Software updates: Apple iPhone 6

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

     

     

     

    Identify the device's current software version

     

    iOS 10

    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 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

    Carrier 24.2

    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

    Carrier 24.1

    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

    Carrier 24.1

    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

    Carrier 23.2

    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

    Carrier 23.1

    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

    Carrier 22.0

    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

    Carrier 21.1

    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

    Carrier 21.1

    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

    Carrier 21.1

    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
    • ~200 MB available memory (File size of update is ~60 MB)
      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.