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iOS is a mobile operating system, developed by Apple Inc. for iPhoneiPad, and iPod Touch. Updates for iOS are released through the iTunes software, and, since iOS 5, via over-the-air software updates. With the announcement of iOS 5.0 on June 6, 2011, a USB connection to iTunes was no longer needed to activate iOS devices; data synchronization can happen automatically and wirelessly through Apple's iCloud service. Major new iOS releases are announced yearly during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), and are usually released in September of the same year, usually coinciding with the release of new iPhone models. The most current stable release is iOS 10.3.2[1]. The most recent beta release for iOS 10, iOS 10.3.3 beta 4 was released on June 22, 2017, and the most recent beta release for iOS 11, iOS 11 Beta 2, was released on June 21, 2017.

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OverviewEdit

iOS did not have an official name until the official release of the iPhone software development kit (iPhone SDK) on March 6, 2008. Before then, Apple marketing simply stated that iPhone ran a version of Mac OS X made specifically for iPhone.[2] When iOS was introduced, it was named iPhone OS. It was officially renamed iOS on June 7, 2010 with the announcement and introduction of iPad. The introduction of iPad, and the existence of iPod Touch, meant the iPhone was no longer the only device to run the mobile operating system. iOS 4 was the first major iOS release that reflected the name change.[3] Apple licensed the "iOS" trademark from Cisco Systems.[4]

VersionsEdit

Current versions
Version Build Release date Device end-of-life
Apple TV iPad iPhone iPod Touch
3.1.3 7E18 Feb 2, 2010 N/A N/A
4.2.1 8C148 Nov 22, 2010 N/A N/A
5.1.1 9B206 May 7, 2012 N/A N/A
6.1.6 10B500 Feb 21, 2014 N/A N/A
7.1.2
7.1.2Apple TV
11D257

11D258

Jun 30, 2014
N/A
N/A
8.4.2Apple TV 12H606 Dec 12, 2016
N/A N/A N/A
9.3.5 13G36 Aug 25, 2016 N/A
10.3.2 14F89/14F90/14F91[5] May 15, 2017 N/A
N/A
10.3.3 beta 4 14G5053a June 22, 2017 N/A
N/A
11.0 beta 2 15A5304i June 21, 2017 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Legend:   Discontinued   Current   Beta

June 2007 saw the official first version release of what eventually became iOS – concurrently with the first iPhone. The final 1.x series release was 1.1.5, released shortly after iPhone OS 2.0.

July 11, 2008 saw the public release of iPhone OS 2.0, with upgrades through version 2.2.1 made available.

iPhone OS 3.0 was officially released on June 17, 2009 for iPhone and iPod Touch. iPhone OS 3 had updates until version 3.1.3 (released on February 2, 2010).[6] The first generation iPod Touch and iPhone have iPhone OS 3.1.3 as their newest available version. iOS 3.2.x was made specifically for the iPad.

On June 21, 2010, iOS 4.0 (formerly iPhone OS) was released to the public and was made available only to the iPod Touch and iPhone. iOS 4.0 was announced to have over 1500 new APIs for developers, and included the highly anticipated multitasking feature.[7] iOS 4.2.1 was the final version available for iPod Touch (2nd generation) and iPhone 3G. Many features that were included in iOS 4 were not available for the iPhone 3G or iPod Touch (2nd generation), such as multitasking and home screen backgrounds due to hardware limitations. iOS 4.2 is the first version to bring major feature parity to iPhone and iPad. The release of the CDMA iPhone for Verizon Wireless saw a branching of iOS. The 4.2 version sequence continued for the CDMA phone while 4.3 was released for all other products

On June 6, 2011, Apple previewed iOS 5, Apple TV 4.4 beta and the iOS SDK 5 beta along with iCloud beta among other products. iOS 5 introduced various features such as the iMessage service which allows users to send messages between iOS devices, a revamped notification system known as Notification Center, Newsstand subscriptions, Twitter was integrated into iOS 5, the Reminders app was introduced, AirPlay got various enhancements, the iCloud service was introduced and added, and over 200 other new features were added. iOS 5.0 supported all iPad models, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 GSM & CDMA, iPhone 4S, and the iPod Touch (3rd & 4th generation).

iOS 5 had only three minor software updates, 5.0.1, 5.1, and 5.1.1, which were all provided as OTA and iTunes software updates.

Apple concurrently provides the same version of iOS for the comparable model of iPhone and iPod Touch, usually devices released in the same calendar year. iPhone users receive all software updates for free, while iPod Touch users paid for the 2.0 and 3.0 major software updates. As of iOS 4.0, Apple no longer charges money for iPod Touch updates.[8]

As of October 23, 2011, two versions of iOS were never released. iPhone OS 1.2, which after the first beta was replaced by a 2.0 version number; the second beta was named 2.0 beta 2 instead of 1.2 beta 2. The other was iOS 4.2, replaced with 4.2.1 due to a Wi-Fi bug in 4.2 beta 3, causing Apple to release 2 golden masters (4.2 GM and 4.2.1 GM).[9] One version of iOS was pulled back by Apple after being released. iOS 8.0.1 was pulled back by Apple because cellular service and Touch ID were disabled on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Version history: iPhone, iPad, and iPod TouchEdit

Legend:   Obsolete   Discontinued   Current   Beta

iPhone OS 1Edit

iPhone OS 1 is the first iteration of Apple's touch-centric mobile operating system. No official name was given on its initial release; Apple marketing literature simply stated the iPhone runs a version of Apple's desktop operating system, OS X.[10] On March 6, 2008, with the release of the iPhone software development kit (iPhone SDK), Apple named it iPhone OS (they went on to rename it "iOS" on June 7, 2010).[11] Support of iPhone OS 1 ended in 2010.

Table of versions: iPhone OS 1.0.x
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
1.0 1A543a 03.11.02_G June 29, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-06-29) Initial release of the original iPhone
  • iPod: Create playlists, organized by albums, artists, and genres, listen to songs and audiobooks, and watch videos and podcasts
  • Phone: Call people, add people to favorites, and group chat
  • More apps like Texting, Photos, Mail, Safari, Maps, Stocks, and Weather
  • Switch between EDGE and WiFi
1.0.1 1C25 03.12.08_G July 31, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-07-31)
1.0.2 1C28 03.14.08_G August 21, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-08-21)
  • Bug fixes.
  • Items deleted on phone no longer sync back to phone.
  • Able to process multi-line addresses in Maps.
  • Custom ringtones no longer lost on restore.
Table of versions: iPhone OS 1.1.x
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
1.1 3A100a T1

3A101a P1 T1

N/A September 14, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-09-14) Initial release on iPod Touch (1st generation)
1.1.1 3A109a P1

3A110a T1

04.01.13_G September 27, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-09-27)[12][13]
  • This update is also called the iPhone "September '07 Update" by Apple.[14]
  • Louder speakerphone and receiver volume.
  • Home button double-click shortcut to phone favorites or music controls.
  • Spacebar double-tap shortcut to insert full stop and space (". ").
  • Mail attachments are viewable in portrait and landscape modes.
  • Stocks and cities in Stocks and Weather can be reordered.
  • Apple Bluetooth Headset battery status in the Status Bar.
  • Support for TV out.
  • Preferences to turn off EDGE/GPRS when roaming internationally (Data Roaming on/off option).
  • New Passcode lock time intervals.
  • Adjustable alert volume.
  • New interface for the Calculator application.
1.1.2 3B48b 04.02.13_G November 12, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-11-12)
  • Battery charge level shown in iTunes.
  • International language & keyboard support.
  • Patched the TIFF security bug.
  • Adds custom ringtone field.
  • Bug fixes.
1.1.3 4A93 04.03.13_G January 15, 2008; 9 years ago (2008-01-15)
  • Commonly called the iPhone "January '08 Update" and January Software Upgrade by Apple.[15]
  • Free update for iPhone; $19.95 in iTunes for the iPod Touch.
  • Mail, Maps, Stocks, Weather and Notes apps for iPod Touch.
  • Recent calls contact details now show most recent call times.
  • Google Maps on iPhone gains the 'Locate Me' feature which can determine the phone's approximate location, using a combination of cellular triangulation and Wi-Fi data from Skyhook Wireless; also adds hybrid map support and the 'Drop Pin' feature.
  • Icons on the home screen can be rearranged and placed on multiple home screens (up to nine).
  • iTunes gift cards can be redeemed on the iTunes Store.
  • Movies downloaded through iTunes have chapter support.
  • Music has lyrics-support feature.
  • Web Clips can be added to (and subsequently removed from) the home screen.
  • SMS messages can be sent to multiple contacts using messages.
  • SMS storage capacity increased from 1,000 to 75,000 messages.
  • Default Gmail IMAP setup for new accounts (formerly was defaulted as POP3).
  • Multi-touch keyboard (e.g. simultaneously pressing "Shift" + "a").
  • The clock timer now remembers the last used options (bug fix).
  • Incoming SMS messages now prompts the user to "Close" or "Reply" (formerly "Ignore" or "Reply"). Pressing either option now marks the message as "seen".
  • Labels for contact data can now be deleted.
  • Applications on the phone no longer run as root; they run as the user "mobile" instead.
  • Ability to listen to music through a Bluetooth headset by going to the voicemail and choosing "Bluetooth" as the audio source no longer works (still works as long as phone is not locked or voicemail screen is active).
1.1.4 4A102 04.04.05_G February 26, 2008; 9 years ago (2008-02-26)
  • Bug fixes and enhancements.
  • SMS scramble order fix.
  • More carriers names now fit without scrolling (for roaming on other carriers).
  • The camera's frame rate dramatically improved.
  • Interface speed improvements.
1.1.5 4B1T1 N/A July 15, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-07-15) iPod Touch only
  • Security fixes for iPod Touch users who choose not to pay for upgrade to version 2.0.

iPhone OS 2Edit

iPhone OS 2, the second major release of iOS, became available on July 11, 2008, with the release of the iPhone 3G. Devices running 1.x are upgradable to this version. This version of the OS introduces the App Store, making third-party applications available to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Prior to the public release of iPhone OS 2.0, Apple held a keynote event to announce the iPhone OS Software Development Kit ("SDK") to developers. Support of iPhone OS 2 ended in 2011.

Table of versions: iPhone OS 2.0.x
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
2.0 5A347 04.05.04_G P1

01.45.00P2

July 11, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-07-11)[16] Initial release on iPhone 3G
  • $9.95[17] upgrade for iPod Touch (1st generation).
  • Added language support.
  • Mail, contacts, calendars
    • Grouped settings.
    • Mail
      • Push e-mail.
      • Ability to select an outgoing email account within Mail application.[18]
      • Support for BCC in Mail application.
      • Multiple email delete/move.
      • Ability to view MS Office attachments.
      • Ability to view iWork attachments, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.[19]
    • Contacts
      • Contacts icon on "Home" screen (iPhone only, it was formerly on the iPod Touch).
      • Ability to search contacts.
      • Global Address List.
      • Push contacts.
      • Ability to import SIM contacts.
    • Calendar
      • Multiple calendars supported in Calendar with colour-coding (desktop colours only preserved if using Mobile Me).
      • New "Calendar" menu in "Settings".[20]
      • Push calendar.
  • Enterprise enhancements
    • Enforced security policies.
    • Device configuration.
    • Remote wipe.
  • iPod
    • Video can be shown in either landscape orientation (instead of just landscape left).
    • Videos in playlists & music videos can be shown in portrait or landscape orientation.
    • Sound fade-out when exiting a video.
  • Other
    • App Store (to manage third-party applications) with home screen icon- Store for apps.
    • Certificates and Identities.
    • WPA2/802.1X.
    • Ability to turn Wi-Fi back on while in Airplane mode.
    • Cisco IPsec VPN support.
    • Ability to take screen captures.
    • Ability to save pics from Safari or Mail to Photos.[21]
    • Bonjour service discovery protocol.
    • Support for SVG.
    • Addition of Parental controls.
    • Password letters are momentarily visible while typing.
    • Ability to turn Location Services on or off.
    • Applications that use Location Services now prompt user for confirmation 3 times.
    • Tapping status bar to scroll to top shortcut.
    • Updated calculator with extra features in portrait mode, a scientific calculator in landscape mode and an updated icon.
    • Updated iTunes with a new icon and reordered category icons within iTunes application.
    • Camera now supports Geotagging.[22]
    • YouTube plugin for Safari.[23]
2.0.1 5B108 04.05.04_G P1

01.48.02 P2

August 4, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-08-04) Bug fixes
  • Performance and stability of Contacts and Calendar applications dramatically improved.
  • Performance while flipping to landscape mode in Safari improved.
  • Performance in Mail app improved.
  • Release improves application crash rates.
  • Keyboard responsiveness improved.
2.0.2 5C1 04.05.04_G P1

02.08.01 P2

August 18, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-08-18) Bug fixes
  • Improved communication with 3G networks.[24]
  • Transition from music list to Cover Flow has changed.[25]
  • Tilt to left from landscape no longer switch to portrait when watching video, fixes 2.0 bug.
  • The "Update All" button in the App Store's update tab has been removed.
Table of versions: iPhone OS 2.1.x
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
2.1 / 2.1.1 5F136 P1 P2

5F137T1
5F138T2

9M2517

04.05.04_G P1

02.11.07 P2

September 9, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-09-09) T1

September 12, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-09-12) P1 P2

Initial release on iPod Touch (2nd generation) (as 2.1.1)
  • Free for iPod Touch users who have upgraded to iPhone OS 2.0.
  • Companion changes in/with iTunes 8 for this release
    • Displays capacity and used space of information on iPhone.[26]
    • Dramatically reduced time to back up to iTunes.[27]
    • Does not remove all media after restore.
    • Faster firmware installation and data sync.
    • Application updates downloaded from iTunes have new finder naming convention.
  • Bug fixes, performance enhancements
    • Security fix to prevent from bypassing the double home button exploit.
    • Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications.
    • Faster installation and updating of 3rd party applications.
    • Updating applications keeps their icons in place on the home screen.
    • Improvements to Mail stability.
    • Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts.
    • Faster loading and searching of contacts.
    • Auto-correct now appears above the text instead of below (fixing a usability problem people were having where auto-correct would appear above the first row of keys).
    • Smoother browsing in Safari, particularly when scrolling up/down on a web page.
    • Significantly better battery life for most users.[27]
    • Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls.[27]
    • Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display.
    • Calculator bug fixed affecting calculations involving Pi.[26]
  • OS enhancements
    • Triple-click on the control button of headphones now jumps music to prior track played.
    • SMS app can alert up to two additional times if you don’t acknowledge an incoming text message (will play the alert sound/vibrate again after a period of time as if a new message just came in).[26]
    • Update supporting languages.
    • Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts (after 5 attempts, the device will disable itself for 1 minute. After the 6th attempt, it will disable itself for 5 minutes. In the 10th attempt, it will wipe all data).[26]
    • 3G, EDGE, and GPRS indicators changed.[26]
    • The camera can now be turned off within the restrictions page.[26]
    • When taking a screenshot of your phone, there is now the camera shutter noise.
    • iPhone never gets locked when placed in dock and playing music.
  • New application features
    • Genius playlist creation.
    • More information provided within iPod Music lists (artist and album are now shown below song title when selecting music in addition to remaining time on podcasts).
    • More information is provided for audiobooks, such as displaying time left in active audiobook.[26]
    • New podcasts & videos had "filled" blue bubbles next to them to indicate that they were new, now if you have "half-played" a podcast or video, it will include a half filled blue bubble.[26]
    • Sound from iPod now fades out if you start syncing device with iTunes.[28]
    • Bookmarked home screen apps open in full screen.[29]
  • iPod Touch only
    • Settings for individual speaker sounds. Sounds can no longer be turned off en masse. All sounds must be turned off individually to mute sounds.
    • New speaker sound when sending mail.
  • iPod Touch (2nd generation) only
Table of versions: iPhone OS 2.2.x
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
2.2 5G77 P1 P2 T1

5G77a T2

04.05.04_G P1[31]

02.28.00 P2

November 21, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-11-21)
  • Free update for iPod Touch owners that upgraded to iPhone OS 2.0T1 or 2.1T2.
  • Maps
    • Google Street View.
    • Public transit and walking directions.
    • Display address of dropped pins.
    • Share location via email.
    • Cache of recent locations.
  • Mail
    • Resolve isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email.
    • Improved formatting of wide HTML email.
  • App Store
    • "Categories" section has been altered to display icons instead of a list.[32]
    • Individual applications pages now have 'Tell A Friend' and 'Report A Problem' buttons.[32]
    • In an app's description, multiple screen shots can now be viewed, instead of just one.
    • "Update All" button added to "Updates" section.
    • Option added to rate an application that is about to be deleted.[33]
    • Improved touch response when purchasing or downloading an application.
    • Application icons display the install progress "in place" while updating, rather than on the last position of the page.
  • Safari
    • Improved stability and performance of Safari
    • Layout changes for the address bar in Safari[34]
  • iPod
    • The edit/clear icons on the on-the-go playlist have been changed.
    • Podcasts now are being shown in catalogs.
    • Users can no longer delete audiobooks via the device.
    • Audiobooks without artwork are now shown with a book icon instead of a note icon.
  • Contacts
    • US phone numbers now group correctly (e.g., 1111 2222, formerly this would have shown as 1 111222 2).
  • Other
    • Podcasts are now available for download or stream in the iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular networks).
    • Decrease in call set-up failures and call drops.
    • Improved sound quality of visual voicemail messages.
    • Visual voicemail unavailability is shown in a screen instead of voicemail button not working.
    • Improved performance overall, especially noticeable in Notes and Camera applications.
    • Emoji for SoftBank users in Japan.[35] Can also be enabled in all other countries using apps from the App Store.
    • Pressing the Home button from any Home screen takes you to the first Home screen.
    • Preference to turn on/off keyboard auto-correction.
    • New languages are supported.
    • Shows Update/Restore progress when update using iTunes.
    • Security improvement.[36]
    • Developers can pipe video out to an external device.
    • Better shift-key behavior.
    • Automatic WebClip icon change.
    • Locked screen screenshots.
    • Ability to record from devices connected through the dock port.[37]
  • iTunes
    • iTunes now works over EDGE and 3G networks and no longer needs a Wi-Fi network.
  • iPod Touch (2nd generation) only
2.2.1 5H11 P1 P2 T1

5H11a T2

9M2621a

04.05.04_GP1

02.30.03P2

January 27, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-01-27)
  • Improved general stability of Safari.
  • Fixed issue where some images saved from Mail do not display correctly in the Camera Roll.
  • Updates baseband.
  • iPod Touch only
    • Fixed issue that caused some Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio files to skip during playback.
  • iTunes 8.1
    • Fixes calendar colour syncing issue (Mac only).
  • Uses a new baseband which patches the exploit formerly used to unlock the iPhone 3G.

iPhone OS 3Edit

iPhone OS 3 became available to users and developers and the iPhone 3GS to go with it. It was released on June 17, 2009. This release added features such as copy and paste, and MMS. Not all features were available on the very first iPhone. Devices running iPhone OS 2.x were upgradeable to this software. The final release supported on the original iPhone and iPod Touch is iPhone OS 3.1.3.[38] The first iPad was introduced along with iOS 3.2.[39] Support of iPhone OS 3 ended in 2012.

