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iOS 16 Cheat Sheet: Your Complete Guide to the iPhone Update

Have iOS 16 questions? CNET has answers, from compatibility to best features.

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Have you downloaded iOS 16 for your iPhone? If not, we have a guide to show you how.
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This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022, CNET's collection of news, tips and advice around Apple's most popular product.

Apple released iOS 16 less than a week after its September "Far Out" event, where the company announced the next line of iPhones, Apple Watches -- including the Apple Watch Ultra -- and the AirPods Pro. We put together this cheat sheet to help you learn about iOS 16 and how to use the new features it brings to your iPhone.

Getting started with iOS 16

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Using iOS 16

iOS 16 updates

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.