Apple Releases iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 With Bug Fixes and Security Updates

Apple today released iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6, the sixth point updates to the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 operating systems that first came out last September. The launch of iOS 16.6 comes over a month after the release of iOS 16.5, an update that brought minor changes to Apple News.

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‌‌iOS 16‌‌‌.6 and iPadOS 16.6 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. It can take a few minutes for the updates to propagate to all users because of demand. Apple has also released an iOS 15.7.8 update for those who are not able to update to iOS 16.

According to Apple's release notes for the update, it includes unspecified bug fixes and security improvements. No new features were found during the beta testing period, and Apple's notes on the software provide no insight into what's included.

Apple's work on iOS 16 is winding down now that iOS 17 is available for beta testers and set to launch in September alongside new iPhones.

Top Rated Comments

cableguy84 Avatar
10 months ago
Not even finished downloading and battery life has already improved on 13 pro max
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thegerman Avatar
10 months ago
Great! Hopefully my battery feels snappier this time ;)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
10 months ago
I have requested this update. Hoping it improves the battery life. Let's see how it goes!



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Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
airwalk331 Avatar
10 months ago
Let's see how fast this one gets pulled/adds new bugs..
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dumastudetto Avatar
10 months ago
Diary of my iPhone 16.6 upgrade experience:


* I read the news article on here.
* I checked for new update and it showed up.
* I tapped install.
* It asked for my password.
* It then requested the update from Apple's one server on the entire internet.
* It then downloaded the update.
* It then prepared the update.
* It then rebooted the device to install the update.
* After the updated was installed, my Lock Screen returned to view and it prompted me to enter my password.
* I entered my password (first checking no thief was looking over my shoulder, I forgot to do this the first time I entered the password!!!!).
* I was returned to my Home Screen.
* I realised immediately everything felt more flawlesser and snappierish.
* I concluded this was a thoroughly delightful update experience.


This is the Apple experience.

Thanks Tim & the whole team over at Apple.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
krspkbl Avatar
10 months ago
Calculator is snappy!!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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