Apple iOS 16 & iPadOS 16.1 update rollout, bugs, issues & new features tracker (cont. updated)

Tracker Guide
(Among the following, click on the section of interest to go to it)
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Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 8 iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 8 Plus iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone X iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone XR iOS 16.4 RC 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
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Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone XS iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone XS Max iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 11 iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 11 Pro iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 11 Pro Max iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
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Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 12 iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 12 Pro iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 12 Pro Max iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 13 iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 13 Pro iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
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Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 13 Pro Max iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 12 mini iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone 13 mini iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPhone SE (3rd gen) iOS 16.4 RC iOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPad Air (4th gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
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Mar. 22, 2023 iPad Air (5th gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPad (7th gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPad (8th gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3.1 Check Update 48 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPad (9th gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPad mini (5th gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
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Mar. 22, 2023 iPad mini (6th gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPad Pro (1st gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPad Pro (2nd gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPad Pro (3rd gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
Mar. 22, 2023 iPad Pro (4th gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
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Mar. 22, 2023 iPad Pro (5th gen) iPadOS 16.4 RC iPadOS 16.3.1 Check Update 49 for details
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Jun. 7 iOS 16 developer beta 1 All Slow charging Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3)
Jun. 7 iOS 16 developer beta 1 All Slow performance & laggy animations Unacknowledged
Jun. 7 iOS 16 developer beta 1 All Overheating issues Unacknowledged Available
Jun. 13 iOS 16 developer beta 1 All Obtrusive ‘Low battery warning’ pop-up or prompt Unacknowledged
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Jul. 8 iOS 16 developer beta 3 All Eero routers showing as not connected Unacknowledged
Sept. 16 iOS 16 public beta All Apple Music app crashing when playing music Fixed
Jul. 25 iOS 16 developer beta 3 All Siri & Dictation not working Unacknowledged (1, 2)
Sept. 16 iOS 16 developer beta 3 All Screen rotation bug (display gets stuck in portrait or landscape) Fixed
Sept. 16 iOS 16 public beta 2 All Volume slider automatically moving up & down when adjusting volume Fixed
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Aug. 03 iOS 16 All Lockscreen media player missing volume slider Unacknowledged
Sept. 13 iOS 16 public beta 2 All Wi-Fi connectivity issues Unacknowledged
Sept. 13 Stable All Wallpapers missing light/dark versions Unacknowledged Available
Feb. 1, 2023 iOS 16.0.3 stable All Battery drain Reportedly persists in iOS 16.3.1 Available
Sept. 14 Stable All Battery percentage not showing in status bar Intended
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Sept. 23 Stable All Touchscreen not working, responding properly or lagging Fixed
Sept. 14 Stable All iOS 16 update removed all previous wallpapers Intended Available
Sept. 14 Stable All iOS 16 data connectivity issue on Mobal network Acknowledged
Sept. 15 Stable All Wallpaper Depth Effect not working or grayed out Intended Available
Sept. 15 Stable All Apple TV Remote does not send pasted text to Apple TV Unacknowledged (1, 2)
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Sept. 16 iOS 16.1 beta All WhatsApp crashing when sending images and videos Unacknowledged (1, 2) Available
Sept. 16 iOS 16.1 beta All Left & right swipe on Homescreen not working Unacknowledged Available