Table of versions: iPhone OS 3.0.x
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPhone (1st generation) and iPod Touch (1st generation)

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
3.0 7A341 04.05.04_G P1

04.26.08 P2 P3

June 17, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-06-17) Initial release on iPhone 3GS
  • $4.95 upgrade for iPod Touch users.[40]
  • Cut, copy, paste added
    • Tap and hold for select/select all menu (copy menu in photos).
    • Double tap for cut/copy/paste menu all over iOS (SMS, email, Notes, etc.).
      • Two point draggable selection handles displayed to better make a selection.
    • Undo by shaking.
    • In Photos options menu select the copy button to select multiple photos to copy.
  • More/System/Navigation
    • Turn-by-turn navigation.
    • Lithium-ion polymer battery usage up to 5% better.
    • A-GPS accuracy improved (+5% better).
    • Earth magnetic compass support.P3
      • Compass App.P3
  • Maps
    • Features iPhone users got in 2.2 now added for the iPod Touch (e.g. Google Street View, public transit and walking directions, display address of dropped pin, share location via email, and cache of recent locations). Changed behaviour when routing directions and showing steps.
  • Stocks
    • Landscape mode that enabled viewing detailed price and change information by dragging one or two fingers across the full-screen chart.
    • Metadata display for detailed information about the symbol, including full company/fund name, market capitalisation, price to earning ratio, dividend yield, and statistics about the day and year price range.
    • Table of news stories from various internet sources related to the selected symbol.
  • YouTube
    • Can now log into account.
      • View subscriptions, Favorites, My Videos, History, and Playlists
      • Comment on videos, rate videos
  • Phone
    • Recent Calls now show more details (call length, etc.).
    • Ability to change/set "own number" (my number) in the SIM card. Will be displayed in the Contacts list and iTunes, and possibly used for MMS identification.
    • Contacts are editable via Recent Calls.
  • Camera and Photos
    • Video recording in Camera app.P3
      • Videos can be trimmed directly from Camera app.
    • Camera now has a thumbnail of the prior photo captured, which also acts as a shortcut to "Camera Roll" allowing view/delete of photos without exiting the camera app.
    • Camera gets autofocus. To change focus target, users tap on a different object (iPhone 3GS only).
    • Photos options menu changed (new UI, added copy button).
      • Can now delete multiple photos.
  • App Store
    • Installs new apps from the second home page on. You can still move the apps to the first home page manually.
    • Screenshot browsing method has changed.
  • SMS application renamed to Messages
    • Application icon was slightly modified, it no longer has the letters "SMS".
    • Sending progress bar has been moved to the title bar and does not cover up the screen.
    • Sending queue (compose a new message(s) while sending others).
    • Select single or multiple messages to forward or delete.
    • SMS entry text box have unlimited lines (actually limited by the screen).
    • MMS functionality including sending vCards, pictures, audio files, video (depends on mobile network availability).P2,P3
      • Optional Subject line in the Messages settings.
      • Photos can be taken/sent directly from the Messages app.
      • MMS messages are played/viewed in the Messages app.
  • Mail, contacts, calendars, MobileMe
  • MobileMe now has a "Find My iPhone" option, allowing MobileMe users (via the online service) to remotely locate device and wipe data.[41]
    • CalDAV Calendar support.
    • LDAP Contacts support.
    • iCalendar Subscription support.
    • "Load Remote Image" option for mail, to prevent spam.
    • iWork '09 attachment support.
    • Mail several photos in the same message.
    • Mail can now be composed in other apps without leaving the current app (only if the developer allows this).
    • It's now possible to store IM account information for a contact for the following services: AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, ICQ, and XMPP.
    • Users can now view or create 'Invitees' on a Calendar event.P3Safari
    • Better support for Internet standards and now scores a 97/100 in the Acid3 test.
    • Renders JavaScript from 3 to 16 times faster depending on circumstances.
    • Support for HTML5.
    • New features in Settings such as AutoFill, and Anti phishing.
    • Pressing and holding a link gives three options: Open, Open in New Page and Copy.
    • View subscriptions.
    • The last page is now closable, which will result in a new blank page opening (won't save page info on exit, increases available memory).
  • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth enabled for iPod Touch (2nd generation).[42]
    • A2DP: stereo audio.P2,P3,T2,T3
    • AVRCP: Play/Pause/Stop for iPod app (no Next/Back yet).
      • Device side audio control still enabled but does not affect audio stream.
    • PBAP: wireless phone book access (for use with vehicle head units).
    • PAN: personal networking for tethering and ad-hoc connections between mobile devices (multi-player gaming).
  • iPod
    • Shake to shuffle songs in iPod app.
    • Search through iPod.
    • Scrubbing through tracks can now be done at 4 variable rates as user moves finger down the screen, and the speed is displayed on screen ("Hi-Speed", "Half Speed", "Quarter Speed", "Fine").
    • (When Bluetooth is enabled and a paired audio device is present) Audio output menu added to "Now Playing" screen and Home button iPod controls.
    • Location dot while playing video/music now glows while you scrub the track/video.
    • Podcasts
      • More details shown: time remaining, etc.
      • Can be played at "½x", 1x, or "2x" speed (actual speeds are 0.8x, 1x, and 1.5x).
      • 30 second rewind button.
      • Can be emailed.
  • Improved language support.[43]
  • New Developer APIs
    • Push notifications for 3rd party applications.
    • Bluetooth services including A2DP, LDAP, P2P file sharing, and Bonjour.P2,P3,T2,T3
    • New APIs in the Maps application allow developers to build it into software.
    • Developers can now use CoreLocation to make Turn by Turn applications.
    • API support for serial I/O through the Dock Connector.
    • 3rd party apps now have access to iPod music library.
    • Support for outbound audio and video streaming.
    • In-app additional payment API for paid applications (free apps always remain free).
      • Sign in with iTunes account.
      • Buy service subscriptions or app add-ons.
  • Spotlight Search
    • Saves its last search results and offers options for excluding applications from searches.
    • Partial search for mail, iPod, contacts, events, notes, apps, and web clips.
  • iTunes/sync.
    • iTunes version 8.2.
    • iTunes account creation on device.[44]
      • Can now sign out of iTunes account and use a different iTunes account.
      • iTunes account info can be accessed and edited.
      • Can now read and write reviews for content on iTunes.
      • Movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and iTunes U content can now be purchased on iTunes Wi-Fi store.
    • Notes syncing.
    • Voice memos syncing (audio files added to a "Voice Memos" playlist).
    • Backups can now be encrypted and password protected.
  • Tethering over USB and Bluetooth (depends on mobile network ability).P2,P3
    • USB tethering auto activated when connected to USB on iTunes 8.2+ (if tethering is enabled in iPhone settings and by phone's carrier).
    • iTunes 8.2 now includes a USB driver for iPhone tethering.
    • Full access to iPhone possible while tethered.
    • (In Windows) iPhone shows up as a standard ethernet connection.
  • Accessibility settings (for the visually/aurally impaired) (iPhone 3GS only).[45]
    • VoiceOver gesture-based screen reader. Touch screen to hear a description of the item under your finger, then double-tap, drag, or flick to control iPhone. Speaks 21 languages and works with all apps.
    • Zoom, magnifies entire screen on any app up to 5 times normal size. Move left, right, up, and down to view any portion of the screen close-up.
    • White on Black, changes display to white on black (instead of the normal black on white), works in any app, and alongside with Zoom and VoiceOver.
    • Mono Audio, if users hearing is limited in one ear, routes both right- and left-channel audio into both earbuds, so you can hear both channels in either ear.
    • Speak Auto-text, works with VoiceOver to automatically speak auto-corrections and auto-capitalisations.
  • Other
    • Device automatically connects and authenticates to Wi-Fi hotspots which need username and password (e.g. Starbucks, McDonald's).
    • Locate Me for the iPod Touch accuracy improved.
    • Restrictions have been updated and now block "Current Location" and allows setting what content is appropriate for iPod music/videos/TV shows and apps.
    • 11 home screen pages instead of 9. Now can store 180 apps (including native applications. i.e. Phone, iPod, Safari).[46]
    • Voice control (ability to voice dial and control iPod).P3,T3
    • Nike+ Support.P3,T2,T3
    • Stopwatch now shows both the total running time and the current lap time in the upper part of the clock app.
    • Landscape mode added to several applications—Messages (SMS), Mail, Stocks, Contacts, and Notes.
    • Right to left support.
    • Numeric battery percentage view.P3
    • Holding the home button will no longer force quit an unresponsive application. To force quit an application in 3.0 hold the sleep/wake button until the red power off slider appears. Then hold down the home button to quit the unresponsive application.
    • Screen captures are no longer numbered separately from photos taken with the camera application; all new images in the camera roll now use a common numbering sequence.
    • Voice Memos
      • New native app.
      • Voice memos can be trimmed directly from app.
3.0.1 7A400 04.05.04_G P1

04.26.08 P2 P3

July 31, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-07-31)
  • Fixes SMS vulnerability[47]
  • Bug fixes
Table of versions: iPhone OS 3.1.x
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPhone (1st generation) and iPod Touch (1st generation)

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
3.1 / 3.1.1 7C144 P1 P2 P3

7C145 T1 T2 T3
7C146 T3

04.05.04_G P1

05.11.07P2 P3

September 9, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-09-09) Initial release on iPod Touch (2nd generation) (8 GB MC model) and iPod Touch (3rd generation).
  • Version 3.1.1 on iPod Touch (iPod Touch (3rd generation) only).
  • Free update for iPod Touch (all models) owners that upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0.
  • Free update for all iPhone owners and $4.95 for iPod Touch users who have not updated to iPhone OS 3.0.
  • Improved Wi-Fi for iPhone 3G with Bluetooth turned on.
  • Ask to Join Networks toggle is hidden unless Wi-Fi is on.
  • Faster boot up time and various speed improvements.
  • Trimming video clips on the iPhone 3GS now offers the ability to save the edited version as a copy rather than simply overwriting the original file.
  • Safari now has a toggle for "Fraud Protection" under its Settings pane.
  • Bulgarian keyboard is in the Bulgarian State/National Standard layout, not QWERTY layout.
  • On iPod Touch (2nd generation) the Voice Memos app now successfully records audio if you plug your microphone after you have started the application.
  • Numbers inside Notes have more options when tap and hold is triggered: Call, Text Message, Create New Contact, Add to Existing Contact.
  • Voice control over Bluetooth is now available, allowing users to initiate calls and control music playback via Bluetooth headsets (however, voice control while plugged into car audio systems no longer works).
  • Improves reception.
  • Fast forward & rewind from headphones.
  • Improved Exchange calendar syncing.
  • Home screens can be customised on iTunes 9.
  • Developer Extras.
    • Improvements to OpenGL and Quartz.
    • APIs allow third party apps to access videos and edit them.
      • Gives programmers their choice of video recording quality.
    • A pair of new app interface classes that are known to relate to graphics, but which haven't had their functions identified.
  • New camera APIs.
  • Calendar event alerts will be shown also with a pop-up, much like push notifications.
  • Enables connectivity to devices for development purposes wirelessly instead of needing tethering via the dock connector.
  • Ability to save videos from Mail or MMS.
  • Ability to copy and paste full quality videos from camera into email.
  • Anti-Phishing in Safari.
  • Under usage tab in settings, can view data sent and received over tethering.
  • Instruments over Wi-Fi.
  • New enhancements to Core Audio in iPhone.
  • Failover support for HTTP live streaming.
  • Added for iPod Touch (3rd generation) (only 32 & 64 GB versions).
  • Accessibility features can be toggled On or Off by triple-clicking the Home button.
  • Option to practice VoiceOver gestures.
  • Fixed an issue that caused app icons to display incorrectly.
  • Genius Mixes.
  • Genius Recommendations for Apps.
  • Sync videos to albums.
  • iTunes U content organisation.
  • Redeem Gift Cards in App Store.
  • Display available iTunes account credit.
  • Enhanced iTunes support.
  • Ability to copy and paste telephone numbers in dialer application.
  • Sponsored links in Maps.
  • Direct copy of contact info.
  • Bug fixes.
  • Security improvements.[48]
  • Now fully supports device encryption for Exchange.
  • Uses a new baseband which patches the exploit formerly used to unlock the iPhone 3G/3GS.
  • Adds separate usage metering for tethering data.
3.1.2 7D11 P1 P2 P3 T1 T2 T3 04.05.04_G P1

05.11.07P2 P3

October 8, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-10-08)
  • Attempt to resolve sporadic issue that may cause iPhone / iPod Touch to not wake from sleep.
  • Resolves intermittent issue that may interrupt cellular network services until restart.
  • Fixes bug that could cause occasional crash during video streaming.
3.1.3 7E18 P1 P2 P3 T1 T2 T3 04.05.04_G P1

05.12.01 P2 P3

February 2, 2010; 7 years ago (2010-02-02) Final release supported on iPhone (1st generation) and iPod Touch (1st generation)
  • Improves accuracy of reported battery level on iPhone 3GS.
  • Resolves issue where third-party apps would not launch in some instances.
  • Fixes bug that may cause an app to crash when using the Japanese Kana keyboard.
  • Fixes security bugs in Core Audio, ImageIO, Recovery Mode and WebKit.[49]
  • Uses a new baseband which patches an exploit formerly used for jailbreaking the iPhone 3G/3GS.
  • Updates WebKit to 528.18.
Table of versions: iPhone OS 3.2.x – iPad only[50]
iPad family:
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
3.2 7B367 S1 S1C 06.15.00S1C April 3, 2010; 7 years ago (2010-04-03) Initial release on iPad (1st generation).
  • Initial support for landscape home screens.
  • Includes new frameworks for recognizing custom gestures, custom keyboards, etc.
  • Allows display output to an externally connected display for compatible 3rd party apps.
  • Allows user to change home screen background.
  • Adds Terrain view in Maps application.
  • Location-based services rely on Apple's own databases instead services of Google and Skyhook Wireless.[51]
  • Allows transferring files between a computer and the device for a shared (per app) document store that all applications can access (iOS file sharing). Only available for the iPad.
  • Allows use of Apple Bluetooth keyboard (possibly other keyboards).
  • Includes a built-in dictionary which can be used in iWork, iBooks, and possibly other apps.
  • The Dock can now hold up to six icons.
  • The iPod app allows users to create and name custom playlists.
  • Safari's new thumbnail view allows users to navigate to up to nine active pages (similar to Top Sites on Safari for OS X).
  • Places in the Photos app allows the user to view their photos by location (needs iPhoto '09).
  • 720p HD videos are available in the YouTube app.
  • Share YouTube videos to Facebook.
3.2.1 7B405S1,S1C 06.15.00S1C July 15, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-07-15)
  • Better Wi-Fi connection.
  • Bug fix in Mail so it does not crash any more when doing copy-and-paste from a one-page PDF document.
  • Bug fix in Video playback so that videos no longer freeze in certain situations.
  • Better reliability when using the iPad Dock Adapter to VGA.
  • Added Bing as a search engine in Safari.
  • WebKit version 531.21.10.
3.2.2 7B500 S1 S1C 06.15.00 S1C August 11, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-08-11)

iOS 4Edit

iOS 4 was made available to the public for the iPhone and iPod Touch on June 21, 2010. This is the first major iOS release to drop support for some devices (original iPhone and iPod Touch) and that iPod Touch users do not have to pay for.

The iPhone 3G and iPod Touch (2nd generation) have limited features, including lack of multitasking capabilities and the ability to set a home screen wallpaper, while the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (3rd & 4th generation) have all features enabled, such as multitasking. The iPhone and iPod Touch (1st generation) cannot run iOS 4.0 and above.

iOS 4.2.1, released November 22, 2010, added iPad compatibility. It was the initial release on the iPad 2. It also was the last version to support iPhone 3G and iPod touch (2nd generation). iOS 4.2.1 replaced iOS 4.2 due to a Wi-Fi bug in iOS 4.2 beta 3, causing Apple to release 2 golden masters (4.2 GM and 4.2.1 GM). Support of iOS 4 ended in 2013.

Table of versions: iOS 4.0.x – iPod Touch and iPhone only
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch (2nd generation)

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
4.0 8A293 P2 P3 P4 T2 T3 05.13.04 P2 P3

01.59.00 P4

June 21, 2010; 7 years ago (2010-06-21) Initial release on iPhone 4
  • Multitasking.P3,P4,T3
    • User interface for app switching by double clicking Home button.
    • Portrait orientation lock.P3,P4,T3
    • iPod control widget.
  • FaceTime direct video calling ability over Wi-Fi (iPhone 4 and later, iPod Touch (4th generation), iPad 2, and OS X users).
  • iBooks sync support through iTunes for iPhone and iPod Touch.
  • iAd mobile advertising network.
  • Settings
    • App-specific location settings.
    • Cellular data toggle (on-off).
    • "Complex Password" setting: passwords with alphabet characters and numbers.
    • Simple Passcode Lock (4 digit number) option.
    • New wallpapers.
    • Wallpaper available for Home screen.P3,P4,T3
    • New wallpaper preview for Home screen and lock screen.
    • Set up Internet tethering.
    • New Gmail and Exchange icons in Mail, Contacts, Calendars account settings.
    • Support multiple Exchange accounts.
    • Custom Dictionary.
    • Airplane Mode for iPod Touch.
    • Separated Sounds settings from General settings.
  • Home screen
    • Ability to categorise apps into folders with default folder naming based on category name in App Store.
    • Up to 2,160 instead of 180 visible apps (12 apps per folder).
    • Folder name supports up to 13 characters.
    • Custom Home screen wallpaper.
    • Dock redesigned to that of the iPad.
    • Rate on deleting app removed.
    • Default Utilities folder which contains the Clock, Calculator, Voice Memos and Compass apps.
    • Revised SpringBoard scrolling.
  • Camera
    • Up to 5x digital (as opposed to optical) zoom feature on the Camera app.
  • Photos
    • Categorised by Albums, Faces, Events and Places (under iPhoto in OS X).
    • Select multiple photos for mass deletion.
    • Support landscape mode.
  • Camera Roll
    • Categorisation by All, Photos and Videos.
    • Support landscape mode.
  • App Store
    • Ability to gift apps.
  • Maps
    • Unified "locate me" icon.
    • Background location icon shown on status bar.
  • iPod
    • Playlist creation on device.
    • Nested playlists.
    • Lyrics and Podcast info on Setting.
    • Volume control with Bluetooth headsets.
    • Album art displayed in Album view.
  • Notes
    • Notes syncing with MobileMe, Gmail IMAP and Yahoo! Mail.
    • Accounts management appears if syncing is enabled.
    • Notes setting below Mail, Contacts, Calendars Settings if syncing is enabled.
    • Moved search box into title bar.
  • Calendar
    • Birthday calendar.
    • CalDAV invitations.
    • Ability to edit which calendar an event is located in after the initial saving.
    • Ability to select any combination of calendar categories to view.
  • Contacts
    • Unified info by linking contacts from different accounts.
    • CardDAV.
    • Streamlined "New Contact" screen.
  • Spotlight
    • Search with Web or Wikipedia.
    • Search Messages.
  • Safari (Webkit version 532.9)
    • Bing is now a search option, along with Google and Yahoo!.
    • Recent searches below search field.
    • Top hit in search.
    • Suggestions appear below search field for all 3 search engines.
    • Unified "Search" keyboard button when search field being used.
    • In-page audio playback.
  • Voice control
    • The ability to ask what the current time is.P3,P4,T3
  • YouTube
    • Rotate & zoom videos in vertical and horizontal position.
    • Latest 480p for smoother and quicker video playback.
  • Accessibility
    • Larger fonts in Mail, SMS & alerts.P3,P4,T3
    • Automatically speak auto-corrections and auto-capitalisations.
  • Message
    • Include a Search bar.
    • Character count (can be enabled or disabled in Settings > Messages screen).
    • Failed SMS notification.
    • Option to toggle off the ability to send group messages.
  • Mail
    • Unified inboxes.
    • Edit from outbox.
    • Support for multiple Exchange accounts.
    • File & delete Mail search results.
    • Organise by thread in Mail.
    • Quick look attachments.
    • Open attachments by registered filetype with corresponding apps from the App Store.
    • Smart links for dates and addresses.
    • Contact pictures in emails.
    • Create Calendar events from dates within emails.
  • International
    • Spell check.
    • Added Cangjie and Wubihua keyboards for Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
    • Text replacement between Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
    • Switch keyboard shortcut (holding the "Earth" button on keyboard for a while).
    • Added support for Danish voice control.
    • New languages added (Catalan, Hungarian, Vietnamese).
  • Other
    • Support for Apple Bluetooth keyboards.P3,P4,T3
    • Persistent Wi-Fi.
    • Added support for iBooks application.
    • Wake on wireless.
    • Auto-join and auto-login and IPv6 on individual Wi-Fi networks setting.
    • Enhanced data protection.P3,P4,T3
    • Wireless app distribution.
    • Mobile device management.
    • SSL VPN support (both Juniper and Cisco).
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 support.
    • Improved Bluetooth driver for A2DP devices.
    • Improved iOS animations.
  • Note: iPod Touch (1st generation), and iPhone (1st generation) devices are not supported, while iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch (2nd generation) have limited support. iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (3rd & 4th generation) are all fully supported.
4.0.1 8A306 P2 P3 P4 05.13.04 P2 P3

