How to prepare your iPhone for iOS 16

Apple’s new iOS 16 software update is coming later today, this guide will tell you everything you need to know to get your iPhone ready for iOS 16.

The iOS 16 software update will also be accompanied by an update for Apple Watch, watchOS 9, both coming later today. iOS 16 will bring a wide range of new features to iPhone, so it’s worth updating to the latest version. Follow the steps below to make sure your iPhone is ready to update.

1. Check if your device is compatible with iOS 16.

Not all iPhone models are eligible for the update, the list below shows the iPhone devices that will receive the update.

  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iphone x
  • iPhone xp
  • iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (generation 2).

2. Make sure your iPhone has enough free space

You will need to make sure that your iPhone has enough free space to install the update. If you are using up all the space on your device, you will need to free up some space. iOS software updates take up a significant amount of space on your device, and if you don’t do it before updating, it will delay the update on your iPhone.

This can be done by deleting unnecessary apps, videos and other files on your iPhone that you may not need, you will need to make sure that your iPhone has at least 1 GB of free space to install the update.

3. Update your apps on iPhone.

If your apps on your iPhone are not set to update automatically, you should update all your apps to the latest version before you install the iOS 16 update on your device.

To manually update your apps on iPhone, open the app store on the device and then click your profile icon in the top right corner of the display, then you can scroll down and it will show you all available updates. Now select “Update All” and all your apps will be updated to the latest version.

This ensures that your device has all the latest software installed before installing the iOS 16 update. You can expect many companies to release updates to their apps after the release of iOS 16 software.

4. Back up your iPhone before installing iOS 16.

this is probably the most important step to get your iPhone ready for the iOS 16 software update. Backing up your phone will keep all your data safe in case something goes wrong with the update.

You can manually back up your iPhone by going to settings and then selecting “Your Name” at the top of the screen, now select iCloud, then select “iCloud Backup” and select “Back Up Now”. Your iPhone will be backed up to iCloud and you can use this backup to restore your device in the future.


This guide should help you prepare your iPhone for the iOS §16 software update. You can also use these tips for future software updates.

The iOS 16 software update will bring a wide range of new features to iPhone, including a new lock screen and a range of customizable widgets. There’s also a new lockdown mode designed to protect your iPhone in the event of a security issue.

The software will also include various updates to many of Apple’s own apps, including Mail, Safari, Maps, FaceTime, and more. We hope you find this guide helpful and hope it helps you update your device to iOS 16. You can find out more information about the iOS 16 software update on the Apple website.

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