Learn how to check the software version and how to update the software with an iPhone running Apple iOS 13.

 

 

Check software version

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > About.
  2. Review the software version field.

 

Enable automatic updates

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > Software Update.
  2. Tap the switch to enable Automatic Updates. Updates will download overnight while connected to Wi-Fi and a charger.

 

Check Carrier Settings version

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > About.
  2. Review the Carrier field.

 

Current & past software versions

 

Current versions

iOS 13.3 / Carrier 40.0

  • Released: December 10, 2019
  • Screentime
    • New parental controls provide more communication limits over who their children can call, FaceTime, or Message
    • Contact list for children lets parents manage the contacts that appear on their children’s devices
  • Apple News
    • New layout for Apple News+ stories from The Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers
    • Easily like or dislike stories with a tap
  • Stocks
    • Stories from Apple News are now available in Canada in English and French
    • Continue reading with links to related stories or more stories from the same publication
    • “Breaking” and “Developing” labels for Top Stories
  • Improvements and bug fixes: Enables the creation of a new video clip when trimming a video in Photos
    • Adds support for NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys in Safari
    • Fixes issues in Mail that may prevent downloading new messages
    • Addresses an issue that prevented deleting messages in Gmail accounts
    • Resolves issues that could cause incorrect characters to display in messages and duplication of sent messages in Exchange accounts
    • Fixes an issue where the cursor may not move after long pressing on the space bar
    • Addresses an issue that may cause screenshots to appear blurry when sent via Messages
    • Resolves an issue where cropping or using Markup on screenshots may not save to Photos
    • Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not be able to be shared with other audio apps
    • Addresses an issue where the missed call badge on the Phone app may not clear
    • Resolves an issue where the Cellular Data setting may incorrectly show as off
    • Fixes an issue that prevented turning off Dark Mode when Smart Invert was enabled
    • Addresses an issue where the missed call badge on the Phone app may not clear
    • Addresses an issue where some wireless chargers may charge more slowly than expected

 

Previous versions

Your phone can update to the latest software version if you meet the requirements. You may be prompted to update automatically (OTA) or you can now via manual software update. If the update fails, see software update troubleshooting in Grand Central.

 

iOS 13.2.3 / Carrier 39.1

  • Released: November 18, 2019
  • Fixes an issue where system search and search within Mail, Files, and Notes might not work
  • Addresses an issue where photos, links, and other attachments might not display in the Messages details view
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent apps from downloading content in the background
  • Resolves issues that may prevent Mail from fetching new messages, and fail to include and quote original message content in Exchange accounts

 

iOS 13.2.2 / Carrier 39.1

  • Released: November 7, 2019
  • Fixes an issue that could cause apps to quit unexpectedly when running in the background
  • Resolves an issue where iPhone may temporarily lose cellular service after a call
  • Addresses an issue where cellular data may temporarily not be available
  • Fixes an issue that caused replies to S/MIME encrypted email messages between Exchange accounts to be unreadable
  • Addresses an issue where using Kerberos single sign-on service in Safari may present an authentication prompt
  • Resolves an issue where charging may be interrupted on Yubikey Lightning-powered accessories

 

iOS 13.2 / Carrier 39.1

  • Released: October 28, 2019
  • iOS 13.2 introduces Deep Fusion, an advanced image processing system that uses the A13 Bionic Neural Engine to capture images with dramatically better texture, detail, and reduced noise in lower light, on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
  • Additional features include updated and additional emoji, Announce Messages for AirPods, support for AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video, HomeKit enabled routers, and new Siri privacy settings (see the Service News on GSX for details). This update also contains bug fixes and improvements.

 

iOS 13.1.3 / Carrier 38.0.1

  • Released: October 15, 2019
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent a device from ringing or vibrating for an incoming call
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail
  • Resolves an issue where data in the Health app may not display correctly after daylight savings time adjusts
  • Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not download after restoring from iCloud Backup
  • Addresses an issue where apps might fail to download when restoring from iCloud Backup
  • Fixes an issue that can prevent Apple Watch from pairing successfully
  • Resolves an issue where notifications may not be received on Apple Watch
  • Fixes an issue where Bluetooth may disconnect on certain vehicles
  • Improves connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets
  • Addresses launch performance for apps that use Game Center

 

iOS 13.1.2 / Carrier 38.0

  • Released: September 30 2019
  • Fixes a bug where the progress bar for iCloud Backup could continue to show after a successful backup
  • Fixes an issue where Camera may not work
  • Addresses an issue where the flashlight may not activate
  • Fixes a bug that could result in a loss of display calibration data
  • Fixes an issue where shortcuts could not be run from HomePod
  • Addresses an issue where Bluetooth may disconnect on certain vehicles

 

iOS 13.1.1 / Carrier 38.0

  • Released: September 28 2019
  • Fixes issues that could prevent iPhone restoring from backup
  • Addresses an issue that could cause battery to drain more quickly
  • Fixes an issue that could impact recognition of Siri requests on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Resolves a problem where Safari search suggestions may re-enable after turning them off
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Reminders to sync slowly
  • Fixes a security issue for third-party keyboard apps

 

iOS 13.1 / Carrier 38.0

  • Released: September 26, 2019
  • Bug fixes and improvements, including AirDrop with Ultra Wideband technology on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Suggested automations in the Shortcuts app
  • Ability to share ETA in Maps

 

iOS 13.0 / Carrier 38.0

  • Released: September 19 2019
  • iPhone migration - iOS 13 is designed to give your iPhone a whole new look. And take it to a whole new level.
  • Apple News:
    • All new Dark Mode - a beautiful new color scheme for your iOS devices.
    • Updates Photos - New tabs and ways to manage photos.
    • Camera app updates.
    • Various privacy and security updates

 

Other versions

Your phone has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.

 

Perform automatic update (OTA)

This software update will be pushed to your phone. Your phone will notify you when it is ready to update. If your phone has not received an OTA message, see manual software update below.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the notifications.
  2. Tap the software update notification.
  3. Verify that you are connected to Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap Download.
  5. After the download has completed, tap Install to update.

 

Perform manual update

 

From phone

  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. Make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi.
  4. If an update is available, tap Download.
  5. After the download has completed, tap Install to update.

 

Update Carrier Settings from phone

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Settings > General > About.
  2. After the device searches for available software updates, it will display the current version.
  3. If a 'Carrier Settings Update' is available, you will receive a pop-up notification.
  4. Tap Update.

 

From computer

  1. Connect iPhone to the computer using the included USB cable.
  2. After iTunes opens, select your device when it appears in iTunes under Devices.
  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.

 

Software update requirements

You must meet the following requirements before updating to the current software version:

  • Apple iPhone 6s / 6s Plus / 7 / 7 Plus / SE / 8 / 8 Plus / X / XS / XS Max / XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
  • Device software is not jailbroken
  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Wi-Fi data connection or a computer with iTunes and internet access
  • ~1 GB available memory (File size of update is ~0.85 GB). Carrier Settings updates require less than 1 MB free space and are ~10 KB in size.
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