Oct. 25 iOS 16 All Screen flickering issue Fixed
Sept. 19 iOS 16 iPhone 14 Activation bug on open Wi-Fi Fixed
Sept. 19 iOS 16 All HomeKit devices not working or responding Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3) Available
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Nov. 18 iOS 16 stable All Fitness app ‘activity ring’ not updating or shows incorrect data Unacknowledged Available
Sept. 20 iOS 16.1 beta iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max GPS not working Unacknowledged
Sept. 23 iOS 16 All VoiceOver not working or won’t turn on Fixed
Oct. 12 iOS 16.0.3 stable All AirDrop not working (not getting transfer invites) Unacknowledged Available
Sept. 20 iOS 16 stable All Spotlight search function lagging or slow Unacknowledged Available
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Sept. 21 iOS 16 stable All Battery icon is confusing with percentage enabled Fixed
Oct. 12 iOS 16 stable All Copy and paste prompt in apps asking for user permission Persists with iOS 16.0.3
Jan. 25, 2023 iOS 16 stable All Unable to use HDMI function properly Fixed
Sept. 23 iOS 16 stable All Mail app crashing Fixed Available
Jan. 31, 2023 iOS 16 stable All keyboard haptic not working or week response Unacknowleged Available
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Sept. 26 iOS 16 stable All Recorded videos in Wyze app does not have sound Acknowledged Available
Sept. 26 iOS 16 stable All Users not getting notifications or receiving them without sound or vibration Fixed Available
Sept. 27 iOS 16 stable All Cinematic videos not opening in iMovie and Final Cut Pro Unacknowledged Available
Sept. 30 iOS 16 stable All Citi Mobile check deposit not working Acknowledged
Oct. 4 iOS 16.0.2 stable All Auto-rotate bug where content appears in top half of lock screen Unacknowledged
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Oct. 4 iOS 16.0.2 stable All Auto-rotate not working on behaving erratically Unacknowledged
Oct. 7 iOS 16 stable All iPhone asking for Apple ID password after every restart Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3, 4)
Oct. 7 iOS 16 stable All Third-party apps plagued with various bugs Unacknowledged
Oct. 25 iOS 16 stable All Users unable to import photos via iTunes on macOS Mojave computers (or older) Reportedly fixed Available
Oct. 12 iOS 16.0.3 stable All Dictation and Hey Siri not working Reportedly fixed Available
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Oct. 11 iOS 16 stable All Camera app lagging, freezing or not working Fixed
Oct. 11 iOS 16 stable All Low microphone volume when calling through Apple CarPlay Fixed
Oct. 11 iOS 16 stable All iPhone getting stuck with black screen or unresponsive Unacknowledged Available
Oct. 12 iOS 16.0.3 stable All iPhone keeps freezing or becomes unresponsive Unacknowledged (1,2,3)
Oct. 13 iOS 16.0.3 stable All Face ID not working Unacknowledged
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Oct. 14 iOS 16 stable All Apple’s own services skip the protection of a VPN Unacknowledged
Oct. 21 iOS 16 stable All Screen or animation stutter when swiping up Unacknowledged
Oct. 25 iOS 16 stable All Wallpaper turns black when swiping down notifications in landscape mode Unacknowledged
Dec. 28 iOS 16/iOS 16.1/iOS 16.2 All Tap-to-Wake slow or delayed Persits with iOS 16.2
Oct. 26 iOS 16 All Swipe to unlock not working Reportedly fixed in iOS 16.1
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Oct. 26 iPadOS 16.1 All Screen mirroring or external display via USB-C to HDMI adapter not working Unacknowledged
Jan. 30, 2023 iOS 16.2 stable All Wi-Fi connection unstable Persists in iOS 16.3
Nov. 3 iPadOS 16.1 stable All Dock pop-up folder not centered & top area not blurred Allegedly fixed
Oct. 27 iOS 16.1 stable All Lock screen alarm widget not working Unacknowledged Available
Oct. 27 iOS 16.1 All Stage manager support missing Fixed in iPadOS 16.2 dev. beta
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Nov. 09 iOS 16.1 All SKAdNetwork Fix coming soon
Jan. 20, 2023 iOS 16.1.1 All Wallpaper turns black or disappears Persists with iOS 16.3 Available
Nov. 15 iOS 16/iPadOS 16 All iPhone or iPad not charging Unacknowledged Available
Mar. 10, 2023 iOS 16 All Lock Screen weather widget not updating or blank Persists with iOS 16.3.1
Nov. 24 iOS 16.1.1 All Lock Screen clock large font size Intended
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Dec. 9 iOS 16.2 All AirDrop update to revert to ‘Contacts Only’ after 10 minutes divides opinion Intended
Dec. 15 iOS 16 All Speaker selection prompt during incoming calls even when no devices are connected Intended
Dec. 16 iOS 16.2 AirPods Update prompted a ‘0% battery’ bug even when charged Unacknowledged
Dec. 19 iOS 16.2 All Apple Podcasts users unable to download or play podcasts Unacknowledged
Dec. 21 iOS 16.2 All Black screen bug during voice calls & recordings Unacknowledged (workaround)
