Software update for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch
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Software update for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch


Latest update
Getting started
Update & verify software
Previous updates

Latest update

  • What's new:
    iOS 14.2.1
    Is available for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, Addresses the following issues for iPhone 12 models: Some MMS messages may not be received, Made for iPhone hearing devices could have sound quality issues when listening to audio from iPhone, Lock Screen could become unresponsive on iPhone 12 mini
  • iOS 14.2
    Includes improvements and bug fixes, Over 100 new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more, Eight new wallpapers in both light and dark mode versions, Magnifier can detect people nearby, and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor included in iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, Support for iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe, Optimized battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged, Headphone audio level notifications to alert you when audio level could impact your hearing, New AirPlay controls to stream entertainment throughout your home, Intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay, Ability to connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos audio, Option to provide statistics about Exposure Notifications, without identifying you, to participating Public Health Authorities, Bug fixes: Apps could be out of order on the Home Screen dock, Camera viewfinder may appear black when launched, The keyboard on the Lock Screen could miss touches when trying to enter the passcode, Reminders could default to times in the past, Photos widget may not display content, Weather widget could display the high temperature in Celsius when set to Fahrenheit, Next-hour precipitation chart description in Weather could incorrectly indicate when precipitation stops, Voice Memos recordings are interrupted by incoming calls, The screen could be black during Netflix video playback, Apple Cash could fail to send or receive money when asked via Siri, Apple Watch app may unexpectedly close when opened, Workout GPS routes or Health data are prevented from syncing between Apple Watch and iPhone for some users, Audio is incorrectly labeled as Not Playing in the CarPlay Dashboard, Devices could be prevented from charging wirelessly, Exposure Notifications is disabled when restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup or transferring data to a new iPhone using iPhone Migration, This update is recommended for all users
  • iOS 12.4.9
    Includes important security updates and is recommended for all users, iOS 12 is compatible with these devices
  • iPadOS 14.2
    Includes bug fixes and improvements, Over 100 new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more, Eight new wallpapers in both light and dark mode versions, Magnifier can detect people nearby, and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor included in iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), Scene Detection in Camera uses intelligent image recognition to identify objects within a scene and automatically improves the photo on iPad Air (4th generation), Auto FPS in Camera automatically reduces the frame rate when recording video to improve low light capture and to optimize file size on iPad Air (4th generation), Optimized battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged, New AirPlay controls to stream entertainment throughout your home, Intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay, Ability to connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos audio, Bug fixes: ◦Camera viewfinder may appear black when launched, The keyboard on the Lock Screen could miss touches when trying to enter the passcode, Reminders could default to times in the past, Photos widget may not display content, Weather widget could display the high temperature in Celsius when set to Fahrenheit, Voice Memos recordings are interrupted by incoming calls, The screen could be black during Netflix video playback, Apple Cash could fail to send or receive money when asked via Siri
  • watchOS 7.1
    Contains new features, improvements, and bug fixes, Adds the ability to be notified when your headphone audio level could impact your hearing, Adds support for the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later in the Republic of Korea and Russia, Adds support for irregular heart rhythm notifications in the Republic of Korea and Russia, Resolves an issue that prevented some users from unlocking Mac with Apple Watch, Fixes an issue where the screen may be dark on wrist raise for some Apple Watch Series 6 users, This update is recommended for all users
  • watchOS 6.2.9 and watchOS 5.3.9
    Include improvements, bug fixes , and is recommended for all users

 

  • Release date: November 19, 2020 (iOS 14.2.1)
    November 5, 2020 (iOS 14.2, iOS 12.4.9, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, watchOS 6.2.9, watchOS 5.3.9)
  • Software version: iOS 14.2.1
    iOS 14.2
    iOS 12.4.9
    iPadOS 14.2
    watchOS 7.1
    watchOS 6.2.9
    watchOS 5.3.9
  • Impacted devices:
  • iOS 14
    iPhone SE or later, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 3rd generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 5th generation, iPad 5th and 6th generation, iPad Pro 9.7", 10.5", 11", iPad Pro 12.9"
  • iPadOS 14
    iPad Pro 9.7", 10.5", iPad Pro 11" 1st and 2nd generation, iPad 12.9" 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation, iPad 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th generation, iPad mini 5th generation, iPad mini 4, Pad Air 3rd and 4th generation, iPad Air 2
  • watchOS 7
    watchOS 7 requires iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14 or later and one of the following Apple Watch models, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Series 5, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 6

