receiving the beta updates on your device.

Head over to the path: “Settings” > “General” > “Software Update” and then tap on “Upgrade to iOS 16” (Coming Soon). Now click on the “Download and Install” option to install the iOS 16 update. Now restart your device.

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Which iPhones will get an iOS 16 Update?

As for the expected device, Apple rolls out 6 years of updates to its iPhone. And from this, we strongly expect iPhone 7 series to the iPhone 13 series will get the iOS 16 update.

The iOS 16 supported list will likely include iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

It is worth mentioning that iPhone 6 series might lack the iOS 16 update. The upcoming iPhone 14 lineup namely iPhone 14, 14 Pro, 14 Max, and 14 Pro Max will arrive with iOS 16 out of the box.

iOS 16 Features (Expected)

The iOS 16 is expected to bring a major overhaul to the iOS 15. The iOS 16 might bring a new interactive widget, it is also expected that iOS 16 will bring a new ability to Siri voice assistant, which can transfer the content directly from iOS to Mac and Apple TV. It will also come with a new focus toggle, using which can turn on Focus mode directly from the toggle. All-new background sound application is also expected to come. More features include all new privacy features, a new retouched home screen, and a user interface.

The iOS is already smooth and fast. But the iOS 16 will bring some smoother animation and a hassle-free experience. It is also said that users will be able to order the foods directly from the Apple Maps from their preferred restaurant. The stock Photo application is expected to get re-touched with all news feeds and stories just like we see on Google Photos.

According to a report via Macrumors, iOS 16 will include a Safety Feature for iPhone and Apple Watch called the Car Crash Detection feature. The feature will automatically detect when a user is involved in a car crash. It is currently being tested using millions of devices. The feature will use sensors like the accelerometer. When a crash is detected, the device will dial the emergency service number automatically.

Apart from this, we don’t have much information to share, let’s wait till more information comes online or the official launch will reveal everything about the iOS 16.

That was it for everything we know so far about the upcoming iOS 16 operating system. Thanks for sticking with us till the end of the post. What do you think about the several hints about the iOS 16, let us know by dropping a comment down below.

About Chandan Pandit

He is a Tech Journalist at Dealntech. He writes on Mobile and Android related news. Keeping the contents as simple as possible with proper information is his goal. He enjoys researching all kinds of tech products, especially fascinating latest mobile phones and gadgets. In his free time, he loves playing mobile games.

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