01.59.00 P4

July 15, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-07-15) iPhone only
  • Updated carrier signal strength display.
    • Increase in the length of the smaller signal bars.
    • The method in which signal strength is calculated was modified (as a result of the antennagate issue).
  • Fixed Exchange ActiveSync issues.
  • Only official SIM card number can be used for FaceTime identification.
4.0.2 8A400 P2 P3 P4 T2 T3 05.13.04 P2 P3

01.59.00 P4

August 11, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-08-11)
Table of versions: iOS 4.1 – iPod Touch and iPhone only
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch (2nd generation)

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
4.1 8B117 P2 P3 P4 T2 T3 T4 05.14.02 P2 P3

02.10.04 P4

September 8, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-09-08) Initial release on iPod Touch (4th generation).
Table of versions: iOS 4.2.x
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch (2nd generation)

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
4.2.1 8C148 P2 P4 T2 T3 T4 S1 S1C

8C148a P3

05.15.04 P2 P3

03.10.01 P4
07.10.00 S1C

November 22, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-11-22)[61] Initial release on iPad 2

Final release supported on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch (2nd generation)

iOS 4.2 was replaced because of a Wi-Fi bug in beta 3, causing Apple to release two golden master candidates (4.2 GM and 4.2.1 GM)

  • Bug fixes
    • Birthdays calendar does not display birthdays starting more than 77 years ago.[62]
  • AirPlay (replacement of AirTunes, AirPlay will offer stream video, music, and photos over Wi-Fi).[63]
  • AirPrint wireless printing with Print Center (select models).[63]
  • Import .ics calendar files directly for events.
  • Improved battery performance.
  • Birthdays icon has been changed in the Calendar app.
  • Updated Carrier Settings (US is AT&T 9.0, UK is O2 9.1, Germany is Deutsche Telekom 9.0).
  • Text search on web pages.P3 P4 T3 T4[63]
  • 2 new fonts for Notes in Settings (Helvetica and Chalkboard).
  • Safari 6533.18.5, WebKit 533.17.9.
  • Added support for Chinese URL over Safari.[64]
  • Added an indicator in the App Store which shows if an app supports Game Center.
  • Support for CoreMIDI.
  • YouTube voting.[65]
  • Minor improvements in UI graphics.
  • New parental controls for deleting apps, changing mail accounts and location services.[65]
  • The font size of text in Calendar can now be changed in the Accessibility settings.[66]
  • Security fixes.[67]
  • Network-controlled fast dormancy implemented in baseband to improve battery life and reduce network congestion.[68]
  • Fixes intermittent Wi-Fi issues in iOS 4.2 beta 3, which remained in the iOS 4.2 GM.
  • Fixes VoIP issues.
  • Find My iPhone location feature is free (iPhone 4, iPod Touch (4th generation), & iPad) running on iOS 4.2.1.P4, T4, S1, S1CiPad only
  • 4.x support for the iPad.[63]
  • iOS 4 features for iPad (multitasking, folders, etc.).
    • Up to 4,400 icons instead of 220 (20 apps a folder).
  • Updated carrier signal strength display (3G iPad only).
    • Increase in the length of the smaller signal bars.
    • The method in which signal strength is calculated has been enhanced.
  • Additions to the multitasking tray.
    • Brightness.
    • Volume control.
    • AirPlay controls.
    • Screen rotation lock switch.
  • Physical iPad screen rotation lock switch is converted into a sound/silent switch in iOS 4.2 (just like on the iPhones), with a virtual screen rotation lock switch added to the multitasking tray.
  • More than 30 new keyboards and dictionaries, including Arabic, Greek, and Hebrew.
  • New multitasking animation.
  • New bookmarks design.iPhone and iPod Touch only
  • Bug fixes.
    • Fixes glitch that can let a user get into the Phone app while the phone is locked via "Emergency Call" by dialing a random number and quickly pressing the lock button after dialing that call.[69]
    • Fixes the alarm bug caused by daylight saving time changing, affected on a part of iPhone and iPod Touch owners living in various countries.[70]
    • Improved iPhone 3G and iPod Touch (2nd generation) performance.[71]
  • Additions to multitasking tray.
    • Volume controls.
    • AirPlay controls.
  • New Voice Memos icon.
  • Ability to initiate FaceTime calls from Voice Control.
  • FaceTime shortcut from Messages app (iPhone 4 only).[65]
  • New text tone alerts (New & Original tone lists) (iPhone 4 only).
  • Ringer & alerts on/off switch (Settings > Sounds) for volume buttons (iPhone only).
  • Assign different text tone alerts to each contact.
  • Restores full field test mode.
4.2.5 8E128 P4C 1.0.05 P4C February 7, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-02-07) Initial release on iPhone 4 (CDMA, Verizon version)

CDMA (Verizon) iPhone 4 only

  • Personal Hotspot feature.
4.2.6 8E200 P4C 1.0.05 P4C February 10, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-02-10) CDMA (Verizon) iPhone 4 only

Bug fixes

  • Personal Hotspot bug fixes.
4.2.7 8E303 P4C 1.0.06 P4C April 14, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-04-14) CDMA (Verizon) iPhone 4 only
  • Security update.
  • Baseband update.
4.2.8 8E401 P4C 1.0.06 P4C May 4, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-05-04) CDMA (Verizon) iPhone 4 only

Bug fixes

  • Reduced size of the iOS crowd-sourced location database cache.
  • No longer backs the cache up to iTunes.
  • Deletes it entirely when Location Services is turned off.
4.2.9 8E501 P4C 1.0.06 P4C July 15, 2011; 5 years ago (2011-07-15) CDMA (Verizon) iPhone 4 only

Security Updates

  • Disabled the possibility of viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file that may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
  • Disabled a malicious code running as the user may gain system privileges.
4.2.10 8E600 P4C 1.0.06 P4C July 25, 2011; 5 years ago (2011-07-25) CDMA (Verizon) iPhone 4 only

Security Update

  • Fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation.
Table of versions: iOS 4.3.x
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
4.3 8F190

8F191 S2 S2C S2D

05.16.01 P3

04.10.01 P4 S2C
07.11.00 S1C
2.0.4 S2D

March 9, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-03-09)
  • Implementation of ASLR for increased security.
  • AirPlay video support for third party apps.
  • HTTP Live Streaming statistics.
  • New font in Notes app ("Noteworthy").
  • Improved Safari performance with "Nitro" JavaScript engine.
  • Redesigned "account" section under the Store menu.
  • Ability to switch on automatic downloads (for iTunes Music and App Store applications).
  • Location services have been shifted from General to Settings menu.
  • New parental controls for use with Ping.
  • New menu for scrubbing in videos.
    • Fine scrubbing: adjust by seconds / frames.
    • Quarter scrubbing: second.
    • Half speed scrubbing: adjust by minute(s).
    • Hi-speed scrubbing: run fast through minutes.
  • Ability to cancel and delete an app which is currently downloading. Before iOS 4.3, it was only possible to delete an app which had already downloaded.
  • Stream from an iTunes library to iOS using Home Sharing.
  • In-app purchases always ask for a password, even if one was entered before.
  • Internal system clock gets network time updated more often via NITZ (part of the official GSM standard since phase 2+ release 96) and gives a more accurate time for the device, it updates about every five days.iPhone only
  • Personal Hotspot feature (Wi-Fi hotspot with up to 5 simultaneous devices (Wi-Fi hotspot iPhone 4 only[72])) on supported carriers.
  • Ability to set amount of times a text tone repeats (up to 10 times).
  • In field test mode refresh button has been removed & updated information has been displayed in bottom of the screen (it updates every 4–6 seconds).
  • Slideshow options moved to Photos app.
  • New look for taking a picture for a Contact.
  • When receiving a text message, the iPhone now vibrates 2 times.
  • Some SMS tones have been shortened.iPod Touch only
  • New FaceTime icon (iPod Touch (4th generation) only).
  • Added FaceTime command in voice control (iPod Touch (4th generation) only).
  • New look for taking a picture for a Contact (iPod Touch (4th generation) only).
  • SMS App access through sms:num links is disabled (iPad only).
  • Ability to choose function of iPads physical switch between rotation lock or mute.
  • Fullscreen iAd banner format.
  • Photo Booth & FaceTime app (iPad 2 only).Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue that prevented controls from being dismissed in some cases.
  • Addressed issue where the keyboard could not be brought back when highlighting and swiping through search results.
  • VoiceOver now reads the entire chart in Stocks app while in landscape mode.
  • Fixed slideshow stop after 15 images when using AirPlay.
  • 05.16.01 (for iPhone 3GS), 04.10.01 (for iPhone 4).
  • Updated carrier settings (US is AT&T 10.0, UK is O2, 10.0, Portugal is Optimus 10.0).
  • Enabled traffic volume indicator IE.[clarification needed] in cell update (iPhone and iPad Wi-Fi + 3G only).
  • Fixed canceled recurring calendar events still showing on the event list.
  • Fixed deleting a recurring event make the alarm go away.
  • Fixed all-day alarm fired an hour early.
  • Fixed missing accented letters in European keyboard popups.
  • Increase font size for China and Pinyin inputs.
  • Fixed auto-correction issue when switch back from Emoji to English keyboard.
  • Fixed orientation of mail application not following device orientation under specific conditions.
  • Fixed mail message view and orientation when quickly selecting a message and hitting edit mode.
  • Fixed MMS messages with vCards scrolling up.
  • Added [Address Space Layout Randomisation] (ASLR).[73]
  • Added new icon for Wi-Fi tethering for personal hotspot on status bar.
  • Fixed issue that caused Safari and other apps to crash after loading certain heavy Web sites.
  • Fixed Personal Hotspot password failure with 22+ characters.
  • Added support for "find" in Safari.
  • Fixed wallpaper titles for VoiceOver.
4.3.1 8G4 05.16.02 P3

04.10.01 P4 S2C
07.11.01 S1C
2.0.4 S2D

March 25, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-03-25) Bug fixes
  • Fixed graphics glitches on iPod Touch (4th generation).
  • Baseband updates for the iPhone 3GS and iPad (1st generation).
  • Fixed memory hang that results in memory corruption when reading large files from USIM filesystem.
  • Fixed problem with NTLM authentication in apps and on websites.
  • Fixed issue with the Springboard and 3rd party apps not recognizing the gyroscope on the iPad 2.
  • Resolves bugs related to activating and connecting to some cellular networks.
  • Fixes image flicker when using Apple Digital AV Adapter with some TVs.
  • Resolves an issue authenticating with some enterprise web services.
  • Changes the behaviour of the battery percentage.
4.3.2 8H7P3 P4 S1 S2 S2C T3 T4

8H8S2D

05.16.02 P3

04.10.01 P4 S2C
07.11.01 S1C
2.0.4 S2D

April 14, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-04-14) Bug fixes
  • Fixed issue with blank or frozen video during (or before) a FaceTime call.
  • Fixed issue with connectivity to 3G networks on iPad Wi-Fi + 3G.
  • Fixed issue where Exchange redirection does not occur when Activesync server is on an Exchange 2010 server and user mailbox is on Exchange 2007.
4.3.3 8J2P3 P4 S2 S2C S2D T3 T4


8J3S1 S1C

05.16.02 P3


04.10.01 P4 S2C

07.11.01 S1C

2.0.4 S2D

2011-05-04 Bug fixes

This update contains changes to the iOS crowd-sourced location database cache.

  • Reduced size of the iOS crowd-sourced location database cache.
  • No longer backs the cache up to iTunes.
  • Deletes it entirely when Location Services is turned off.
  • No longer allows user to remove apps that have not been completely downloaded.
4.3.4 8K2 05.16.02 P3

04.10.01 P4 S2C
07.11.01 S1C
2.0.4 S2D

July 15, 2011; 5 years ago (2011-07-15)
  • Re-introduced the ability to cancel and delete apps that are currently downloading.
  • Jailbreaking patches.
  • Disabled the possibility of viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file that may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
  • Disabled a malicious code running as the user may gain system privileges.
  • Disabled "incomplete signing attacks", blocking "Untethered" jailbreak.
4.3.5 8L1 04.10.01 S2C

2.0.4 S2D

July 25, 2011; 5 years ago (2011-07-25) Security Update
  • Fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation.

iOS 5Edit

iOS 5 was previewed to the public on June 6, 2011.[74] It was released for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM and CDMA), iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (3rd & 4th generation), iPad, and iPad 2 on October 12, 2011.[75]

iOS 5.1.1 is the final release supported for the iPad (1st generation) and iPod Touch (3rd generation). Support of iOS 5 ended in 2014.

Table of versions: iOS 5.0.x
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPad (1st generation) and iPod Touch (3rd Generation)

