Apple announced iOS 16 at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, with an official release date to the public on Monday, September 12.

ios 16 lock screen
iSO 16 introduces new Lock Screen personalization features including widgets, new Messages features like Mark as Unread and the ability to edit or delete sent messages, new Focus filters, new ways to use SharePlay, and more. This version also includes an iCloud Shared Photos Library, and comes with a Fitness app that doesn't require an Apple Watch to use.

Will My iPhone Run iOS 16?

Apple's newly announced iOS 16 operating system is compatible with many of the iPhones that are able to run iOS 15, but it does drop support for some older devices, including the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6s, the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ 6s Plus, the iPod touch, and the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ 7 and ‌‌iPhone‌‌ 7 Plus. Here's the full list of compatible devices:

  • iPhone 14
  • ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus
  • ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro
  • ‌iPhone 14‌ Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ mini
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • ‌iPhone‌ 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ 11
  • ‌iPhone‌ 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ XS
  • ‌iPhone‌ XS Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ XR
  • ‌iPhone‌ X
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus
  • ‌iPhone SE‌ (2nd generation and later)

How to Find Out Your iPhone Model

If you're unsure what ‌iPhone‌ model you have, go to Settings -> General -> About, and you'll find the model name there.

You can also find out which version of iOS your device is running by going to Settings -> Software Update. If an update is available for your ‌iPhone‌, it will notify you here.

ios 16 lockscreens
You can check in the Settings app when the new update is officially launched to ensure your ‌iPhone‌ stays up-to-date with all the latest features.

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