If you’ve updated to iOS 16 on your iPhone, you can now take advantage of the revamped Lock Screen, Messages, and Focus apps. However, not all iPhones have access to all iPhone capabilities, and it’s not because Apple is holding back on releasing them.
Several features of the new operating system are incompatible with older iPhones or those with less powerful processors. Why you won’t be able to use some of the new features introduced in iOS 16 is explained below.
Lift the Subject out Of a Photo
We can’t get enough of the new function that allows us to isolate a certain part of a picture by pressing and holding the button for a few seconds. However, you’ll need an iPhone XS, XR, or later because it’s only supported by devices that have an A12 Bionic chip or later (or an iPhone SE from 2020 or 2022).
Live Text’s newest features, like as copying text from the paused video, converting money, and translating languages with a tap, require an iPhone with an A12 Bionic processor or later. And once again, that means an iPhone XS or a later model.
Lock Screen’s Multilayered Photo Effect
The new 3D layering effect for photos is a nice touch for the lock screen. However, as you might have guessed, you’ll need an iPhone XR/XS or later for this to function.
Track Medication with The Camera
With the Health app upgrade in iOS 16, you can now keep track of all the pills you take. If you have an iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or later with iOS 16, you can save time by merely holding the label in front of the camera to have the information automatically entered.
With iOS 16, you may use dictation or Siri to add emojis to your text messages. However, an iPhone with an A12 Bionic processor or later is required, thus the iPhone XS and XR are out.
In iOS 16, Siri gains new features like as the ability to end phone calls (including FaceTime calls), more offline commands, and a “Hey Siri, what can I do here?” discovery tool that explains the available options in a given app or environment. The new features, however, can only be used on an iPhone XS or XR with an A12 Bionic or later.
‘Fluid’ Dictation Experience
With iOS 16, you may use the keyboard, accept QuickType recommendations, and move the cursor without leaving dictation. However, you won’t be able to use it until you have an iPhone XS/XR or later with an A12 Bionic or greater.
Share ID with Apps
A valid driver’s license or state ID can now be stored in Wallet on an iOS 16 device and used to prove age or identity in apps that support this feature. (Only the verification itself, not any of your personal information, will be shared.) You’ll need an Apple Watch Series 4 or later to use this, but it’s compatible with any iPhone that can run iOS 16 (iPhone 8 or later).
Key Sharing in Wallet
It’s likely clear, but the installation of the new, innovative sharing options for digital keys is essential for both iOS 16 and the cars and properties involved. To give you an example, you won’t be able to use this function if your car manufacturer hasn’t adopted the new standard or isn’t taking part in the program.
If you’re interested in the new Home app’s design and architecture, keep in mind that 1) all devices that access that smart home must be on the latest software, and 2) many of the functions require a hub, and an iPad hub doesn’t qualify for the new architecture. Due to these changes, you could notice that the Home app in iOS 16 isn’t functioning as expected.