iOS 16 was released on September 12, 2022, for all iPhone users. Many of the “iOS Nerds” must have installed the latest iPhone OS.
However, not all users are excited to try their hands on a new major iOS update immediately after it is released. There can be many reasons for that. For instance, many people believe that the new iOS official public releases are full of bugs and issues. And it is true with iOS 16.
A lot of problems, issues, and bugs in iOS 16 were found, which is why Apple released iOS 16.0.1 after two days of release. Now iOS 16.1 and iOS 16.1.1 have been released, and this update seems to be less buggy.
So, if you are ready to install iOS 16, then we have mentioned how long it will take to download and install on the iPhone X, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13.
How Long Does It Take to Install iOS 16?
When you tap the iOS 16, iOS 16.1, or iOS 16.1.1 download button, it may take a few minutes to prepare. Since this is a major update, the size may vary from 3 to 5 GB if you’re switching from iOS 15.
Many users are left wondering why iOS 16 is taking so long to install. Nonetheless, make sure that your iPhone is connected to a fast Wi-Fi network. If the network is slow, it may occasionally stop requesting.
Considering the Wi-Fi speed is good and stable, iOS 16 will take 2-3 minutes to prepare and 5–12 minutes to download.
Once the iOS 16 update has been downloaded, you can either install it immediately or postpone it. The iOS 16 installation will take around 10–15 minutes. Thus, it will take around 25–35 minutes to download, prepare, and install iOS 16 on an iPhone when connected to a strong wireless internet connection.
Note: The time for all iOS 16-compatible iPhones (iPhone 8 and later) is the same, but it may vary according to your Wi-Fi speed.