The release of Apple’s next major software update, iOS 16, is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. New features like and will come to the iPhone, but unfortunately not everyone will get the chance to install it.
If you have an older iPhone, you may be wondering 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 next week.
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These iPhone models support iOS 16
The following iPhones will be compatible with iOS 16 when it releases later this year:
It is also safe to assume that every model in thewill run iOS 16 when it arrives. Apple is expected to announce and release its latest flagship sometime in September at an annual keynote address for a special event.
How to find out which iPhone you have
Not sure which iPhone you own? You can easily find out the model from your settings to make sure iOS 16 is running.
To find your iPhone model, launch the Settings app and go to General > About. Next Model Name, you should see what type of iPhone you own. Below that you see a Model Numberwhich you can use to find out more details about your model such as capacity and launch year, but it is not necessary (for iPhone SE only) to check whether your phone supports iOS 16 or not.
What about older iPhone models like the iPhone 7 Plus?
Unfortunately, any iPhone older than the iPhone 8 does not support iOS 16, including the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Many people on Twitter were surprised by this, as many expected the iPhone 7 Plus to support at least iOS 16. Instead, the iPhone 7 series and some older models will only support iOS 15.
Will my iPad get iOS 16?
The iPad has its own version of iOS 16 — known as iPadOS 16. This latest operating system is supported on the following iPad models: