Is Your iPhone on the List? Check iOS 18 Compatibility

iOS 18

A post on X by a private account with a reliable history of sharing build numbers on upcoming iOS update has revealed iOS 18 compatibility list. According to the post, Apple’s latest iOS 18 will be compatible with the same models as the iOS 17.

iOS 18 will work with the iPhone XR. It will also work with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max because they have the same A12 Bionic chip. Older iPhone models will not get iOS 18. Here is the full list of iPhones that will be compatible with iOS 18:

iOS 18 Device Compatibility List

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)

Apple announced the iOS 18 at the recent WWDC conference on June 10. However, the final update will begin rolling out to all users from September this year.

Features of iOS 18iOS 18

iOS 18 brings a combination of visual refinements, privacy enhancements, and powerful new integrations, particularly around AI. Here’s a breakdown of the key features:

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Home Screen and Control Center Revamp iOS 18

  • Customization: Users can arrange apps and widgets freely on the home screen and customize the buttons at the bottom of the Lock Screen for quicker access.
  • Control Center Enhancements: The Control Center gets a redesign with more one-tap functions and the ability to add some third-party app options.

Enhanced Privacy

  • Locked and Hidden Apps: Users can lock apps with Face ID or Touch ID for extra privacy, and even hide apps completely from the Home Screen.
  • Improved Passwords: The Passwords section is now a dedicated app with support for passkeys, Wi-Fi passwords, and more. It syncs securely across Apple devices and allows access on Windows PCs.
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Notes App Upgrade

  • Live Audio Transcripts: Notes can now capture live audio and automatically transcribe it for easy reference.
  • Collapsible Sections and Highlighting: Organize notes with collapsible sections and highlight important phrases.
  • Math Problem Solving: Solve mathematical problems directly within the Notes app as you type.

Messaging Improvements

  • Scheduled Text Messages: Schedule text messages to be sent at a specific time.
  • Custom “Genmoji” and RCS Support: Create personalized Memoji stickers and utilize RCS messaging for improved feature compatibility with Android users.

Focus on AI with ChatGPT Integration (iPhone Pro 15 and M1+ devices only)iOS 18

  • Siri and ChatGPT Collaboration: Siri can suggest using ChatGPT for specific tasks and, with user permission, share information and receive answers directly from ChatGPT.
  • ChatGPT Integration in Writing Tools: Access ChatGPT features like story writing and image generation directly within Apple’s Writing Tools. This essentially offers free access to some of ChatGPT’s capabilities.

Other noteworthy features

  • Dark Mode Tint: Apply a tint to all app icons and widgets in Dark Mode for further customization.
  • Improved Battery Protection: A new Battery Protection feature helps maintain battery health.
  • Removal of Three-Button Navigation (Optional): Users can now choose a new gesture-based navigation system.

Please note: Not all features may be available on all iPhone models. The AI-powered features with ChatGPT integration are exclusive to iPhone Pro 15 models and devices using newer chips.


Leaked info reveals iOS 18 keeps the same compatibility as iOS 17, meaning iPhone XR and newer models are supported. Expect a September release with a visual refresh, advanced privacy features, and (for iPhone 15 and M1+ devices) integration with AI assistant ChatGPT. This allows tasks like using ChatGPT for writing or image generation within Apple’s tools. While older iPhones miss out, iOS 18 promises a sharper look, stronger security, and exciting new AI features for compatible devices.

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