Last Updated on Jun 18, 2022
On June 6, Apple announced iOS 16 at its yearly basis Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The iOS 16 phone brings in lock screen features and widgets, enhances the notification feature, introduces new Messaging features, the additional support of Apple Wallet for all digital IDs, and the Pay Later feature. There is an additional Always On Display, but will feature on newer models.
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The iOS 16 is perfectly compatible with the iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X phone models from 2017 and beyond. It means that specific older devices that are out of the 15 version doesn’t have additional support. It includes the iPhone 6s (model 2015), iPhone 7, the ever original SE, and the iPod touch model (the 7th generation).
For the most part, iOS 16 behaves in the same way that previous versions of iOS did. Moving around the interface is smooth, with none of the noticeable slowdowns we’ve seen on older iPhones when an update is released.
iOS 16 Update on iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8 is the oldest iPhone to get the iOS 6 update, which means the new update will not work with phones that use Apple A9 or A10 chips, such as the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, the first-generation iPhone SE, and the seventh-generation iPod Touch.
However, there are a few issues with the iOS 6 update on the iPhone 8:
Reduced Battery Life
Several users have complained that they faced faster battery draining after the iOS 6 update on their iPhone 8. Although the problem affects a smaller number of people, it appears to have a significant impact on devices.
Following the recent iOS 16 update, many iPhone 8 users experienced immediate lag in their devices, including delays in typing text messages, apps not loading fast enough or freezing, and other issues.
Poor Gaming Performance
Even gaming performance on the iPhone 8 has taken a significant hit after the latest iOS update. Heavy games like ‘Genshin Impact’ were running not so smoothly after the update.
iOS 16 Features that Missing on iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus
Here’s a list of features that are not supported to iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus due to the less powerful A-11 Bionic chip.
Remove Background from any Picture Not available for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus contain the Apple A11 Bionic system-on-chip.
Doesn’t matter – iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are supported to iOS 16, unfortunately, Some magical iOS 16’s features will not available for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. According to Apple’s official website.
Now iOS 16 user can easily drag the subject from an image or isolate the object by removing the background. Supported applications like Photos, Screenshot, Quick Look, Safari, and much more, This feature only supported with iOS 16 running A12 bionic and later Chip smartphones.
Live Text from Video feature not supported for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
For the Live text feature, the minimum system requirement is an A-12 Bionic chip, while iPhone 8 & 8 Plus has an A-11 Bionic chip.
You might know that last year new iOS 15 feature called live text was not supported on iPhone 8 & 8 Plus models. Similar to iOS 16, a tiny update of live text in iOS 16 that can possibly to copy text from pause video and do copy the text from the video screen.
Live Text quick actions, Live text another feature is quick actions to set calendar schedule, currency converter, open website, translate language, convert unit, etc; directly on the picture where text is highlighted on-screen. But iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus users won’t get the Live text feature In iOS 16.
Live text quick actions are available in English, Chinese, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Ukrainian text.
Smarter dictation feature lack in iPhone 8
insert emoji with your voice not supported to iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus because of the required bionic chip is A-12 or later. So iPhone Xs and later phone will get this smarter dictation feature.
Requires download of speech models. Available in Cantonese (Hong Kong), English (Australia, Canada, India, UK, US), French (France), German (Germany), Japanese (Japan), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan) and Spanish (Mexico, Spain, US). Source: Apple
According to several users, iPhone 8 was running much better on the iOS 15, battery life was better, heavy gameplay was possible without any issue, and lastly, phones were much smoother and lag-free. Hence, we can safely say that the iOS 16 update ruined the iPhone 8.