iOS 16 Rumors - Everything We Know So Far

Daisy Raines

Feb 06, 2023 • Filed to: Latest News & Tactics • Proven solutions

iOS 16 rumors are in full swing. Every year, the rumor mills churn our juicy tidbits about the new iOS that year, and what might it bring to users. This year, like clockwork, Apple announced its Worldwide Developer Conference 2022 (WWDC 2022) to be held on June 6, 2022, and that did it - the clock started ticking and iOS 16 rumors started springing up. When will the iOS 16 beta be available? Where to get the iOS 16 beta profile? We have all your questions answered and rumors aggregated to keep you excited and on your toes about iOS 16.

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Part I: iOS 16 - Rumored Changes And Features

What are some iOS 16 changes we can expect? What will be new? What will be updated? Here are rumors collected and presented based on apps and experiences.

New Notification System

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg suggests that a new notifications system is coming with major improvements but does not provide any more details about what that could or would include, leaving the internet in a tizzy.

New Apple Apps

Mark Gurman goes on to write in his Power On newsletter that new Apple apps are coming to iOS 16 but does not offer any more details.

New System Interactions

Rumors are that there will be new ways to interact with iOS, but Mark Gurman says he is not expecting that the iOS 16 beta will get any significant overhaul over iOS 15.

Health And Fitness App Updates

Gurman is on record stating that the Health app will feature improvements and possibly new features regarding nutritional data. The Fitness app is likely to see new workouts and fitness types and maybe more.

Car Crash Detection

A new Car Crash Detection could be coming in iOS 16, but that is also rumored to be for the iPhone 14 lineup.

Emergency Satellite Services

iPhone 14 models are likely to feature emergency satellite services support, and on the software side this could be enabled through iOS 16 for iPhone 14 models that will be launched in Fall 2022.

Rumored Changes And Features In iPadOS 16

iPad has always been phenomenal as a consumption device, and each year Apple tries to inch it closer to being an even better productivity device. iPadOS 16 beat rumor mills are somewhat silent this time round, with the most exciting iPadOS 16 rumors that are going around being about a new multitasking interface in iPadOS 16 beta.

Part II: Changes To Apple Services In iOS 16

iOS 16 rumors are abuzz with claims that Apple is working on new services that will be integrated within iOS and should launch with iOS 16.

A New Hardware Subscription Service

One of the juiciest iOS 16 rumors is one that has existed for a while now, and that is regarding hardware as a subscription. Rumors go on about a hardware subscription program in the works, allowing users to ‘subscribe’ to the hardware of their choice, be it an iPhone, an iPad, or a Mac, for a monthly fee. This would be akin to subscribing for Apple Services such as iCloud, or buying an Apple TV+ subscription.

Apple Pay Updates: New Buy Now Pay Later Feature

Apple Pay is set to give its users a buy now, pay pater feature in iOS 16 that will enable users to pay for their Apple Pay purchases in installments. Service is expected to go live in 2022 itself.

Fitness+ Updates

Fitness+ is rumored to get new fitness types as well and if iOS 16 rumors are to be believed, Apple also plans to release a groceries service that will integrate nutrition data with the Health app to enable new use cases.

Part III: Preparing For iOS 16

Does this get you excited? Do you want to get your hands on iOS 16 beta and iPadOS 16 beta when they come? Hold your horses! Like a responsible technology user, you first need to prepare for it. How do I do that, you might ask. Here is how to prepare for the iOS 16 beta when it becomes available.

1. Creating A Backup Before Installing iOS 16 Beta

There are two official ways you can backup your device – iCloud Backup and local backup.

iCloud Backup

Step 1: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Go to Settings > Your Apple ID > iCloud > iCloud Backup.

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Step 2: Toggle Backup On.

Step 3: Put the device on charging and click Back Up Now to create an iCloud Backup right now, otherwise the system will take backups when the device is locked, charging, and on Wi-Fi.

Local Backup

Local Device Backups can be created on the computer you connect your device to. Both iTunes and macOS Finder will do the same thing. Here is how to take manual device backups locally:

Step 1: Connect your device to the computer and open iTunes or macOS Finder (images below represent macOS Finder)

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Step 2: Under General > Backups, click the second option to backup data on the computer

Step 3: Click "Back Up Now" to create local backups.

You can encrypt local backups by ticking the "Encrypt Local Backup" option and entering a password. Do not forget this password otherwise, you will not be able to restore this backup to your device afterward.

2. Clearing Up Storage Space On iPhone Using Dr.Fone - Data Eraser (iOS)

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Over time, our phones collect a lot of digital dust by way of log files and other deprecated files no longer in use and a lot of cache. This is why after a long time since your devices had a fresh installation, they start feeling sluggish and slow, sometimes even going so far as not working properly. At the very least, there is a lot of space to be recovered here, and on an iPhone, storage space is always at a premium because Apple behaves cheaply when it comes to offering storage space on its multi-thousand-dollar devices. Amazing, right?

But, here is where we come in to help you. We have a tool, just one, that is more like a Swiss Army knife for your smartphone. We use just this one tool for nearly all smartphone-related jobs, such as cleaning up junk, taking backups, repairing issues, etc. The tool is called Wondershare Dr.Fone, a complete mobile toolkit, which includes "Data Eraser" that will be used in the following part, "System Repair" and so on.

