Is my iPhone compatible with iOS 16?

Yesterday was Apple the WWDC22 opened with the traditional opening keynote. The versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS and watchOS that will be released in autumn were presented. Among other things, the following innovations will be established on the iPhone: a customizable lock screen, safety check, the fitness app without an Apple Watch, and more. Of course the question arises: Is my iPhone compatible with iOS 16? You will find the answer to this question along with further information in this guide. Scroll down if you want to know which Apple iPhone it is iOS 16 gets upgraded.

Is my iPhone compatible with iOS 16? Here you get the answer to this question.
Is my iPhone compatible with iOS 16? Here you get the answer to this question.

These iPhone models are compatible with iOS 16

Apple shows once again that smartphone models that have been on the market for several years are still supported with a system upgrade. Of course you can't install iOS 16 on very old iPhones, but the list is still impressive - even in comparison with iOS 15 and iOS 14. Here are the iPhone generations that are compatible with iOS 16:

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or newer)

When will the iOS 16 upgrade for the iPhone come?

The new version of Apple's smartphone operating system will come onto the market with the new iPhone generation, as has been the case in recent years and decades. So when the iPhone 14 is presented in September, you can also equip your compatible device with the new system. Of course, if you are a developer, you already have the opportunity to access corresponding beta versions to prepare your apps. There will also be public betas until the fall, so that those who are curious can get to grips with the new system.

More information about iOS, iPadOS, macOS and Co.

Now the question should be Is my iPhone compatible with iOS 16? be clarified. If you want to read details about the announced innovations, get information about the announced iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and other system versions and watch yesterday's WWDC22 keynote as a video, then have a look here: WWDC22 Keynote Summary. I summarized all the relevant statements for you last night right after the stream of the event. So you know straight away what's in store for you and your iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches and other devices in autumn. What do you like the most about it or are you missing a long-awaited innovation? Please leave a comment :)

Official information from Apple

Which iPhone models get iOS 16 as an upgrade? See the list above for the detailed answer to this question. The source for this is the official preview page about the upcoming iPhone operating system from Apple. In addition to this list, you will also find all new features and updated features with short descriptions, screenshots and animations there. So, like every year, there are a number of ways you can get a glimpse of what to expect with the new iPhone system before you upgrade - via the preview website, via the WWDC keynote, via the beta versions, and so on. Have fun!

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