iOS is the flagship operating system for Apple's mobile devices. it often feels that just when you've updated your Apple device to the latest version of iOS, a new one is already on the horizon.
This past year, Apple released iOS 16 - bringing with it some exciting features and improvements for both the iPhone and iPad. Fortunately, if you've got an Apple device that supports the latest version of iOS, then it's easy to update to iOS 16.
Let's break down the why of updating your device to the latest version, as well as which Apple devices can update to iOS 16.
Why Update to iOS 16?
Have you ever felt like your device was running slow or lagging? Or tried to update your favorite apps and find they won’t download? You may be dealing with an outdated operating system that’s keeping you from taking advantage of the latest features, apps, and fixes.
Luckily, updating to the latest version of iOS is one way to breathe some life into your device and keep it responsive and efficient!
By updating, you're getting access to the newest features and improvements, which can help optimize both performance and battery life. Plus, with each update, Apple strengthens the security of its mobile devices by applying the latest vulnerability patches.
Keeping your Apple products updated can feel complicated, but the risks are simply too great to ignore. Not only could you be missing out on a better experience, but you could also be putting your device (and your data) at risk by not updating.
Which Apple Devices Can Update to iOS 16?
Apple has built quite an impressive lineup of devices over the years - and while all of them may not be able to update to the latest version of iOS, many of them still can. Here's a list of Apple devices that can run iOS 16:
What iPhones Can Update to iOS 16?
Do you have an iPhone? Upgrading your device to iOS 16 allows you to access the newest features and improvements for your iPhone. Here's a list of iPhones that can update to the latest operating system by model:
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- 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 8 Plus
- iPhone SE (3rd generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
What if my iPhone isn't listed?
If you own an iPhone older than the iPhone X, it's time to upgrade. The capabilities of the latest iOS require a more modern chipset that older models just can't provide. Not to mention, by upgrading your iPhone, you'll get access to the newest features and experiences.
Luckily, TekReplay offers a wide range of refurbished iPhones, all of which are compatible with the latest iOS 16. Shop our latest selection of refurbished iPhones that are ready to update to iOS 16 and get the most out of your device.
What iPads Can Upgrade to iPadOS 16?
As the companion version to iOS16, iPadOS 16 also brings exciting innovations to the iPad. The primary differences relate to the larger display size and additional features. Here's a list of iPads that can update to the latest version:
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (6th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (10th generation)
- iPad (9th generation)
- iPad (8th generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (6th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad Air (5th generation)
- iPad Air (4th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
Similar to iPhones, if your iPad isn't listed here, it's time for an upgrade. TekReplay offers a wide selection of certified refurbished iPads that are compatible with the latest iOS 16 update.
Do I Need to Update My Apple Watch?
Apple's line of watches has its own proprietary operating system known as watchOS. If you have an Apple Watch Series 3 or later, then your watch supports the latest version of watchOS9.
To ensure compatibility between your Apple Watch and iOS 16, be sure to update your watch's OS and phone at the same time, so you don't run into any compatibility issues.
How Do I Update My iOS?
Once you've checked that your device is compatible with iOS 16, it's easy to update. Just follow these simple steps:
- Make sure your device is plugged in and connected to Wi-Fi.
- Go to Settings > General > Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions to download the latest version of iOS 16.
- Wait for your device to finish downloading and installing the update, then enjoy all of the new features and enhancements!
You can find user guides for all devices on Apple's support website to get a more detailed, step-by-step process for updating your device. Keep in mind if you're updating from an older version of iOS, this process may take a few minutes longer than usual.
Need an Upgraded Device? TekReplay Has You Covered
Keeping your devices updated with the latest operating system is crucial for optimal performance and security. This will help you keep your updated and upgraded, and you will enjoy new features and continued access to your favorite apps and services.
But what if the latest OS doesn’t support your device? No problem!At TekReplay, we offer a wide selection of certified refurbished Apple products that are compatible with the latest iOS 16 update. Our devices come with no additional costs or hidden fees, so you can rest assured that you're getting the best bang for your buck. Shop today and get ready to experience all of the new features iOS 16 offers!