 

Getting started

Update & verify software

Update iPhone or iPad software

  1. Plug your device in to power and connect to Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap Settings, then General.
  3. Tap Software Update, then Download and Install.
  4. Tap Install.
  5. To learn more, visit Apple Support: Update the iOS software on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Update Apple Watch software

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on iPhone.
  2. Tap My Watch, then General.
  3. Tap Software Update.
  4. Download the software to the iPhone, and then continue on with Apple Watch.
  5. Maintain a steady Internet connection on both Apple Watch and iPhone during this process to ensure a successful software update.
  6. To learn more, visit Apple Support: Update your Apple Watch.

Verify software update & update Carrier version

  1. Tap Settings, then General.
  2. Tap About.
  3. If a Carrier update is available, you'll be prompted to install it.
  4. If the iOS version and the current software update details match, the device has the latest software.
  5. For additional help, visit Apple Support: Find the software version on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Troubleshoot software update

Previous updates

DateDetails
Oct. 20, 2020
  • iOS 14.1
  • iPadOS 14.1
Oct. 19, 2020
  • watchOS 7.0.3
Oct. 12, 2020
  • watchOS 7.0.2
Sept. 24, 2020
  • iOS 14.0.1
  • iPadOS 14.0.1
  • watchOS 7.0.1
Sept. 16, 2020
  • iOS 14
  • iPadOS 14
  • watchOS 7
Sept 1, 2020
  • iOS 13.7 – File size: 159MB
  • iPadOS 13.7 – File size: 130MB
July 15, 2020
  • iOS 13.6 – File size 387MB
  • iPadOS 13.6 – File size 285MB
  • watchOS 6.2.8 – File size 124MB
  • iOS 12.4.8 – File size 46MB
June 3, 2020
  • iOS 13.5.1 – File size: 420MB
  • iPadOS 13.5.1 – File size: 305MB
  • watchOS 6.2.6 – File size: 168MB
May 20, 2020
  • iOS 13.5 – File size: 420MB
  • iOS 12.4.7 – File size: 46MB
  • iPadOS 13.5 – File size: 278MB
May 19, 2020
  • watchOS 6.2.5 - File size: 168MB
April 9, 2020
  • watchOS 6.2.1 – File size: 439MB
April 7, 2020
  • iOS 13.4.1 – File size: 980MB
  • iPadOS 13.4.1 – File size: 796MB
March 24, 2020
  • iOS 12.4.6 – File size: 31MB
  • iOS 13.4 - File size: 984MB
  • iPadOS 13.4 – File size: 796MB
  • watchOS 6.2 – File size: 439MB
Feb. 18, 2020
  • watchOS 6.1.3 – File size: 121MB
Jan. 28, 2020
  • iOS 13.3 iOS 13.4 - File size: 984MB
  • iPadOS 13.4 – File size: 796MB.1 – File size: 278MB
  • iOS 12.4.5 – File size: 60MB
  • iPadOS 13.3.1 – File size: 81MB
  • watchOS 6.1.2 – File size: 121MB
Dec. 10, 2019
  • iOS 13.3 – File size: 670MB
  • iOS 12.4.4 – File size: 60MB
  • iPadOS 13.3 – File size: 369MB
  • watchOS 6.1.1 – File size: 121MB
Nov. 18, 2019
  • iOS 13.2.3 – File size: 139MB
  • iPadOS 13.2.3 – File size: 139MB
Nov. 7, 2019
  • iOS 13.2.2 – File size: 98MB
  • iPadOS 13.2.2 – File size: 97.5MB
Oct. 29, 2019
  • watchOS 6.1 – File size: 747MB
Oct. 28, 2019
  • iOS 13.2 – File size: 575MB
  • iOS 12.4.3 – File size: 60MB
  • iPadO 13.2 – File size: 145.5MB
Oct. 15, 2019
  • iOS 13.1.3 - File size: 146MB
  • iPadOS 13.1.3 File size: 71MB
Sept. 30, 2019
  • iOS 13.1.2 - File size: 109MB
