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iOS 16.1: The release date and what’s new in the update for your iPhone

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iOS 16.1: The release date and what’s new in the update for your iPhone

After presenting its new iPad Pro M2 and iPad 10, Apple has just announced the update to iOS 16.1 for its iPhones. Gadgets9To5 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 Matter connected home standard. 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: The release date and what's new in the update for your iPhone

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 Live Activities, clean energy charging, and a dedicated Matter section in the settings. The firmware finally makes the Apple Wallet app removable, as well as expands 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. 

Tapan is a tech enthusiast who is passionate about new technologies in the PC and smartphone space. He is an ardent gamer, both PC and console, and loves coding.

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