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 14.3
    Includes support for Apple Fitness+ and AirPods Max, This release also adds the ability to capture photos in Apple ProRAW on iPhone 12 Pro, introduces Privacy information on the App Store, and includes other features and bug fixes, Apple Fitness+: A new fitness experience powered by Apple Watch with studio-style workouts available on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV (Apple Watch Series 3 and later), New Fitness app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV to browse Fitness+ workouts, trainers, and personalized recommendations, Video workouts added each week in ten popular workout types: High Intensity Interval Training, Indoor Cycling, Yoga, Core, Strength, Dance, Rowing, Treadmill Walking, Treadmill Running, and Mindful Cooldown, Playlists curated by Fitness+ trainers to complement your workout, Fitness+ subscription available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States, AirPods Max: Support for AirPods Max, new over-ear headphones, High fidelity audio for rich sound, Adaptive EQ adapts sound in real time to the personal fit of ear cushions, Active Noise Cancellation to block out environmental noise, Transparency mode to hear the environment around you, Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking for a theater-like listening experience, Photos: Apple ProRAW photos can be captured on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple ProRAW photos can be edited in the Photos app, Option to record video at 25 fps, Mirror the front facing camera for still photos on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, Privacy: New privacy information section on App Store pages that includes a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices, TV app: An all-new Apple TV+ tab makes it easy to discover and watch Apple Original shows and movies, Enhanced search so you can browse by category such as genre, and see recent searches and suggestions as you type, Top search results shown with the most relevant matches across movies, TV shows, cast, channels, and sports, App Clips: Support for launching App Clips by scanning Apple-designed App Clip Codes via Camera or from Control Center, Health: Ability to indicate pregnancy, lactation, or contraceptive use in Cycle Tracking in the Health app in order to better manage period and fertile window predictions, Weather: Air quality data is now available in Weather, Maps, and Siri for locations in China mainland, Air quality health recommendations are provided in Weather and Siri for the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Mexico at certain air quality levels, Safari: Ecosia search engine option in Safari, Bug fixes: Some MMS messages may not be received, Some Messages notifications may not be received, Contact groups failed to display members when composing a message, Some videos would not appear correctly when shared from the Photos app, App folders may fail to open, Spotlight search results, and opening apps from Spotlight may not work, Bluetooth could be unavailable in Settings, Devices could be prevented from charging wirelessly, MagSafe Duo Charger could wirelessly charge your iPhone at less than the maximum power, Wireless accessories and peripherals using the WAC protocol could fail to complete setup, The keyboard would dismiss when adding a list in Reminders while using VoiceOver
  • iOS 12.5.1
    Fixes an issue where Exposure Notifications could incorrectly display logging profile language
  • iPadOS 14.3
    Includes support for Apple Fitness+ and AirPods Max. This release also introduces Privacy information on the App Store, and includes other features and bug fixes, Apple Fitness+: A new fitness experience powered by Apple Watch with studio-style workouts available on your iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV (Apple Watch Series 3 and later), New Fitness app on iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV to browse Fitness+ workouts, trainers, and personalized recommendations, Video workouts added each week in ten popular workout types: High Intensity Interval Training, Indoor Cycling, Yoga, Core, Strength, Dance, Rowing, Treadmill Walking, Treadmill Running, and Mindful Cooldown, Playlists curated by Fitness+ trainers to complement your workout, Fitness+ subscription available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States, AirPods Max: Support for AirPods Max, new over-ear headphones, High fidelity audio for rich sound, Adaptive EQ adapts sound in real time to the personal fit of ear cushions, Active Noise Cancellation to block out environmental noise, Transparency mode to hear the environment around you, Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking for a theater-like listening experience, Photos: Apple ProRAW photos can be edited in the Photos app, Option to record video at 25 fps, Mirror the front facing camera for still photos on iPad Pro (1st and 2nd Gen), iPad (5th Gen and later), iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, Privacy: New privacy information section on App Store pages that includes a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices, TV app: An all-new Apple TV+ tab makes it easy to discover and watch Apple Original shows and movies, Enhanced search so you can browse by category such as genre, and see recent searches and suggestions as you type, Top search results shown with the most relevant matches across movies, TV shows, cast, channels, and sports, App Clips: Support for launching App Clips by scanning Apple-designed App Clip Codes via Camera or from Control Center, Air quality: Available in Maps and Siri for locations in China mainland, Health recommendations are provided in Siri for the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Mexico at certain air quality levels, Safari: Ecosia search engine option in Safari, Bug fixes: Some Messages notifications may not be received, App folders may fail to open, Spotlight search results, and opening apps from Spotlight may not work, Contact groups failed to display members when composing a message, Bluetooth could be unavailable in Settings, Wireless accessories and peripherals using the WAC protocol could fail to complete setup, The keyboard would dismiss when adding a list in Reminders while using VoiceOver
  • watchOS 7.2
    Includes new features and improvements, including Apple Fitness+, a personalized fitness experience powered by Apple Watch, Additional features include low cardio fitness notifications and support for braille displays, This update also contains performance improvements, Apple Fitness+: A new fitness experience powered by Apple Watch with studio-style workouts available on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, Video workouts added each week in ten popular workout types: High Intensity Interval Training, Indoor Cycling, Yoga, Core, Strength, Dance, Rowing, Treadmill Walking, Treadmill Running, and Mindful Cooldown, Fitness+ subscription available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States, Feature improvements: Option to be notified when your cardio fitness is at a low level, Ability to review your cardio fitness level based on your age and sex in the Health app on iPhone, Atrial fibrillation classification at heart rates above 100 BPM now offered in the ECG app in most regions where the app is available, Support for the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later in Taiwan, Support for braille displays with VoiceOver, Support for Family Setup in Bahrain, Canada, Norway, and Spain (Cellular models of Apple Watch Series 4 or later and Apple Watch SE)

 

  • Release date: January 11, 2021 (iOS 12.5.1)
    December 14, 2020 (iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2)
  • Software version: iOS 14.3
    iOS 12.5.1
    iPadOS 14.3
    watchOS 7.2
  • 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"
  • iOS 12
    iPhone 5s or later, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3
  • 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
Nov. 19, 2020
  • iOS 14.2.1
Nov. 5, 2020
  • iOS 14.2, iOS 12.4.9
  • iPadOS 14.2
  • watchOS 7.1, watchOS 6.2.9, watchOS 5.3.9
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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