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.

 

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Identify the device's current software version

 

iOS 11

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap About.
  4. 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

  • 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 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

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

Available March 21, 2016

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.