How and when to install iOS 16 on an iPhone: what’s new and compatible models

How and when to install iOS 16 on an iPhone: what's new and compatible models
In the following days users will be able to download the iOS 16 update (Apple)

With the arrival of the iPhone 14 and its models, including the Plus, Pro and Pro Max, the next big thing from Apple in the coming days will be the update of its operating system to the new iOS 16which will be available very soon for users of devices that support it.

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According to the technology company, the new operating system iOS 16 It will arrive on phones from September 12, the date on which iPhone will be able to download and install this new version automatically. Once it’s available, the smartphone will issue a notification, letting users quickly know that their phones will be able to use what’s new in the new system.

phones compatible with iOS 16 are the following according to what is indicated on the website of Manzana:

iPhone 14: regular model, Plus, Pro and Pro Max.

iPhone 13: regular model, mini, Pro and Pro Max.

iPhone 12: regular model, mini, Pro and Pro Max.

iPhone 11: regular model, Pro and Pro Max.

iPhoneX: regular model, XR, XS and XS Max.

iPhone 8: regular model, Plus.

iPhone SE: Second generation or later.

New features in iOS 16

The update of iOS 16 it will not only bring aesthetic modifications to the devices iPhonebut also new functions and features, such as the availability of widgets so that users can receive information and notifications from various applications.

Also, at least in the Pro and Pro Max version of the iPhone 14people will be able to access the Always on Display feature, which will allow notifications to be displayed without unlocking the phone.

Productivity is another important point where Manzana has concentrated its efforts during the development of this new version of iOSwhich is why it has developed a function called Approaches, with which it can be customized with a set of profiles, situations in which only notifications from certain apps will be shown.

Focus function (Apple)
Focus function (Apple)

On the other hand, in the coming weeks a function called Shared Photo Library will be enabled, which will allow sharing a space in iCloud with up to five users, who can collaborate to create photo galleries that they can modify together. These can be uploaded to the shared collection automatically from the Camera app.

It will also be possible to edit messages and mark them as ‘unread’ to reply to them later, in addition to scheduling emails from the Mail application, which has been improved to make searches easier with the inclusion of suggestions based on the latest queries.

For users who are concerned about their health status, the Health app’s Medications feature has been added for proper medication management, including a reminder when it’s time to take pills. During the presentation of this novelty at the Steve Jobs Theater, it was emphasized that the information collected by this application will be encrypted and stored on the device, so Manzana you will not be able to access it.

Upcoming operating system updates for Macs (macOS Ventura) and iPads (iPadOS 16) will be confirmed by Manzana in the following weeks.