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Dec. 22 iOS 16.2 All WhatsApp backup not working or stuck on ‘preparing’ Unacknowledged
Dec. 23 iOS 16 All HomeKit automations not working Update pulled Available
Jan. 24, 2023 iOS 16.2 Apple Music Gapless Playback option not working Reportedly fixed in iOS 16.3
Dec. 28 iOS 16 All Apple CarPlay black screen & device connectivity issues Unacknowledged
Jan. 5, 2023 iOS 16 All Streaming apps not working with HDMI adapter Unacknowledged
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Mar. 17, 2023 iOS 16 iPhone 13 & 14 Camera viewfinder flickering Unacknowledged
Jan. 16, 2023 iOS 16 All Wallpaper getting pixelated Unacknowledged Available
Jan. 20, 2023 iPadOS 16 All Lack of home screen customization options Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3, 4)
Jan. 23, 2023 iOS 16.2 All AirPods case indicator always showing ‘zero’ Fix reportedly coming with iOS 16.3
Jan. 24, 2023 iOS 16.2 All Always on Display keeps turning off & blurry wallpaper Unacknowledged
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Jan. 24, 2023 iOS 16.2 All ‘Confirm iPhone Passcode’ iCloud popup Intended
Jan. 25, 2023 iOS 16.2 All Blank or empty notifications Persists with iOS 16.3
Jan. 25, 2023 iOS 16.2 All Freeform sync not working or boards disappearing Fixed
Jan. 25, 2023 iOS 16.2 All ‘Sleep focus’ turns off automatically Persists with iOS 16.3 Available
Jan. 27, 2023 iOS 16 All Blue keys on keyboard Persists with iOS 16.3 Available
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Feb. 14, 2023 iOS 16.3 All iCloud Drive or backup throwing ‘An unknown error occurred, Please try again later’ message Fixed Available
Feb. 14, 2023 iOS 16.3 All Notifications not working, won’t play sound or animations buggy Persists with iOS 16.3.1
Jan. 31, 2023 iOS 16.3 All Cellular connectivity randomly dropping Unacknowledged (1, 2) Available (1, 2)
Jan. 31, 2023 iOS 16.3 All App Library sorting algorithm broken, apps appear in wrong categories Unacknowledged
Feb. 3, 2023 iOS 16.3 All Google Calendar tasks not showing up in widget Escalated
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Feb. 6, 2023 iOS 16.3 All Icons in control center appear small Unacknowledged (1, 2)
Feb. 7, 2023 iOS 16.3 All System data ‘Zero KB’ or ‘-1 byte’ error Unacknowledged (1, 2, 3)
Feb. 13, 2023 iOS 16 All iPhone camera not recognized or ‘Unknown part’ error Unacknowledged
Feb. 14, 2023 iOS 16.3.1 All Google Photos app crashing Acknowledged Available
Feb. 20, 2023 iOS 16 All ‘Tap to wake’ not working Persists with iOS 16.3.1 Available
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Feb. 20, 2023 iOS 16.3.1 All Settings showing incorrect Screen Time data Persists with iOS 16.3.1
Feb. 22, 2023 iOS 16.3.1 All Apple Music background randomly turns black Persists with iOS 16.3.1
Feb. 27, 2023 iOS 16.1 All Users blame Clean Energy Charging feature for slow charging speed Unacknowledged
Mar. 7, 2023 iOS 16.3 All AirPods not connecting Persists with iOS 16.3.1
Mar. 17, 2023 iOS 16 All iPhone wallpaper missing in landscape mode Intended
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Affected Device/s Bug/Issue description Current Status Workarounds
Mar. 22, 2023 iOS 16.3.1 All Apple CarPlay not working or unable to connect using USB Unacknowledged
Mar. 22, 2023 iPad OS 16.3.1 All External display or Sidecar support broken Unacknowledged
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jun. 3 Interactive/Big Widgets Rumoured
Jun. 3 Updated notification system Rumoured
Jun. 3 iCloud private relay support for more apps Rumoured
Jun. 3 Refreshed Apple apps Rumoured
Jun. 3 Mac-like multitasking on iPads Rumoured
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jun. 7 New and redesigned Lock Screen Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Focus filters, Lock Screen linking, Home Screen page suggestions, & more Focus features Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 iCloud Shared Photo Library Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 iMessage: Edit messages, undo send, mark as unread, & more Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Mail: Smart search corrections, undo send, follow-up, rich link & more in Main Confirmed All devices
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jun. 7 Safari: Shared Tag Groups, Web push notification, Extensions syncing, & more in Safari Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Passkey additions Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Live Text in videos, new languages, and quick actions Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Siri: Call hang up, shortcuts setup, automatically send messages & more Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Dictation: Emoji support, automatic punctuation, dictation popover & more Confirmed All devices
