iOS 15 is coming. Will your iPhone be able to run Apple's latest OS?

Apple is bringing iOS 15 to many different iPhone models next week. Here is every iPhone getting the update.

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iOS 15 is compatible with the iPhone 6S and later. 

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It's official: Apple's iOS 15 will be generally available to download on your iPhone on Monday, Sept. 20. The wide release of the mobile operating system was revealed during Apple's iPhone 13 event on Tuesday, where we also got a first look at the latest iPhone model and the Apple Watch Series 7. If you simply cannot wait, iOS 15 is currently available as a public beta (here's how to download iOS 15), but at this point you should probably just hang on until the stable release shows up. (Here's how to preorder the new iPhone 13 too.)

iOS 15 includes new features like the ability to start FaceTime calls with Android users, easier sharing on iMessage and updates to Apple Maps. In terms of privacy-focused improvements, iOS 15 expands on-device processing to further limit the potential circulation of your data, and gives you more information about what data third-party apps are collecting from your Apple devices. 

Want to know if you'll be able to download iOS 15 on your iPhone once it's generally available? Here are all of the supported devices (below).

Read more: Apple's iOS 15 beta is here, but watch out for these bugs

Will iOS 15 work on my iPhone? 

The following iPhones will be compatible with iOS 15, according to Apple:

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE (first and second generation)
  • iPod Touch (seventh generation) 

For more, check out everything we know about iOS 15how to download iOS 15, and how to go back to iOS 14. You can also take a look at the best new features for WatchOS 8 and see if your computer is compatible with MacOS Monterey.

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