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Can iPhone 13 use Dynamic Island?

iPhone 13 use Dynamic Island

The launch of iPhone 14 and the release of iOS 16 have introduced a plethora of new features in the Apple ecosystem. Amidst them, the Dynamic Island feature has gained a lot of popularity. The quirky layout of the dynamic island looks stunning and it is highly functional too.

But, despite how well-received the feature is, it comes with some limitations. The biggest issue is the fact that Dynamic Island is only available in iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Although experts are hinting that the Dynamic Island feature is likely coming to all the newer models of iPhones shortly, there is no confirmation from Apple yet.

Is Dynamic Island available on iPhone 13?

Dynamic Island is a new feature launched with the release of iOS 16 that streamlines notifications and how the users dynamically work with real-time app updates.

The feature added a new element to the otherwise “similar” design and features of the iPhone 14 Pro range.

However, that’s the biggest issue. The Dynamic Island feature is only available for iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. So, if you are wondering if you can get Apple’s official Dynamic Island feature, the answer is no.

The reason why the Dynamic Island feature isn’t available in older iPhone models is due to the notch size. iPhone 14 Pro range was designed to accommodate the Dynamic Island feature with its smaller notch. The same isn’t available in the older iPhone models.

Why is Dynamic Island not available on iPhone 13?

It isn’t just iPhone 13 that doesn’t have the Dynamic Island feature. Even the standard iPhone 14 wasn’t integrated with this feature.

The primary reason why the same isn’t available in iPhone 13 and older iPhone models is due to the lack of compatible hardware. Only iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are installed with the required hardware to run the Dynamic Island feature in them.

Also, the Dynamic Island feature is biased to the A16 Bionic Chip, which is a staple in the Pro models only.

Which Apps are Functional under Dynamic Island?

If you are confused as to which apps work under Dynamic Island, there are quite a few. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Facetime
  • Music
  • Wallet
  • Clock
  • Maps, etc.

And, with that, we come to the end of the article. If you have an iPhone 13 and an older iPhone and have been wondering if the Dynamic Island feature works or not, we are the bearer of bad news because it doesn’t.

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Being in love with the tech world, Govind joined the technology world in 2015 and started writing about tech stuff (mobile, PC, games, other gadgets). He loves playing games, travelling, photography and sharing the latest news & updates about every Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.).

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