  • iPadOS 13.1.2 – File size 109MB
  • watchOS 6.0.1 – File size 83MB
Sept. 27, 2019
  • iOS 13.1.1 – File size: 113MB
  • iPadOS 13.1.1 – File size: 1.81GB
Sept. 26, 2019
  • iOS 12.4.2 – File size: 72MB
  • Impacted devices: iPhone 5s or later, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 5th generation, iPad 5th and 6th generation, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 3rd generation, iPad Pro 9.7", 10.5", 11", iPad Pro 12.9” 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation 
  • watchOS 5.3.2
  • watchOS 5 requires an iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12 or later, and is compatible with Apple Watch Series 1 and 2
Sept. 24, 2019
  • iOS 13.1 – File size: 502MB
  • Impacted devices: iPhone SE or later
  • iPadOS 13.1 File size: 502MB
  • impacted devices: iPad Pro 9.7", 10.5", 11", and 12.9”, iPad 5th, 6th, and 7th generation, iPad mini 5th generation, iPad mini 4, Pad Air 3rd generation, iPad Air 2
Sept. 19, 2019
  • iOS 13 - File size: 2.28GB
  • Impacted devices: iPhone SE or later
  • watchOS 6 – File size: 1.4GB
  • watchOS 6 requires an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later, and is currently compatible with Apple Watch Series 3 and later.
Aug. 26, 2019
  • iOS 12.4.1 – File size: 105MB
  • Impacted devices: iPhone 5s or later, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 5th generation, iPad 5th and 6th generation, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 3rd generation, iPad Pro 9.7", 10.5", 11", iPad Pro 12.9” 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation
  • watchOS 5.3.1 – File size: 70MB
  • watchOS 5 requires an iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12 or later, and is compatible with Apple Watch Series 1 and 2
July 22, 2019
  • iOS12.4 - File size: 400MB
  • iOS 10.3.4 – File size: 400MB
  • iOS 9.3.6 - File size: 400MB
  • watchOS 5.3 - File size: 145MB
June 10, 2019
  • iOS 12.3.2 - File size: 95MB
  • Impacted device: iPhone 8 Plus
May 24, 2019
  • iOS 12.3.1 - File size: 500MB
May 13, 2019
  • iOS 12.3 - File size: 500MB
  • watchOS 5.2.1 - File size: 520MB
March 26, 2019
  • watchOS 5.2 - File size: 520MB
March 25, 2019
  • iOS 12.2 - File size: 825MB
Jan. 22, 2019
  • iOS 12.1.3 - File size: 300MB
  • watchOS 5.1.3 - File size: 100MB
Dec. 17, 2018
  • iOS 12.1.2 - File size: 175MB
  • watchOS 5.1.2 - File size: 175MB
Dec. 7, 2018
  • watchOS 5.1.2 – File size: 175MB
Dec. 5, 2018
  • iOS 12.1.1 - File size: 400MB
Nov. 5, 2018
  • watchOS version: 5.1.1 - File size: 175MB
Oct. 30, 2018
  • iOS 12.1 - File size: 400MB
  • watchOS 5.1 - File size: 175MB
Oct. 8, 2018
  • iOS 12.0.1 - File size: 85MB
Sept. 28, 2018
  • watchOS 5.0.1 - File size: 55MB
Sept. 17, 2018
  • iOS 12 - File size: 1.65GB
  • watchOS 5 File size: 768MB
July 9, 2018
  • iOS 11.4.1 - File size: Up to 225MB
  • watchOS 4.3.2 - File size: 63MB
May 29, 2018
  • iOS 11.4 - File size: Up to 300MB
  • watchOS 4.3.1- File size: 135MB
April 24, 2018
  • iOS version: 11.3.1 - File size: Up to 49.5MB
March 29, 2018
  • iOS 11.3 - File size: Up to 710MB
Feb. 19, 2018
  • iOS 11.2.6 - File size: 30MB
  • watchOS 4.2.3 - File size: 30MB
Jan. 23, 2018
  • iOS 11.2.5 - File size: 178MB
