How to Get iOS 16 on iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7 owners were over the moon when they heard the news that Apple will release a major operating system update – iOS 16. Unfortunately, not all iPhone 7 owners received the update. If you want to know how to get iOS 16 on your iPhone 7, you came to the right place. In this article, I will provide you with various ways to upgrade to the newest version of iOS.

Eligibility for iOS 16

First and foremost, make sure your iPhone 7 is eligible for an iOS 16 upgrade. Apple has established that only iPhone 7 models with at least 2GB of RAM are eligible, so if you have less than that, you may need to upgrade your device first.

Update via Settings

If your device meets the requirements for iOS 16, go to your Settings app, tap General, and then check for new updates. Downloading new iOS updates can take some time, so make sure your iPhone is connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network and charging while the update is downloading.

Update via iTunes

The second way to install iOS 16 on an iPhone 7 is to update it via iTunes on your computer. First, update iTunes to the latest version by opening the application and clicking Check for Updates in the menu. Then, connect your iPhone 7 to your computer and launch iTunes. From there, select your device and click the Summary tab. You will see an option labeled “Check for Update,” click that and proceed with updating your device to iOS 16.

Using Apple Configurator 2

Another way to update to iOS 16 is using Apple Configurator 2, a software used to set up or configure iPhones, iPads, and Macs. To use Apple Configurator 2, you will need to download the application on your Mac. After you download and install the application, connect your iPhone 7 to your Mac using a lightning cable. Then open Apple Configurator 2 and select your device. On the right-hand side of your screen, there’s a section labeled “Version,” which you can use to update your device to iOS 16.

Third-Party Sites for iOS 16

Fourthly, you can choose to download the iOS 16 update from third-party sites. However, we strongly advise against downloading updates from unknown sources, as it not only puts the data on your device at risk, but it also increases the likelihood of irreversible damage to your device. Avoid downloading the update from untrusted websites or anyone who asks for your device password and restricts you from reviewing the update’s features.


Apple users highly anticipated the release of iOS 16, but not all iPhone 7 owners received the update. In this article, we have given you a few ways to get iOS 16 on your iPhone 7. To update successfully, make sure your iPhone 7 is eligible for an iOS 16 upgrade and you are downloading or installing the update from a trusted source. We hope this guide helped you and will reach out for any future update guidance.