Software update for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

Software update for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch


Latest update
Getting started
Update & verify software
Previous updates

Latest update

  • What's new:
    General:
    iPhone customer will actually see two updates to choose from. iOS 15.7 (19H12) and iOS 16.0 (20A362); manually go to Settings > General > Software Updates
  • iOS 15.7
    iPhone OS 15.7 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.
  • iOS 16.0
    iPhone OS 16.0 includes even many features and improvements. Some features may not be available for all regions or on all iPhone models.
  • iPadOS 15.7
    iPadOS 15.7 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.
  • watchOS 9.0
    watchOS 9 Includes new features, improvements. Brings great new ways to keep you active, healthy, and connected with Apple Watch. More ways to train and measure workouts, a completely redesigned compass app, a new app to track your medications, more powerful sleep tracking with sleep stages, and better insights and support for your heart health if you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.

 

  • Release date: September 12, 2022 (iOS 15.7, 16.0, iPadOS 15.7, watchOS 9)
  • Software version: iOS 15.7, 16.0
    iPadOS 15.7
    watchOS 9.0
  • Impacted devices:
  • iOS 15.7
    iPhone 6s and later
  • iOS 16.0
    iPhone 8s or later
  • iPadOS 15.7
    iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
  • watchOS 9.0
    Apple Watch Series 4 and later

 

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
Aug. 17, 2022
  • iOS 15.6.1
  • PadOS 15.6.1
  • watchOS 8.7.1
July 20, 2022
  • iOS 15.6
  • iPadOS 15.6
  • watchOS 8.7
May 16, 2022
  • iOS 15.5
  • iPadOS 15.5
  • watchOS 8.5
March 14, 2022
  • iOS 15.4
  • iPadOS 15.4
  • watchOS 8.4
Jan. 26, 2022
  • iOS 15.3
  • iPadOS 15.3
  • watchOS 8.4
Dec. 13, 2021
  • iOS 15.2
  • iPadOS 15.2
  • watchOS 8.3
Oct. 26, 2021
  • iOS 15.1
  • iPadOS 15.1
  • watchOS 8.1
Sept. 20, 2021
  • iOS 15
  • iPadOS 15
  • watchOS 8


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