Last week, Apple announced its latest smartphone fleet, the iPhone 14. With the cost ranging from $799 – $1,099, you may not feel the need to upgrade your phone just yet.
The good news is Apple also just released their new operating system that will give your iPhone a complete upgrade, without actually getting a new phone. Here are the best new features on iOS 16 and which older iPhones can get it.
Apple introduces iOS 16
Who can get iOS 16?
If you have an iPhone 8 or later, you’re eligible to upgrade your operating system to iOS 16.
How to update your phone to iOS16
- Go to Settings
- Click General
- Click Software Upgrade
If your phone is able to upgrade to iOS 16, you’ll be able to download and install the software here. It’s best to have your phone plugged in while you do this, it takes a few minutes and your phone can’t be under 50% battery. iOS 16 is available now for all iPhone 8’s and above, and any new iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, or 14 Pro Max will come with iOS 16 already installed.
Best updates in iOS 16
Apple teased that iOS 16 would enhance your phone with new ways to communicate and share, plus tons of new personalization features and deeper intelligence. We’re seeing just that in the biggest update for iPhone yet.
Mail – Schedule an email to send later + Set a reminder
The Apple email app has some great new features in iOS 16 that will make your life easier and more productive. Searching is better than it ever has been, so you won’t have to dig through your iPhone’s emails or open up a computer to find a message you’re looking for.
Use the new Remind me feature on mail by sliding a message from left to right. You can now set a certain time and date in case you need a quick reminder to get back to someone a little later. When the time comes, your message will appear at the top of your inbox with a little “REMIND ME” button.
How to schedule an email using iOS16
You can also now choose when you want an email to be sent. Mail now offers settings offered on common email platforms to delay the sending of an email. When you’re composing your message, instead of clicking the blue arrow button which typically sends off your email, hold it down. You’ll be able to choose from Send Now, Send tonight, Send later. Send Later will let you customize the date and time.
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