Is your iPhone compatible with iOS 16? Here’s how to find out

The release of Apple’s next major software update, iOS 16, is expected to be announced in the coming weeks “Far Out” event on September 7. New features like edit and unsend text messages and better customization of your lock screen will come to the iPhone, but unfortunately not everyone will have the chance to install it.

If you have an older iPhone, you might be curious 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 to your iPhone once it’s released to the general public next week.

Read more: iOS 16: Every new iPhone feature we know about so far

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If you want to get your hands on iOS 16 right now, you can download the sixth public beta of iOS 16which brings the battery percentage back to your status bar.

These iPhone models will support iOS 16

The following iPhones will be compatible with iOS 16 when released later this year:

It is also safe to assume that each model in the iPhone 14 Series will run iOS 16 when it arrives. Apple is expected to announce and launch its latest flagship device in September during an annual keynote at a special event.

How to know which iPhone you have

Not sure which iPhone you have? You can easily determine the model from your settings to check if it will work in iOS 16.

To find your iPhone model, launch the Settings app and go to General > About. Close to Model name, you should see what type of iPhone you have. Below you will see a Model numberwhich you can use to know more about your model, like capacity and introduction year, but it is not necessary (only for iPhone SE) to check whether your phone will support iOS 16 or not .

iPhone model name

To check your iPhone model, go to Settings > General > About.

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What about older iPhone models like the iPhone 7 Plus?

Unfortunately, any iPhone older than iPhone 8 will not support iOS 16, including iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Many people on Twitter were surprised by this as many expected at least the iPhone 7 Plus to support iOS 16. Instead, the iPhone 7 series and some older models will only support iOS 16. only supports up to iOS 15.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

iOS 16 will not work on iPhone 7 series.

Will my iPad get iOS 16?

The iPad has its own version of iOS 16, known as iPadOS 16. This new operating system will be supported on the following iPad models:

iPad 2021 and iPad Mini

The latest generations of iPad and iPad Mini will both support iPadOS 16.

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