APPLE has issued a brand new iPhone alert to allow users to install a surprise update.
The company rolled out a new version of iOS overnight — check your iPhone now to see it.
It’s the latest update for iOS 16, a major software update released earlier this month.
iOS 16 added many new features including customizable lock screens.
Now Apple has released a second “fix” update for iOS 16: iOS 16.0.2.
It fixes a variety of bugs that plague iPhone users — including a camera issue — so it’s worth installing right away.
To check for the new update, go to Settings > General > Software update.
What’s new in iOS 16.0.2?
Here are Apple’s official patch notes for iOS 16.0.2:
- The camera may vibrate and cause blurry photos when shooting with some third-party apps on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
- The display may appear completely black during device setup
- Copying and pasting between apps can result in a permissions prompt appearing more often than expected
- VoiceOver may not be available after restart
- Resolves an issue that caused touch input to become unresponsive on some iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone 11 displays after servicing
Apple also says the release includes “important security updates.”
So even if you don’t care about the bug fixes, it’s important to update to stay safe.
Devices supported by iOS 16
Unfortunately, many iPhones just can’t be updated to iOS 16.
Here is a list of all devices supported by iOS 16:
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14Plus
- 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 8plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or newer)
If you don’t know what iPhone model you have, you can check by going to Settings > General > About and looking at the model name.
And you can see if you can (or already have) get iOS 16 by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
Unfortunately, some iOS 16 features may not work on your device even if you can get the new update. Here is a list of model-dependent iOS 16 features.
iOS 16 update features – new iPhone tricks revealed
Here are some big changes available in iOS 16.
Change #1 – Lock Screen
Apple is completely changing the lock screen, allowing you to customize presets or create your own.
You can also take advantage of Live Activity, a new feature that tracks events in real time.
It can be a workout, sports scores, your cab ride, or a food delivery order—all from the lock screen.
Finally there’s a new design where notifications roll up from the bottom of the display, giving you the best possible view of the lock screen.
Change #2 – Blocking photo albums
In case you haven’t noticed, you can hide iPhone photos – by putting them in a hidden folder.
However, this hidden folder is easy to find (or recover if you hid the folder yourself).
Luckily, iOS 16 protects your hidden and recently deleted folders on iPhone with a password.
That means you have to use Face ID to gain access to them and protect them from snoopers who might be using your iPhone.
Change #3 – Sending and editing iMessages
Your messaging app finally lets you “unsend” iMessages.
This means that if you regret sending the text message, the recipient’s phone will call you back.
And you can even edit text to fix typos or other errors quickly and easily.
Importantly, this feature only works properly if the recipient is also using iOS 16 – so be careful for the first few weeks.
Change #4 – Pin Safari Tabs
If you’re an iPhone power user, you probably have hundreds of Safari tabs open.
This can make it difficult to find the tabs you use most often.
Luckily, iOS 16 lets you pin your favorite tabs in Safari so you never lose track of what matters most again.
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