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Apr 12, 2001

iOS 16 is installed on almost 70% of compatible devices as the update's 100-day launch anniversary approaches, according to third-party analytics website Mixpanel.


iOS 16 was released to the public on September 12, 2022, and was initially doing better than last year's iOS 15 update regarding how quickly users were updating their iPhone to the newest version. Apple periodically shares adoption numbers for its latest operating system but has not yet done so for iOS 16.

According to Mixpanel, iOS 16 is installed on 68.90% of devices, with iOS 15 at 24.82% and iPhones running older operating systems at around 7%. iOS 16 has had multiple updates since its release in September, addressing bugs being experienced by users previously causing some to be reluctant to update.

Apple is expected to release iOS 16.2 this month, bringing multiple new features to iPhone users, including Apple Music Sing, Advanced Data Protection, new Lock Screen widgets, new options for the always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro, and more.

Article Link: iOS 16 Installed on Almost 70% of iPhones Nearly 100 Days After Launch
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macrumors 65816
Sep 1, 2021
Apple should bring back the AirDrop option without time limit... Right now I cannot upgrade to iOS 16.x since I am using iPhone 7 Plus and is still working fine...

For anyone willing to go back to iOS 15.x I think iOS 15.6 RC is still signed however it will only work for iPhone 6s to iPhone 13 series only... Technically Apple allows downgrade but only for the previous version and for a limited time but I would prefer to be allowed to jump several versions back until apps drop old iOS support...


Jun 28, 2017
This is exactly why I’m so incredibly embarrassed for Apple software designers.

Literally hundreds of millions of iPhones are running iOS 16. And it introduced a hidden submenu for Notifications on the Lock Screen. Yes, it was there in iOS 15 too, but iOS 16 made it constant and every single notification goes there after the user moves from the lock screen off and back.

If I were leading iOS design I would’ve immediately fired the person who even suggested that design. Gone. It’s not an exaggeration to say that it is one of the worst design choices ever made for smartphones in their entire history. It is directly responsible for hundreds of millions of people at least occasionally missing some notifications. Notifications are one of the top 3 most-important features of a smartphone. It is fundamentally important that 100% of users see them 100% of the time in Notification Center (i.e. the Lock Screen), until they are directly acted upon.

What’s more? iOS 16 introduced some Lock Screen customization for the first time in iPhone history. Simultaneously, iOS 16 introduced a completely new methodology for notifications on the Lock Screen, by way of moving them to the very bottom of the display. Notifications at the bottom of the display are embarrassingly bad. You want notifications front-and-center, and directly where they had been in all iOS prior…the intelligent design. But despite iOS 16 getting Lock Screen customization, users were not given the option to customize notifications back to the correct area…. Embarrassing on all fronts.
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macrumors P6
May 16, 2015
Yay installed on so many devices 100 days since launch.
This stat serves absolutely no purpose other than feeding Apple's ego, which Apple doesn't really need.
Get the **** together and fix those issues actually annoying users and people would just come and use those amazing products.


macrumors 6502
Jun 24, 2010
i installed it on my work phone and there is no way in hell I will install on my personal phone. The notification system is the biggest joke I have ever seen, I miss notifications all the time, they are messy and sloppy looking now, its just such a joke. Until they give the option to have old notification option I will hold out.


Sep 11, 2014
Did we have a choice BUT to upgrade? I remember forgetting to upgrade to iOS 15- my phone became slow, laggy and at times unresponsive. This is Apples way of reminding us to upgrade either our phone or software.
I remember we used to get harassed and nagged to upgrade but I haven't seen my phone or iPad be that pushy in a long time. No, I don't notice any lag or problems if I don't upgrade.


macrumors 68040
Dec 31, 2007
Milwaukee Area
Every year since about iOS 11, Apple has drifted farther and farther from minimal engagement and visually clear, straightforward ui design. iOS 15 was so clumsy and obnoxious it was my breaking point. IOS14 it is, until the devices finally die and by then I shouldn’t need to own them anymore.

and yes I know about security updates
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macrumors 603
May 6, 2008
iOS 16 has definitely grown on me, particularly on my 14 Pro — granted some of the bugs that Apple has to yet to address are annoying. Though I still have iOS 15 installed on my 2022 SE that I use for work (I doubt I’ll update the software on the SE anytime soon).
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Sep 16, 2022
With battery problems and some stutters in animation now being solved (for me at least), and Notification Centre "always hidden" solved in 16.2 RC, I'm now glad to use iOS 16. It took two dotreleases but okay.
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