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
5.0 9A334 04.11.08 P4 S2C

05.16.05 P3
07.11.01 S1C
1.0.11 P4S
3.00.03 P4C S2D

October 12, 2011; 5 years ago (2011-10-12) Initial release on iPhone 4S
  • All notifications concentrated to Notification Center: swipe downwards from the status bar to open it. Notification center shows a list of all notifications and widgets (widgets available only on iPhone & iPod Touch).
    • Notification order can be arranged.
    • Choose Notification Type: Banner notifications, the classic pop-up notifications, or no notification at all (selectable on an app-by-app basis).
    • Notification list on lock screen. Swipe an icon to unlock and go to the specific notification.
    • Notifications announcing earthquakes with 2 minutes (only in Japan).[76][77]
  • Messages
    • Messaging between all iOS devices running iOS 5 through Wi-Fi or 3G. Allows to send text, photos, videos, contacts, and locations.
    • All iMessages and conversations will be synced between all iOS devices linked under a single Apple ID. You can start a conversation on one device and continue it on another.
    • Can message between multiple people simultaneously (group messaging).
    • Shows when other person(s) is typing.
    • Delivery receipts.
    • Optional read receipts (enable in Settings).
    • Animated GIF image support for iMessage.
    • Ability to set how many times an alert will be shown when a new message is received (ranges from once to ten times).
    • The name of the person that responds appears in small light blue text directly above the response when SMS is sent to a group.
    • Slight redesign for text messages. Font & time-stamp layout.
    • Hide keyboard; hidden by downwards scrolling in message screen (after being used to type a message). Unhidden again by tapping in text entry field.
  • Newsstand
    • A new icon on the home screen, which opens to an iBooks-inspired folder which shows all papers and magazines downloaded from the App Store.
    • Subscriptions to newspapers and magazines available for browsing and downloading in a dedicated section of the App Store, stored in the Newsstand folder.
  • Reminders
    • "To-Do list" functionality in Reminders app.
    • Date-based reminder notifications.
    • Location-based reminder notifications that can be set to when you leave, or arrive a specified area (P4,P4S).
  • Twitter integration
    • Tweeting from native applications: Photos, Camera, YouTube, Maps, and Safari using new Tweet Sheet which supports multiple accounts.
  • Music
    • iPod app now split and renamed to Music and Videos (iPhone and iPad only; was always split on the iPod Touch).
    • Video podcasts can only be found in the Videos app.
    • Ability to play content while the device is synchronizing with iTunes.
    • Ability to delete songs from device (by swiping over the corresponding song).
    • Tap and hold on a song to view extended song information (iPhone & iPod Touch only).
    • Long names scrolling in now playing.
    • Album artwork now displays in full resolution (Retina Display only) on Now Playing screen.
    • Broadcast song information on devices (e.g. car stereo) when connected over Bluetooth.
    • Improved Sound Check for Music.
    • "Group by Album Artist" option for Music.
    • iTunes Store button has been added to the Music app.
    • Removed ability to view lyrics (on iPad).
  • Camera
    • Volume-up key as shutter release button to take photos (also works using headphone remote volume up button). Also works for starting/stopping recording of videos.
    • Shortcut to Camera app from lock screen, accessed by double-clicking the home button (iPhone 3GS & later and iPod Touch 4th generation only).
    • Grid composition aide (3x3).
    • Spread to zoom-in, pinch to zoom-out.
    • Swipe left to reveal camera roll.
    • Tap and hold to lock/unlock Auto Exposure and Auto Focus.
    • Options button added, HDR toggle and Grid composition aide toggle.
    • New Camera button on Photos app that returns to Camera instead of a "Done" button (was on OS before this) to close the Camera Roll.
    • Face detection and video stabilisation. P4S
  • Maps
    • Print maps.
    • Alternate routes.
  • Calendar
    • Can now create, rename, and delete calendars right on the device.
    • Tap and hold or double-tap to create a new event.
    • Tap and hold in "all-day events" to create a new all-day event.
    • Drag appointments to a new time slot.
    • Drag handles to change start and end times.
    • Creating new Event, now an "Invitees" field; takes to screen for multiple email address entry, emails sent to all invitees once event is saved.
      • Invitee can "Accept"/"Decline"/"Maybe"; reply sent to iCloud servers then reflected for all invitees to see.
      • Calendar event on device lists those invitees accepting event.
      • All users on iOS 5.x devices get notification when event is nearing.
    • Ability to specify a time zone to events.
    • Ability to add URLs to events.
    • Current time on Calendar if in landscape mode.
    • Navigate in day view by swiping.
    • Event attachments can now be viewed directly in the app.
    • Share calendars through iCloud with friends and family. Edits made by subscribers to that calendar are updated and pushed to other subscribers of that calendar (can be disabled by the creator of the calendar and locked so others cannot make edits).
    • Japanese or Buddhist calendars support.
  • Mail
    • Rich text formatting (bold, italics, and underline).
    • Indentation control.
    • Ability to mark multiple mail items as read.
    • Ability to flag emails.
    • Draggable mail address in the recipients field.
    • Alert if the subject line is blank.
    • Search now includes body of messages.
    • Delete mails while in Airplane mode.
    • Exchange Activesync Email can now be deleted offline.
    • Can create new email folders.
    • Mail sidebar.
    • S/MIME support.
    • Ability to show 1000 recent messages; 25 message option removed.
    • Ability to create additional @me.com email address within the Mail settings.
    • Ability to increase quote level in Mail settings.
    • New and updated tiny icons on Mail for Windows Live Mail, Gmail, Exchange, etc.
    • Hotmail accounts now have new icons and folders.
    • While reading an email you can swipe right to open a list of messages and swipe left to bring back the open email message again.
    • If you have multiple email accounts configured in Mail.app, swipe left or right from one's mailboxes folder list, it will take you to another account's mailboxes.
    • Support for three popular Chinese email services: Tencent's QQ Mail, and Netease's 163.com & 126.com mail inboxes.[78]
  • Photos
    • Built-in basic photo editing: crop, red-eye, auto-enhance and rotate photos.
    • Ability to create and edit local photo albums folders (only those that aren't synced with iTunes).
    • Ability to sync pictures taken on one iOS device automatically with other iOS 5 devices using Photo Stream.
    • Ability to select all when adding pictures to an album.
    • Slight re-design for video time-line under Photos app.
  • Safari
    • Safari Reader: new "Reader" icon appears in address bar if Safari detects a webpage article, removing need to click-through to each page. Scrollable window sheet appears over current webpage showing all article pages together separated by page breaks, removing ads and page clutter.
    • Ability to change font size in reader mode.
    • Reading List: a new area of the bookmarks window has been added, purposed for pages you might want to read later. New pages can be added from a new option in the action menu or when long-pressing on a link.
    • Items from the Reading List can be synced to iCloud to be pushed to all of your other iOS devices.
    • Safari bookmarks can be synced to iCloud.
    • Ability to open pages in background or in new page (change in Settings).
    • Ability to replace a word with a word from a list of similarly spelled words spellings when typing in a text box on a web page.
    • Private Browsing; interface colours change from blue to black (change in Settings).
    • Ability to remove custom website data.
    • CSS fixed position support.
    • Slight fade out at end of long URLs (instead of ellipses) in the address bar.
    • Super fast HTML5 draw support.
    • Kinetic scrolling within text fields in Safari.
  • iCloud
    • iTunes, iBooks (books & progress), App Store, Photo, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Mail, Safari (Bookmarks & Reading List), Settings, app data, iWork, and backup data; saved in iCloud to automatically or manually download to all linked devices (iOS & Mac/Windows PCs).
    • All iMessages and conversations will be synced between all iOS devices linked under a single Apple ID. You can start a conversation on one device and continue it on another.
    • Backup homescreen layout on iCloud.
    • Document sync.
    • Ability to buy more storage.
    • Free upgrade to 256 kbit/s bit rate for iTunes purchased songs if backing up on iCloud.
    • File names in iCloud Storage are case-sensitive.
    • Documents/data can now be selected to sync with iCloud account.
    • Option to disable iCloud Sync via cellular network to save cost, especially if roaming.
  • Game Center
    • Photos for Friends.
    • Ability to make your Profile public or private.
    • Points in Game Center: shows you how many points you have on the home screen of Game Center.
    • Sort and view Friends on the basis of Points.
    • Friend recommendations.
    • Game recommendations.
    • Games can be purchased from within Game Center.
    • New Friend requests screen.
    • Native support for turn based games.
  • Settings
    • Help Center: learn more about every option under settings app to explore more about it.
    • New menu under Location Services, named System Services, where some services can be toggled on or off (such as setting the time-zone, location-based iAds, Diagnostics, etc.).
    • Hearing Aid Mode.
    • Ability to rename your device.
    • Ability to set up an AirPort base station or Time Capsule devices.
    • Ability to organise Notification Center items "Manually" or "By Time".
    • Can select which apps can be included in Notification Center.
    • Can select which type of notification will be used for each app: banner notification, classic pop-up style notification, or no notification.
    • Ability to turn off app badges.
    • On the "Ringtone" and "Text Tone" page, instead of showing "new", they are all in one category now.
    • Custom sounds for New Message, New Voicemail, New Mail, Sent Mail and Reminders alerts.
    • Ability to purchase text, email, and voicemail alert tones.
    • Under "Mail, Contacts, Calendars", on the bottom it shows "Reminders" and gives an option to Sync.
    • In the "Messages" section, the "Alerts", "Show Preview", and "Repeat Alert" options have been removed.
    • The Usage screen is improved and now shows how much of the memory is consumed by each app.
    • Storage usage clean up.
    • Backup to iCloud shortcut added.
    • Software Update menu added. This allows easier and faster updating of devices independently, without a computer with iTunes installed; the update downloads directly to the iOS device; needs Wi-Fi or cellular network connection.
    • Photo Stream settings.
    • New purchases Settings; automatically download new purchases made on other devices (for music, apps, and books). This can also be enabled or disabled for use on cellular when not connected to Wi-Fi.
    • Twitter sign-in OS-wide with support for multiple Twitter accounts.
    • Ability to set left or right for mono audio.
    • Ability to turn on/off sending of iOS diagnostic data to Apple.
  • Keyboard
    • Ability to create keyboard shortcuts to replace custom phrases. By default includes "omw" which expands to "On my way!".
    • Emoji keyboard no longer needs an app to enable it (regarding non-Japanese devices).
    • Define your own words in Offline Dictionary.
    • New keyboard with prominent # (hash-tag) and @ (mention) buttons for Twitter app similar to the ".com" button when entering an address into the Safari address bar.
    • New Chinese-Pinyin keyboard spreading.
    • Quick Chinese input method.
    • List of associated words show on the top of Chinese input keyboard.
    • Function to convert voice to text P4S
  • PC-Free
    • iTunes/USB no longer needed to activate new devices via a computer.
    • New welcome screen when using the device for the first time (or after resetting a device).
    • Ability to start fresh with no need to tether it to iTunes. Option to restore all data on a device from an iCloud backup through a simple iCloud sign in.
    • Ability to wirelessly sync to iTunes over Wi-Fi added (an initial tethered sync is needed to pair them together and the setting must be enabled in iTunes).
    • OTA delta updates: from iOS 5 forward, devices can now self-update the system software right on the device itself through Wi-Fi or 3G; no iTunes or computer needed.
  • YouTube
    • Ability to play 480p/720p videos over 3G (iPhone only).[79]
    • Scrolling titles for YouTube videos.
    • Seek bar fine scrubbing visual notification has been added.
  • FaceTime
    • Improved video quality.
    • Ability to set your FaceTime caller-ID to be your email or your phone number.
    • Ability to mirror the FaceTime call on large screen.[80]
  • iTunes/App Store
    • iTunes Tone Store.
    • New Purchased History section.
    • Genius support for finding songs and apps similar to ones users have purchased formerly.
    • Ability to completely disable in-app purchases.
    • iTunes password prompt.
    • Restrictions with password needed for purchases if enabled.
    • Shows "Install" instead of the price for formerly purchased apps. Shows "Installed" for installed apps.
    • Additional "iForgot" button on App Store if a user has forgotten their Apple ID password.
    • Simultaneous app downloads.
    • Custom tones for almost everything under "Sounds" with "Buy more tones" button.
    • Music app now has a "Store" button that goes to the iTunes Store.
  • Contacts
    • Add family relations ("related names") to contacts.
    • Add social media info into contacts.
  • VoiceOver
    • VoiceOver item chooser.
    • VoiceOver action support.
    • Arabic language support for VoiceOver.
    • Option to speak text selection.
    • New voices for VoiceOver.
  • Bluetooth
    • AVRCP 1.4 supported (sends track and artist info to supported devices).
  • Minor improvements/bug fixes
    • New rounded UI switch graphic.
    • Ability to use the device while syncing.
    • Spotlight search now includes Reminders and searches through Messages.
    • Built-in system-wide dictionary; in the typical Cut/Copy/Paste pop-up when selecting text, there is a new option to "Define". Define brings up a view with definition of the selected word.
    • Ability to delete app data.
    • Fixed a bug that caused a song to crash for a second while switching to another application in the multitasking tray.
    • Apps fade to home screen when they crash, rather than flicking off.
    • Option to automatically set the time (new for Wi-Fi only devices).
    • Switching the ringer switch to "on", the indicator now shows the volume level bar (iPhone & iPad only).
    • Screenshots are saved using the device's orientation (formerly, all screenshots were saved as if the device was in portrait mode).
    • Hindi virtual keyboard based on standard InScript layout.iPhone & iPod Touch only
  • Notification Center
    • Option to display Stock & Weather widgets in Notification Center. Swipe weather left or right to get five-day forecast.
  • Calendar
    • Week view in landscape orientation.
  • Clock
    • Ability to pause Timer.
    • Tbilisi, Georgia added to World Clock.
  • Weather
    • Weather for user's current location.[81]
    • Hourly updated weather of 5 day forecasts.
  • Stocks
    • Real-time stock updates.iPhone only
  • Siri voice control. P4S Classed as beta software during whole of iOS 5.x.
    • Voice commands are now executable for different users on device.
    • Device can now translate voice into text and vice versa.
    • Available in English (UK, US, and Australia), French, and German.
  • Phone
    • Enable/disable option for voice-dial if the device is set to security with passcode lock.
    • Delete individual calls in "Recents" Phone app. Clear button is now Edit button.
    • Make FaceTime calls without a micro-SIM card.
    • "Unsecured Calls" warning lets users know if they are talking on unencrypted networks.
    • Shows city name or area/county in addition to number for unknown calls.
    • Time-mid call invitation alerts.
  • Messages
    • Option to have iMessages sent as SMS when iMessage is unavailable (enable in Settings).
    • Placeholder text indicates whether sending "iMessage" or "Text Message" (i.e. SMS/MMS message) in Messages.
    • SMS/MMS bubbles are green in colour, iMessage bubbles are baby blue.
  • General
    • Customised vibrate alert patterns (can be set per-contact).
    • LED flash alerts. P4,P4S
    • Assistive touch gestures (iPod Touch only).
  • New "Message" option to use iMessage using an email ID, in Settings (for iPod Touch and iPad only).
  • Keyboard
    • Split keyboard: swipe up or pull apart to split keyboard in half.
    • Undock keyboard option: keyboard can now be moved up and down the screen.
  • Mail
    • Swipe right to reveal Inbox when in portrait orientation.
  • Calendar
    • Swipe left and right to change months.
    • Year view with heat map colours to show busy/free status.
  • Safari
    • Tabbed browsing.
    • Tapping and holding the back or forward buttons in Safari will show recently visited website history.
    • Tapping and holding the new tab button will show a list of recently closed tabs.
  • Music
    • All-new user interface.
    • Quickly skip to prior or next track by swiping left or right (respectively) on album art when in the Now Playing screen in the Music app.
  • Picture frame
    • Ability to pick an event.
  • Multitasking gestures with 4 or 5 fingers: (iPad 2 only until iOS 5.0.1)
    • Pinch to return to the Home screen.
    • Swipe up to open multitasking tray.
    • Swipe left or right to move between open apps.
  • AirPlay mirroring
    • Ability to connect with AirPlay to an Apple TV; whatever is displayed on an iOS devices screen is mirrored on the TV.P4S,S2
  • Videos
    • Ability to play 1080p content.
5.0.1 9A405 P3 P4 P4C S1 S1C S2 S2C S2D

9A406 P4S

04.11.08 P4 S2C

3.00.03 P4C S2D
05.16.05 P3
07.11.01 S1C
1.0.14 P4S (Build 9A406)

November 10, 2011 (9A405)

December 12, 2011 (9A406)

Bug fixes, security update

  • Attempted to fix battery drain bug.
  • Fixes bugs affecting iCloud mail push.
  • Adds Multitasking Gestures (for original iPad).
  • Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud.
  • Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation.
  • Contains security improvements.
  • Activates the LED camera flash, whether the speaker is muted or not, for incoming calls and messages, when activated within the Accessibility sub-menu.
  • Introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should not be backed up.iPhone 4S only (Build 9A406)
  • Attempts to fix "Invalid Sim" and "No SIM card installed" issues.
  • Baseband update.
Table of versions: iOS 5.1.x
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPad (1st generation) and iPod Touch (3rd Generation)

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
5.1 9B176 P3 P4 P4C P4S S1C S3L S3D

9B179 P4S

05.16.05 P3

07.11.01 S1C
04.12.01 P4 S2C
3.0.04 P4C
1.0.10 S3L S3D
2.0.10 P4S

March 7, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-03-07)[82] Initial release on iPad (3rd generation).
  • App Store
    • App Store download limit over 3G increased from 20 to 50 MB.
  • Clock
    • "Sleep iPod" function in clock application changed to "Stop Playing", this function also works for applications other than Music.
  • Camera
    • Redesigned Camera app (for iPad). S2 S2C S2D S3 S3L S3D
    • Camera shortcut on lock screen now always present, and has a new slide-up gesture to activate (iPhone & iPod Touch only). P3 P4 P4C P4S T4
    • Face detection and video stabilisation P4S,S3.
    • Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces P4S,S3.
  • General
    • License column added under the About menu.
    • Improved Location Services.
  • Maps
    • Minor UI changes in Maps.
  • Music
    • Fixed slowdown when changing to landscape (Cover Flow) in Music app.
    • Shake-to-shuffle bug fix, which formerly caused the Music app to freeze.
    • Smart playlists bug fix.
    • Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers.
    • Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30-second rewind (iPad).
  • Network
    • Baseband updates for some devices.
    • Carrier updates (e.g. AT&T 12.0, Verizon 12.0).
    • 4G icon shown when on AT&T's HSPA+ network P4S.
    • Fixes iPhone 4S support for Caller ID Name Display (on supported carriers – e.g. Rogers & Fido in Canada).
    • Restores the 3G switch P4S.
  • Phone
    • Combined Voice/Data Roaming Switch (on iPhone).
  • Photos
    • Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream.
  • Safari
    • Safari address bar now has "Go to this address" instead of a blank bar.
    • Bookmarks list no longer automatically displayed on browser opening if there are no open pages in Safari.
  • Security Updates
    • A string format exploit in an application named racoon that allowed executing unsigned code at boot-up is fixed.
    • An ROP exploit that allowed executing payloads vnimage is now fixed.
    • A flaw that was executed by mounting a maliciously crafted disk image and may lead to a device shutdown or arbitrary code execution is now fixed.
    • A logic issue with debug system calls that could bypass sandbox restrictions is fixed.
    • WebKit security updates.
    • A format string vulnerability existed in the handling of racoon configuration files (VPN) is now fixed.
    • CFNetwork security updates.
  • Siri
    • Enhanced Siri dictation support during text input "on supported devices" (iPhone 4S in 2011, iPad (3rd generation) in 2012).[83]
    • Japanese language support for Siri (availability may be limited during initial rollout).
  • Video
    • Audio for TV shows and movies optimised to sound louder and clearer (on iPad).
  • Other
    • Setup Assistant bug fix.
    • Attempts at fixing battery life; results are mixed.[84][85]
    • Bluetooth status bar indicator bug fix.
    • Improved Assistive Touch.
    • Fixed bug that allowed nested folders (folders within folders), including Newsstand.
    • Fixed bug that caused stuck keys on Apple Bluetooth Keyboards during wakeup from low power states.
    • Redesigned fonts for a few non-Latin languages.
5.1.1 9B206 P3 P4C P4S S1 S1C S2 S2C S2D S3 S3L S3D

9B208 P4

05.16.05 P3

07.11.01 S1C
04.12.01 P4 S2C
3.0.04 P4C
1.0.11 S3L S3D
2.0.12 P4S

May 7, 2012 (2012-05-07)

May 25, 2012 (2012-05-25)

Final release supported on iPad (1st generation), and iPod Touch (3rd generation)

Bug fixes, security update

  • Fixes battery drain bug.
  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut.
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent switching between 2G and 3G networks S3L S3D.
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances.
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List.
  • Fixes an issue where "Unable to purchase" alert could be displayed after successful purchase.
  • Added a decline button to calls.
  • Podcast playback position now synced between iOS devices (presumably via iCloud).iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S only
  • Attempt to fix bugs with echoes in calls.

iOS 6Edit

iOS 6 was announced and previewed on June 11, 2012, during Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2012, and its release was stated as Fall 2012. Following the pattern of prior iOS releases, some older devices were no longer supported, specifically the iPod Touch (3rd generation), and the iPad (1st generation). Supported devices include the iPhone 3GS and later; the iPod Touch (4th generation) and later; and the iPad 2 and later.[86] iOS 6 has limited support on the iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, and iPod Touch (4th generation), such as the fact that it doesn't support Siri.

On September 12, 2012, at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, among other items unveiled, Apple announced three iOS-related items: the next generation iPhone 5, the redesigned iPod Touch (5th generation), and the announcement of the release of iOS 6.0 the following week.[87]

iOS 6 was released to the public on September 19, 2012, through iTunes and over-the-air updates.

iOS 6.1.6 is the final release supported for the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch (4th generation). Support of iOS 6 ended in 2015.

