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Which iPhones are compatible with iOS 16?

Which iPhones are compatible with iOS 16?
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iOS 16 introduces many new nice features, some of which include a new lock screen experience, focus mode improvements, the return of the battery percentage, and much more. I cover my top 5 features of iOS 16 here.

So now, let’s see if your iPhone is compatible with iOS 16.

Is my iPhone compatible with iOS 16?

Below is the list of the iPhone models that are compatible with iOS 16. Whilst all the models below are compatible with iOS 16, some of the features will only be available to those that use the new A12 Bionic chip.

  • 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 or later)

iPhone models that are not compatible with iOS 16

Unfortunately, as with any major software update there comes a time when certain models due to limitations cannot be upgraded. This includes the following iPhone models:

  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • First-generation iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus

This does mean that over time, these specific iPhone models will encounter compatibility issues and security-related fixes may not be available for them.

How to find out your iPhone model

If you’re unsure about the model of your iPhone, you can find it using the following steps:

  1. Go to ‘Settings’
  2. Scroll to ‘General’
  3. Click on ‘About’

In the top section, you’ll see the title ‘Model Name’ and to the right of this, you’ll be able to see your iPhone model.


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