Problems after updating to iOS 16 on iPhone happen to some users, and while it’s annoying, the good news is that it’s usually easy to fix.
From battery issues, to iPhone feeling overheated than usual, to sluggish performance, issues installing the update itself, wi-fi issues, app crashes, and other erratic behaviors, every iOS update sometimes has hiccups for a select group of users. . Read on and let’s try to troubleshoot these issues so that you can use your iPhone as intended in no time.
Always backup your iPhone to iCloud or a computer before engaging in software updates or troubleshooting tricks.
1: iOS 16 update not showing up as available?
Is iOS 16 update not even showing up as available to you?
First, you have to confirm that you have an iOS 16 compatible iPhone. If it checks, you want to make sure that your iPhone has an active internet connection.
Sometimes simply restarting your iPhone will allow the update to appear as available as well.
2: iOS 16 stuck on “Preparing to update” or “Verifying update”, can’t install iOS 16 update
Maybe you can’t even start installing iOS 16 because the update is stuck on “Verifying Update” or “Preparing for Update”? Usually if these messages appear in the Software Update section, they go away on their own, but it may take a few hours.
If it’s been too long and the update still doesn’t go away, you can also try to restart the iPhone by turning it off and on again, or by forcing the device to restart.
3: Do you see iOS 16 beta versions instead of final versions?
If you have participated in the iOS 16 beta program, you will continue to receive beta updates instead of the final versions on your iPhone.
You can leave the iOS 16 beta program to stop getting beta updates on your device.
4: Apps crash after update to iOS 16
If the apps are crashing after installing the iOS 16 update, the first thing you should do is update your apps.
Developers often need to update apps to match new versions of system software, and installing these updates can be critical for things to behave as expected.
Open App Store > Your Name > Go to Updates and select Update All Apps
5. iPhone battery drains faster with iOS 16
Several users reported that iPhone drains battery life faster with iOS 16. This is not rare, and it happens to many users after installing system software updates.
It’s usually a matter of patience, as the iPhone completes background tasks and battery life returns to normal. Try leaving the iPhone plugged in overnight for a night or two, it should resolve on its own.
You can check out more about fixing battery issues with iOS 16 here if you’re interested.
6: iPhone is slow after updating to iOS 16
Performance issues are not unusual after installing system software updates on iPhones.
Much like the battery issue mentioned above, performance degradation usually resolves on its own within a day or two after your iPhone is plugged in and left unattended, such as overnight when charging.
iOS updates trigger many background tasks that re-index the device, data on the iPhone, photos, etc., but performance should return to normal anywhere from hours to a day or two.
7: iPhone gets hot after installing iOS 16
Some users feel that their iPhone is hot to the touch after installing iOS 16. This often coincides with slow performance.
A warm iPhone usually indicates that the device is using a lot of resources, usually because it is indexing data or performing tasks in the background. Much like the battery and performance issues mentioned above, if your iPhone feels hot to the touch, it usually resolves itself when plugged in and left unattended for a few hours, even a few days, as background tasks on the device complete.
8: iOS 16 failed to install, now iPhone/iPad not working
If the iOS 16 update installation fails and your iPhone is now jailbroken, go here to read what to do with your jailbroken iPhone after a failed software update. Fortunately this is very rare.
9: Bluetooth problems with iOS 16
Sometimes the Bluetooth connection works after installing a software update, and iOS 16 is no exception.
First, you should try restarting the iPhone, which might fix the problem right away.
You can also try to forget and pair your Bluetooth device again, which is a bit annoying, but it tends to solve every Bluetooth problem with your iPhone. To do this, go to Settings > Bluetooth > tap (i) on the Bluetooth device, select “Forget this device” and go through the Bluetooth device setup process again.
10: Wi-Fi Problems with iOS 16
Some iPhone users have noticed wi-fi issues after updating to iOS 16.
Simply restarting the iPhone may fix wi-fi issues. Also, make sure that the wi-fi is active and connected to the Internet for the other devices.
If everything fails, you can reset the network settings on the iPhone, but doing that will cause the device to forget the network passwords which is rather annoying. Do this by going to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings.
If necessary, you can read more about troubleshooting and fixing iPhone wi-fi when not working here.
Miscellaneous iOS 16 Issues, Problems, Errors
Some of the various iOS 16 issues also include the following:
- Some users have reported being constantly bothered by Allow Paste popup alert, a bug that has been resolved with the iOS 16.0.2 update
- Some users have reported that Siri does not activate or listen properly when you are in a car with iOS 16, this is probably a bug that will be resolved in a software update
- Make sure to check regularly for software updates for iOS 16, as bug fix updates will often be released by Apple to address obvious issues.
Have you had any problems with iOS 16 on iPhone? What kind of problems did you encounter? Did the tips above help you solve these issues? Let us know your experiences in the comments.
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