New Delhi: Today, on September 12, iOS 16 will start distributing to iPhone 8 and above devices. The mobile operating system has been available in beta form on iPhones for months, and Apple is set to finally roll out the OS, likely tonight or early tomorrow morning in India. iOS 16 was first shown at WWDC 2022 in June 2022, and it introduces a new user interface and features, especially on the lock screen.
Apple, like most other companies, usually announces the launch date rather than the exact time. Since the rollout corresponds to the California PDT time zone, we expect iOS 16 to reach Indian customers tonight at 10 PM or early tomorrow morning.
iOS 16 will be available for iPhone 8 and later. A software update will also be available for “budget” iPhones such as the iPhone SE 2020 and SE 2022. Moreover, the latest generation iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models will be pre-installed with iOS 16.
Apple usually notifies users when iOS 16 is available for their iPhone. To check manually, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
With iOS 16, Apple made major changes to the lock screen. To get started, users can change their wallpaper by long pressing on the lock screen. Widgets can also be added by users here. Moreover, notifications are displayed directly on the lock screen. Users will be able to access by swiping from bottom to top.
Apple is also updating the Camera app, and a new user interface allows users to switch between filters and modes using swipe gestures. iPhone 13 and later will get an improved Cinema Mode.
In terms of privacy, Apple is introducing a new lock mode on iPhones. It is intended to protect against spyware such as Pegasus. It can be accessed through the “Privacy” tab in “Settings”.