How to Unlock Secret iPhone Features with a Simple Free Trick - The Sun

How to Unlock Secret iPhone Features with a Simple Free Trick – The Sun

If you want to try out the latest iPhone features first, there is a clever trick you need to know.

It’s the perfect time to learn as a major new iPhone update lurks around the corner.


You can join beta testing for a full range of Apple devices — including iPhonesCredit: Apple

We are talking about the iOS beta on the iPhone.

This is a beta version of iOS that allows you to try out new updates before they are released publicly.

We may be just weeks away from iOS 16.1, and it will soon arrive in beta.

So, if you want to try all the new iPhone hacks, you need to join the iOS beta as soon as possible.

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However, not everything is sunny and rainbow.

You definitely need to consider if installing the iOS beta version is right for you.

In the end it is still a test program, so you may encounter errors – sometimes very serious.

So if you only have one iPhone, it can be frustrating to use a new iOS.

However, the iOS public beta is usually fairly stable so you shouldn’t find too many disruptive issues.

You will also need to make sure that you have backed up all your data before installing a new iOS system.

How to join iOS 16 beta

To join the iOS beta, simply head over to the Apple website.

You can sign up for iOS 16 beta over here.

“Help make upcoming versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and HomePod the best we’ve had yet,” Apple explained.

“As a member of the Apple Beta Software program, you can participate in shaping Apple’s software by test drive beta versions and let us know what you think.”

You will need to sign up and register your devices, which will give you the opportunity to test the latest iOS 16 features once the public beta is published.

The trial version will also have a special app called Feedback Assistant where you can report any issues you find.

You’ll need a valid Apple ID, and that’s it – there are no fees or compensation.

Installing the trial version will also not affect the device warranty.

You can leave the trial at any time.

Supported iOS 16 devices

Unfortunately, not all iPhone models can upgrade to iOS 16 (and thus join the beta).

Apple can’t support all iPhones forever – so very old iPhone models often lose access to updates.

Sometimes those old iPhones don’t have the ability to support new features, or not enough people use them to ensure an update is offered.

Now the iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and the first generation iPhone SE will be cut short by Apple.

These devices were compatible with 15.6.1, but will not get iOS 16.

If you’re using iPhones older than that, you’re already broken, so you should upgrade to a newer model right away.

Here is the full list of supported iOS 16 devices:

  • 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 (2nd generation or later)

Not being able to get the latest version of iOS means that you will lose access to the latest security fixes.

These are vital patches that close loopholes that hackers use to gain access to your systems.

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So using an iPhone that is too old to update may put you at risk.

If you can’t update to iOS 16, consider upgrading your iPhone sooner rather than later.

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