Apple released iOS 16 on Monday and it saw slightly faster adoption than iOS 15 in the first three days. While that’s a welcome update for owners of older iPhones, those buying the iPhone 14 model are getting the new OS out of the box. But there is a problem.
The iPhone 14 series is flashing a slightly older iOS 16 build at the factory, and Apple has found three issues. The first one is the most important because it can cause problems when you’re migrating from the old one while activating your new phone.
Don’t worry, though, iOS version 16.0.1 is already out and the phone will ask you to install any system updates at the beginning of the initial setup. You must update before continuing.
The new minor version fixes two other problems. One touches the iPhone 14 Pro Max and makes zooming photos (in landscape) smooth. Another caused enterprise single sign-on applications to fail authentication.
By the way, a big update, iOS 16.1, is already in beta. It adds a battery percentage icon to some older iPhones, prompts you to delete the Apple Wallet app, and introduces “Clean Energy Charging.” Basically, your iPhone checks the status of your local power grid and chooses to charge when low-carbon generators are online. This system tracks your daily activities, ensuring your phone is charged when you need it.
The iPhone 14, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max will be available tomorrow, so if you’ve pre-ordered one (or plan to pick one up from the store), remember to install the v16.0.1 update. The iPhone 14 Plus will arrive on October 7.