Software updates: Apple iPhone 6s

Use this page to identify software versions for the Apple iPhone 6s as well as details on recent software updates.

 

 

 

Identify the device's current software version

 

iOS 11

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > About.
  2. Review the information in the Review software version details section below.

 

 

Review software version details

 

VERSIONRELEASE DATEENHANCEMENTSSTATUS

iOS 11.2

December 2, 2017

  • Released: December 2, 2017
  • Introduces Apple Pay Cash to send, request, and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay
  • Fixes an issue that could cause cleared Mail notifications from Exchange accounts to reappear
  • Addresses an issue that could cause your device to unexpectedly restart.
  • Bug fixes and security improvements
  • Additional security updates

Available December 2, 2017

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 11.1.2

November 16, 2017

Available November 16, 2017

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 11.1.1

November 9, 2017

Available November 9, 2017

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 11.1

October 31, 2017

  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more
  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
  • Bug fixes and security improvements
  • Additional security updates

Available October 31, 2017

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 11.0.3

October 11, 2017

Available October 11, 2017

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 11.0.2

October 3, 2017

  • Fixes an issue where crackling sounds may occur during calls for a small number of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices.
  • Addresses an issue that could cause some photos to become hidden.
  • Fixes an issue where attachments in S/MIME encrypted emails would not open.
  • Bug fixes and security improvements
  • Additional security updates

Available October 3, 2017

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 11.0.1

September 26, 2017

Available September 26, 2017

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 11

September 19, 2017

  • Messages has a redesigned app drawer, syncs conversations across Apple devices, and adds built-in Apple Pay for person to person payments
  • Siri has a new natural and expressive voice with added translation services and better 3rd party app integration
  • Up to 2x better photo/video compression to capture more memories, Live photos now let you edit and add effects like loops, reversals, and long exposure
  • Redesigned Control Center has one page with all your features and adds 3D touch support to access more controls
  • New Files app that brings together all the files on your iPad, featuring new ways to organize and filter your files plus support for cloud storage like iCloud, DropBox, and GoogleDrive
  • Bug fixes and security improvements
  • Additional security updates

Available September 19, 2017

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 10.3.3

July 19, 2017

Available July 19, 2017

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 10.3.2

May 15, 2017

Available May 15, 2017

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 10.3.1

April 3, 2017

Available April 3, 2017

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 10.3

March 27, 2017

  • View current or last known location of you AirPods
  • Play a sound on one or both of your AirPods to help find them
  • Support for paying and checking status of bills with payment apps in Siri
  • Shortcuts in the CarPlay status bar for easy access to last used apps
  • Fixes an isue that could prevent Maps from displaying yoru current location after resetting Location & Privacy
  • Additional  bug fixes and security improvements
  • Additional security updates

Available March 27, 2017

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 10.2.1

January 23, 2017

Available January 23, 2017

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 10.2

December 12, 2016

Available December 12, 2016

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 10.1.1

October 31, 2016

Available October 31, 2016

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 10.1

October 24, 2016

Available October 24, 2016

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 10.0.2

September 23, 2016

  • Addresses an issue that could prevent headphone audio controls from working
  • Resolves an issue that caused Photos to quit when turning on iCloud Photo Library
  • Fixes an issue that prevented turning on some app extensions
  • Additional security updates

Available September 23, 2016

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 10

September 13, 2016

  • Roaming automatically enabled when in Simple Global countries
  • Raise to wake
  • Improved lockscreen notifications with Clear All
  • Improved messaging with bubble effects, full-screen effects, and stickers
  • Siri and Maps now offer 3rd party app integration
  • Additional updates
  • Additional security updates

Available September 13, 2016

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.3.5

August 25, 2016

  • Fixes a security vulnerability.

Available August 25, 2016

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.3.4

August 4, 2016

  • Fixes a security vulnerability.

