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The newis out now for which means you can if you have an iPhone 8 or newer.
Unfortunately, even if your iPhone is capable of running iOS 16, that doesn’t mean you’ll getAs the or the .
Depending on the age and processor of your iPhone, your software update may be missing some of the new settings and features that others enjoy in iOS 16. Here’s how to find out if you may be missing these features as well. .
If you are interested in getting the, which arrived on Friday and will include all the features on this list, here’s how you can and here are some of the .
Battery percentage in the iPhone status bar
Apple used to show theuntil the launch of the iPhone X and the notch (which recently became the ). With iOS 16, the battery indicator was reintroduced and redesigned, but not for everyone with the latest update.
According to this Apple support page, the status bar battery feature is excluded from iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 13 Mini.
If you want to see a visual indicator of your battery charge, you can add a battery widget to your home screen or swipe down to see the number in Control Center.
Raise subject from photo background
In iOS 16, you can press your finger on a light subject, such as a person or pet, in a photo,, such as in your notes, an email, or a text message. It does this using Apple’s Visual Look Up feature, which identifies objects in your photos, but both features require newer iPhone models.
This feature is only available on an iPhone with an A12 Bionic and later, starting with the iPhone XS/XR, and will not be available on the iPhone X and iPhone 8 series..
Wallpaper depth effect on lock screen
with the release of iOS 16, which lets you play around with fonts, colors, wallpaper profiles, widgets, and a new depth effect. As long as your wallpaper has a clear foreground subject, the time on your lock screen can appear below the object, giving your wallpaper a layered effect. However, the feature also uses Visual Look Up to identify your subject, so it won’t work on all iPhones.
Again, this feature is only available on an iPhone with an A12 Bionic chip and later, so iPhone XS/XR and later.
Live Text to copy text from videos
Introduced with iOS 15, the Live Text feature on your iPhone lets you copy text from an image and then paste it somewhere else. With iOS 16, the feature received an update that now also allows you to copy text from a paused video, but only if you have a certain iPhone.
This feature is only available on iPhone XR/XS and later.
New and improved dictation experience
In iOS 16, Apple has redesigned how Dictation works, making it easier to use speech-to-text and the keyboard together, making for a more seamless experience when texting and composing emails. The feature uses on-device machine learning, which unfortunately isn’t available on all iPhones.
Again, this feature is only available on iPhones with an A12 Bionic chip and later, which includes the iPhone XS/XR and later.
Live captions for FaceTime calls and videos
Live Captions for iOS 16 creates real-time captions for any video playing on your iPhone, whether it’s in your text messages or camera roll, or even if it’s on a FaceTime call. The new accessibility feature is aimed at improving communication for those who are hard of hearing, but not everyone will get the switch to enable it.
Like most features on this list, it’s only available on iPhone models with the A12 Bionic chip and later, which includes the iPhone XS/XR and later (and leaves out the iPhone 8 series and iPhone X).
Other features are not available for all iPhones running iOS 16
The above features aren’t the only new or updated features that won’t appear on all iPhones running iOS 16. Below is a full list of missing features and which iPhone models are included.
- Blur foreground objects in portrait photos: Available on iPhone 13 and iPhone 14.
- Use your camera to track your medications in the Health app: iPhone XS/XR and later.
- Hang up calls using your voice and other Siri enhancements: iPhone XS/XR and later.
- Detect and describe nearby objects, such as doors, with your camera: Available on iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro.
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