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Learn how to check the software version and how to update the software with an iPad running Apple iPadOS 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

iPadOS 13.6 / Carrier 40.0

Previous versions

Your iPad 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.

iPadOS 13.5.1 / Carrier 40.0

iPadOS 13.5 / Carrier 40.0

  • Released: May 20, 2020
  • Speeds up access to the passcode field on devices with Face ID when a user is wearing a face mask
  • Option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls so video tiles do not change size when a participant speaks
  • Additional updates and fixes
  • Additional security updates

iPadOS 13.4.1 / Carrier 40.0

  • Released: April 7, 2020
  • Fixes an issue where devices running iPadOS 13.4 could not participate in FaceTime calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier
  • Addresses an issue on iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) where the flashlight may not turn on after tapping the Flashlight button in Control Center or on the Lock screen
  • Addresses a bug with the Settings app where choosing Bluetooth from the quick actions menu on the Home screen would fail
  • Additional updates and fixes
  • Additional security updates

iPadOS 13.4 / Carrier 40.0

iPadOS 13.3.1 / Carrier 40.0

  • Released: January 28, 2020
  • Fixes an issue in Communication Limits that could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode
  • Addresses an issue with Mail that could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled
  • Fixes an issue that could cause multiple undo dialogs to appear in Mail
  • Resolves an issue where push notifications could fail to be delivered over Wi-Fi
  • Introduces support for Indian English Siri voices for HomePod
  • Additional updates and fixes
  • Additional security updates

iPadOS 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

iPadOS 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
  • 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

iPadOS 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
  • 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

iPadOS 13.2 / Carrier 39.1

  • Released: October 28, 2019
  • iPadOS 13.2 introduces 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 includes bug fixes and improvements.

iPadOS 13.1.3 / Carrier 38.0.1

  • Released: October 15, 2019
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail
  • 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
  • Improves connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets
  • Addresses launch performance for apps that use Game Center

iPadOS 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 shortcuts could not be run from HomePod

iPadOS 13.1.1 / Carrier 38.0

  • Released: September 26, 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

iPadOS 13.1 / Carrier 38.0

  • Released: September 26, 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

iPadOS 13 / Carrier 38.0

  • Released: September 19, 2019
  • iPhone migration - iPadOS 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 - Gives your iPadOS device a whole new look.
    • All new Photos tab - Manage and view your photos in an all new layout.
    • Camera app enhancements.
    • Various improvements and bug fixes

Other versions

Your iPad 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 iPad. Your iPad will notify you when it is ready to update. If your iPad 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 iPad

  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 iPad

  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 iPad 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 iPad 9.7" / Air / Air 2 / mini 2 / mini 3 / mini 4 / Pro / Pro 10.5" / Pro 12.9"
  • 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. Carrier Settings updates require less than 1 MB free space and are ~10 KB in size.

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