Table of versions: iOS 6.0.x
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch (4th generation)

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
6.0 10A403 P3 P4 P4C P4S T4 S2 S2C S2D S3 S3L S3D
10A405 P5
10A406 T5
05.16.07 P3

1.00.16 P5
3.0.04 P4S P4C S2D
2.0.02 S3D S3L
04.12.02 P4 S2C

September 19, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-09-19)

Initial release on iPhone 5, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPad (4th generation) and iPad Mini (1st generation)

Not all features available across devices.[88]

  • SiriP4S,P5,T5,S3,S4,M1
    • Siri now available on iPad (3rd, 4th generation and Mini) and iPod Touch (5th generation).
    • Additional country and language support for Canada (English and Canadian French), China (Mandarin), Hong Kong (Cantonese), Italy (Italian), Korea (Korean), Mexico (Spanish), Spain (Spanish), Switzerland (Italian, French, German), Taiwan (Mandarin), US (Spanish).
    • Local search works around the world.
    • Siri can now provide information on sports leagues such as NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA, NCAA basketball and American football, the Premier League, MLS, and more. Ask for player stats, team rosters, game schedules and team standings.
    • Siri can provide information on movies like find movie reviews, ask about actors and actresses, play a movie trailer, get showtimes for movies and find a theater/cinema.
    • Yelp! built-in reviews and launch to open up more information and create reservations with OpenTable.
    • Restaurants are listed by reviews and nearest with more information.
    • Apps can be launched by saying "run <app name>" or "open <app name>".
    • Siri can send Tweets and update Facebook status.
    • Siri can read items from Notification Center.
    • "Eyes Free", allowing car companies to build-in Siri integration; with a mic button on steering wheel, and for launching Siri functions, and screen disabling during Eyes Free mode.
  • Facebook integration
    • Share to Facebook from Share button and apps can access Facebook accounts; similar to Twitter integration in iOS 5.
    • Integrated into Notification Center.
    • Integrated in Siri and APIs for third-party apps.
    • Contacts synced from friends' contact information on Facebook.
    • Facebook Events and birthdays in Calendar.
    • "Like" button on apps and content from the App Store and iTunes Store.
  • Twitter
    • Icon matches Twitter's new logo.
  • Passbook (iPhone and iPod Touch only)
    • New app that manages a user's boarding passes, movie tickets, retail coupons, loyalty cards, etc. in one app.[89]
    • Store coupons and gift cards in a wallet-like app (e.g. Apple Store, Starbucks, Target, etc.).
    • Passes are updated in real time if changes are made (e.g. spending money on a store card, flight time, gate change, etc.).
    • Passes are location and time-based, appearing on the lock screen when relevant.
  • Notification Center
    • Update Facebook status or Tweet from new widget.
    • Message previews can now be toggled on/off for alerts.
    • Calendar now shows the current date in the title bar.
    • Shows ending times for Calendar events.
    • Added "Do Not Disturb" for Notifications. (See Settings, below, for more information)
  • Photos
    • Shared Photo Streams. Photos can be shared with other contacts. Photos shared can be commented on and liked. Notifications are enabled for when a contact shares a photo with the user.
    • New sharing menu, using new icons.
    • Constantly shows a button to create new Albums.
    • Sharing menu has options for Twitter, Facebook, Weibo (when Chinese keyboard is enabled), Copy, Slideshow, AirPlay, Use as Wallpaper, Print.
    • Videos can be uploaded to Youku and Tudou when Chinese keyboard is enabled.
  • Music
    • New streamlined UI with white and black themes.
    • Late Night Mode equaliser.
    • Redesigned rewind, play/pause, and fast forward controls (videos kept the same touch controls from prior iOS software.)
  • Settings
    • "Bluetooth" moved to top of Settings list.
    • Added "Do Not Disturb" mode, allowing users to avoid calls and notifications unless calling parties are on the user's Favorites group. A crescent moon icon will appear in the status bar when enabled. Has no effect when the screen is on.
    • Added in Notifications: Government warnings and AMBER Alerts (toggle on/off).
    • New Privacy Controls. Apps must now ask for permission to access the users photos, calendars, contacts and reminders.
    • Revised Settings icon, similar to that of the OS X System Preferences app icon.
    • New gear animation in the Settings app shown whilst downloading an over-the-air update.
    • In the Usage menu, Time Since Last Full Charge, showing "Usage" and "Standby" time, is now available for all devices.
    • Enable 3G under Cellular setting (iPhone).
    • Maps menu for changing voice volume, map label language, label size, and distance units (iPhone 4S and later, iPad 2 and later, & iPod Touch (5th generation)).
    • Settings categories now separated into groups on iPad.
    • "Advertising" option added under "About", just above "Diagnostics & Usage" to enable or disable advertising networks from serving you "targeted ads".
  • Phone
    • Adds phone icon on lock screen for showing additional ignoring options, similar to the camera sliding icon on the lock screen in iOS 5.1.
    • When ignoring a call, the user can message the caller by sending one of three customizable quick SMS responses or set a Reminder to call them back later.
    • Phone call doesn't take up the entire lock screen when a call is incoming. (QuietIncomingCallsonLock)
    • New white themed UI for dial pad.
  • Maps
    • Maps are now Apple-sourced instead of using Google sources.
    • Turn-by-turn Navigation with Siri Voice powered by TomTom (iPhone 4S and later, iPad 2 and later, & iPod Touch (5th generation)), voice directions (iPhone 4S and later only).
    • 3D overview for maps (iPhone 4S and later, iPad 2 and later, & iPod Touch (5th generation)).
    • Satellite view.
    • Flyover view for maps gives 3D satellite view.P4S,P5,T5,S2,S2
    • New Map icon.
    • Lock Screen integration for turn-by-turn navigation (iPhone 4S and later, & iPad 2 and later), voice directions (iPhone 4S and later only).
    • Yelp! integration available for businesses provides reviews and information on the business. Allows the user to launch Yelp! app from Maps.
    • Info cards of businesses.
    • Traffic crowd sourcing with anonymous data sent from all iPhones, also adds events of traffic slow-down. Re-routing around traffic accidents and road work.
    • Tapping search bar will automatically give you directions from current location to back home, can be changed.
  • FaceTime
    • Make FaceTime calls over cellular (some carriers need certain data plans, like AT&T).P4S,P5,S3
  • Mail
    • VIP inbox stars important emails from user defined VIP group members.
    • Flagged emails inbox.
    • Attach photos and videos quickly with a long-press.
    • Open password-protected Microsoft Office documents.
    • Added Pull-to-Refresh gesture to update Mail accounts.
    • Per account Signatures.
    • Holding the Compose button now shows a list of all draft messages, rather than just the most recent draft message.
    • Email addressed used can now be removed from the Recent list
  • Contacts
    • Search All Fields.
    • Custom Vibrations for Text Message Notifications.
  • Reminders
    • Manual Reader.
    • Manual location based reminders.
    • Location based reminders (iPad (3rd generation); formerly only available for iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S) (option removed in Golden Master).
  • Safari
    • Fullscreen landscape mode (for iPhone and iPod Touch).
    • iCloud tab syncing across iOS devices and Macs.
    • Offline Reading List caches the user's Reading List for later use, even when not connected to the Internet (not available for iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch (4th generation)).
    • Smart App Banners: Banners on mobile webpages prompt users to download the website's native App Store counterpart in the App Store.
    • Faster JavaScript engine.
    • Apps in search results.
    • Support for photo upload via Camera Roll to web forms with <input type="file"> elements.
    • Support for up to 24 open tabs on iPad (up from prior limit of 9).
    • Bookmarks window now displays tabs along the bottom of the window to switch between viewing "Bookmarks", "History" and "Reading List"; formerly was listed all in one source list (iPad 2 and later only).
    • Bookmarks button changes to Reading List icon with a progress bar when updating the Reading List for offline use (iPad 2 and later only).
    • Long press the "Back" or "Forward" button to reveal the browsing history (for iPhone 3GS and later, iPod Touch (4th generation) and later. formerly only available for iPad since iOS 5.x).
  • App Store
    • New UI.
    • Darker theme.
    • Applications can be purchased from within apps.
    • Installing an app no longer returns the user to the home screen; apps will download and install while continuing to browse the store.
    • Can update apps without entering iTunes password.
    • Tap the screenshots of app to enter Full Screen mode.
    • Already installed apps now show an "Open" button that can be tapped to open the respective app, as can tapping the app's icon.
    • Developer page on the bottom of app details screen (now available for iPhone and iPod Touch; formerly only available for iPad).
    • Update History on the bottom of app details screen.
    • Related item on the middle of app details screen.
    • Share sheet button on the right top of app details screen.
  • iTunes
    • New UI.
    • Darker theme.
    • Content can be purchased from within apps (formerly available since iOS 5.0).
  • Accessibility
Guided Access
    • Allows user to lock exiting of the app in Single App Mode.
    • Allows users to disable certain controls within a specific app.
    • Locks the home button from being used, so as to function like a kiosk.
Speak Selection
    • Allows selected text to be read using the same Text-to-Speech that powers VoiceOver.
    • Allows speech rate and dialect to be changed and words to be highlighted as they are read.
    • When in use, infers language from context, and when no context is available, offers a choice. Pause/resume is available.
  • iCloud
    • Personal Dictionary synchronisation.
    • Passbook synchronisation.
  • Clock
    • Set a song as an alarm sound.
    • Clock app for iPad.
  • Weather
    • New UI.
  • Stocks
    • Historical data can be viewed for the past 5 and 10 years when in landscape mode.
  • YouTube
    • Apple's integrated app removed, due to an ended licensing deal with Google.
  • Game Center
    • Game Center challenges.
    • Facebook friends integration.
    • Opportunity to delete games without deleting the apps from a device.
  • Camera
    • HDR improvements.
    • Darker theme (iPhone & iPod Touch only).
    • Panorama Mode (iPhone 4S and later, & iPod Touch (5th generation) only).
    • Ability to take pictures while recording video (iPhone 5, & iPod Touch (5th generation) only).
    • Face detection is now on the iPad 2.
  • Calendar
    • Add Facebook events and friends' birthdays into Calendar.
  • Security
  • Other
    • Lost Mode: If an iOS device is lost, Lost Mode triggers an attention grabbing sound, prompting the person who finds the iPhone to call a specific number set by the owner remotely.
    • Additional features for China (Baidu search engine added, China social network, improved inputting method).
    • Weibo Integrated (when Chinese Keyboard enabled).
    • VoiceOver improvements.
    • Custom Vibrations for Alerts.
    • Global Network proxy for HTTP.
    • IPv6 support for Wi-Fi and LTE.
    • New Sharing menu using new icons across all stock apps.
    • Auto Correction for every keyboard.
    • Bluetooth MAP support.
    • Improved keyboard layouts.
    • New Thai keyboard (full keyboard).
    • French, German, and Spanish dictionaries. (Download necessary at time of first use)
    • "Made For iPhone" specification for hearing aids.
    • A blue "New" ribbon over newly installed apps.
    • Status bar reflects the color of the top-most banner in 3rd party apps. (iPhone and iPod Touch only)
    • Spotlight lists name of folder an app is located in.
    • Setup for iMessage & FaceTime added to initial device first time setup.
    • Folders now let you store up to 16 apps (iPhone 5 and iPod Touch (5th generation)).
6.0.1 10A523

10A525 P5

05.16.07 P3

1.01.00 P5
3.0.04 P4S S2D P4C
2.03.09 S4D S4L
2.0.02 S3D S3L
04.12.02 P4 S2C

November 1, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-11-01) Bug fixes, security update
  • Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air.
  • Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off.
  • Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod Touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks.
  • Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances.
  • Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match.
  • Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen.
  • Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings.
  • Adds Finger-Rejection.[90]
6.0.2 10A551 1.01.00 P5 M1C December 18, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-12-18) iPhone 5 and iPad Mini only

Bug fix

  • Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi.
Table of versions: iOS 6.1.x
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch (4th generation)

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
6.1 10B141 P3 S2 S2C S2D S3 S3L S3D S4 S4L S4D M1 M1C T5
10B142 P4S
10B143 P5 T4
10B144 P4 P4C
05.16.08 P3

3.04.25 P5
3.4.01 P4S
2.0.02 S3D
2.3.03 S3L
3.04.24 S4D S4L
3.0.04 P4C S2D
04.12.05 P4 S2C

January 28, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-01-28)
  • Larger "Report a Problem" button in Maps.
  • New music controls on lock screen when you double-press home button.
  • Siri can now purchase movie tickets via Fandango (USA only).
  • LTE now works with several European, African, Asian and American carriers.
  • Individual songs can again be downloaded or deleted when using iTunes Match.
  • An empty Passbook will automatically add a sample pass explaining passbook functionality. The pass text changes slightly for users in British English speaking countries, changing "movie tickets" to "cinema tickets" in the first sentence, and "theaters" to "cinemas" in the last sentence.
  • Reset Advertising Identifier button now works.
  • New cellular data option for iTunes (it is available from iOS 6.0).
  • When setting up an iOS device for the first time with iCloud, it will now ask you to confirm your Apple ID password for FaceTime and iMessages. It will also ask you to confirm how you'd like people to reach you, and tells you that you can change these settings at any time later on.
  • Fixed an iPhone 5 bug that prevented the phone from reconnecting to the cellular network when it lost connection for an extended amount of time.
  • "Accessory attached" splashscreen removed. Bi-directional control now possible.
  • Fixed a Bluetooth A2DP trigger delay – the beginning of the audio stream cut off (e.g. when navigating turn-by-turn, you heard "HT in .5 miles" instead of "TURN RIGHT in .5 miles" in your A2DP headset/speakers)[91]
  • Security fixes.
6.1.1 10B145 P4S[92] 3.4.02 P4S February 6, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-02-06) iPhone 4S only

Bug fix

  • Fixes an issue that could impact cellular performance and reliability.
6.1.2 10B146 P3 P4 P4C P4S P5 T4 T5 S2 S2C S3 S3L S3D S4 M1

10B147 S4L S4D M1C

05.16.08 P3

3.4.02 P4S
04.12.05 P4 S2C
3.04.25 P5 S4D S4L
2.3.03 S3L S3D

February 19, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-02-19) Bug fix
  • Fixes an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life.
6.1.3 10B329 P3 P4 P4C P4S P5 T4 T5 S2 S2C S3 S3L S3D S4 M1 S4L S4D M1C 05.16.08 P3

3.4.03 P4S
04.12.05 P4 S2C
3.04.25 P5 S4D S4L
2.3.04 S3L S3D

March 19, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-03-19) Bug fixes
  • Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app.
  • Improvements to Maps in Japan, Turkey, Germany and Poland
  • Security fixes.
  • Fixes Facebook App
  • Patches exploits used by original evasi0n jailbreak, but is jailbreakable via the p0sixspwn jailbreak.
6.1.4 10B350 P5 3.04.25 P5 May 2, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-05-02) iPhone 5 only

Bug fix

    • Updates the audio profile for speakerphone.[93][94]
Post-iOS 7 Updates
6.1.5 10B400 T4 November 14, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-11-14) iPod Touch (4th generation) only

Bug fix

  • Fixes an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users on the iPod Touch (4th generation).
6.1.6 10B500 P3 T4 05.16.08 P3 February 21, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-02-21) iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch (4th generation) only

Final release supported on iPhone 3GS, and iPod Touch (4th generation)

  • Fix CVE-2014-1266, a bug in Secure Transport that can cause it to fail to properly authenticate a SSL/TLS connection. This bug also occurred in iOS 7, and was caused by a duplicate goto fail; statement in the source code that caused critical parts of the certificate verification code to become unreachable code. This bug is informally known as the goto fail bug as a result.

iOS 7Edit

Apple announced iOS 7 on June 10, 2013 at its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, with release announced for sometime in Fall (Northern Hemisphere) or Spring (Southern Hemisphere) 2013. At their iPhone event on September 10, 2013, Apple announced the full release of iOS 7 for September 18, 2013, while also unveiling two new iPhone models: the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. With this release, support was again dropped for older devices, specifically the iPhone 3GS (due to hardware limitations) and the iPod Touch (4th generation) (due to performance issues). Supported devices on this release include the iPhone 4 onwards, iPod Touch (5th generation), the iPad 2 onwards, and the iPad Mini (1st generation) onwards. iOS 7.1.2 is the final release on the iPhone 4. Support of iOS 7 ended in 2016.

Table of versions: iOS 7.0.x
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPhone 4

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
7.0 11A465

11A466

04.12.09 P4 S2C

3.0.04 P4C S2D
5.0.00 P4S
4.0.01 S3D S3L
5.00.01 P5 S4L S4D M1C
1.00.06 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C

