Apple has finally released iOS 16 for iPhone users. Many of you might have tried the beta version before it officially arrived. But, just like with any new software update, there can be some issues. Some problems are easy to fix, while others might need help from the experts. In this article, we’ll explore common issues with iOS 16 and how to resolve them.
New Features in iOS 16
Along with the usual improvements and optimizations, iOS 16 brings some exciting new features to your iPhone:
- Personalized Lock Screen
- Clownfish Background Image
- Quick Glance Widget Information
- Live Weather View
- News Ticker on the Lock Screen
- Espionage Block Mode
- “Safety Check” Data Protection Tool
Common iOS 16 Problems
Now, let’s focus on the common problems that iPhone users have encountered with iOS 16. We’ll also share tips on how to solve them, drawing from past experiences with iOS updates.
Note: Restart Your Device After Updating
Before we dive into the problems, remember that your iPhone or iPad might restart a few times during the iOS 16 update. To avoid issues, manually restart your device once the update is complete. This often resolves some problems.
iOS 16 Compatible Devices
First, let’s check if your device is compatible with iOS 16. Generally, iOS 16 should run smoothly on iPhones with an Apple A10 Fusion processor or higher, starting with the iPhone 8 in 2017. Compatible devices include:
- iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 14 Series
Bluetooth Connectivity Problems
After updating to iOS 16, some users experience trouble connecting their iPhones to Bluetooth devices. To fix this, try forgetting the problematic device and then pair it again.
A common issue is trouble updating to iOS 16. It may fail to start or get stuck at a certain percentage. This has happened with previous updates as well. Sometimes, Apple’s servers get overloaded during the official release, causing download delays. In such cases, be patient and try updating later.
Battery Usage Concerns
iOS 16’s impact on battery life can be tricky to assess, as various factors can influence it. After the update, you might notice issues related to apps or settings. For tips on managing battery consumption with iOS 16, check out our “Reducing Battery Consumption on the iPhone” article.
SIM Card Issues
In rare cases, a SIM card might not be recognized after updating to iOS 16. Some users have found success by updating network operator data or re-downloading it from their mobile provider.
Mobile Data & Calls
A few users report problems with making calls or using mobile data after updating to iOS 16. If you encounter these issues, try restarting your smartphone and double-check your network provider settings. Currently, we’re not sure which providers are affected.
App Compatibility Issues
With each iOS update, some apps may stop working. It’s not always Apple’s fault, and you should contact the app developer when you face such problems after the iOS 16 update. They usually release updates to align with the latest iOS version.
A few users receive a message saying “iPhone storage is almost full” in the settings, even when they have plenty of storage space. This issue was present in the iOS 16 beta and hasn’t been fixed yet. Thankfully, it doesn’t affect the device’s performance significantly, but it can be annoying.
Share Your iOS 16 Issues
These are the most common problems iPhone users face after updating to iOS 16. If you’ve encountered other issues or have solutions to share, please leave a comment at the end of this article. Your insights could help other users.
In conclusion, while iOS 16 comes with exciting new features, it’s common to encounter some problems after updating. However, many of these issues have solutions, and with a bit of patience and troubleshooting, you can enjoy the benefits of the latest iOS version. If you’re still facing problems, don’t hesitate to seek help from Apple support or your device manufacturer.