When iOS 16 will be available in India?

When Apple recently announced the upcoming iOS 16 at their WWDC keynote event, every tech enthusiast scoured the internet for one answer: when will it be available? iPhone users have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the new software update and it seems that the brand has quite a distinct one for consumers.

With the excitement, the new iOS 16 brought many new upgrades and features that are expected to streamline the overall user experience. After the successful reception iOS 15 got in 2015, it’s not surprising that the brand has some great tricks up its sleeve.

But the question comes down to one: when will users be able to experience the new software update first-hand? We discuss that and more in this article.

iOS 16 release date

The launch of a new iOS update generally comes with the new model iPhone which is launched around September every year. So we can expect iOS 16 to be available after the annual iPhone event, where the brand will introduce the next generation iPhone 14.

This is a routine that has been pretty consistent with every Apple product launch, so expect iOS 16 to be available after the fall.

What about the iOS 16 Beta version?

The beta version of iOS 16, the developer version, was made available right after the software was announced. The first public beta is expected to be available to regular users within a few weeks.

Leading up to the final public release of the final version of iOS 16, there will be a few beta versions available in the meantime.

How do you download the iOS 16 Developer Beta?

If you’d like to try the iOS 16 developer beta and try out its features firsthand, here are a few steps you can follow:

  • Start by opening Safari from your iPhone then go to developer.apple.com and then sign in with the Apple ID
  • Navigate to the Downloads section on the left and scroll from there to the iOS 16 beta. From there, you need to click Install Profile and then click OK.
  • Once you’re done, open the Settings app on your iPhone and find the profile you just downloaded. For easy instructions – General > Profile > iOS Beta.
  • Install the beta version by clicking Install in the top right corner.
  • Read through the developer consent form and check “I agree”.
  • Restart your iPhone and then open the settings again. Go to General > Software Update and install iOS 16 beta.
  • Once the same is downloaded, tap Install and it should be available on your iPhone.

Which iPhone models are compatible with iOS 16?

If you’re concerned about the compatibility issues, Apple stressed that the new features on iOS 16 will be available in iPhone 8 and later.

So if you have an iPhone that launched before iPhone 8, chances are you won’t be able to enjoy the features and functionalities of the new iOS 16. Apple also said that some of the older models could get the iOS 16 update but certain features are exclusive to the newer models.

For example, the live captioning feature is only available in iPhone 11 models and above. The door and person detection feature also requires a LiDAR scanner, which is only available in iPhone 12 Pro and later models. So there will be select devices that will receive some exclusive benefits and features that the other models will not.

This is a huge leap from the previous software upgrade, the iOS 15. The compatibility of the last update was much more diverse, leaving a few users thinking about the upcoming version and its functionalities. However, iOS 16’s limited compatibility is justified given the list of advanced features it comes out with.

Conclusion

In short, the iOS 16 is expected to be available from September 2022 if we follow the launches of the past few years. Meanwhile, the interested users can choose to download the developer beta or wait for the public beta to be downloaded and installed on their iPhones.

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