What You Should Know before Updating to iOS 16

October 16, 2019Nicole Jones

Since Apple releases the latest iOS 16 beta, there is heated discussion on the Internet about iOS 16 updates.

Would you upgrade to iOS 16 for your iPhone, iPad or iPod?

Let's check the poll of iOS update from a Facebook group with 6073 members.

About 65% of the joiners choose to update to iOS 16 while 35% of them reject iOS 16 update.

As the latest iOS version, iOS 16 catches the eyes of many Apple fans for its fantastic features, like dark mode, fine-tuned camera effects and tools, secure privacy, intelligent Siri, trillions of memoji designs, etc.

No matter what your decision is, this post is necessary for you to grasp all the tips and tricks you should know before updating iOS 16.

iOS 16 updates

Part 1. Is It Worthwhile to Update to iOS 16?

Yes, personally.

The new features in iOS 13/14 are what you will not miss exactly.

New Feature

Dark Mode, new camera effects, all-new Photos tab, enhanced privacy and security control, trillions of memojis and stickers in Messages app, smart lists in Reminders app, simplified CarPlay dashboard, Augmented Reality, new Siri voice, and more are what many of you will embrace.

Besides, there are no big bugs from iOS 13/14 since its release in September.

So, why not update your iOS devices to iOS 13/14?

Are you ready for the iOS 13/14 update? Just move the next part to get the preparations before doing it.

Part 2. What You Should Do Before Updating to iOS 13/14

Check If Your Devices Is Compatible with iOS 13/14

Before updating iOS, you must make sure your device is compatible with iOS 13/14.

The following list is what iOS 13/14 is compatible with:

iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPod touch (7th generation).

If your device is in the list, then congratulations, you can move the next step.

Backup Data for iOS Devices

Backing up data for iOS devices before iOS update is necessary because you never know what you are going to get from the box of iOS 13/14 update.

About 95% of the iOS users will start a smooth iOS update, while the left may suffer from the unknown iOS update failure and lose data.

As a result, you are recommended to backup all the data on your iOS devices to avoid any data loss.

There are official tools from Apple, iTunes, and iCloud.

You can backup iPhone to computer with iTunes.

Alternatively, you could backup iOS data to iCloud.

However, the slow speed, the incomplete data backup, no option of selective backup, and more disadvantages bring many of you down.

Here, we recommend an easy and quick way to backup almost all iOS data with Aiseesoft iOS Data Backup and Restore.

It is the professional iOS data backup and restore software for Windows and Mac computer. It can backup contacts, messages, call logs, notes, photos, calendars, reminders, voicemails, WhatsApp, Kik, LINE, Messenger, Viber, QQ, WeChat messages and attachments, voice memos, Safari history/bookmarks, videos, music, etc.

iOS Data Backup and Restore


FoneLab iOS Data Backup & Restore

  • One-click to backup all the data to computer.
  • Support the encrypted backup to provide advanced protection.
  • Support the backup of various data on iOS devices.
  • Compatible with iPhone 14, 13, 12, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS, XR, X, 8, 7, 6s, SE, etc.
Step 1. Download iOS Data Backup and Restore
Free download Aiseesoft iOS Data Backup & Restore, install and run it immediately.

Then, in the main interface, click "iOS Data Backup & Restore".

iOS Data Backup and Restore
Step 2. Select backup mode
Choose "iOS Data Backup" in this software. Connect your iOS device to computer with the USB cable.

The popup window of this software will give you the option to select "Standard backup" or "Encrypt backup". Then click "Start" to proceed to the next step.

"Encrypt backup" will require you to create the password to protect your backup stored in this computer.

Step 3. Backup iOS Data to computer
Here, you will need to tick the box before the data types like Messages, Contacts, WhatsApp & Attachments, Notes, Calendars, app data like Kik, LINE, Viber, etc. After that, click "Next" to start to backup all the data from iOS devices to computer.

Part 3. How to Update iOS Devices to iOS 16

Since you have kept all your iOS data safe, just start to update iOS.

There are two points that you should keep in mind that connect your device to Wi-Fi and charge your iOS devices to up 80% battery.

Then let's see the guide to update to iOS 13/14.

Generally speaking, you will receive the update notification if you toggle on it. If not, just update iOS manually.

On your iPhone, tap "Settings" > "General" > "Software Update" > "Download and Install" the latest iOS 13/14.

The whole process will take several minutes. You just need to wait patiently.

Update iPhone to Latest version

Part 4. Get Stuck in iOS Udate? Here Are Solutions

Most of the users will not encounter problems of upgrading iOS. However, for known reasons, if you are one of the unfortunate users who get stuck in iOS update issues, try the following 2 methods of updating iOS.

Update to iOS 13/14 with iTunes

iTunes is the official tool that you can use to update iOS.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer
Connect iPhone to computer with the USB cable, and iTunes will detect it automatically. (iTunes fails to recognize iPhone?)
Click your iPhone icon and it will go to "Summary" section by default, where you can see your iPhone information.
Step 2. Update iPhone
Click "Update", and it will check the latest iOS version. In the popup window, click "Download and Update" to follow the onscreen instructions to update your iPhone.
Updata iTunes

Update or Downgrade iOS Devices with Third-Party Software

Another way of fixing iOS update problem is by Aiseesoft iOS System Recovery.

Aiseesoft iOS System Recovery is the professional iOS system repair software, which can handle many iOS system errors on iPhone, iPad, and iPod, like Apple logo, loop start-up, white screen, freeze, etc.

Moreover, it can help you update or downgrade iOS version to any version that your device supports.

Aiseesoft iOS System Recovery


Aiseesoft iOS System Recovery

  • Update iOS to the latest 13 or downgrade to its supported version.
  • Fix iOS devices stuck in Apple logo, headphone mode, black screen, etc.
  • Restore iPhone to factory settings without Apple ID or password.
  • Compatible with iPhone 14, 13, 12, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS, XR, X, 8, 7, 6, 6s, 5, 4, iPad Pro/Air/mini, etc.
Step 1.
Free download this software on your computer. Run it immediately after the successful installation. Choose "iOS System Recovery" from the main interface.

Connect your iOS device to computer with the USB cable. If required, just tap the "Trust" button on your iPhone, which will permit to this computer to manage your device data.

iOS System Recovery
Step 2.
Click "Start" to enter the next step.
Step 3.
Here, you need to select the repair mode, and we choose "Standard Mode", and then you can see the basic information of your device in the popup. Click "Optimize".
Step 4.
Here this software will match your device information (Category, Type, and Model). Modify it if it is not correct.

Then you can see all the iOS versions that your device is compatible with, select it and click "Next" to start to download the firmware and downgrade or update your iOS version.


For more solutions to fix iPhone won't update, check it here.


Here, you are coming to the bottom of this post.

In this post, you have gotten a full understanding of iOS update.

If you want to update your iOS device to the latest iOS version, do not forget to backup data and make the preparation. Even though you get stuck in iOS update, you could update it manually with iTunes or downgrade/update device with the third-party software.

Now, it comes to your turn.

Would you update your iPhone to iOS 13/14?

Let me know by leaving your comments.

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