After a long wait, Apple finally releases the iOS 16 to the public. The new iOS version is available after many rounds of developer and public beta testing. iOS 16 public build is available to support iPhones with a bunch of new changes and new features.
The new iOS 16 comes with build number 20A362. And since it is a major update and jump from iOS 15, it comes in a big size. The update weighs over 5GB, so make sure to use WiFi for downloading the update.
What’s New in iOS 16?
iOS 16 is a major upgrade with many new features including a visual overhaul compared to the last iOS update. And this is one of the reasons why iOS 16 is among much-awaited iOS updates. The biggest change in iOS 16 is the new lock screen customization. New lock screen customization allows users to choose wallpapers, widgets, fonts, color for customization. iOS 16 also comes with dynamic wallpaper support and it looks cool.
Now iOS 16 is not all about visual change but also the addition of many new features and security improvements. The new iOS version allows users to easily switch between different focus modes just by changing wallpapers that they previously set up for focus modes.
Messages also received updates and now users can edit and recall the message within a given time. This is also one of the much-awaited features. Other changes include redesigned notifications on the lock screen, live updates on lock screen, New tools in Mail, copying an object from an image, text recognition in videos, and more.
Check out all the changes by heading here.
Which iPhones are compatible with iOS 16?
Apple has revised the list of supported iPhones this year. Four iPhones that were eligible for iOS 15 will not be getting the new iOS 16 updates. Here are the iOS 16 compatible iPhones.
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone SE 2
- iPhone SE 3
If your iPhone is eligible for the new iOS 16, you can finally enjoy its new features as the update is now rolling out to the Public.
How to Download and Install iOS 16
Apple releases updates to everyone on the same day and not in batches like Android. So you don’t have to wait any longer. There are some points you need to follow before updating your iPhone to iOS 16.
Once you have followed the suggested points, you can follow these steps to install the update.
- Open the Settings app on your phone.
- Now go to General and the Software Update page.
- The new update will show up.
- And once the update is available, tap the Download and Install button.
- Now wait for the download, and it will install on your iPhone.
- Your iPhone will restart and then you can enjoy the new iOS 16.
Enjoy all new features on your iPhone and these guides will help you get familiar with iOS 16.