Apple released iOS 16 this Monday, and it saw slightly faster adoption than iOS 15 in the first three days. While it’s a great update for owners of older iPhones, those who buy the iPhone 14 model will get the new operating system. But there’s a problem.
The iPhone 14 series launched with a slightly older version of iOS 16 at the factory, and Apple discovered three problems with it. The first one is quite important as it can cause problems when you are activating a new phone and migrating from an old phone.
Don’t worry though, iOS version 16.0.1 is out and your phone will prompt you to install any system updates at the start of the initial setup. You should update before continuing.
The new minor version also fixes two other issues. One affects the iPhone 14 Pro Max and causes the enlarged (horizontal) photo to be blurry. Another cause of enterprise single sign-on applications failing to authenticate.
By the way, the bigger update, iOS 16.1, is already in beta. It adds a battery percentage icon to some older iPhones, lets you remove the Apple Wallet app, and introduces “Clean Energy Charging”. Basically, your iPhone will check the state of the local grid and it will prefer to charge when the low-carbon generators are online. This system also tracks your daily routine, so it will make sure that your phone is charged when you need it.
The iPhone 14, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max will be available tomorrow, so if you’ve pre-ordered (or plan to pick one up from the store), be sure to install the v16.0.1 update. The iPhone 14 Plus will launch on October 7.