September 18, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-09-18) Initial release on iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S
  • UI
    • Flat design and move away from skeuomorphism in general (exceptions exist – for a move towards more skeuomorphism, see for example the Countdown with a new skeuomorphic 3D animation of a spinning wheel).
    • System Helvetica Neue Regular font.
    • Full Screen apps that make use of the system status bar and navigation bar.
    • Translucent design in tab bar, navigation bar, status bar, system keyboard, Control Center, and Notification Center (some translucent layers not on the iPhone 4, the iPad 2 and the iPad 3 due to hardware constraints).
    • Opaque design in Alert view, Action Sheet and Share Sheet.
    • Borderless buttons in general.
    • Back navigation gesture by swiping from left edge of the screen.
    • New UI for arranging tab-bar icons.
    • System-wide dynamic font size, configurable in Settings.
    • Enhance the viewing experience of non-iPad apps on iPad 2 and iPad mini, remove the 1x and 2x toggle, apps are opened in ’2x’ mode by default on iPad 2 and mini.
  • Home Screen
    • Spotlight Search is now accessible on each screen by pulling it down.
    • "New" banner on newly installed apps have been replaced with blue dots.
    • Brand new icons for built-in apps.
    • Newsstand is now a dedicated app instead of a folder.
  • Control Center
    • A unified screen to quickly access toggles and controls for system settings and services, and for using AirDrop and AirPlay.
    • System wide, accessible by swiping upward from the bottom of the screen.
    • Accessible in the lock screen.
    • Flashlight (device-specific features that come with physical camera) toggle button.
    • Landscape support.
    • A grabber in full screen apps.
    • Mute/silent toggle button in iPad.
  • AirDrop P5, P5C, P5S, T5, S4, M1
    • Integrates Apple's ad-hoc Wi-Fi sharing feature AirDrop (iPhone 5 and later, iPod Touch (5th generation) and later, iPad (4th generation) and later, and iPad Mini (1st generation) and later).
    • Alert view, for receive invitation from other devices, option to accept/cancel.
    • Options to set discoverable: Off/Contacts only/Everyone.
  • Inter-app Audio
    • Register audio streams to share with other apps.
    • Provides for MIDI control of audio rendering, remotely launching other registered Inter-App Audio apps.
  • Notification Center
    • Accessible in the lock screen.
    • Today tab, for previewing the events calendar, stocks, and tomorrow's events; provides traffic info on oft-visited places.
    • Missed filter: can filter list to see notifications that occurred when phone was not actively in use.
    • Bounces when swiped down quickly.
  • Folders
    • Unlimited number of apps via folder subpages.
    • Newsstand app can now be moved inside any folder.
    • Transparent background.
    • Folders change color when apps are downloading and clock-like animated progress graphic is superimposed over folders that have actively downloading apps.
  • Alert
    • A countdown for snooze.
  • Calculator
    • New feedback when pressing a key.
    • Toggle landscape mode button.
  • Spotlight
    • Accessible on every page of the Home screen by swiping downward from anywhere.
    • New animation.
  • Multitasking
    • Redesigned switcher, with horizontal scrolling for previewing all running apps, and swipe upward gesture to stop any running apps.
    • Can close multiple apps simultaneously by swiping with multiple fingers.
    • Landscape switcher.
    • Background App Refresh; fetches data in the background based on network connectivity and user habits.
    • Use apps while the app is updating.
  • Wallpapers
  • Weather
    • Dynamic animation for different weathers (iPhone 4S and later and iPod Touch (5th generation)).P4S, P5, P5C, P5S, T5
    • Shows sunrise/sunset humidity, chance of precipitation, and wind speed.
    • Can see multiple locations simultaneously when the menu icon is selected.
    • Can select GPS icon at bottom to immediately see weather for current location.
  • Phone
    • Block list.
    • Contact pictures on Favorites.
    • Transparency in the number pad button when pressing.
    • Phone History and Voicemail Info options allow one to return the call in multiple ways including call back, FaceTime and Messaging.
  • Contacts
    • New fields in Contacts: "Add Social Profile", and "Add Instant Message".
    • "Chat", "FaceTime", "Mail" buttons next to the contact information; no longer need to scroll down to the bottom.
    • Send contacts through AirDrop.
  • FaceTime
    • FaceTime Audio.
    • Block list.
    • A dedicated app on the iPhone, like the prior version on iPod Touch and iPad.
  • Messages
    • Long SMS.
    • Block list.
    • No longer have to scroll to the top to access "Call", "FaceTime", and "Info".
    • Contact pictures in group chats.
    • Ability to see exact time of when each message was sent by dragging conversation bubbles to the left.
    • Event and address detection in the message context, tap to open in Calendar and Maps.
    • A contact with a nickname will appear in Messages under the nickname, rather than the full name.
    • New animation when compressing video to be shared.
  • Safari
    • Full screen browsing in portrait mode (formerly only available in landscape).
    • Unified text field for both URL and search.
    • Bookmarked website thumbnail icons appear when text field is activated.
    • Top-hit, Google suggest, Bookmarks, and History appear on the unified text field while typing.
    • Preview tabs on iPhone and iPod Touch are no longer limited to 8.
    • Preview tabs use new 3D vertical animation for previewing the opened tabs; long press to edit positions, swipe to remove.
    • Reading List shows website thumbnails on the right.
    • Scrolls articles one-by-one vertically from Reading List, as per OS X Mavericks.
    • Swipe gestures for back/prior history, as per OS X.
    • Parental controls.
    • Private button: enables "Do not track me" feature per website within the app; formerly, configuration appeared in Settings for every website.
    • Recent links: a reading list of all user's friends on Facebook or Twitter post.
    • Reading List button: new round glasses icon pays tribute to Steve Jobs.
    • The .com button removed and replaced with a simple period button. The .com, .net, and .org domain extensions can be accessed by holding down on the button.
    • Bookmarks/Reading List/Shared Links tabs re-ordered/slightly tweaked.
    • Bolder loading bar, private browsing UI tweaks and tab/bookmark changes on the iPad .
  • iCloud
    • Photo Stream video support, and more than one contributor per photo stream.
    • Notification Sync across different iCloud devices.
  • Maps
    • Automatic Day/Night Mode that responds to ambient light and current time to switch between day and night color schemes.
    • Turn-by-turn walking directions, with estimated time.
    • Maps bookmarks syncing.
    • Receives notification data sent from the new Maps app in OS X Mavericks (version 10.9).
    • A live compass at the right top corner.
  • Clock
    • App icon reflects the live time.
    • Timer shows in the lock screen.
    • City shows how many hours ahead/behind from your current location.
  • Music
    • New iTunes Radio service.
    • Scrub along the song to get to a certain part directly from the lock screen.
    • Download full albums from iCloud from iTunes Match.
    • Tapping a song in the Now-Playing screen allows users to rate.
    • Cover Flow: Instead of swiping though individual albums, one can now swipe through multiple albums.
    • Reintroduced on-screen lyrics for iPads (this feature was absent in iOS 5 and iOS 6).
  • iTunes Radio
    • Slider/discovery feature.
  • App Store
    • Automatic app updates: switch to enable/disable in Settings, under iTunes, App Store.
    • New catalogues for youngsters based on their age.
    • Genius tab replaced with "Apps Near Me" tab for app recommendations based on user's location.
    • Volume purchase.
    • Search tab redesigned, the number of results appears on the right of the search field.
    • Circular download progress animation during downloading/updating in Home Screen.
    • Add to wish list.
    • It is now possible to download older versions of apps (the last compatible version supported by the device legacy firmware).
  • iTunes
    • Smart download of TV episodes.
  • Photos
    • Albums are organized by Places, Moments, and Years, using the EXIF data as the base of the collection.
    • Share Sheet shares photos to iCloud, social networks, and AirDrop (if available).
    • New default album "Panorama Photos".
  • Camera
    • Control redesign: swipe horizontally to select the still images, videos, square photos, and Panorama modes (if available).
    • Live image filters. P4S, P5, P5C, P5S, T5
    • SDK for 60 FPS video recording.
    • Pinch to zoom while video recording.
    • Redeem iTunes gift card using front camera.
    • Panorama reduces when battery is low.[clarification needed]
    • Slow motion video recording at 120 frames per second.P5S
    • Burst mode. P5, P5C, P5S
    • High-dynamic-range imaging (HDR) for iPad.
  • Calendar
    • New layout for Calendar list view on the iPhone.
    • Years view.
    • Week view.
    • Integration with Mail.
    • Integration with Maps, users are notified with transit information when entering places information.
    • Can now hide or show declined events.
    • Will support custom calendar colors.
    • All Day toggle on the Add Event Screen instead of buried in the Select Time control.
    • Can snooze or View Event when an Event Reminder appears.
    • Can set up a second alert time for an event.
    • Can change Busy/Free Status.
    • Selecting the name of the calendar month shows the monthly calendar.
  • Game Center
    • Secure game scores.
    • Authenticated players.
    • Turn-based game modes.
    • Ranking-style leader boards.
  • Compass
  • Mail
    • View PDF annotation.
    • New smart mailboxes.
    • Improved Mail search.
    • Hotmail is now Outlook when adding an account, using new Outlook icon.
    • Flagged, Unread, To or CC, Attachments, All drafts, All sent, All Trash smart mailboxes.
    • Shake to Undo to un-archive something.
    • When emailing a passbook pass, it appears as a pass.
    • New animation when compressing video to be shared.
    • New animation when moving mail into a folder.
    • When selecting a target folder while moving an email, an iconic image of the email above the folder selector appears.
    • Have the ability to move an email to Junk folder when flagging.
    • New Print option available when Reply option is selected.
  • Notes
    • New design, mostly white.
    • No longer change fonts in Notes.
    • Can AirDrop notes.
  • Settings
    • Per app cellular data usage permission.
    • Per app using microphone privacy permission.
    • Per app using camera privacy permission.
    • Password needed to reset networking and contents.
  • Accessibility
    • Head movement detection for different gestures.
  • China features
    • Tencent Weibo social network integration.
    • Chinese-English bilingual dictionary.
    • Improved Chinese input including T9 keyboard for pinyin (Added in Beta 4), and handwriting recognition for multiple Chinese characters.
  • Siri P4S P5 P5C P5S T5 S3 S4 M1
    • Updated voices, and a new male voice (in select regions/languages). English (US), French, and German will be available with the launch of iOS 7 (additional languages will be added over time).
    • Controls certain system settings, such as turning on/off Bluetooth, and changing display brightness.
    • Search from Wikipedia and Bing search engines.
    • Post to Sina Weibo.
    • Search tweets on Twitter.
    • Option to open MLB scores in the MLB.com At Bat app.
    • Navigation, access and voice are more natural.
  • Reminders
    • Geofencing.
    • Ability to create repeating reminders has been removed.
  • Passbook
  • Find My iPhone
    • Activation Lock: re-activation with iCloud account if the device have been wiped remotely using Find My iPhone service, to prevent unauthorized usage of the lost device.
    • Password needed to disable.
  • Enterprise
    • Enterprise single sign-on.
    • Per app VPN.
    • Managed app config, for more efficiently deploying and managing of iPhones and iPads.
  • Accessories
    • Unauthorized Lightning cables are blocked and can no longer be used.[95]
    • Set up and configure Wi-Fi accessories, such as AirPlay speakers.
    • iBeacons, a new class of Bluetooth LE low-powered, low-cost transmitters that can notify devices of other nearby devices/services.
    • Bluetooth LE profiles; including time, notifications, keyboards, and stereo sound.
    • MFi game controllers.
  • Screenshot
    • No longer included in the AssistiveTouch, they appear on the layer of the image.
  • Trusted Devices
    • User is warned when plugging their iOS device into their Mac/PC, "Trust the currently connected computer? Trusting this computer will allow it to have full access to your device and all of its data."
  • Voice Memo
    • New design.
    • Save to iCloud.
    • Share using AirDrop.
  • Status bar
    • Translucent design.
    • 1xRTT icon on CDMA iPhones changed from "o" icon to "1x" icon.
    • GPRS icon on GSM iPhones changed from "o" icon to "GPRS" icon.
    • Dots representations for cellular signal strength.
    • Icon size slightly increased for better readability on the lock screen.
  • Lock screen
    • Charging the battery: rather than battery image on the lock screen, x% charged briefly appears under the clock, then reverts to the date.
    • Access to Notification Center and Control Center.
    • When playing music, the lock screen will now display the time.
    • iPad has Camera control on the lock screen, like the prior version on iPhone and iPod Touch.
    • Timer counting down is shown when the device is locked.
    • Scrubbing bar is now displayed on the lock screen.
  • Wi-Fi
    • New Wi-Fi diagnostics mode.
    • Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0.
  • Other
    • New first-time setup menus.
    • The unlock sound from prior iOS releases up to iOS 6 is no longer present. From now on, whenever one either correctly inputs a passcode or simply slide to unlock on the lock screen, no sound will play when unlocking a device's lock screen.
    • Add Passcode Lock during Setup Assistant.
    • Vimeo and Flickr social network integrations.
    • Italian, Korean, and Dutch dictionaries.
    • New fade animation when pressing the power button.
    • Touch ID.P5S
    • New ringtones and system sounds. In iOS 6, these are moved to a menu named "Classic".
    • in VoiceOver add best quality voice in languages
    • in VoiceOver Arabic voice has changed
7.0.1 11A470a 1.00.06 P5C P5S September 19, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-09-19) iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S only

Bug fixes

    • Fixes a bug with the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5S.
    • Fixes a bug with the App Store purchases system.
7.0.2 11A501 04.12.09 P4 S2C

3.0.04 P4C S2D
5.0.00 P4S
4.0.01 S3D S3L
5.00.01 P5 S4L S4D M1C
1.00.06 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C

September 26, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-09-26) Bug fixes
    • Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode.

Features

    • Reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry.
7.0.3 11B511 04.12.09 P4 S2C

3.0.04 P4C S2D
5.0.02 P4S
4.1.02 S3D S3L
5.02.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
1.02.02 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C

October 22, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-10-22) Initial release on iPad Air and iPad Mini 2

Bug fixes

    • Updates lock screen to delay display of 'slide to unlock' when Touch ID is in use. P5S
    • Fixes iMessage bugs where messages failed to send and iMessage failed to activate.
    • Improves system stability for iWork app.
    • Fixes accelerometer calibration issue.
    • Fixes a bug where Siri or VoiceOver used a lower voice.
    • Fixes bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode.
    • Fixes a bug that caused VoiceOver input to be too sensitive.
    • Fixes a bug that caused supervised devices to become unsupervised when updating software.

Features

    • Adds iCloud Keychain for website login & Wi-Fi network passwords, credit/debit card management, and other account info.
    • Adds Password Generator in Safari for generating unique, hard-to-guess passwords.
    • Adds back web search and Wikipedia search in Spotlight.
    • Updates the bold text setting to change dial pad text.
7.0.4 11B554a 04.12.09 P4 S2C

3.0.04 P4C S2D
5.0.02 P4S
4.1.02 S3D S3L
5.02.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
1.03.01 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C

November 14, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-11-14) Bug fixes
  • Bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users.
7.0.5 11B601 1.03.02 P5C P5S January 29, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-01-29) iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S only

Bug fixes

  • Corrects network provisioning for some iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S models sold in China.
7.0.6 11B651 04.12.09 P4 S2C

3.0.04 P4C S2D
5.0.02 P4S
4.1.02 S3D S3L
5.02.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
1.03.02 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C

February 21, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-02-21) Bug fixes
  • Fixes CVE-2014-1266, a bug in Secure Transport that can cause it to fail to properly authenticate an SSL/TLS connection.
Post-iOS 6 Updates
Table of versions: iOS 7.1.x
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPhone 4

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
7.1 11D167

11D169

04.12.09 P4 S2C

3.0.04 P4C S2D
5.2.00 P4S
4.1.02 S3D S3L
6.02.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
2.18.02 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C

March 10, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-03-10)
  • CarPlayP5 P5C P5S
    • Providing iOS control to in-car control systems on some car models by selected vendors from 2014.
    • Includes Siri integration (eyes-free/hands-free modes), satellite navigation, telephone, music, and iMessage integration.
    • iOS experience designed for the car (iPhone 5 and later).
    • Works by connecting a Lightning enabled iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle.
    • Supports Phone, Messages, Maps, and audio apps (inc. Music and third-party).
    • Support for resuming audio playback in Bluetooth car stereo systems(that do not support CarPlay) while using Turn-By-Turn navigation in Maps.
  • Siri P4S P5 P5C P5S T5 S3 S4 S5 M1 M2
    • Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the Home button while you speak, then releasing it when you're finished.
    • New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese.
  • iTunes Radio
    • Search field above Featured Stations to create stations based on Artist or Song.
    • Buy albums directly from the Now Playing screen.
  • Accessibility
    • Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs.
    • Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations.
    • New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and reduce white point.
  • Calendar
    • Option to display event list with the month view.
    • Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries.
    • List view has been redesigned.
  • UI
    • Camera app has a new "HDR Auto" feature.P5S
    • Photos & Camera tab in iOS Settings has a new "Upload Burst Photos" option.
    • You can disable Parallax effect independently of other animations when setting up wallpaper.
    • Notification Center now displays "No Notifications" and "No Missed Notifications" for the "All" and "Missed" sections respectively when there are no notifications.
    • Caller ID photos: no longer full screen, instead small circle portrait for incoming/outgoing calls.[96]
    • New Yahoo logo, in both Notification Center and the Weather and Stocks apps.
    • A new dialogue "Touch ID requires your passcode when iPhone restarts" when restarting.P5S
    • New iPad wallpapers.
    • "Touch ID and Passcode" has been moved-up to the main menu in Settings.
    • Animations and transitions are noticeably faster.
    • Keyboard has new Shift/Backspace key highlights.
    • Control Center has a new "spring" animation upon opening.
    • Control Center sliders — volume and brightness — have momentum.
    • Icons for Phone, Messages and FaceTime apps have less vibrant colors.
    • Music app: Albums now in descending order when browsing by Artist.
    • The buttons are circular in shape and do not show the word of what the icon means.
      • The Phone and FaceTime app have a new-look dialer and "end call" button.
      • The slide-to-power-off UI has been redesigned; the shape of the slider is circular and the thing that says "slide to power off" is oval in shape. Same with the "slide to answer" slider in the Phone and FaceTime apps.
  • Bug fixes/improvements
    • Fixes a home screen crash bug.
    • Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000.
    • iCloud Keychain support in additional countries.
    • FaceTime call notifications, automatically clear when call answered on another device.
    • iBeacon improvements.[97]
    • Patches 41 security exploits, including those used by the Evasi0n 7 jailbreak. This firmware, along with iOS 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 can be jailbroken via the Pangu jailbreak.[98]
    • Reduce Motion function in Settings app is introduced. This function reduces the motion of the UI and disables the parallax effects.
    • Removes the infamous "black screen of death (BkSoD)" and "White screen of death (WSoD)" that appeared in iOS 7.0.x.
  • Stability and Performance
    • Improved performance on iPhone 4.
  • Software Update
    • First update to iOS that enables beta versions to update over-the-air to the final release.
  • Issues
    • Touch ID fingerprint recognition is disabled when rebooting, turning Touch ID on and off; even restoring or resetting the device does not solve the problem.P5S
7.1.1 11D201 04.12.09 P4 S2C

3.0.04 P4C S2D
5.2.00 P4S
4.1.02 S3D S3L
6.02.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
2.18.02 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C

April 22, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-04-22) Bug fixes
  • Stability and performance
    • Fixes a bug which disabled Touch ID in iOS 7.1P5S
    • Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
    • Fixes the bug in which the "1" badge was stuck on the Settings app even after updating to the latest version of iOS
    • Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled[99]
7.1.2 11D257 04.12.09 P4 S2C

3.0.04 P4C S2D
5.2.00 P4S
4.1.02 S3D S3L
6.02.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
2.18.02 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C

June 30, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-06-30) Final release supported on iPhone 4.
  • Bug fixes and security improvements
    • Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
    • Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
    • Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments[100]

iOS 8Edit

Apple announced iOS 8 on June 2, 2014, at its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, with release announced for sometime in Fall (Northern Hemisphere) or Spring (Southern Hemisphere) 2014. At their iPhone event on September 9, 2014, Apple announced the full release of iOS 8 for September 17, 2014, while also unveiling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With this release, Apple resumed the cycle of dropping support for older devices. However, instead of dropping support for two devices, they only dropped support for one device, specifically, the iPhone 4. Supported devices on this release include the iPhone 4S onwards, iPod Touch (5th generation) onwards, the iPad 2 onwards, and the iPad Mini (1st generation) onwards. iOS 8 has limited support on the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, and the iPod Touch (5th generation). iOS 8 was also the first version of iOS to have public beta testing be available, not just to developers. The first ever public beta was iOS 8.3 Public Beta 1. All major updates from this one on will receive public beta releases; minor ones don't usually receive them. The final version of iOS 8 is iOS 8.4.1. This release fixed some bugs present with Apple Music and patched TaiG Jailbreak.

Table of versions: iOS 8.0.x
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
8.0 12A365P4S P5 P5C P5S T5 S2 S2C S2D S3 S3L S3D S4 S4L S4D S5 S5L S5D M1 M1C M2 M2C

12A366P6 P6P

04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
5.4.00 P4S
5.3.00 S3L S3D
7.03.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
3.09.01 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C
1.00.05 P6 P6P

