Is Your iPhone Compatible With iOS 16? Here’s How to Find Out

Not all iPhone models will support iOS 16 when it’s released september 7

The release of Apple’s next major software update, iOS 16, is expected to be announced by September 7
New features like editing and unsending text messages and better customization for your lock screen will come to the iPhone,
but unfortunately not everyone will get the chance to install it.
If you’ve got an older iPhone, you might be curious to know if Apple’s latest mobile operating system is compatible with your device.
Here’s what we know about whether you’ll be able to download iOS 16 on your iPhone once it’s
available to the general public september 7.

These iPhone models will support iOS 16

The following iPhones will be compatible with iOS 16 when it’s released later this year

  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (second generation and later)

It’s also safe to assume that every model in the iPhone 14 series will run iOS 16 when it arrives.
Apple is expected to announce and release its latest flagship device on September 7 during an annual special event keynote address.

What about older iPhone models like the iPhone 7 Plus?

Unfortunately, any iPhone older than the iPhone 8 will not support iOS 16, including the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Many people on Twitter were surprised by this, because many expected at least the iPhone 7 Plus to support iOS 16
Instead, the iPhone 7 series and some older models will only support up to iOS 15.

ios 16 will not run on the iphone 7 series.

Will my iPad get iOS 16?

the iPad has its own version of iOS 16 — known as iPadOS 16.
This newest operating system will be supported on the following iPad models:

  • iPad Mini (fifth generation and later)
  • ‌iPad‌ (fifth generation and later)
  • iPad Air (third generation and later)
  • iPad Pro (all models)

iPad 2021 and iPad Mini

The latest generations of the iPad and iPad Mini will both support iPadOS 16.

when was IOS 16 released

September 12
Apple released iOS 16 Monday, September 12

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