Use Dr.Fone - Data Eraser to remove junk files from your device and free up precious space as and when needed. Use this tool also before taking backups so that the backup taken is lean and does not contain old junk that will get restored again if you do not remove it from your device first with Data Eraser. Dr.Fone - Data Eraser is a powerful module that allows you to erase all data on the device or delete data specifically, such as in this case, the junk files, cache, etc. Here is the complete guide:

Step 1: Connect your device to the computer and launch Dr.Fone

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Step 2: Select the "Data Eraser" module

Step 3: Select "Free Up Space"

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Step 4: The tool allows you to choose what to erase from your device - junk files, specific apps, or large files and even allows you to compress and export photos.

Step 5: For the purpose of preparing for the iOS 16 beta, click "Erase Junk Files" to start scanning your device, after which the scan results will be displayed.

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Step 6: Tick the checkbox across all files that you want to erase and click "Clean" at the bottom right. Restart the iPhone/ Pad by going to Settings > General > Shut Down and dragging the slider to shut down the device. A few seconds later, use the Top button (some iPads) or Side Button to restart the device.

3. Taking A Backup Easily With Dr.Fone - Phone Backup (iOS)

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Taking backups on an iPhone is easy with Apple’s own supplied ways, but they are no match if you want to exercise some control over what you want to backup. Guess what? Dr.Fone has a module for that! The "Phone Backup" module is just what you need to create backups easily with full control over what is being backed up.

Step 1: Connect your device using the cable and launch Dr.Fone.

Step 2: Select the "Phone Backup" module

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Step 4: When you click "Backup", Dr.Fone will detect and show the data on your device that can be backed up. Tick the Select All checkbox at the top left or check individually across each type of data.

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Step 5: Click "Backup" (bottom right) to start the backup process. It’s that easy! The module will notify when the backup process is completed.

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Part IV: FAQs About iOS 16

We understand you have some questions about the new and exciting iOS 16 rumors, and we have some of the most frequently asked questions answered for you below.

FAQ 1: When will the iOS 16 beta be available?

Apple has scheduled the WWDC for June 6, 2022, and the first developer beta of iOS 16 is expected to be available later that day after the keynote. Keynotes usually start around 10 AM PST.

FAQ 2: How do I download iOS 16 beta?

As the day comes closer, there will be a spike in the content on the internet guiding you on how to download the iOS 16 beta. We want to tell you that the safest way is to create an Apple Developer Account and enroll as a developer to start downloading the iOS 16 beta officially without any security hazards that might come from downloading or getting your hands on the iOS 16 beta from unscrupulous places.

FAQ 3: What is iOS 16 beta profile and how do I get it?

In trying to get your hands on iOS 16 beta anyhow, you will come across what is called an iOS beta profile. iOS 16 beta profile will exist, too, when Apple releases the first beta on June 6, 2022. How do you get that? If someone shares their beta profile for iOS 16 beta on the internet, you may be able to get your hands on it and download and update your device to iOS 16 beta, but this is not recommended unless you downloaded the profile from Apple yourself. In short, we strongly advise getting an Apple Developer Account if you are serious about using beta software, as this will give you reliable access to authenticated software straight from Apple and you would not need to look anywhere else and risk your digital security.

FAQ 4: Will my device support iOS 16?

iOS 15 had a long list of supported devices. iOS 16 beta, however, will likely drop some devices. Recently, the iPod Touch was discontinued. That suggests that Apple might also finally drop support for the iPhone 6s series, the 7 series, and first-generation SE as these devices have less than 3 GB RAM just like the discontinued iPod Touch, but that might not be so. There is no official word out on this yet.

FAQ 5: Will I be able to go back to iOS 15?

All through the iOS 16 beta cycle, you will be able to downgrade back to iOS 15 anytime you wish, since that will remain the official version released to the public at the time. A short while after iOS 16 gets released to the public sometime in September, Apple will stop signing iOS 15, and users will not be able to downgrade once they upgrade to iOS 16. Again, for the iOS 16 beta, you will be able to downgrade back to iOS 15 until it is released to the public.

FAQ 6: Will upgrading to iOS 16 beta cause data loss?

The beta software comes with zero guarantees and promises. Nobody knows what could happen. Beta software is prone to crashes, and data loss is not unheard of. That is why it is usually recommended that beta software be used only on spare devices and never on devices you use every day and rely on.


It is an exciting time to be an Apple customer, especially if the word ‘beta’ gets your heart racing, because in a little over 2 weeks from now Apple will release the iOS 16 beta. New features are not disclosed just yet but the most promising rumors are about new system interactions on iOS 16 and the iPadOS 16 beta receiving new multitasking features. The safest way to download iOS 16 beta profile or the firmware itself is to sign up for an Apple Developer Account. To prepare your devices for iOS 16 beta quickly and easily, you can use Dr.Fone - Data Eraser (iOS) to wipe junk and cache before using Dr.Fone - Phone Backup (iOS) to create a backup of your device prior to installing iOS 16 beta when it becomes available.

Daisy Raines

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