iOS 16 will be Apple’s next major software update. It will come equipped with interesting new and unique features. For instance, it will include the ability to edit and unsend text messages, Apple Pay Later, further customization of the lock screen, and much more. Currently, the iOS 16 update is available in beta for developers. However, it isn’t very safe to use developer beta. Thus, users interested in testing iOS 16 must wait for the public beta, which might launch sometime this month. Additionally, Apple will likely release iOS 16 during the fall along with the iPhone 14 lineup.
However, many iPhone users question whether their current models will support the iOS 16 update. But first, users need to figure out which iPhone model they own. They can easily do so from the settings of their phone to check if it will run iOS 16 –
- Open the Settings app > go to General > About.
- Then, users will see the type of iPhone they own next to the Model Name.
- And underneath that, there will also be a Model Number if users want to know more details about their iPhone.
List of iPhone models that will support iOS 16
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X, XS, and XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (second generation and later)
And, of course, every model in the iPhone 14 lineup will also run iOS 16 when Apple launches it.
What about iPads?
Apple iPads will get their version of iOS 16 – iPadOS 16, which will support the following models –
- iPad Mini (fifth generation and later)
- iPad (fifth generation and later)
- iPad Air (third generation and later)
- iPad Pro (all models)