Whats New in iOS 16

iOS 16 was first released as a developer beta but now it has been released as a beta the rest of us can use. After fully launching the iPhone 14 pro max at the event that took place on 7 September, Apple reveals that the full beta will be launched on 12 September. Exactly four days before iPhone 14 lineup arrives in stores. 


Lock Screen

Whats New in iOS 16

The lock screen on iOS 16 is expected to get a massive change. There’s a completely different lock screen we are talking about here fellas. The font and size of time can also be changed as well. Options beneath the time, widgets, new wallpapers, and adjustable wallpapers are also included on the lock screen. 

Apple Pay

Whats New in iOS 16

Apple Pay will now be perfectly supported by third-party browsers and not just Apple’s very own search engine, Safari. Any third-party browser such as Firefox, Chrome, or Microsoft Edge can run the Apple Pay feature in iOS 16. 


The most awaited change was witnessed in the Messages app. The users now have the ability to edit or delete the messages they have sent. This was being asked by users for years and this time Apple decided to listen. SharePlay will also work in Messages and you can also collaborate on documents and spreadsheets. 

iCloud Shared Photo Library

iCloud Shared Photo Library now lets people share photos more efficiently and limitlessly. This procedure will also get laid out in a secluded and separate iCloud Shared Photo Library as well. 

Family Sharing

The Family Sharing feature has also been taken to another level this time. Parents can now set up their children’s devices much more swiftly and effortlessly. This feature will give parents more adaptability in their child’s phones. Though, this is something more parents have been wanting for a really long time. 

Focus Mode

Whats New in iOS 16

In context to the lock screen overhaul, Focus can now be expanded to the lock screen. You will be able to create new lock screens in accordance with your Focus modes. Customization of the highest order is what Apple wanted this time. 

Lastly, iOS 16 will bring new Memoji customizations for the users. Additionally, you can now create more versatile and enhanced Memojis according to your liking. 

What Does iOS Stand For?

iOS is the sole operating system specially designed for all Apple-made products and devices. The Apple computers however feature macOS and Apple Watch watchOS. It is designed for the user to enjoy a seamless and less confusing interface. It is also the second most used mobile operating system only behind Android. iOS is basically the acronym for the iPhone Operating System. 

Can iPhone 11 Get iOS 16?

iOS 16 will officially be here on September 12 and unfortunately, not every Apple iPhone will be blessed with this groundbreaking operating system. The following listed iPhones are the only ones that will be featuring iOS 16. 

  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone XS and XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 

Will iPhone 7 Get iOS 16?

Unfortunately, iPhone 7 will be unable to access iOS 16. Its interface might be too weak to carry such a big upgrade. Any phone beneath iPhone 8 will remain unknown to iOS 16.