After presenting its new iPad Pro M2 and iPad 10, Apple has just announced the update to iOS 16.1 for its iPhones. NextPit shows you what’s new with the update and its release date.
iOS 16.1 will be available from October 24 The update adds several features such as Lives Activities
Even before the availability of iOS 16.0, Apple tested several beta versions of version 16.1, which notably brings Lives Activities and support for the connected home standard Matter. The Cupertino company will begin rolling out iOS 16.1 next week.
iOS 16.1: Release date
Apple will begin rolling out iOS 16.1 on October 24, more than a month after iOS 16.0 was released. As with other major iOS releases, iOS 16.1 will arrive on all supported iPhones at the same time. At the same time, Apple recommends backing up your iPhone and recharging it before updating.
iOS 16.1 brings Live Activities to the iPhone home screen / © Apple
iOS 16.1: What’s new in the update
Beyond the usual security fixes, iOS 16.1 brings Lives Activities, clean energy charging and a dedicated Matter section in the settings. The firmware finally makes the Apple Wallet app removable, as well as expanding the capabilities of the iCloud Shared Photo Library. Also, the battery percentage indicator is enabled for older notched models like iPhone XR, iPhone 11, and iPhone 12 and 13 Mini.
iPhones compatible with iOS 16.1
iOS 16.1 is compatible with iPhone 8 and all later models like iPhone 14 (Pro). iPhone SE 2 and 3 are also compatible with this update. You can check our iOS 16 update tracker to find out if your iPhone will get the update.
Are you planning to update to iOS 16.1? What features are you looking forward to trying?