If you haven’t pre-ordered an iPhone 14, iPhone owners can still feel like they own a new smartphone on Monday.
iPhone 14 prices start at $799, topped by the iPhone 14 Pro Max at $1,099.
Here’s everything you need to know about the arrival of iOS 16.
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What time will iOS 16 be released?
Apple said iOS 16 will launch on September 12, four days before the iPhone 14 hits stores. Typically, the software update can be downloaded at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time or 10:00 a.m. PT.
Which phones will support iOS 16?
If you have an iPhone 8 or later, your phone will support iOS 16. Second-generation or later models of the iPhone SE will also support the new software update.
Will all iPhones support all new iOS 16 features?
A handful of features are only supported if your iPhone is running the A12 chip. How do you find that? Basically, if you have an iPhone 8 or earlier, you don’t have the chip. Features like extracting live text from video or removing topics from an image are not available on older iPhones.
What features won’t be here on Monday?
The most notable feature that won’t launch until later this year is iCloud Shared Photo Library, which makes it easier for iPhone owners to share photos among family members or friends.
How to Update iPhone to iOS 16?
The best way to check is to head to Settings, then General, then Software Update. Your iPhone will tell you if iOS 16 is available.
When available, plug in your device or make sure your device has 50% or more battery life. Then tap “Install Now”. So be prepared to wait. It might take some time.
What features are coming to iOS 16?
Edit or delete messages after sending. Users can edit or unsend a message in the Messages app up to 15 minutes after it was sent. Both sender and receiver must be using the Messages app and running iOS 16.
Customizable lock screens. Users can apply different styles and fonts along with additional information resembling mini-widgets that can display weather, activity, alarms and more. The widgets look like the ones you can add to the face of an Apple Watch.
Focus mode upgrades. iPhone owners will find it easier to create a focus and switch between focus modes, such as switching from professional use to personal use or when you’re about to take a break. going to bed, for example.
Passkeys for Safari. What if your iPhone essentially became your password? Passkeys offers a new way to sign in to services or websites using your iPhone as a way to sign in with Touch ID or Face ID.
What about WatchOS 9?
It’s not just the iPhone that’s getting an update. Apple Watch owners will also see a big software update.
The update is available to owners of Apple Watch Series 4 or later alongside iOS 16.
Some of the great features available on WatchOS 9 include: Different ways to view workouts, improved workout summaries, a meds app, sleep stages to better track your sleep, and new watch faces.
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