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Will the iPhone 6S Get iOS 16?

The iPhone 6S will not receive the iOS 16 software update, Apple has announced. The full list of compatible devices, which is listed on the manufacturer’s website, starts with the iPhone 8, which was released in September 2017 and runs through the iPhone 13, the latest iPhone.

The list of devices that’ll be treated to iOS 16 when it starts making the rounds this fall, after a brief stint in Public Beta, also includes the iPhone SE (2020) and the iPhone SE (2022), but notably not the first iPhone SE, which was released a year before the iPhone 6s.

iOS 16 brings a host of new features to the iPhone including a redesigned Lock Screen, improved notifications, and the ability to edit a message you just sent or recall a message in iMessage up to 15 minutes after it has been sent … and much, much more.

Have a Compatible Device?

You don’t need to wait until the fall to take it for a spin, though. You can install the iOS 16 Public Beta right now. It’s safe, and doesn’t void your AppleCare, and you can always roll back to iOS 15 if you find it to be too buggy to be used on your main device.

I must say, though, I’ve been using the Public Beta for a couple of days now and this feels like the most polished one Apple has released to date. There were a lot of issues when iOS 15 just entered its Public Beta, which made it unusable … but iOS 16 feels almost ready.

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