iOS 15 system requirements: Will it run on your iPhone?


iOS 15 is now out in public beta and will have a full release later this year.

But as always the question is – will it run on your iPhone? The answer is almost certainly yes, but you can find out more below. You can also check out our guide to all the iOS 15 features, too. 

This time, iOS 15 introduces a bunch of new features including upgrades to the Maps, Health Weather, Wallet and FaceTime apps, new Focus features to help you concentrate on tasks, text recognition from photos, a new ‘morning summary’, redesigned notifications and an improved Siri.

Shared with you also surfaces stuff that’s been shared with you in the relevant apps – so you’ll see new photos in Photos, for example. There are also new Separation alerts in Find My, too. 

Which iPhones support iOS 15?

iOS 15 is compatible with all iPhones and iPod touch models already running iOS 13 or iOS 14 which means that once again the iPhone 6S / iPhone 6S Plus and original iPhone SE get a reprieve and can run the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. 

The only additions to this list are, of course, the very newest iPhone 12 series. 

iPhone 12iPhone 12 miniiPhone 12 ProiPhone 12 Pro MaxiPhone 11 Pro MaxiPhone 11 ProiPhone 11iPhone XS MaxiPhone XSiPhone XRiPhone XiPhone 8 PlusiPhone 8iPhone 7 PlusiPhone 7iPhone 6s PlusiPhone 6siPhone SE (first generation)iPhone SE (2020 – second generation)iPod touch (seventh generation)

Don’t know what iPhone you have?

Check out: What iPhone do I have? Here’s how to find out.

Will you get all the new features?

Sadly not all users will get all the features that have been announced as part of iOS 15. That’s mostly down to the technology found on the device rather than Apple keen to limit what you can do. 

So far Apple has confirmed that the Siri on-device feature will only be available on iPhones or iPads featuring the A12 processor or above. The Apple A12 processor first appeared in the iPhone XS in 2018, the 2019 versions of the iPad Air and iPad Mini, and the iPad (2020).

Although the A12 is available on the new Apple TV 4K (2021) it currently won’t be getting the new feature. 


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