What date and time is Apple iOS 16 expected to release in India, what new features are coming in the update and which models are compatible?
The new iOS update is almost here and with it comes the anticipation of new features and changes to your Apple devices.
The latest iOS update arrived on September 20e2021, and in June this year, the company unveiled the new software update which aims to make the user interface more user-friendly and intelligent.
So here’s everything Apple users need to know about iOS 16, including major new features, available models, and of course, the expected international release date.
What date and time is iOS 16 expected to release in India?
As confirmed by Apple through its official site, iOS 16 is expected to debut for the vast majority of international users, including those based in India, on Monday, September 12.e.
“iOS 16 enhances iPhone with all-new personalization features, deeper intelligence, and more seamless ways to communicate and share.” – Apple iOS 16, via Apple.com.
Although a specific release time for the new iOS 16 has not been confirmed by Apple, Tech Advisor notes that “Apple tends to release software updates around 10am ET” – that is. 10:30 p.m. India Standard Time.
It’s always been accurate, but “on occasion it’s been later in the day,” as a developer post shared on the Apple forums platform. In fact, according to 9to5Mac, four of the last five iOS updates were released as of 10 a.m. PT.
If this update time remains correct as expected, the new update will be available for download from the following international times:
- Pacific Time – 10:00 a.m.
- Eastern Time – 1 p.m.
- UK Time – 6:00 PM
- European Time – 7:00 p.m.
- India Time – 22:30
- Philippine time – 1 a.m. (September 13)
- Australia Central Time – 02:30 (September 13)
iOS 15 usually took about 30 minutes to complete the download/update process, but may be affected by your device storage and internet speed – the same average time is expected for iOS 16 software.
Per Business Today, the new update will be “supported on a wide range of iPhones, including iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X series, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 series, iPhone 12, the iPhone 13 series and the iPhone SE 2022”.
As CultOfMac noted, there will be a heavy load on the servers at the time of the iOS 16 update, which could result in slower speeds. However, “If you’re not in a rush, consider waiting 18-20 hours after the update is released before installing it” as there may be issues with the update when it rolls out global.
What are the new features of iOS 16?
The most discussed aspect of the iOS 16 update is the ability to create new and multiple different lock screens.
According to Apple, “You can now create different lock screens, each with a unique backdrop and style, and easily switch between them. Browse a gallery of wallpapers with suggested photos and themed collections for inspiration.
“Personalize your iPhone with all new ways to personalize your lock screen. Showcase your favorite photos, customize font styles, and display a set of widgets for at-a-glance information. – Apple iOS 16, via Apple.com.
The new feature will also push notifications to the bottom of the screen, with live activities (the song playing, the podcast or the food delivery) also moving to the bottom of the screen so you don’t don’t have to unlock your device.
“A new simplified setup for Focus lets you select which apps and people you want to receive notifications from by allowing or silencing them. Connect your lock screen to your Focus so your iPhone looks like the you want to use it in the moment. With the swipe of a finger, you can switch between your personal goal and your work goal with widgets showing upcoming meetings and to-do lists.” – Apple iOS 16 , via Apple.com.
You’ll also have the option to create a shared photo library with a group, which will automatically share images with authorized people and “get smart suggestions to add photos to the shared library in For You”. Group members for the shared photo library will also have “equal permissions for adding, editing, and deleting photos” as well as organizing collections.
Quick Notes and Reminders are also on the update list, with a new option called “Add to Quick Note” introduced in iOS 16. This will add links, images or texts to the Notes app, the Reminders feature now including pinned lists, smart lists, and templates.
Messages are also getting three major updates; the ability to edit and unsend messages, even after they’ve been sent, as well as being able to mark any thread as “Unread”.
“You can now edit a message you just sent or completely undo a recent message. And you can mark a message as unread if you can’t reply in the moment and want to come back to it later. – Apple iOS 16, through Apple.com.
Other new features include the return of the battery percentage icon, the ability to remove backgrounds from images sent in iMessage, improvements to haptic input and Siri.
iOS 16 will also feature an update to Safari, which will enable “shared tab groups, dedicated tab group start pages, pinned tabs, and support for web push notifications.”
You can find a full list of Apple iOS 16 features here.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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