Available August 4, 2016

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.3.3

July 18, 2016

  • Fixes an issue that prevented devices from powering on

Available July 18, 2016

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.3.2

May 16, 2016

Fixes an issue where some Bluetooth accessories could experience audio quality issues when paired to the iPhone SE

Fixes an issue where looking up dictionary definitions could fail

Address an issue that prevented typing an email address when using the Japanese Kana keyboard in Mail and Messages

Fixes an issue for VoiceOver users using the Alex voice, where the device switches to a different voice to announce punctuation or spaces

Fixes an issue that prevented MDM servers from installing customer B2B apps

Available May 16, 2016

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.3.1

April 1, 2016

Fixes an issue that caused apps to be unresponsive after tapping on links in Safari and other apps.

Available April 1, 2016

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.3

March 21, 2016

Night Shift automatically shifts colors to the warmer end of the display spectrum after dark to help you sleep better.

More Health and Education apps

News now includes Top Stories and Editors Picks.

Use TouchID to secure your personal data in Notes app.

Available March 21, 2016

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.2.1

January 19, 2016

Fixes an issue that could prevent the completion of app installation when using an MDM server

Available January 19, 2016

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.2

December 8, 2015

Apple Music improvements

Improved stability of Safari

Fixing an issue that caused mail attachments to be inaccessible for some users with POP email accounts

Resolving an issue for some users that caused attachments to overlap text in mail

Fixing an issue where Live Photos could have turned off after restoring from a previous iCloud backup

Addressing an issue that could cause search in Contacts to display no results

Resolving an issue that could have prevented Calendar from displaying all seven days in week view

Available December 8, 2015

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.1

October 21, 2015

Live photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone and does not record those moment

Over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis

Improved stability including CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari, and Search

Improved performance while in Multitasking UI

Fixes an issue that could cause Calendar to become unresponsive in Month view

Fixes an issue that prevented Game Center from launching for some users

Resolves an issue that zoomed the content of some apps

Resolves an issue that could cause an incorrect unread mail count for POP mail accounts

Fixes an issue that prevented users from removing recent contacts from new mail or messages

Fixes an issue that cause some messages not to appear in Mail search results

Resolves an issue that left a gray bar in the body of an Audio Message

Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from updating from the App Store

Available October 21, 2015

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.0.2

September 30, 2015

Fixes an issue with the setting to turn on or off app cellular data usage

Resolves an issue that prevented iMessage activation for some users

Resolves an issue where an iCloud Backup could be interrupted after starting a manual backup

Fixes an issue where the screen could incorrectly rotate when receiving notifications

Improves the stability of Podcasts

Available September 30, 2015

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.0.1

September 23, 2015

Fixes an issue where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating

Fixes an issue where sometimes alarms and timers could fail to play

Fixes an issue in Safari and Photos where pausing video could cause the paused frame to appear distorted

Fixes an issue where users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data

Available September 23, 2015

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

iOS 9.0

September 16, 2015

New Home screen app News

Proactive suggestions

Improved Notes app with photos and sketches

Maps app adds Transit view for public transportation

Available September 16, 2015

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

 

 

Determine update requirements

Customers' devices must meet the following requirements to update their software to the most current version:

  • Device software is not jailbroken
  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Wi-Fi data connection or a computer with iTunes and internet access
  • ~0.5 GB available memory (File size of update is ~0.3 GB)
    Carrier updates require less than 1 MB free space and are ~10 KB in size.

 

 

Update software versions

 

Update over the air (OTA)

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > Software Update.
  2. After the device searches for available software updates, it will display the current version.
  3. If an update is available, tap Download.
    You must be connected to Wi-Fi to complete this step.
  4. After the download has completed, tap Install to update.

 

Update from a computer

  1. Connect iPhone to the computer with iTunes using the included USB cable.
  2. In the iTunes application, click the device icon at the top left.
  3. Click Check for Update in the Summary pane.
  4. If an update is available, iTunes prompts you to download and install the update.
  5. Do not disconnect your device until the update has finished. iTunes checks for both carrier and software updates.