iOS 16.1 is out now.  How to download the latest iPhone update

iOS 16.1 is out now. How to download the latest iPhone update

This story is part of Hotspot iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips, and advice on Apple’s most popular products.

Apple just released iOS 16.1 for iPhone.

The latest iPhone software update, which was dropped on Monday, brings bug fixes, minor improvements, and new features like live activities For sports and other real-time events, and iCloud Shared Photo Library to more easily share photos and videos with friends and family. It even has a few clean power charging options to reduce your carbon footprint.

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iOS 16.1 also brings a long-awaited redesign of the new battery percentage indicator, Which many users did not like on iOS 16.

Read on for a step-by-step guide to install iOS 16.1 on your device iPhone compatible. You can also check some files Best Features of iOS 16 and few The hidden features we were surprised to find. And if you recently got a new iPhone, here it is The best iPhone 14 cases so far.


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Before you begin, is your iPhone even compatible?

Unfortunately, not every iPhone will receive the iOS 16.1 update. You need at least iPhone 8, which was released back in 2017, to run iOS 16. This also includes iPhone X, iPhone 11, iPhone SE (2nd generation and above) and the new iPhone 14.

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iPhone 14 will come pre-installed with iOS 16.

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Next, back up your iPhone

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Getting your hands on a new software can be exciting, but there are precautions to take before you update. You may not be happy with some of the features that iOS 16.1 offers (Although you can fix some of the most annoying ones), so you should be able to downgrade to iOS 16 for whatever reason – this requires you to backup your iPhone before updating.

By default, your iPhone should back up itself every time it’s connected to power and Wi-Fi during your normal sleeping hours. However, if this backup feature is disabled, you can go to Settings > Your Name > iCloud > iCloud Backup then hit Make a backup now To back up your device.

iPhone Backup Page

You can (and should) also back up your iPhone to your Mac.

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Additionally, you can backup iPhone via Finder on your Mac. Simply connect your device to your computer, open Finder, choose your device and then create a backup. Apple also recommends archiving your backup, so it isn’t overwritten by other backups.

Also, make sure to do these three things

You want the download and installation process to go as smoothly as possible, and the best way to do that is to do the following:

  • Make sure your iPhone is connected to power. You will not be able to download iOS 16.1 if your phone battery is less than 50%, so it is better to connect your phone while updating.
  • Connect to Wi-Fi. You also won’t be able to download iOS 16.1 with cellular data, so connect to a stable Wi-Fi network.
  • Free up enough storage space. If you run out of storage, you will need to clear some before you can download and install iOS 16.1. go to the Settings > general > iPhone storage To delete large files and applications.

Here is a guide on how to get more iPhone storage.

How to download and install iOS 16.1

Now once you are done setting all that up, unlock your iPhone and go to Settings > general > system updateAnd the Wait a few seconds (or minutes) for the update to appear and then He hits Download and install For iOS 16.1.

iOS 16.1 download page

You can also use Finder on your Mac to download iOS 16.1 to your iPhone.

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You should then see a download bar, along with a rough estimate of how long the download will take. Once the download is complete, restart your device and wait for iOS 16.1 to be installed. When your iPhone starts up, follow any prompts and you will then see iOS 16.1 downloaded to your device.

For more information about the new operating system, here’s a look at all The best new features available on iOS 16as well as some Cool hidden features you may not know.

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