How to install iOS 16 on your iPhone right now

iOS 16 is finally here for everyone to download and install. So, whether you’re still using iOS 15 or testing the latest public betas of iOS 16, now is the time to upgrade to the stable version of the software, unless you have very good reasons not to. Although the process is simple, if you are doing it for the first time, it can be a bit confusing. So here’s how to install iOS 16 on your iPhone right now.

Download iOS 16 for your iPhone (2022)

In this article, we will mainly focus on moving from developer beta or public beta to stable release. However, we’ll also be looking at a simple and clean upgrade from iOS 15 to iOS 16, which most people will do. You can use the table of contents to move forward if you wish.

To note: Although the update process is simple, it is recommended that you back up your device before installing software updates.

Devices compatible with iOS 16

The following iPhones support iOS 16:

  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 8/8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS/XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro/Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max

Upgrade from iOS 15 to iOS 16

If you haven’t installed iOS 16 betas on your iPhone, the process is simple. Merely go to Settings -> General -> Software Update. Your iPhone will check for available updates and you should see the iOS 16 update available in a moment. From there, just download the update and it will be installed in a while.

How to install iOS 16 on your iPhone right now

Upgrade/Move from iOS 16 Public Beta to iOS 16 Stable

If you’re using the iOS 16 public beta, here’s how to get the stable version for your iPhone.

To note: These steps will also apply to the iOS 16 developer beta. So, you can follow these steps to upgrade from iOS 16 Developer Beta to stable version.

Remove iOS 16 Beta Profile

First, we will have to delete beta profile to stop receiving beta updates for iOS 16.

  • Go to Settings -> General -> VPN & Device Management.
remove device management settings from ios 16 public beta profile
  • Tap “iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Beta Software Profile” and then “Delete Profile”.
Steps to Delete iOS 16 Public Beta Profile
  • Enter your passcode, then tap “Delete” again to confirm.
enter the password to confirm the deletion of the public beta profile
  • You will need to restart your iPhone for the profile deletion to complete. You can do it now or restart later as per your convenience.

Check for update

Now that the profile has been removed, we can start waiting for the stable release to roll out.

  • Go to Settings -> General -> Software Update.
check for updates for ios 16
  • Your iPhone will check for software updates and soon you will see iOS 16 update available for your iPhone.

Frequently asked questions about installing iOS 16

Q. How big is the iOS 16 update?

The size of the update varies a bit between devices, but the iOS 16 update will be around 5GB and above.

Q. How long does it take to install iOS 16?

Depending on your internet speed, the iOS 16 update package download time may vary. However, once you download the update, installing iOS 16 should take a maximum of 10-15 minutes.

Q. iOS 16 won’t install?

If iOS 16 won’t install on your iPhone, first check that your device is compatible. Next, check that you have at least 50% battery left and that you are connected to WiFi or another stable internet connection.

Start with iOS 16 on your iPhone

Well, this is how you can install iOS 16 on your iPhone right now. Once the update is installed, be sure to check out all the new features in iOS 16, because there are some really cool ones. So, have you installed iOS 16? Did you go directly from iOS 15 to 16, or did you test the betas? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.