Apple issues a new alert for iPhone – all users must check their phones right now

APPLE has issued a new iPhone alert for users to install a surprise update.

The company pushed out a new version of iOS overnight — check your iPhone now to see it.


Check your iPhone and update it as soon as possibleCredit: Apple/Sun

It’s the latest update for iOS 16a major software update launched earlier this month.

iOS 16 added a lot of new features, including customizable lock screens.

Apple has now released a second “fix” update for iOS 16: iOS 16.0.2.

It fixes a range of bugs that plague iPhone users – including camera problem – So it is worth installing immediately.

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To check for the new update, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

What’s new in iOS 16.0.2?

Here are the official Apple patch notes for iOS 16.0.2:

  • Camera may shake and cause blurry images when shooting with some third-party apps on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • The screen may appear completely black during device setup
  • Copying and pasting between apps may cause more permission prompts than expected
  • VoiceOver may not be available after restart
  • Addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone 11 screens after being serviced

Apple also says that the release includes “important security updates.”

So even if you don’t care about bug fixes, it’s important to update to stay safe.

Supported iOS 16 devices

Unfortunately, not many iPhones can be upgraded to iOS 16.

Here is a list of all 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)

If you don’t know which iPhone model you have, you can check by going to Settings > General > About and looking at the model name.

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

Unfortunately, some iOS 16 features may not work on your device, even if you can get the new update. Below is a list of iOS 16 Features Depending on the Model.

iOS 16 Update Features – New iPhone Tricks Revealed

Here are some of the big changes available in iOS 16.

Change #1 – Lock Screen

Apple changes the entire lock screen, allowing you to customize the presets or create one entirely of your own.

You’ll also be able to take advantage of Live Activities, a new feature that tracks events in real time.

This can include a workout, sports scores, a taxi ride, or ordering a food delivery – all from the lock screen.

Finally, there’s a new design that sees notifications roll down from the bottom of the screen, so you have the best possible view of your lock screen.

Change #2 – Lock photo albums

If you don’t realize, you can Hide iPhone photos – Put it in a hidden folder.

But it’s easy to find this hidden folder (or restore it, if you’ve done so Hide the folder itself).

Fortunately, iOS 16 password protects hidden and recently deleted folders on iPhone.

This means that you will need to use files Face ID To access them, protect them from snoopers who might be using your iPhone.

Change #3 – Don’t send and edit iMessages

The Messages app will finally let you “unsend” iMessages.

This means that they will be called from the recipient’s phone if you regret sending the text.

And you can also edit the texts, so you can quickly and easily correct misspellings or other errors.

Most importantly, this feature will only work properly if the recipient is also running iOS 16 – so be careful the first few weeks.

Change #4 – Pin Safari Tabs

If you are a power user of iPhone, you probably have hundreds of SafariTabs are open.

This can make it difficult to find the tabs that you use frequently.

Fortunately, iOS 16 will allow you to pin your favorite tabs in Safari, so you’ll never lose any major tabs again.

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