Apple iOS 16 launch Highlights: iOS 16, watchOS 9 now ready for download (2023)

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Apple iOS 16 Update today: Apple’s iOS 16 and watch OS 9 has rolled out for all eligible devices. The iOS 16 update was first rolled out to those on the public beta or developer beta version of the software. The update is around 3 GB in size for iPhone users. For watchOS 9, Apple is supporting Watch Series 4 and above.

The latest version of iOS will feature a completely reimagined Lock Screen that will come with many new personalisation features including widgets. iOS 16 will also feature new updates to iMessage and the Apple Maps app. watchOS 9 will add new fitness tracking features like more metrics for elements like heart rate and elevation data, among other features.

Read more: How to get Apple’s iOS 16 operating system update on your iPhone

The following iPhones will support iOS 16: iPhone 14 series, iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 series and iPhone 11 series and iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The other iPhones supported are iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone SE Gen 2 and iPhone SE Gen 3.

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13:56 (IST)13 Sep 2022

WatchOS 9: The biggest change

Apple's WatchOS 9 is also available for users. The biggest change will be for Workouts where users will see more information including Activity ring information, heart rate zones, etc while exercising. They can just turn the Digital Crown and this information will be reflected. As for customisation, you can create work and recovery intervals for yourself. Read more about watchOS 9 here.

13:10 (IST)13 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: Here's how to customise the lockscreen

With iOS 16, you can bid goodbye to the boring old lockscreen. Users can now go toSettings> Wallpaper > and then tap on Add new wallpaper to change the lockscreen.

Apple will now show a lot more options for wallpaper and the lock screen. Apple will show also options to customise this further. You can tap and change the font or colour for the time widget, even for the date. Read more about iOS 16 tips here.

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22:50 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16 update: This should be visible on most eligible devices now

Apple users should now start seeing the iOS 16 update on their iPhones. Just go to Settings> General> Software update and it should reflect. In our case we saw an update for iOS 15.7 first, and then below that an option to upgrade to iOS 16.

22:41 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: Brings new passkey feature

Apple's iOS 16 update is adding a new passkey feature. Apple says this is part of the browsing experience in Safari and says these cannot be "phished or leaked" and are designed to replace passwords. Passkeys use Touch ID or Face ID for biometric verification, and iCloud Keychain to sync across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV with end-to-end encryption. These have been created as a joint effort in collaboration with the FIDO Alliance, Google, and Microsoft, and the passkeys will work across apps and the web. Users will be able to sign in to websites or an app on non-Apple devices using just their iPhone with this feature.

22:38 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iPadOS: Where's the update for my iPad?

If you are waiting for an update on the iPad, then you will have to wait a bit longer. The update for iPadOS 16 will only arrive in October due to a rare delay.

22:33 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: It is now time

The iOS 16 update should begin appearing on most iPhones. However, we are yet to see the update on an older iPhone 12 Pro Max for now. This phone was not on the public beta. Another iPhone 13 that was already on the public beta is now updated to iOS 16. We've shared the screenshot below on what the update message looks like when it appears.

22:23 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: 5GB update

This is a 5GB update based on what we're seeing on an iPhone 13. Keep in mind this device was on iOS 16 public beta.

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22:19 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16 update is now rolling out for all beta users

The iOS 16 update is now rolling out for all beta users. Those who were on the public or developer beta will see the update. It is around 5.02GB in size.

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22:09 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: The Messages app will get new sub-categories

Apple is adding more sub-categories to the Messages app with iOS 16. The Messages filter extension will now classify business messages into sub-categories such as finance, orders, reminders, coupons and so on and so forth. This should sort out the Messages app a bit more for iPhone users across the world and bring some much needed order.

22:01 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: How to check for update

In order to check for the update, just go to the Settings app on your iPhone, followed by General and tap on Software update. The update should reflect once roll out begins at 10.30 pm IST. Make sure you are connected to WiFi when updating because it will consume a lot of data and you will need a steady internet connection to install this. Read more here.

21:59 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: These features will arrive later

Not all iOS 16 features will roll out today itself. Some features like a Shared Photo Library with the family will arrive in a separate update later this year. The new FreeForm productivity app will also arrive later.

21:46 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: Edit or unsend an iMessage on iPhone

Apple's new iOS 16 iPhone update will let you edit and unsend text messages for the first time. That means you will be able to go back and correct a typo or delete a message if you sent it to the wrong person. Users will have a 15-minute window to unsend texts. Once the 15 minutes are up, you will not have the ability to recall messages.

20:18 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: Fitness app is more useful

Apple's iOS 16 is making the fitness app a lot more useful even for those who don't have the Apple Watch. The Fitness app will now track and help users meet their fitness goals by keeping a tab on step count using the iPhone's sensors. It will also track third‑party workouts to give an estimate of calories burnt to contribute to one's daily move goal.

20:16 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iPhone 14 Pro series: The features that were already there on Android

Apple introduced the new iPhone 14 series last week, which come with several new features which are limited to these. This includes Always On display, an Action mode for videos, but some Android phones have had these for a while now. Read on to know more about these iPhone 14 Pro features, which were already on Android.

19:52 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: Medications feature in Health app

The Medication feature in Health app is an important part of iOS 16 as well. It will help users track their medications, set a schedule and get reminders on when they are supposed to take a particular pill. For those with chronic illnesses this could be a useful feature.

19:31 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple watchOS 9: List of supported devices

Apple's watchOS 9 will also be available for download starting today. All Apple Watch Series 4 and above are supported. watchOS 9 brings improved workouts, a new low power mode, enhancement to swim tracking, the medications app (which is also part of iOS 16) among a host of other features.

19:15 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16 could let users bypass Captcha

Apple's iOS 16 update could also let users bypass Captcha on websites as we had noted earlier. The feature is part of Settings under Apple ID> Password & Security > Automatic Verification and once activated, Apple's iCloud verify's the user's device and Apple ID account and removes the need for any Captcha prompts on other apps or websites.

19:12 (IST)12 Sep 2022

What about iPadOS 16 and macOS?

While iOS 16 and watchOS 9 are rolling out today, iPadOS is delayed to October. MacOS Ventura will also release in October. However, you can install the beta versions for both on your devices if you are willing to try this out.

19:10 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: The other features you might not have heard about

Apple's iOS 16 update will be packed with features and while not all of them get the spotlight they deserve, some of these will be very useful for iPhone customers. For one, iOS 16 will let users see their WiFi passwords in the settings quite easily. Further, users will be able to delete duplicate photos more easily from the Photos album. To know more about these feature, read here.

18:58 (IST)12 Sep 2022

Apple iOS 16: Redesigned Lockscreen

The redesigned Lockscreen is the major design update on iOS 16. You can customise it by just long-pressing the lockscreen and a Customise option will show up. Users can add more widgets, etc to the Lockscreen as well as use personal photos or even have a set of photos that will shuffle automatically on the Lock Screen. This is one feature which is getting the maximum additions with iOS 16 given the iPhone 14 Pro now supports an Always On Display.

Apple's iOS 16 will come with a completely overhauled lock screen interface, more personalisation features and more. watchOS 16 adds more metrics for elements like heart rate and elevation data, among other changes. The Health app on Apple Watches will also support adding medications.

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