All the NEW iOS 16 tricks your iPhone might be too old to use – are you missing out? | The Sun

YOUR iPhone might be too old to get the latest features.

Apple has revealed that a host of new iOS 16 features won't work on all models.

The new iOS update went live on Monday, September 12.

And it's now available on millions of iPhones – including the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro.

It totally changes the Lock Screen to make it more customisable, as well as allowing you to unsend and edit iMessages for the first time.

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For a start, don't forget that many iPhones simply can't upgrade to iOS 16.

Here's a list of all the iOS 16 supported 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)

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If you don't know which iPhone model you have, you can check by going into Settings > General > About and looking at Model Name.

And you can see if you can get (or already have) iOS 16 by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

iOS 16 model-dependent features

Here are some of the model-dependent features landing in iOS 16…

– New effect to place subject in front of time on Lock Screen (iPhone XS and later)

– Live Text to copy, translate, lookup and more with a paused video frame (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and later)

– Quick action to take action on data in photos and videos with one tap to track flights and shipments, translate foreign languages, convert currencies etc. (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and later)

– Visual Look Up to lift a subject from the background of an image (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and later)

– Visual Look Up to recognise birds, inspects, spiders and statues (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and later)

– Easy Shortcuts lets you run Siri Shortcuts as soon as you download an app (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and later)

– Asking "Hey Siri, what can I do here?" helps you discover Siri tricks in iOS and apps (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and later)

– You can hang up iPhone and FaceTime calls by saying "Hey Siri, hang up" (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and later)

– New Dictation lets you use voice and keyboard together to enter and edit text (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and later)

– Support for inserting emoji using your voice (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and later)

– ID cards in Apple Wallet lets you share verified info with apps (iPhone 8 and later)

– Add medications to the Health app using your iPhone camera (iPhone XS, iPhone XR and later)

– Door Detection in Magnifier can locate a door, read signs and symbols around it, and instruct you on how to open the door (iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro)

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– Live Captions (beta) automatically converts audio into text for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing (iPhone 11 and later)

– Foreground blur for Portrait photos in Camera blurs foreground objects for more realistic depth-of-field effect (iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max and later)

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