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jun. 7 Maps: Multi-stop routing, transit cards & transit fares Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Apple Pay & Wallet: Pay later, key sharing & more Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Home: New design, widgets on lock screen, updated architecture & more Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 New additions in Health & Fitness apps Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Family sharing: Improved child account setup, screen time in Messages, Family checklist & more Confirmed All devices
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jun. 7 New Accessibility features Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 App Clips and Book additions Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Camera: Improved quality in Cinematic mode & Foreground blur in portrait photos Confirmed iPhone 13
Jun. 7 Facetime: Handoff, live captions, collaborations & more Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Freeform: Flexible canvas, rich communication, multimedia support & more Coming soon All devices
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jun. 7 SharePlay support in Game Center, check your friends’ play activity, contacts integration & more Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Keyboard: New layout, Cantonese input, keyboard haptics, & more Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Memoji: More stickers poses, hairstyles, noses, headwear, neutral lip colors & more Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 New features in Music, News, & Notes apps Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Photos: Duplicate detection, copy & paste edits, undo & redo edits, new memory types, new sorting option & more Confirmed All devices
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jun. 7 Spotlight: Support for image search in more apps, quick actions, Siri suggestions & more Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 TV app: Get live sports updates on lock screen, HDR10+ support, Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 New features in Stocks, Tips, & Translate apps Confirmed All devices
Jun. 7 Door detection feature in Acessibility Confirmed iPhone 12 Pro & 13 Pro models
Jun. 8 Always on display (AOD) Rumored iPhone 14 Pro/Max
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jun. 16 12 new subcategories added to SMS filtering API Confirmed Devices with LiDAR scanner
Jun. 16 Added new RoomPlan API to quickly create 3D floor plans using LiDAR Confirmed Devices with LiDAR scanner
Jun. 17 Apple Mail users can buy their own domain names on iOS 16 Confirmed All
Jun. 22 Bypass CAPTCHAs in supported apps and websites Confirmed All
Jun. 23 iPads won’t be supported as Home Hub Confirmed All
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jul. 1 Medications feature in Apple Health Confirmed All
Jul. 7 Lockdown Mode for spyware protection Confirmed All
Jul. 8 Virtual cards support in Safari for online shopping Rumored All
Jul. 18 Added AVIF image support in Safari Confirmed All
Aug. 2 Apple Pay support on third party browsers Rumored All
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Aug. 9 Battery percentage in Status Bar for models with notch Confirmed All
Aug. 9 Audio visualizer in Lock Screen Media Player Confirmed All
Aug. 25 Option to uninstall Wallet Rumored All
Sept. 8 Counterfeit AirPods detection Confirmed All
Oct. 14 Google lockscreen widgets Released All
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Sept. 14 Clean Energy Charging option Confirmed All
Sept. 27 Live sports activities on Dynamic Island with iOS 16.1 update Confirmed All
Sept. 30 Adaptive Transparency feature on AirPods Pro Confirmed All
Nov. 9 5G support in India Released Supported iPhones
Nov. 9 New Medication Widget Released Supported iPhones
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Nov. 16 An option to turn off the wallpaper/notifications in AOD mode Confirmed (1,2) Supported iPhones
Nov. 28 Ask Siri to restart your iPhone Released Supported iPhones
Jan. 24, 2023 New Unity wallpaper for Black History Month Released All
Jan. 24, 2023 New ways to use Emergency SOS via satellite Released iPhone 14 series
Jan. 24, 2023 Security keys come to Apple ID Released All
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Description of new feature Status Supported devices
Jan. 24, 2023 Support for the second-gen HomePod Released All
Feb. 2, 2023 iOS 16.3 adds lockscreen widgets to classic wallpapers Released All
Feb. 17, 2023 Unicode 15.0 emoji Released All
Feb. 17, 2023 Advance software update settings Released All
Feb. 17, 2023 Web push notifications & new widgets Released All
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Mar. 23, 2023 Voice Isolation that blocks ambient noise during calls Coming soon All
    Note: The time of the update is mentioned in IST and is in 24-hour format. Also note, the text updates will show up in descending order with the latest coming at top.

