iOS 16.1 Update Available to Download for iPhone

Oct 24, 2022 - 1 Comment

iOS 16.1 update for iPhone

iOS 16.1 for iPhone has been released as a software update for all eligible devices running iOS 16.

The iOS 16.1 update for iPhone comes alongside iPadOS 16.1 for iPad, and macOS Ventura 13 for Mac.

iOS 16.1 includes a few new features, including support for iCloud Shared Photo Library, Live Activities for the Home Screen, support for a savings account in the Wallet app, and along with bug fixes to address some issues with iOS 16. The full release notes accompanying the download for iOS 16.1 are included below.

How to Download & Install iOS 16.1 Update on iPhone

Be sure to backup the iPhone to iCloud, Finder, or iTunes, before beginning the software update process.

  1. Open the “Settings” app
  2. Go to “General”
  3. Choose “Software Update”
  4. Choose “Download and Install” to begin updating to iOS 16.1
  5. iOS 16.1 update download

iOS 16.1 is around 1GB in size and will require the iPhone to restart to complete installation.

Users can also decide to install the iOS 16.1 update using a computer with Finder or iTunes, or by using IPSW firmware files.

iOS 16.1 IPSW Download Links

iOS 16.1 Release Notes

iOS 16.1
This update introduces iCloud Shared Photo Library making it easy to keep your family photos up to date. This release also adds support for third party apps in Live Activities, support for Apple Fitness+ on iPhone even if you don’t have an Apple Watch, and includes other features and bug fixes for your iPhone.

iCloud Shared Photo Library
– Separate library for seamlessly sharing photos and videos with up to five other people
– Setup rules allow you to easily contribute past photos based on start date or people in the photos when you set up or join a library
– Library filters for quickly switching between viewing the Shared Library, your Personal Library, or both libraries together
– Shared edits and permissions let everyone add, edit, favorite, caption, and delete photos
– Sharing toggle in Camera lets you choose to send photos you take straight to the Shared Library, or enable a setting to share automatically when other participants are detected nearby using Bluetooth

Live Activities
– Live Activities from third party apps are available in the Dynamic Island and on the Lock Screen for iPhone 14 Pro models

– Apple Fitness+ is supported on iPhone even if you don’t have an Apple Watch

– Key sharing enables you to securely share car, hotel room, and other keys in Wallet using messaging apps such as Messages and WhatsApp
– Savings account enables Apple Card customers to grow their Daily Cash by depositing it in a high yield savings account

– Matter, the new smart home connectivity standard, is supported enabling a wide variety of smart home accessories to work together across ecosystems

Clean Energy Charging
– New setting that can try to reduce your carbon footprint by selectively charging when lower carbon emission electricity is available

– Reader controls are automatically hidden as you start reading

This update also includes bug fixes for your iPhone:
– Deleted conversations may appear in the conversations list in Messages
– Dynamic Island content is not available when using Reachability
– CarPlay may fail to connect when using a VPN app

While there are no mention of resolving battery life problems that some users encountered with iOS 16, if you had experienced that issue it’s always worthwhile to install the available software updates anyway.

Separately, iPadOS 16.1 has been released for iPad, and macOS Ventura for Mac.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, News

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  1. JohnIL says:

    Don’t know how everyone else feels about moving lock screen notifications to bottom. But I am NOT a fan of that change myself.
    Doesn’t appear you can revert back to displaying them on top like previous releases. The claim is you can see more background this way? As if notifications are less important than seeing a background?
    Seems like a grasp at straws to make changes these days. Let’s just flip things around to say its improved, I guess.

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