When will iOS 16 be released? [Update: Rolling Out Now]

To update: iOS 16 is now rolling out to all eligible devices, though it may take a few minutes to appear for all users.

First announced in June at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, ‌‌iOS 16‌‌ and ‌iPadOS 16‌ are Apple’s next-generation operating systems for iPhone and iPad. Developers and public beta testers have spent the past few months testing the new builds while Apple has been refining them, and a full public release is now just around the corner… at least for ‌iOS 16‌.
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On ‌‌iPhone‌‌, ‌‌iOS 16‌‌ includes a completely revamped lock screen with extensive customization features and widgets. There are new focus filters, access keys, Safari shared tab groups, and more.
‌‌iPadOS 16‌‌ gets a Weather app for the first time, and also offers a range of “pro” features that are exclusive to ‌‌iPad‌‌ models with the M1 chip. For example, Stage Manager offers a new way to multitask with multiple overlapping windows and full support for external displays.

‌‌‌iOS 16‌‌ and ‌‌‌iPadOS 16‌‌‌ also share a number of new features and changes, including updates to apps like Notes, Mail and Messages, Live Text, Visual Search, and Dictation improvements.
‌iOS 16‌‌‌ and ‌‌‌iPadOS 16‌‌‌ were made available to registered members of Apple’s Developer Program immediately after the WWDC keynote on June 7, and Apple released the public beta on July 11.
Apple originally said that ‌iOS 16‌ and ‌iPadOS 16‌ would officially launch in “fall” 2022, without specifying a precise date. Apple has since confirmed at its September “Far Out” media event that iOS 16 will be available on Monday, September 12. Apple’s iOS releases usually happen around 10:00 am Pacific Time, but Apple hasn’t announced an exact time for the release of ‌iOS 16‌.
Assuming the typical release time of 10:00 am Pacific, ‌iOS 16‌ will be available around these times worldwide:

At the beginning of August, Bloomberg reported that Apple planned to delay the release of ‌iPadOS 16‌ until October, which means that the ‌iPad‌ software will not be released alongside the new iOS as it usually does. Apple has since confirmed that In fact, iPadOS 16 will be released sometime in October.a few weeks after ‌iOS 16‌.
‌‌iOS 16‌‌ supports ‌‌iPhone‌‌ 8 and later, while ‌‌iPadOS 16‌‌ supports ‌‌iPad‌‌ (5th generation and later), iPad mini (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), and all iPad Pro models.

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