Check the iOS Version on iPhone and iPad

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Learn how to quickly find out which iOS version your iPhone or iPad is currently running. Every iPhone or iPad ships with a specific iOS version, depending on the model, and typically receive four years of major iOS updates, after the release the device shipped with.

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Why Do I Need to Know the iOS Version on My iPhone or iPad?

Each year when Apple rolls out a new stable iOS update, it comes with a variety of new and enhanced features. So, knowing which iOS version you're running is critical if you don't want to miss out on both security and device-enhancement updates. If you happen to have the auto-update option disabled, you could easily miss a significant operating system update.

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For the following guide, we used an iPhone 7, running iOS 12.2. The steps below will work for any iPhone or iPad model.

Find iOS Version on iPhone or iPad

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    Tap the Settings app.
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    Tap General.
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  3. 3
    Tap About.
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    The number to the far right of Software Version is the iOS version you're running
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    In our example, we're running iOS 12.2.
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    To view your build number, tap Software Version.
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Tips, Tricks, and Warnings

  • You can also check what iOS version you're iPhone or iPad is running by connecting your device to a computer, then launching iTunes. The iOS version is displayed in the section labeled, General Summary.
  • To check for software updates, go to; Settings > General > Software Update. Make sure to connect to WiFi before attempting to update your device unless you're OK with using your data.
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