Focus your attention on your iPhone’s preferences: iOS 16 has arrived. The new operating system, as mentioned during Apple’s announcement during its September 7 Far Out presentation, will be released today Monday, September 12.
We talk at length about this operating system in our article dedicated to it and therefore we will not be here to tell you all the reasons why you should consider updating the Apple devices that you keep in your pocket. Referring you to the in-depth analysis to explore every detail, here we limit ourselves to pointing out the main news.
iOS 16 is compatible with all recent iPhones, compared to the current iOS 15, the exceptions are iPhone 6S, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, and iPhone 7. Here are the iPhones for which iOS 16 will be available:
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone SE 3
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 8
How to prepare to install iOS 16
To prepare for the upgrade, it is a good idea to consider installing the operating system as a good thing Somewhat complicated process For your iPhone especially it requires a good amount of free space.
Size varies from device to device. Just to get some references, some distros in the past They even weighed over 2 GB. But you should consider getting at least twice that free space because installations are done which require much more space than the actual package actually takes up.
To prepare for the arrival of iOS 16, keep in mind that even if there is a complete loss of data infrequently It is necessary to back up your data. The process is done through iTunes, simply by connecting the iPhone, iPod and iPad to the computer via cable and then clicking the button make backup.
It’s also possible to back up via iCloud if you have enough space (which requires a subscription because the 5GB free space you get from Apple is barely enough for some of the app’s preferences).
To do this, just go to the iOS or iPadOS settings, access the iCloud function and click on the Backup Now button. In this heading are the step-by-step instructions on the different ways to backup iPhone.
How to download iOS 16
The easiest way to download and install iOS 16 is directly from the device by going to Settings on your iPhone or iPad. This is a highly recommended system for those who have a good Wi-Fi connection. If you choose this update – usually referred to as OTA (over the air) – just press Settings > General > Software Update.
At this point, the device will check for available updates, and starting at 7 PM in Italy it will offer the ability to update to iOS 16. If the update doesn’t appear right away, don’t worry and try again after a few minutes. Especially in the early hours, the servers may be very busy and suggest the update for some users is “delayed”.
You can also download iOS 16 via your Mac. Plug your iPhone into a USB port and find it in the sidebar. If you’ve never connected your iPhone to your Mac or haven’t connected it in a while, you may need to download an update. Then tap General -> Check for Updates
Anyone who still has an old Mac (or Windows) with iTunes should instead
- Install the latest version of iTunes on your computer (download here)
- Connect the device to the computer
- Open iTunes and select the device.
- Click Summary, then click Check for Updates.
If the update fails
When installing the update, the progress bar may appear to be moving slowly. The time it takes to perform the update depends on the number of files on the device and the size of the update. If you upgrade over the airAnd the Keep the device connected to a power source. If your device runs out of power, plug it into a power source and turn it on until the update or reset is complete.
If you still can’t install the latest version of iOS or iPadOS, try downloading the update again:
- Go to Settings > General > Space [nome dispositivo].
- Look for the update in the list of applications.
- Click Update, then Delete.
- Go to Settings > General > Software Update and download the latest update.
If you do not see the update in the list of applications or if the problem occurs again, it is best to update the device with your computer, using Finder (with recent versions of macOS) or with iTunes (older versions of macOS or on a computer).
iPhone or iPad slow after installation?
Usually after performing a major update (as in the case of iOS 16), you may feel the initial slowdown of the system immediately after restarting the installation after installation. In general, this is a normal, momentary problem: after an initial period in which the system is stable, the iPhone and iPad will return to being as fluid and fast as always.
On the other hand, if the sluggishness continues for a longer period, it may be necessary to reset the device. And then, even before you install iOS 16, it might be a good idea to back up all the data, so you don’t lose it after a possible restore.
What about iPadOS 16?
Traditionally, iPadOS has always been released at the same time as iOS, but this year that won’t be the case: iPadOS 16 will arrive later, in October.
It is unclear why Apple decided to delay the release. Opinions vary from the need to reduce the effort of those who have to help clients and load the server, to the need for improvements coming from the tablet version that will have many bugs, especially in Stage Manager. The release delay should allow Apple engineers to invest more resources in completing the system and also getting iPadOS 16.1 in time with the arrival of new hardware that could be announced in October.