iOS 16 will start rolling out to iPhones 8 and above today, September 12.
After months of testing, Apple is finally set to roll out the OS, likely tonight or early tomorrow morning.
First showcased at WWDC 2022 in June 2022, iOS 16 brings a fresh UI and new features, especially on the lock screen.
iOS 16 Top Features
Apple made big changes to the lock screen with iOS 16. Firstly, users can seamlessly change wallpaper by long-pressing the lock screen.
Users can also add widgets here. Moreover, notifications appear directly on the lock screen. Users will have access by swiping from bottom to top.
Apple is upgrading the Camera app as well, and the new UI lets users switch between filters and modes with swipe gestures. iPhone 13 and above are getting an improved cinematic mode.
In terms of privacy, Apple is adding a new mode on iPhones called Lockdown mode. It is designed to protect against spyware like Pegasus. It will be available under the Privacy tab in Settings.