How to Know if your iPhone Supports IOS 16

How to Know if your iPhone Supports IOS 16-ugtechmag.com
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The IOS 16 update will be rolled out this fall. Apple made the update announcement during its Worldwide Developers Conference, paving the way for developers and public beta testers to test the new operating system for iPhone before its official release.

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The IOS 16 comes with key features to the iPhone like the ability to edit and unsend text messages, lock photos with Face ID, view WiFi passwords, customize the lock screen with font styles and widgets, and remove the background of your photo in one tap.

With the incredible list of key features introduced by IOS 16, you might be curious to know if Apple’s latest mobile operating system is compatible with the iPhone you currently own.

iPhone Models that Support IOS 16

Not all iPhones will be compatible with the soon-to-be-realized IOS 16. Fortunately, iPhone users will models starting from iPhone 8 and later will be able to download this software update on their devices. The following iPhones will be compatible with iOS 16 when it’s released later this year:

  • iPhone SE (2nd Generation and later)
  • iPhone 8 Plus.
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR.
  • iPhone XS Max.
  • iPhone XS.
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

List of iPhones that will not run on IOS 16

Unfortunately, all iPhone 7 models and older iPhone versions are incompatible with IOS 16. The following iPhones will be incompatible with iOS 16 when it’s released later this year:

  • iPhone
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3Gs
  • iPhone 4Gs
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st Generation)
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus

How to Find Out your iPhone Model

If you do not know the iPhone model that you are using, here is how you can check for it;

  • Go to the Settings app on your device.
  • Select General.
  • Tap on About. There you go all details about your device will be displayed.
  • Check for Model Name.

Although Apple has not announced the exact date for the IOS launch, the rollout might occur this fall alongside the official launch of the iPhone 14.