Update 49 [Mar. 22, 2023; 12:38]: iOS & iPadOS 16.4 RC live.

Update 48 [Mar. 16, 2023; 12:54]: iOS & iPadOS 16.4 beta 4 released.

Update 47 [Mar. 09, 2023; 16:30]: iOS & iPadOS 16.4 beta 3 released.

Update 46 [Mar. 07, 2023; 11:23]: A Rapid Security Response update released for iOS 16.4 and macOS 13.3 Ventura beta users.

Update 45 [Mar. 02, 2023; 11:18]: iOS & iPadOS 16.4 Beta 2 released.

Update 44 [Feb. 21, 2023; 13:17]: Apple stopped signing iOS 16.3.

Update 43 [Feb. 17, 2023; 16:32]: iOS 16.4 & iPadOS 16.4 beta live.

Update 42 [Feb. 14, 2023; 11:09]: iOS 16.3.1 & iPadOS 16.3.1 released.

Update 41 [Feb. 1, 2023; 13:57]: Apple stopped signing iOS 16.2.

Update 40 [Jan. 24, 2023; 14:20]: Stable iOS 16.3 & iPadOS 16.3 released.

Update 39 [Jan. 19, 2023; 16:39]: iOS & iPadOS 16.3 RC live.

Update 38 [Jan. 11, 2023; 15:02]: iOS 16.3 & iPadOS 16.3 beta 2 released.

Update 37 [Dec. 21, 2022; 13:35]: Apple is not signing iOS 16.1.2 anymore.

Update 36 [Dec. 15, 2022; 16:39]: iOS and iPadOS 16.3 beta now available.

Update 35 [Dec. 14, 2022; 10:05]: Stable iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 now live.

Update 34 [Dec. 9, 2022; 15:07]: Apple has stopped signing iOS 16.1 and iOS 16.1.1.

Update 33 [Dec. 8, 2022; 16:22]: iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 RC (Release Candidate) reportedly sent to developers.

Update 32 [Dec. 1, 2022; 17:53]: iOS 16.1.2 stable update now available.

Update 31 [Nov. 30, 2022; 12:35]: A Rapid Security Response update for iOS 16.2 beta users reportedly released.

Update 30 [Nov. 16, 2022; 10:30]: iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 beta 3 released.

Update 29 [Nov. 10, 2022; 18:20]: Stable iOS 16.1.1 and iPadOS 16.1.1 now available.

Update 28 [Nov. 09, 2022; 17:48]: iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 beta 2 live.

Update 27 [Nov. 09, 2022; 11:45]: iOS 16.1.1 reportedly to be released to address various bugs and issues.

Update 26 [Nov. 02, 2022; 17:45]: After the release of iOS 16.1, users will no longer be able to downgrade since Apple has stopped signing iOS 16.0.3.

Update 25 [Oct. 26, 2022; 13:15]: iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 beta 1 now available for eligible iPhone and iPad devices.

Update 24 [Oct. 25, 2022; 14:26]: Stable iOS 16.1 update now available for eligible iPhone devices with bugs fixes.

Update 23 [Oct. 20, 2022; 11:31]: Apple reportedly will release iOS 16.1 to the general public on October 24.

Update 22 [Oct. 19, 2022; 15:07]: iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 RC (Release Candidate) builds reportedly sent to developers and public beta testers.

Update 21 [Oct. 13, 2022; 11:00]: Apple reportedly to launch stable iPadOS 16.1 on October 24.

a. [11:20]: iOS 16.1 beta 5 released released for developers and public beta testers as well.

Update 20 [Oct. 11, 2022; 11:15]: iOS 16.0.3 update released with fixes for various issues.

Update 19 [Oct. 05, 2022; 11:02]: iOS 16.1 beta 4 released for developers and it will soon be available for public testers as well.

