Apple officially announced the all-new iOS 15 at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2021. The Cupertino-giant gave a preview of what the upcoming iOS would look like alongside the new features and improvements. If you’re curious about whether you’ll be able to download and install iOS 15 on your iPhone, do not worry. Here’s the confirmed list of iOS 15 compatible iPhones.
List of iOS 15 Compatible iPhones
For starters, iPhones have generally received updates for up to five or six years from their release. Continuing the tradition, the iOS 15 will be available on all not-very-old iPhones, ranging from the iPhone 12 all the way to the iPhone SE, released in 2016.
Below is the confirmed list of iPhones that will be getting the iOS 15 update:
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Mini
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2020)
- 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 (first-gen)
- iPod touch (7th-gen)
For obvious reasons, the iPhone 13-series, expected to release in September this year, will run iOS 15 out-of-the-box. So, the iOS 15 will be available on twenty Apple devices, followed by the upcoming iPhone 13 models.
When Will Your iPhone Get iOS 15?
All the iPhones currently running iOS 14 will get the iOS 15 update. Apple has already released the iOS 15 developer beta. It is available for anyone who’d like to download it and is a registered developer.
All the confirmed iPhones will receive the stable update once it officially rolls out later this year. While we don’t have an exact date, the rollout is expected to coincide with the new iPhone models in autumn this year.
How to Download and Install the iOS 15 Update
Update: Apple has now released the Public Beta version. Here’s a step-by-step guide on installing iOS 15 Public Beta on iPhone.
Registered developers can download the iOS 15 beta profile from the Apple Developer Center, and once the profile is installed, beta updates will be available on the device. Others will have to wait for the stable release later this year.
Once the iOS 15 is released for the public, you’ll be able to download and install it by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone. However, if you want to use it right now, you can download the developer beta.
To download developer build, you need to enroll in Apple’s Developer Program for $99. Once you’re enrolled, followed the steps below:
- On your iPhone, log in to the Apple developer site with your Apple ID.
- Then, tap on Downloads > Install Profile.
- Once the profile is downloaded, go to Settings and tap “Profile Downloaded” under your Apple ID.
- Finally, tap “Install” in the right corner and follow the instructions.
Your phone will now restart. Once done, go to Settings > General > Software Updates and see if the beta is available for download. You just need to hit “Download and Install” to install the iOS 15 developer beta on your iPhone.
Important: Before starting, make sure your iPhone is compatible with iOS 15. Also, take a full backup of your iPhone, be it on iCloud, Mac, or Windows PC through iTunes.
New Features and Changes
The iOS 15 brings a lot of exciting new changes. This includes updates to FaceTime, the new Safari browser, Spotlight, redesigned Weather app, and Messages, followed by new features like Notifications Summary, SharePlay, Live Text, Focus Mode, and more.
It also allows locating a lost device turned off or erased using the Find My network. Here are the top iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 features and how to use them on non-Apple devices.
This was the complete, confirmed list of iPhones compatible with iOS 15. I hope you now know whether your iPhone will get the iOS 15 update or not. Besides, we’ve also mentioned top iOS 15 features and how to install the update, be it developer beta or stable release.
With iOS 15, Apple has paid attention to small yet tons of minor enhancements in the software. I particularly loved the ability to track a turned-off or erased iPhone, which is quite overwhelming. Also, it’s interesting to see that even a five-year-old iPhone is getting the update.
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