iOS 16 is out: How to install the latest iPhone software update

An iPhone 13 running iOS 16 showing wallpaper options

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Apple on Monday unveiled iOS 16, the hottest important application update for the Iphone lineup. Alongside iOS 16, Apple also released WatchOS 9 for the Apple Check out and TVOS 16 for the Apple Television. iPadOS 16 and MacOS Ventura are anticipated to get there in Oct. 

Integrated in iOS 16 are many new features that will modify how you use your Iphone — or at the very least adjust how you interact with its lock display. 

You can now entirely customize your iPhone’s lock screen with rotating background photos (automated or of your selecting), and lock display screen widgets for glanceable information — something that will be even far more practical on the Iphone 14 Pro‘s usually-on show. 

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Other improvements in iOS 16 contain an update to the Messages application that allows you to edit or delete iMessages after they have been despatched, additional advanced concentrate settings and filters, the ability to program electronic mail messages, and other improvements to the Mail application. 

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How to put in iOS 16 on your Iphone

If you are prepared to acquire the leap and install iOS 16 on your Iphone correct now, and you have a person of the iPhone designs that will get iOS 16, make positive to established aside about 30 minutes to finish the activity. Not only does it acquire a little bit of time to down load and put in the update, but just before you do that you will want to comply with our guide to having your Apple iphone ready for the update. It’s excellent apply to go through a couple housekeeping measures prior to setting up important updates: It’s going to conserve you from any extra complications really should matters go erroneous. 

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With all of that performed, make sure you have your Apple iphone plugged in and charging and a solid Wi-Fi connection. The previous will guarantee that your phone isn’t going to run out of power all through the installation, even though the latter will support pace up the approach. This is how to put in iOS 16:

iOS installation process

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  1. Open the Configurations app on your Apple iphone.
  2. Select Standard > Software Update.
  3. Your Apple iphone will mechanically check for the update. I had two solutions when seeking for the update on an Iphone 13 Pro Max: iOS 15.7, or, at the base of the web site, Upgrade to iOS 16.
  4. Tap Enhance to iOS 16.
  5. Select Download and put in and enter your passcode if prompted. 

From this issue ahead, allow your Iphone do the relaxation of the work. You may be requested to approve your Apple iphone restarting to total the installation approach, or if you come about to overlook the prompt your Iphone really should restart on its possess. 

Either way, your Iphone will restart a handful of occasions in the course of the set up. Which is typical. As soon as it truly is finished, you’ll see your usual lock monitor wherever you can then enter your passcode and start out tapping and swiping your way via the update.