The new major version was introduced by Apple at the beginning of the summer, during the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference, and to our surprise, it brought more new functionality than we previously expected. Among other things, the lock screen has been completely reworked, opening up a huge customization option: in iOS 16, you can customize the type of watch number, you can display the intricacies already known on Apple watches, and thanks to artificial intelligence, even simple wallpapers can get Very cool 3D effect. We previously reported the full list of novelties, you can access our article on this by clicking here.
This is how you can update it
Upgrading to a new major version is easier than you think. open the Settingsin , then tap on it Generaland then a system update The menu, where iOS 16 should appear after a short wait. The update size varies between 4 and 5 GB, depending on the device, so users with limited storage space should free up some space on their devices for a smooth transition. It also doesn’t hurt to create one before updating to support In order to avoid possible data loss, which is highly unlikely, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
It’s hard to say how long the update might take, but one thing is for sure: in the next 3-4 hours, Apple’s servers will be particularly busy, so it can take up to two or three hours to download the new iPhone. The program, during this time, however, you can use your device undisturbed. After the download comes the installation, which takes about 20-30 minutes depending on the experience so far.
As the Index previously reported, iOS 16 already supports a much narrower range than previous devices – the iPhones eligible for the update are the following: 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 XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone SE (3rd generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation) ).
New versions of iPadOS and macOS will have to wait a little longer
Contrary to usual, the new major versions of iOS and iPadOS will not appear this year at the same time, because Apple has fallen a bit with the improvement of the software that runs on iPads, which according to the signs will arrive on the devices along with macOS Ventura this year – expected Sometime in October. By the way, the date also coincides with rumors that Apple, as in previous years, is holding a second event for October of this year, where the main focus will be on iPads and Macs, but the details are not yet known.
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