  • watchOS 4.2.2 - File size: 64MB
Jan. 8, 2018
  • iOS 11.2.2 - File size: Up to 76MB
Dec. 13, 2017
  • iOS 11.2.1 - File size: Up to 330MB
Dec. 5, 2017
  • watchOS 4.2 - File size: Up to 177MB
Dec. 2, 2017
  • iOS 11.2 - File size: Up to 416MB
Nov. 16, 2017
  • iOS 11.1.2 - File size: Up to 254MB
Nov. 9, 2017
  • iOS 11.1.1 - File size: Up to 45MB
Oct. 31, 2017
  • iOS 11.1 - File size: 254MB
  • watchOS 4.1 - File size: 145MB
Oct. 19, 2017
  • What's changing: AT&T Carrier Bundle update to 29.1 includes network enhancements (forced push with no option to cancel)
  • iOS 11.0.3 & watchOS 4.0.1
  • Carrier version: AT&T 29.1
Oct. 11, 2017
  • iOS 11.0.3 and watchOS 4.0.1
  • File size: Up to 1.25GB
Oct. 4, 2017
  • What's new: watchOS 4.0.1 for Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS & Cellular) only
Oct. 3, 2017
  • iOS 11.0.2 - File size: Up to 1.25GB
Sept. 26, 2017
  • iOS 11.0.1 - File size: Up to 1.5GB
Sept. 19, 2017
  • iOS 11 and watchOS 4
  • File size: Up to 2GB
July 19, 2017
  • iOS 10.3.3 and watchOS 3.2.3
  • File size: Up to 138MB
May 15, 2017
  • iOS 10.3.2 and watchOS 3.2.2
  • File size: Up to 200MB
May 5, 2017
  • What's new: Corrects an issue related to international roaming while using AT&T HD Voice.
  • Carrier version: AT&T 28.4
April 4, 2017
  • iOS 10.3 and watchOS 3.2
  • Carrier version: AT&T 28.3
  • File size: 655.3MB
March 27, 2017
  • iOS 10.3 and watchOS 3.2
  • Carrier version: AT&T 28.3
  • File size: 655.3MB
Jan. 23, 2017
  • iOS 10.2.1 - File size: 67.4MB
  • watchOS 3.1.3 - File size: 131MB
Dec. 12, 2016
  • iOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.1.1
  • File size: 362.3MB
Oct. 31, 2016
  • iOS 10.1.1 - File size: 64.2MB
  • Carrier version: AT&T 26.0
Oct. 25, 2016
  • What’s changing: AT&T 26 carrier update
  • Carrier version: AT&T 26.0
  • Impacted devices: All iPhone & iPad
Oct. 24, 2016
  • iOS 10.1 and watchOS
  • File size: 205.7MB
Oct. 17, 2016
  • iOS 10.0.3 - File size: 75.7MB
  • Impacted devices: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus only
Sept. 23, 2016
  • iOS 10.0.2
  • Carrier: AT&T 25.0
  • File size: 88.2MB
Sept. 13, 2016
  • iOS 10.0.1 released for eligible iPhone and iPad.
Aug. 25, 2016
  • iOS 9.3.5 - File size: 1.1GB
Aug. 4, 2016
  • iOS 9.3.4 - Important security update
July 18, 2016
  • iOS 9.3.3 Bug fixes and Security updates
June 17, 2016
  • Carrier settings update to AT&T 24.2
  • Enhancement to improve device network performance.
May 16, 2016
  • iOS 9.3.2
March 31, 2016
  • iOS 9.3.1 -Fixes an issue that caused apps to be unresponsive after tapping on links in Safari® and other apps.
March 21, 2016
  • iOS 9.3
Jan. 19, 2016
  • iOS 9.2.1 Security updates and bug fixes including a fix for an issue that could prevent the completion of app installation when using an MDM server.
Dec. 8, 2015
  • iOS 9.2
Oct. 21, 2015
  • iOS 9.1
Sept. 30, 2015
  • iOS 9.0.2
Sept. 23, 2015
  • iOS 9.0.1
Sept. 16, 2015
  • iOS 9.0
Aug. 13, 2015
  • iOS 8.4.1
June 30, 2015
  • iOS 8.4
April 8, 2015
  • iOS 8.3
March 9, 2015
  • iOS 8.2
Jan. 27, 2015
  • iOS 8.1.3
Dec. 9, 2014
  • iOS 8.1.2
Nov. 17, 2014
  • iOS 8.1.1

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