September 17, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-09-17) Initial release on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • iCloud
    • Photo Library – all photos and videos are automatically available in the iCloud Photo Library, and is consistent on all the linked devices automatically.
    • iCloud Drive – various files that are being written or worked on are automatically saved in iCloud Drive and is consistent on all linked devices automatically, including a Mac or PC.
    • iCloud settings now display account information, payment information and security settings.
  • App Store
    • Trending searches.
    • Related searches.
    • TestFlight – a new system for developers to let others test their app; up to a 1,000 users per app.
    • App Bundles.
    • Video previews.
    • Editors choice badge.
    • Essentials badge.
    • If an installing app is paused, it now shows a pause icon.
    • App Store search results scroll vertically on iPhone.
    • Explore tab, which includes Near Me.
    • Apps now show supported languages and if the app is Family Sharing compatible.
  • Calendar
    • Calendar week numbers are displayed.
    • Custom calendar repeat events.
    • Travel time in calendar appointments.
    • Alert "When I need to leave" for calendar events.
    • Decline a calendar with a comment.
    • More days shown at once in week view on new iPhones.P6 P6P
    • Improved landscape view added to select iPhones.P6P
  • Control Center
    • UI Changes in Control Center: the buttons no longer have an outline.
    • Screen is no longer dimmed when brightness control is selected.
    • iTunes Radio "buy" song button in Control Center.
    • iTunes Radio skips remaining displayed in Control Center.
    • Bringing up the Control Center is now much easier while the keyboard is up.
  • Messages
    • Ability to send voice messages instantly by using a new "microphone" button to the right of the text entry field.
      • Pressing and holding on the microphone button lets you record your voice and then swipe up to send it.
      • Messages can be listened to by either pressing play or raise to listen. Messages can also be listened and responded to on the Lock Screen by raising to listen and raising to respond.
    • Ability to send photo and video messages instantly by using the "camera" button to the left of the text entry field.
      • Pressing and holding on the camera button lets you take a photo or record a video and instantly send it.
      • Tapping the camera button shows the most recent photos in your camera roll. Options are also present for taking a new photo or video and to view your entire photo library. Multiple photos and videos can be selected to send at once.
    • A new details menu is available for each conversation which contains many new functions:
      • You can now title group message threads.
      • A list of everyone participating in a message thread is listed with buttons to call, FaceTime and view their full contact card.
      • Ability to drop or add people to groups.
      • Ability to leave groups.
      • Send current location.
      • Can share location with an individual or group for one hour, until the end of the day or indefinitely until you choose to stop.
      • Do Not Disturb option per group.
      • A collection of all photos that have been sent in a message thread.
      • Batch save/delete all images in a message thread.
    • Messages threads are now synced between all of your devices.
    • Images in conversations are now much larger.
    • Scrolling to the top of a message will now automatically cause older messages to load.
    • Can mark all texts as read.
    • Added options to automatically delete standard messages after 1 year, 30 days or never.
    • Added options to automatically delete video/audio messages after 2 minutes or never.
    • Faces of contacts display next to contact name on select iPhones.P6P
  • Music
    • Left swipe to delete albums.
    • Can add music to a playlist from another playlist.
    • Updated Icon.
  • Multitasking UI
    • The faces of recently conversed people now appears above the open applications, and with a swipe to the right one can also access their favorites.
    • The animation speed when entering and leaving the app switcher is now much faster.
  • Share sheets
    • Share sheet action icons are now redesigned.
    • Share sheet icons can now be rearranged and hidden.
  • UI
    • Improved animation system. Gestures such as bringing down Notification Center won't be blocked by an animation, such as the home screen icons flying in.
    • Landscape view added to iPhone 6 Plus.
  • FaceTime
  • Mail
    • Can swipe to the left for options to flag it for follow-up, move it to a folder or delete.
    • Can swipe all the way across the screen to the left to delete immediately.
    • Can swipe all the way across the screen to the right to mark as read/unread.
    • Ability to swipe mail compose sheet down allowing access to the rest of ones mailbox to gather the information needed in order to compose the message.
    • When Mail recognizes a reservation, flight confirmation, or phone number in an email, a notification appears at the top of the message. In order to add it to the calendar or contacts, one needs to tap the notification(s).
    • Mail conversations are now threads.
    • Individual threads can be set as VIP so that the user will receive a notification when a reply is received.
    • Per thread S/MIME.
    • Automatic reply messages.
    • Can delete attachments.
    • New mailboxes: Unread, To or CC, Attachments, Thread Notifications, Today.
  • Notes
    • Rich-text editing.
    • Image support.
  • Notification Center / Notifications
    • Support for third-party widgets in Today view.
    • Interactive notifications – one can take action on texts, email, calendar invitations, reminders, and messages from apps like Facebook and other third-party apps.
      • Can be performed from within Notification Center by swiping a notification to the left to reveal actions available.
      • Can be performed directly within an apps notification banner/alert all without having to leave the app one is in.
    • Notifications in Notification Center can be individually dismissed.
    • Removal of "Missed Notifications" section.
  • iBooks
    • Now pre-installed on iOS 8.
    • Auto night mode.
    • Books can now be categorized into series.
  • Passbook
    • Updated Icon.[101]
    • Supports Apple Pay by taking a photo of your Credit/Debit Card and incorporating it into Passbook for NFC Payments P6 P6P.[102]
    • A history of recent purchases made with Apple Pay is available within Passbook.P6 P6P
    • Passbook "info" card now only displays if no other cards are present.
  • Safari
    • The Tab view from iPhone is now available on iPads.S2 S3 S4 S5 M1 M2
    • A search function to search through all open tabs has been added in Tab view on iPad and select iPhones.P6 P6P S2 S3 S4 S5 M1 M2
    • Two-finger pinch to reveal Tab view on iPads and select iPhones.P6 P6P S2 S3 S4 S5 M1 M2
    • New Sidebar that slides out to reveal bookmarks, Reading List, and Shared Links on iPads and select iPhones in landscape view.P6 P6P S2 S3 S4 S5 M1 M2
    • Address bar now hides when scrolling down on iPads.S2 S3 S4 S5 M1 M2
    • Spotlight Search is now available from Safari's address bar.
    • Option to "Scan Credit Card" when filling out credit card info on a web form.
    • WebGL support.
    • APNG support.
    • Private browsing per tab.
    • RSS feeds in Shared Links.
    • DuckDuckGo support.
    • Option to Request the desktop site while entering in a web address.
    • Option to add website to Favorites while entering in a web address.
    • Swipe to close iCloud tabs from other devices.
    • Hold the "+" (new tab button) in tab view to list recently closed tabs is now available on iPhone.P4S P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P T5
    • Can delete individual items from History.
    • Safari now blocks ads from automatically redirecting to the App Store without user interaction.
    • Bookmark icon updated.
    • Improved, iPad-like interface available on select iPhones in landscape view.P6 P6P
  • Maps
    • Flyover city tours.
    • Indoor Mapping – iOS 8 adds the M7 and M8 processor's and iPhone motion sensors to the CoreLocation API, allowing venue owners to create indoor positioning systems.
  • SiriP4S P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P T5 S3 S4 S5 M1 M2
    • Hey, Siri – when plugged into power the user can say "Hey, Siri" and Siri will automatically be activated.
    • Shazam song recognition.
    • Purchase iTunes content.
    • Download apps via Siri.
    • Streaming voice recognition.
    • 22 new dictation languages.
  • Phone
    • Wi-Fi calling (only for T-Mobile customers in the U.S.).[103]
    • Person's name scrolls while in a call when all of it won't fit on screen at once.
    • Can access full Phone app during a call.
    • Return of full screen Caller ID.
  • Accessibility
    • Braille keyboard for direct 6-dot Braille.
    • Gray scale mode.
    • Improved zoom.
    • Speak screen.
    • Alex voice.
    • New voices and gesture for speech accessibility.
    • New options in AssistiveTouch (being able to call Notification Center and Control Center).
  • Guided Access
    • Exit Guided Access with Touch ID.P5S P6 P6P
    • Time limits and countdown timer for Guided Access.
  • Privacy
    • Background location notifications – popup asking to "continue to allow" apps accessing Location information while running in the background.[104]
    • More Location Services options per app.
    • Camera added to Privacy settings.
    • HomeKit added to Privacy settings.
    • Health added to Privacy settings.
  • Photos
    • Camera Roll and My Photo Stream removed and replaced by "Recently Added, Videos, Recently Deleted" albums.
    • Search Photos by location and more.
    • Date, time and location information displayed.
    • Photos can now be favorited.
    • Photos and videos can be hidden from Moments.
    • Hidden photos and videos get added to the "Hidden" album.
    • New Albums added for Bursts, Slo-Mo Videos, and Time-Lapse Videos.
    • Option to auto optimise storage on device by removing local copies of pictures and videos.
    • Improved editing.
      • Smart composition tools.
      • Smart adjustments.
      • Extension support.
  • Voice Memos
    • Play/Pause button next to the record button in Voice Memos.
  • Lock Screen
    • App shortcuts for Handoff on the Lock Screen.
    • App shortcuts on the Lock Screen based on your location.
    • Audio iMessages received while the phone is locked can be listened to by raising to listen and responded to by raising to respond.
    • iTunes Radio "buy" song button on Lock Screen.
    • iTunes Radio skips remaining displayed on Lock Screen.
    • New animation when opening apps from the Lock Screen.
    • Access to Medical ID from emergency dialer.
    • New "Slide to Unlock" text in certain languages.
  • Keyboard
    • QuickType – as one types, they see choices of words or phrases one would probably type next, based on their past conversations and writing style, using a more formal language for mail, and a casual one for Messages. The system also adjusts the system based on the person one converses with, and the region of the user (currently available in 14 countries).
      • QuickType can be hidden by swiping down.
      • QuickType can be toggled on or off from within the keyboard switcher.
    • Extra functions added to the keyboard on select iPhones.P6 P6P
    • Smiley icon for when emoji keyboard is the only alternate keyboard set up. Becomes a globe icon when multiple keyboards are set up.
    • Streaming voice recognition for Speech to Text.
    • iOS 6 keyboard no longer appears in apps that are not optimized or updated to a version optimized for iOS 7 or higher.
    • New keyboards (Indian language and Indian English keyboards, Tagalog, Irish Gaelic, and Slovenian).
  • Family Sharing – a service of sharing purchases from iTunes between up to 6 people.
    • Supports iBooks purchases, iTunes purchases, and App Store purchases.
    • All group members must pay for family purchases with the same credit/debit card.
    • Ask To Buy – a parent can approve youngsters’ spending right from a parent's device.
    • Coincides with iCloud Photo Library – automatically sets up a family photo stream where you can share photos, videos, and comments, and all the family photos are available from any device within the family.
    • Offers shared calendar and Reminders.
    • Family Sharing can automatically share the user's location with the family members, or keep their location hidden.
    • With the Find My iPhone app, family members can use their devices to locate one that's lost and have it play a sound.
    • Apple IDs for youngsters under age of 13 years are now possible due to Family Sharing.
  • Health app –shows a dashboard of all the fitness and health data of the user (iPhone and iPod Touch only).[105]
    • Shows the heart rate, calories burned, blood sugar, cholesterol, etc. of the user.
    • One can create an Emergency card with medicinal details, from within either the application or the lock screen.
    • Natively tracks steps taken and other movement activity within the Health app.
    • Export health data.
  • Continuity – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac communication.[106]
    • AirDrop now works with OS X Yosemite. P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P T5 S4 S5 M1 M2
    • Handoff – start writing an email or surfing a website on one device, then continue on another device, for devices connected to the same iCloud account.P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P T5 S4 S5 M1 M2
    • Answer a phone call, receive and send SMS/MMS from an iPhone on an iPad or a Mac (all devices must run iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite, and be connected to the same Wi-Fi network or to the device's hotspot).
    • Intelligent hotspot – intelligently discover when an iPhone is nearby and automatically list the device under Wi-Fi networks in Settings.
  • Spotlight
    • Spotlight now also searches Wikipedia, iBooks, iTunes, App Store, nearby places, news, Suggested Websites, and Movie showtimes.
    • Also works within Safari.
    • Spotlight will remember any prior searches.
  • Weather
    • Data is now provided by The Weather Channel instead of Yahoo!.
    • More days are shown.
    • Additional weather information is displayed at the bottom.
  • iTunes
    • Wish List includes new category for songs tagged with Siri.
    • Trending searches.
  • Apple Developers – iOS SDK 8.0
    • Includes 4000 new APIs.
    • Introduces a new programming language named Swift.
    • Metal API (low level graphics API).
    • Touch ID API – open to third-party apps.
    • Apple Pay API[107]
    • Camera API – third-party camera apps can have precise control over exposure, focus, and white balance.
    • Native apps tap into Safari's AutoFill & Passwords for easy login experience.[108]
    • CloudKit – provides cloud storage and computing power for cloud-based apps.
    • HomeKit – allows standardized control of home automation devices.
      • Discover accessories and add them to a persistent, cross-device, home configuration database.
      • Display, edit, and act upon the data in the home configuration database.
      • Communicate with configured accessories and services to get them to perform actions, such as turning on the lights in the living room.
      • Siri integration.
    • SceneKit – enables easy 2D/3D casual game development.
    • SpriteKit – improved to allow force fields, collision detection, and new lighting effects for games.
    • PhotoKit – developers can enable their photo apps to edit photos directly in the Camera Roll without having to import them first.
    • HealthKit – health and fitness apps can share their data with the new Health app and with each other (when the user approves).
    • Extensions.
      • Today – widgets for the Today view of Notification Center.
      • Share – post content to web services or share content with others.
      • Actions – app extensions to view or manipulate inside another app.
      • Photo Editing – edit a photo or video in Apple's Photos app with extensions from a third-party apps.
      • Storage Provider – an interface between files inside an app and other apps on a user's device.
      • Custom Keyboard – system-wide alternative keyboards.
  • Enterprise
    • Improved security – expanded data protection and finer control over mail encryption.
    • IT departments have more ways to manage information securely.
  • Camera
    • Panorama Mode for iPad.S5 M2[109]
    • Time Lapse mode.
    • Separate focus and exposure controls.
    • Shutter Mode (timer can be set to 3 or 10 seconds).
    • Burst photos can now be taken with the FaceTime camera in addition to the iSight camera.P5S P6 P6P[109]
  • Settings
    • Every app installed now has its own settings panel, regardless of whether the app specifies its settings to appear in the Settings app (e.g. Notifications, Privacy, Background App Refresh, and Cellular Data usage).
    • A new "Allow Notifications" setting for each app.
    • "Raise to Listen" setting for Messages.
    • "Display Zoom" added to select iPhones.P6 P6P
    • New Wallpapers.
    • New "Handoff and Suggested Apps" menu under General.
    • Wallpapers and Brightness has been split into two separate menus:[110]
      • "Display and Brightness": Brightness settings were moved here and Text Size and Bold Text from General and Accessibility is now included.
      • "Wallpapers" is now a standalone menu.
    • EU options for roaming.
  • Wi-Fi
    • Wi-Fi network scanning will use random, locally administered MAC addresses, to aid users' security/privacy concerns.
  • Bluetooth
  • Podcasts
    • Now pre-installed on iOS 8.[112]
  • China features
  • Other
    • "Send Last Location" option for Find My iPhone.[113]
    • Screen activity recording as a video camera device using OS X Yosemite through Lightning cable.
    • New Tips app gives tips about using certain features of iOS 8.
    • New definition dictionaries for Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Thai, Turkish and Hindi localization.
    • 24-hour time is now formatted correctly (e.g. "0010" instead of "010").
    • Home screen landscape view added to iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Patches the ability to access the .app folder within App Store and 3rd-party apps through device file explorer programs such as iExplorer or iFunbox on non-jailbroken devices.
8.0.1 12A402 04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
5.4.00 P4S
5.3.00 S3L S3D
7.03.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
3.09.01 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C
1.00.05 P6 P6P

September 24, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-09-24) Update withdrawn due to an issue that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store.
  • Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library.
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS messages.
  • Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases.
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups.
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari.
8.0.2 12A405 04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
5.4.00 P4S
5.3.00 S3L S3D
7.03.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
3.09.01 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C
1.00.05 P6 P6P

September 25, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-09-25) Includes all bug fixes and updates originally included in iOS 8.0.1
  • Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.[114]
  • Last firmware in iOS which the "date trick" is still present, allowing unauthorized apps (such as emulators) to be installed from the Safari app.
Table of versions: iOS 8.1.x
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
8.1 12B410S2 S2C S2D S3 S3L S3D S4 S4L S4D S5 S5L S5D S6 S6L S6D M1 M1C M2 M2C M3 M3C

12B411P4S P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P T5

04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
5.4.00 P4S
5.3.00 S3L S3D
7.03.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
3.11.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
1.04.00 P6 P6P S6L S6D

October 20, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-10-20)[115] Initial release on iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3
  • Option to Enable/Disable dictation in keyboard settings.
  • iBooks icon and Reader view icon in Safari have been redesigned.
  • Settings app for third-party apps has been tweaked.
  • Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (in physical store, online, or in app) P6 P6P, Apple Watch-compatible devices (in physical store) P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P, for Touch ID devices (online or in app). P5S P6 P6P P6P S6 M3
  • Photos
    • Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service.
    • Adds Camera Roll and My Photo Stream albums back to Photos app after disappearing in iOS 8.0.x.
    • Removes Recently Added album.
  • Camera
    • Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videos.
  • Messages
    • Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages to an iPad, iPod Touch and OS X Yosemite.P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P[116]
    • Resolves an issue where searching messages would sometimes not display results.
    • Fixes a bug that caused read messages not to be marked as read.
    • Fixes issues with group messaging.
  • Resolves issues with Wi-Fi performance that could occur when connected to some base stations, like the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team servers.
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent connections to Bluetooth hands-free devices.
  • Fixes bugs that could cause screen rotation to stop working.
  • Fixes an issue in Safari where videos would sometimes not play.
  • Adds an option to select between 2G, 3G, 4G, or LTE networks for cellular data on certain carriers (iPhone and iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) only).[117]
  • Adds AirDrop support for Passbook passes.
  • Adds instant tethering for OS X Yosemite.
  • Enables HealthKit apps to access data in the background.
  • Accessibility
    • Fixes an issue that prevented Guided Access from working properly.
    • Fixes a bug where VoiceOver would not work with third-party keyboards.
    • Improves stability and audio quality when using MFi Hearing Aids with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Fixes an issue with VoiceOver where tone dialing would get stuck on tone until dialing another number.
    • Improves reliability when using handwriting, Bluetooth keyboards, and Braille displays with VoiceOver.
  • Fixes an issue that was preventing the use of OS X Caching Server for iOS updates.
  • Patches the "date trick" for apps like GBA4iOS. Emulators (for non-jailbroken devices) can still be installed on this firmware, but not by the date trick.
  • This firmware can be jailbroken via the Pangu8 jailbreak, just like its predecessors, iOS 8.0 and 8.0.2.
8.1.1 12B435P4S P5 P5C P5S T5 S2 S2C S2D S3 S3L S3D S4 S4L S4D S5 S5L S5D M1 M1C M2 M2C

12B436P6 P6P S6 S6L S6D M3 M3C

04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
5.4.00 P4S
5.3.00 S3L S3D
7.03.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
3.11.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
1.04.00 P6 P6P S6L S6D

November 17, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-11-17) Stability and Performance

Bug fixes

  • Other bug fixes.
  • Security updates.
  • Patched Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 8.0 – 8.1
  • Can be jailbroken via the TaiG jailbreak
8.1.2 12B440 04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
5.4.00 P4S
5.3.00 S3L S3D
7.03.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
3.11.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
1.04.00 P6 P6P S6L S6D

December 9, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-12-09) Bug fixes
  • Addresses an issue where ringtones purchased through the iTunes store may have been removed from the device.

Other Info

  • Can be jailbroken via the TaiG jailbreak
8.1.3 12B466 04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
5.4.00 P4S
5.3.00 S3L S3D
7.03.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
3.11.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
1.04.00 P6 P6P S6L S6D

January 27, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-01-27) Stability and performance
  • Includes general performance and stability improvements.

Other Info

  • Can be jailbroken via the TaiG 2.0 jailbreak utility.

Bug fixes

  • Reduces the amount of storage needed to update software
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime
  • Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
  • Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
  • Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing
  • Security updates.
  • Patches certain exploits used by the TaiG 1.0 jailbreak.
  • Disallows the installing of unapproved apps. Such as GBA4iOS; a Game Boy Advance emulator for iOS.
Table of versions: iOS 8.2
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
8.2 12D508 04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
5.4.00 P4S
5.3.00 S3L S3D
7.03.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
3.11.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
1.04.00 P6 P6P S6L S6D

March 9, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-03-09)
  • Apple Watch Support
    • New Apple Watch app to pair and sync with iPhone, and to customize Watch settings
    • New Activity app for viewing fitness data and achievements from Apple Watch; appears when Apple Watch is paired
    • Available on iPhone 5 and later; iPad and iPod Touch is not supported
  • Health App improvements
    • Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance, and blood glucose
    • Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
    • Includes the ability to add and visualize workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
    • Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID
    • Fixes units for vitamins and minerals
    • Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn't refresh after changes data source order
    • Fixes an issue where some graphics showed no data values
    • Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance, and flights climbed
  • Stability Enhancements
    • Increases stability of Mail
    • Improves stability of Flyover in Maps
    • Improves stability of Music
    • Improves VoiceOver reliability
    • Improves connectivity with Made for iPhone Hearing Aids
  • Other Info
    • Can be jailbroken via the TaiG 2.0 jailbreak utility.

