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What is the Latest iOS Version for iPhone?

Apple rolls out incremental iOS updates every then and now, here’s the everything you need to know about the latest iOS update, iPhone models it supports, and its release history

iOS is the operating system run by your iPhone. An operating system is the most critical software that runs on your phone or computer, so you have to be diligent at all times with your OS. Apple keeps rolling out new versions of iOS for security as well as functional purposes. You can find everything you need to know about the latest version for your iPhone below.

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✨ The Latest iOS Version is iOS 13.5

Apple releases a major iOS release roughly every twelve months or so. The current major iOS version is iOS 13 which gave users a plethora of new features. iOS 13.5 is the latest addition to the iOS 13 family. It is an incremental update with some COVID-19 specific features such as the ability to bypass Face ID authentication when the user is wearing a Face Mask, and a COVID-19 Exposure Logging feature to let third-party apps read exposure data collected by your and let you know when you’ve been exposed to a COVID-19 infected area (or maybe person too).


📜 iOS 13 Release history

Apple has released these updates so far for iOS 13 since it’s the first release to the public.

  • iOS 13.5
    May 20th, 2020
  • iOS 13.4
    March 24th, 2020
  • iOS 13.3.1
    Jan 28, 2020
  • iOS 13.3
    Dec 10, 2020
  • iOS 13.2.3
    Nov 18, 2019
  • iOS 13.2.2
    Nov 7, 2019
  • iOS 13.2.1
    Oct 30, 2020
  • iOS 13.2
    Oct 28, 2019
  • iOS 13.1.3
    Oct 15, 2019
  • iOS 13.1.2
    Sept 30, 2019
  • iOS 13.1.1
    Sept 27, 2019
  • iOS 13.1
    Sept 24, 2019
  • iOS 13.0
    Sept 19, 2019

Note that if you skipped any of the previous updates, you don’t have to download them separately. When you check for updates in iPhone settings, you automatically get the latest iOS version only.


🕵️ Which iOS Version does your iPhone Support?

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Although, Apple releases security updates for most iPhone models. But major iOS releases don’t reach every device. Like iOS 13 is supported on iPhone 6s and newer devices only.

You can find the latest iOS version that your iPhone supports in the list below.

  • iPhone 11 Pro: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone 11: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone XS: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone XS Max: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone XR: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone X: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone 8: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone 8 Plus : iOS 13.5
  • iPhone 7: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone 7 Plus: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone 6s: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone 6s Plus: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone SE: iOS 13.5
  • iPhone 6: iOS 12.4.5
  • iPhone 6 Plus: iOS 12.4.5
  • iPhone 5s: iOS 12.4.5
  • iPhone 5: iOS 10.3.3
  • iPhone 4s: iOS 9.3.5
  • iPhone 4: iOS 7.1.2
  • iPhone 3Gs: iOS 6.1.6
  • iPhone 3G: iOS 4.2.1
  • Original iPhone: iOS 3.1.3

📱 How to Check the iOS Version Installed on your iPhone?

To check the iOS version installed on your iPhone, open the Settings app from your iPhone homescreen, scroll down a bit and tap on General.

From the General settings screen, tap About from the available options.

In the About menu, you will see the iOS version installed on your iPhone to the right of the label Software Version.


🗣 Ask Siri about the iOS version on your iPhone

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To quickly check the iOS version installed on your iPhone, you can also ask Siri — What’s my iOS version? And it’ll show the iOS version installed on your iPhone.


🔃 How to Update to the Latest iOS Version?

To update your iPhone to the latest version, go to the Settings > General of your iPhone. Click on the ‘Software Update’ sub-menu.

Your iPhone will check for the available updates. If you already have the latest version, it will display “Your software is up to date” on your screen.

Otherwise, you can install the latest version by clicking on the Download and Install option.

Your iPhone will reboot while upgrading to the new version, so backup your phone before installing the update to avoid any data loss. Once you upgrade your iPhone to the latest version, it cannot be downgraded to the previous version.