Update 18 [Sept. 28, 2022; 09:44]: iOS 16.1 Developer beta 3 now available.

Update 17 [Sept. 21, 2022; 12:59]: iOS 16.1 beta 2 released for developers and will soon be available for public beta testers.

Update 16 [Sept. 15, 2022; 11:38]: iOS 16.1 beta now available to developers.

Update 15 [Sept. 13, 2022; 09:30]: Stable iOS 16 now live for iPhone 8 and above models.

Update 14 [Sept. 12, 2022; 10:30]: iOS 16 Release Candidate version already sent to developers ahead of the official release.

Also, the stable iOS 16 update will be available for eligible iPhone devices on September 12.

Update 13 [Aug. 30, 2022; 14:00]: iOS 16 developer beta 8 and public beta 6 now live for eligible iPhone users.

Update 12 [Aug. 25, 2022; 12:00]: The fifth public beta of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 has been released.

Update 11 [Aug. 24, 2022; 12:47]: iOS 16 developer beta 7 and iPadOS 16.1 beta 1.
already released.

a. [16:19]: Apple reportedly to release iPadOS 16.1 directly, skipping iPadOS 16. Also, the update has been delayed.

Update 10 [Aug. 22; 19:15]: iOS 16 reportedly to be released in September alongside watchOS 9.

Update 9 [Aug. 16, 2022; 09:55]: The sixth developer beta of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 has been released.

Update 8 [Aug. 11, 2022; 11:11]: iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 public beta 3 now available.

Update 7 [Aug. 09, 2022; 10:28]: The fifth developer beta of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 has been released.

Update 6 [July 29, 2022; 18:33]: iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 public beta 2 already released.

Update 5 [July 28, 2022; 13:33]: The fourth developer beta of iOS 16 & iPadOS 16 has been released.

Update 4 [July 12, 2022; 10:03]: iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 public beta program has officially started.

Update 3 [July 7, 2022; 09:38]: iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 developer beta 3 now available.

Update 2 [June 23, 2022; 09:55]: iOS 16 & iPadOS 16 developer beta 2 now live.

Update 1 [June 6, 2022; 16:22]: The first developer beta of iOS 16 & iPadOS 16 has been released.

Following are some instructions that’ll help you go through this tracker easily:

This tracker has separate sections for keeping tabs on the update rollouts, bugs, and issues plaguing Apple iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, and the new feature released by Apple. Following is a brief explanation for each section:

    1. The Apple iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Update release tabular section is dedicated to tracking the update rollouts or releases in different regions, and you can find the regional details in the Apple iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Update Rollout Text section at the end of the article.
    How to scan the Updates section based on your interest:

    • A new update (Beta or Stable) that has come upon the present day with respect to a device, can be checked in the table. All you have to do is spot your device in the table. In the device-specific row, Info last updated on conveys the date on which the section in question was updated with the latest.
    • If you wish to know the details about a specific update, like the version/build number, region, and changelog, etc, in that case, you’ll have to head to the Text Update section (which one in particular? Well, that’s mentioned in Table section for the concerned device, under the ‘Notes’).
    • The table only shows latest information (highlighted in yellow) and the older details can be found in the Text section below.
    Note: The dummy entries with device names are based on the devices eligible for receiving this OS update, and may change based on the company’s official decisions.
    2. Next up, is the Apple iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Bug, Issue, and related developments tabular section, which is dedicated to tracking the problems (reported, officially acknowledged, or unacknowledged) in Apple iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
    How to scan the bug/issue section based on your interest:

    • This section dedicatedly tracks the glitches and concerns reported in Apple iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, and the related developments on the matter under the Status column. In order to make things easier for those affected, in the same table, the potential workarounds are also being listed.
    3. The last tabulated section is the Apple iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Feature release section which lists the tweaks or new feature releases provided by Apple in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. The Status column, in this table, conveys whether the information is official or a leak, along with the ETA, and supported devices (if available).
    Note: In the tables, all the newest additions show up in yellow color. [For example, workaround number 4 has been added on the present date, so under the Workarounds section for the issue in question, the 4th one will be highlighted in yellow]

That’s all for the instructions.

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Anurag Chawake

My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.