iOS 16 Cheat Sheet: What to Know About the iPhone Update

From what's in the beta software to where to find hidden features, here's what to know about iOS 16.

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Have you downloaded iOS 16 for your iPhone? We have a guide to show you how.

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Apple released iOS 16 less than a week after its September "Far Out" event, when the company announced the next line of iPhones, Apple Watches -- including the Ultra -- and the AirPods Pro. We put together this cheat sheet to help you learn about iOS 16, what's been included in each point update since then and how to use the new features on your iPhone.

iOS 16 updates

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Getting started with iOS 16

Using iOS 16

Other things to know about iOS 16

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Check back periodically for more iOS 16 tips and how to use new iOS 16 features as Apple releases more updates.