On Monday, September 12, a new iOS 16 update for devices from Apple was released, which everyone can download.
The new operating system was announced back in June and was available for download by beta testers. According to them, iOS 16 is not revolutionary, but it received a number of useful updates.
The following devices support the new iOS:
- iPhone 8, 8 Plus;
- iPhone X;
- iPhone XR;
- iPhone XS, XS Max;
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max;
- iPhone SE 2020;
- iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro , Pro Max;
- iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, Pro Max;
- iPhone SE 2022.
Of course, the recently introduced 14th generation of iPhone initially runs on a new version of the operating system .
New features in iOS 16
The developers have changed the lock screen, updated Messages, Home, Wallet and Maps, allowed to use “Fitness” without Apple Watch, and also added storage of photos and videos of the whole family in a common cloud.
In addition, the Always On Display function appeared. Thanks to her, users can see the time, notifications, date and other system data, even when the screen is turned off. At the same time, it consumes a minimum of energy, as implemented in the Apple Watch.
In addition to smartphones, Apple Watch will receive a new firmware called watchOS 9. It will not support Apple Watch 3, the update is only available for owners of Series 4/5/6/7 and budget SE. New software for tablets, laptops and computers, dubbed iPadOS 16 and macOS 13, will be released at least in October.
Is iOS 16 worth downloading?
Often, on the first day, a huge number of users download new software, which can make the update process take a long time. Also, in most cases, there are many bugs and errors in new versions of iOS. That is why it is better to take your time and wait until the developers release a more stable version with the elimination of various shortcomings.