Bug fixes

  • Fixes an issue in Maps that prevented navigating to some favorite locations
  • Addresses an issue where the last word in a quick reply message wasn’t autocorrected
  • Fixes an issue where duplicate iTunes purchased content could prevent iCloud restore from completing
  • Resolves an issue where some music or playlists didn’t sync from iTunes to the Music app
  • Fixes an issue where deleted audiobooks sometimes remained on the device
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent call audio from routing to car speakers while using Siri Eyes Free
  • Fixes a Bluetooth calling issue where no audio is heard until the call is answered
  • Fixes a timezone issue where Calendar events appear in GMT
  • Addresses an issue that caused certain events in a custom reoccurring meeting to drop from Exchange calendar
  • Fixes a certificate error that prevented configuring an Exchange account behind a third-party gateway
  • Fixes an issue that could cause an organizer's Exchange meeting notes to be overwritten
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some Calendar events from automatically showing as "busy" after accepting an invite.
Table of versions: iOS 8.3
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
8.3 12F69 S2 S2C S2D S3L S3D S4L S4D S5L S5D S6L S6D M1C M2C M3C T5

12F70 P4S P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P

04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
5.4.00 P4S
5.3.00 S3L S3D
8.01.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
4.01.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
2.23.03 P6 P6P S6L S6D

April 8, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-04-08) Performance Improvements
  • App launch
  • App responsiveness
  • Messages
  • Wi-Fi
  • Control Center
  • Safari tabs
  • Third-party keyboards
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Simplified Chinese keyboard

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fixes

  • Fixes an issue where you could be continuously prompted for login credentials
  • Addresses an issue where some devices disconnect intermittently from Wi-Fi networks
  • Fixes an issue where hands-free phone calls could become disconnected
  • Fixes an issue where audio playback could stop working with some bluetooth speakers

Orientation and rotation fixes

  • Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented rotating back to portrait after having rotated to landscape
  • Improves performance and stability issues that occurred when rotating the device between portrait and landscape
  • Fixes an issue where device orientation appeared upside down after pulling the iPhone 6 Plus from your pocket
  • Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented apps from rotating to correct orientation after switching apps in multitasking

Messages fixes

  • Addresses issues that caused group messages to sometimes split
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes removed the ability to forward or delete individual messages
  • Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented a preview from appearing when taking a photo in Messages
  • Adds the ability to report junk messages directly from the Messages app
  • Adds the ability to filter out iMessages that are not sent by your contacts

Family Sharing fixes

  • Fixes a bug where certain apps would not launch or update on family members’ devices
  • Fixes a bug that prevented family members from downloading certain free apps
  • Increased reliability for 'Ask to Buy' notifications

CarPlay fixes

  • Fixes an issue where Maps could come up as a black screen
  • Fixes an issue where the UI could be incorrectly rotated
  • Fixes an issue where the keyboard could appear on the CarPlay screen when it shouldn't

Enterprise fixes

  • Improves reliability of installing and updating enterprise apps
  • Corrects the time zone of Calendar events created in IBM Notes
  • Fixes a problem that could cause web clip icons to become generic after restarting
  • Improves reliability of saving the password for a web proxy
  • Exchange out-of-office message can now be edited separately for external replies
  • Improves recovery of Exchange accounts from temporary connection problems
  • Improves compatibility of VPN and Web proxy solutions
  • Allows use of physical keyboards to log into Safari Web sheets, such as for joining a public Wi-Fi network
  • Fixes an issue that caused Exchange meetings with long notes to be truncated

Accessibility fixes

  • Fixes an issue where using the back button in Safari causes VoiceOver gestures to not respond
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver focus becomes unreliable in draft Mail messages
  • Fixes an issue where Braille Screen Input cannot be used to type text in forms on webpages
  • Fixes an issue where toggling Quick Nav on a Braille Display announces that Quick Nav is off
  • Fixes an issue keeping app icons from being moveable on home screen when VoiceOver is enabled
  • Fixes an issue in Speak Screen where speech will not start again after pausing

Other improvements and bug fixes

  • Introduces a redesigned Emoji keyboard with over 300 new characters
  • iCloud Photo Library has been optimized to work with the new Photos app on OS X 10.10.3 and is now out of beta
  • Improves the pronunciation of street names during turn-by-turn navigation in Maps
  • Includes support for Baum VarioUltra 20 and VarioUltra 40 Braille displays
  • Improves the display of Spotlight results when Reduce Transparency is turned on
  • Adds Italic and Underline format options for iPhone 6 Plus landscape keyboard
  • Adds the ability to remove shipping and billing addresses used with Apple Pay
  • Additional language and country support for Siri: English (India, New Zealand), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)
  • Additional dictation languages: Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) and Hebrew (Israel)
  • Improves stability for Phone, Mail, Bluetooth connectivity, Photos, Safari tabs, Settings, Weather, and Genius Playlists in Music
  • Addresses an issue where Slide to Unlock could fail to work on certain devices
  • Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented swiping to answer a phone call on the Lock screen
  • Addresses an issue that prevented opening links in Safari PDFs
  • Fixes an issue where selecting Clear History and Website Data in Safari Settings did not clear all data
  • Fixes an issue that prevented autocorrecting "FYI"
  • Addresses an issue where contextual predictions did not appear in Quick Reply
  • Fixes an issue where Maps did not enter night mode from hybrid mode
  • Resolves an issue that prevented initiating FaceTime calls from a browser or third-party app using FaceTime URLs
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented photos from properly exporting to Digital Camera Image folders on Windows
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented an iPad backup from completing with iTunes
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Podcast downloads to stall when switching from Wi-Fi to cellular networks
  • Fixes an issue where remaining time on timer would sometimes incorrectly display as 00:00 on Lock screen
  • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented adjusting call volume
  • Fixes an issue that caused the status bar to sometimes appear when it shouldn’t
  • Attempt to fix problems with custom keyboards crashing, not appearing, or being replaced with the default keyboard
  • Airplane mode no longer disable the GPS[118]

Other info

  • Can be jailbroken via the TaiG 2.0 jailbreak. Latest TaiG version is 2.4.3.
Table of versions: iOS 8.4.x
iPad family:
iPhone family:
iPod family:
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
8.4 12H143 8.02.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C

2.41.00 P6 P6P 04.12.09 S2C
3.0.04 S2D
5.5.00 P4S
5.4.00 S3L S3D
4.03.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C

June 30, 2015; 23 months ago (2015-06-30) Initial Release on iPod Touch (6th generation)
  • Apple Music
    • Adds support for the new Apple Music streaming service which is available in 100 countries starting on June 30, 2015.
    • New features including personalized music discovery and recommendation based on the user's favorite genres or artists. Adds support for 24/7 online radio service named Beats 1 and new Connect tab in which all artists can communicate with their listeners.
    • Apple Music costs $9.99/month for 1 person and $14.99/mo. for up to 6 people and a free trial will be given to users for 3 months.
    • Apple Radio, Beats One, and Connect feature are still available for users not choosing to subscribe to Apple Music
  • Redesigned Music Application
    • Streamlined design
    • Recently Added tab makes it easier to discover music that you recently added
    • MiniPlayer makes it easier to see what's currently playing and to control music playback
    • Up Next section lets you see and control what is going to play next
    • Enables search from anywhere in the music application with a new unified magnifying glass icon at the top. Trending Search was added which shows which music within Apple Music is being searched for most by users.
    • Adds support for offline music playback including a toggle and icon to show which songs are available offline.
  • iBooks improvements and fixes
    • Browse, listen, and download audiobooks inside iBooks
    • Enjoy the all-new Now Playing feature, designed specifically for audiobooks
    • Books that are made for iBooks now work on iPhone and iPad
    • Improves accessibility of widgets, glossary, and navigation in books made with iBooks Author
    • New default Chinese font.
    • New setting to turn off Auto-Night theme in your library
    • Resolves an issue that may have prevented Hide Purchases from working
    • Resolves an issue that may have prevented downloading books from iCloud.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements
    • Fixes an issue where receiving a specific series of Unicode characters causes device to reboot.
    • Fixes an issue that prevented GPS accessories from providing location data
    • Fixes an issue where deleted Apple Watch apps would re-install
    • Fixes the Logjam vulnerability in TLS[119]

Other info

  • Can be jailbroken via the TaiG 2 jailbreak. Latest TaiG version is 2.4.3.
8.4.1 12H321 8.02.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C

2.41.00 P6 P6P 04.12.09 S2C
3.0.04 S2D
5.5.00 P4S

5.4.00 S3L S3D
4.03.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C

August 13, 2015; 22 months ago (2015-08-13)
  • Resolves issues that could prevent turning on iCloud Music Library.
  • Resolves an issue that hides added music because Apple Music was set to show offline music only.
  • Provides a way to add songs to a new playlist if there aren't any playlists to choose from.
  • Resolves an issue that may show different artwork for an album on other devices.
  • Resolves several issues for artists while posting to Connect.
  • Fixes an issue where tapping Love doesn't work as expected while listening to Beats 1.
  • Security updates.[120]
  • Patches TaiG 2 jailbreak for iOS 8.1.3-8.4 (8 exploits).

iOS 9Edit

Apple announced iOS 9 on June 8, 2015, at its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, with public release on September 16, 2015. With this release, Apple did not drop support for any iOS devices, with all devices supporting iOS 8 being eligible for an upgrade. Supported devices on this release include the iPhone 4S onwards, iPod Touch (5th generation) onwards, the iPad 2 onwards, and the iPad Mini (1st generation) onwards, making iOS 9 have the most supported devices out of any other iOS release, with 22 devices. The iPad 2 is also the first iOS device to support six major releases of iOS, supporting iOS 4 to 9. This is the greatest number of major iOS releases a single iOS device has supported, surpassing the iPhone 4S which supports five major releases (iOS 5 to 9), and iPod Touch (5th generation) supporting four major releases (iOS 6 to 9). However, iOS 9 has limited support on all Apple A5 devices (iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Mini (1st generation), and iPod Touch (5th generation)). iOS 9.3.5 is the final release on the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPod Touch (5th generation) and iPad Mini (1st generation).

Table of versions: iOS 9.0.x
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Mini (1st generation), iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch (5th generation)[121]

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
9.0 13A340 M4 M4C

13A342 P6S
13A343 P6SP
13A344P4S P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P T5 T6 S2 S2C S2D S3 S3L S3D S4 S4L S4D S5 S5L S5D S6 S6L S6D M1 M1C M2 M2C M3 M3C

04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
5.3.04 P4S
5.2.03 S3L S3D
10.00.00 P5 S4L S4D M1C
5.00.11 P5C
6.00.00 P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
4.01.00 P6 P6P M4C
1.00.05 P6S P6SP

September 16, 2015; 20 months ago (2015-09-16) Initial release on iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, and iPad Mini 4
  • iPhone 4S and iPad 2 was advertised a speed boost, including other 32-bit devices.
  • App Store
    • App Store reviews no longer allowed when using a beta version of iOS.
    • App Thinning allows the App Store to only download the assets needed for the device being used.
    • On-demand resources allows iConnect to host assets for later download.
  • CarPlay
    • Adds support for wireless CarPlay.
    • Lets users access the car's settings (such as climate control) through the CarPlay interface itself.
    • Battery level indicator added to onscreen display.
    • Plays back audio messages, letting the user hear from people in their own voices.
    • Full support for car knob controls, so the user can tilt and spin to scroll through lists or pan around in Maps.
  • Find My Friends
    • Find My Friends is now pre-installed.
    • Notification Center Widget.
  • Find My iPhone
    • Find My iPhone is now pre-installed.
  • Health
    • Added landscape view.
    • Adds support for reproductive health, UV exposure, water intake and sedentary state data types.
  • iBooks
    • Safari extension to turn a webpage into a PDF and open it in iBooks.
  • Mail
    • Attachments receive can now be saved and attachments can be added to messages from iCloud Drive or other document providers while composing a new message.
    • Support for saving attachments to iCloud Drive.
    • Icons added to left and right swipe gestures.
    • Support for Markup allows annotating images or PDF attachments with text, shapes, or signatures.
  • Maps
    • Support for public transit lines, station details with exits and entrances, schedules and directions in select major cities. Also, popular places such as restaurants, stores, and points of interests will be highlighted and presented to the user in a central location.
    • Apple Pay support is indicated on place cards at participating retail locations.
    • Adds support for "Follow up by Email" that allows Apple to email users about issues reported.
    • Browse for places nearby by category, including Food, Drinks, Shopping, Fun and more.
    • Place cards include Wikipedia information for landmarks and cities.
  • Messages
    • Contact Pictures in list view.P6.
    • Redesigned overlay when sending an audio clip.
  • Music
    • Stream High Quality option in Music Settings.
    • Home Sharing returns (removed in iOS 8.4).
    • Updated design of share menus.
  • News
    • Adds a new app named News which provides curated lists of personalized news content for iOS users, offering content from popular websites and newspapers and displaying it in an iOS-friendly layout. This app replaces the Newsstand app.[122]
  • Notes
    • Add photos to notes with the built-in camera or from the Photo Library.
    • Support for hand-drawn sketches, checklists, and inserting photos from the internet or the Camera Roll.
    • Adds different fonts for headings, body, and titles.
    • Recently deleted folder.
    • Share Sheet extension that allows a user to input text, pictures, or other attachments from anywhere in the system via an extension in the share sheet.
  • Notification Center/Notifications
    • Notifications are no longer sorted by application by default, instead being sorted by day starting with recent notifications.
  • Phone
    • Adds WiFi Calling support for iPhone users on AT&T. This feature was formerly limited to T-Mobile and Sprint users.[123]
  • Support for Wi-Fi calling on iPad, iPod Touch and Mac, without iPhone in proximity on participating carriers.
  • Photos
    • Added preview scrubber bar to photo viewer.
    • Screenshots and Selfies albums added.
    • Hide photo added to Share Sheet.
    • Ability to hold and select multiple photos.
  • Podcasts
    • The Podcasts app has a new Unplayed tab which will show podcasts which have not yet been played.
    • All-new design to make it easier to find the latest episodes.
    • Notification when new episodes become available.
  • Reminders
    • Share Sheet extension.
    • Shows number of overdue items for each list next to title.
  • Safari
  • Settings
    • Settings can now be searched.
    • There are now video recording settings to change the quality of recorded videos.
    • There is a new iCloud Drive app which can be enabled in the iCloud Settings.
    • Battery moved to the top level.
    • Updated Notifications icon.
    • Additional options for Auto-Lock.
  • Wallpapers
    • Adds 15 new wallpapers to iOS which replaces most of the wallpaper present in iOS 8.
    • When changing wallpapers, there is a new "Still" option which keeps the wallpaper still.
  • Wallet
    • Replaces the Passbook app with a new app named Wallet and enhances the features of Apple Pay with support for Discover credit/debit card, store loyalty card, and Apple Pay in the UK.[124]
    • To check out even faster, upcoming payments can be prepared by double-clicking the Home button from the Lock Screen and keeping the finger on Touch ID.
  • Watch
    • Renamed from Apple Watch.
    • Updated haptic feedback icons.
  • Battery improvements
    • Up to one hour of additional time before the battery needs to be charged.
    • Facedown detection for turning display off when not in use.
    • New Low Power Mode (iPhone only) disables Background App Refresh, Mail Fetch, Motion Effects, and Animated Wallpapers. It also extends device's battery life by up to three hours.P4S P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P P6S P6SP[121]
    • Low Power Mode turns off when device is connected to a power source.
    • Notification Center Widget (when paired with Apple Watch).
  • Intelligence improvements
    • Proactive assistance.P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P T6 S4 S5 S6 M2 M3[125]
      • Presents relevant information even before the user starts typing.
      • Notifies the user when the user needs to leave for appointments using traffic conditions.
      • Learns what the user listens to in a certain location or at a particular time of day and can automatically display playback controls for preferred music and audio apps.
      • Suggested events and contact details are added to apps based on information found in Mail.
    • Siri.
      • Siri has a new colorful interface, similar to that of the Apple Watch.
      • Removed sound from Siri activation.
      • Updated Siri icon in Settings.
      • Search personal photos and videos based on dates, locations and album names.
      • Ask Siri to remind about things being looked at in apps, including Safari, Mail, Notes and Messages.
      • Request directions via public transit.
      • Siri can now use an accent (same language) which differs from the input language.
      • Siri no longer asks for confirmation of reminders that are created.
    • Spotlight Search.
      • A more intelligent Spotlight search provides info such as Weather, News, Stocks, nearby places, and recent/favorite contacts based on the user's preference. Spotlight search can be activated by swiping to the right on the first page of the home screen or swiping down on any page of the home screen.P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P T6 S4 S5 S6 M2 M3
      • Perform tasks such as currency conversions and calculations.
      • Get sports scores, weather conditions and stock prices.
      • Initiate messages, phone calls and FaceTime calls from contact search results.
  • iPad experience improvements
    • Slide Over.S5 S6 M2 M3 M4
      • Quickly use a second app without leaving the current one.
      • Easily switch between Slide Over apps.
      • Support for Apple apps and enabled third party apps.
    • Split View.S6 M4
      • View and interact with two apps at once.
      • Ability to resize view to give equal attention to both apps or prioritize one app over another.
      • Support for Apple apps and enabled third party apps.
    • Picture in picture.S5 S6 M2 M3 M4
      • Continue watching a video while using favorite apps.
      • Support for Safari video, FaceTime, Videos and Podcasts and enabled third party apps.
    • QuickType improvements.
      • Multi-Touch gestures for easier text selection on iPad.
      • Quick access to text editing tools with Shortcut Bar on iPad.
      • Support for hardware keyboard shortcuts.
      • Support for all Unicode emoji flags.
      • Support for Alt Tab / Cmd Tab.
    • Folders on iPad use a 4x4 layout rather than 3x3.
    • Redesigned notification center view when in landscape.
  • Keyboard improvements
    • New keyboard now displays whether the letters are upper-case or lower-case depending on whether the Shift key has been toggled or not.
    • Cut/Copy functions on the keyboard have been replaced with an Undo/Redo button. The Cut/Copy buttons still appear when text is selected.
    • Over 50 new flag emojis.
    • A "deep press" (3D touch) on the keyboard will convert the keyboard to a track pad to move the cursor and make it easier to manipulate text. (6S and 6S Plus only)
    • Ability to disable character preview.
  • Performance and stability improvements.
    • Extends the battery life of iOS devices by an extra hour.
    • Minimizes iOS update file size to 1.3 GB.
    • Improves performance on iOS devices by utilising Metal API throughout iOS to deliver faster scrolling, smoother animation, and better overall performance.
    • Reduced touch latency from sixty milliseconds to less than thirty milliseconds.[126]
  • Security improvements
    • Touch ID devices now use a 6-digit passcode by default, though a 4-digit option is still available alongside options for a passcode with a custom number of digits and an alphanumeric passcode.P5S P6 P6P S6 M3[127]
    • Adds 2-factor authentication for iCloud on iOS.
    • Adds support for add a IKEv2 VPN directly in Settings without need for third-party app.[128][129]
  • Other improvements
    • Print preview screen. Allows the user to view all pages, select which pages to print, and print in black and white.
    • Leave a message option if recipient isn’t available for a FaceTime call.
    • Share voicemails from the Phone app using the share sheet.
    • Added confirmation dialog when an app attempts to open another app.
    • Support for right-to-left languages.
    • Flight and package tracking for data detectors[130]
    • iCloud Drive app.
      • Easily search for a file or browse in the new iCloud Drive app by date, name, or tags added on associated Mac.
      • Open files in any compatible app.
      • Organize folders and files.
      • Get the iCloud Drive app in Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive and select Show on Home Screen.
    • Wi-Fi Assist to automatically use cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is poor.
  • UI changes
    • 3D Touch. (6S and 6S Plus only)
    • Helvetica Neue font used in iOS 7/8 replaced by San Francisco font used on Apple Watch.
    • It is possible to go directly back to a formerly used app if a link opens another app.
    • Recent Contacts have been removed from the multitasking UI. They have now been placed in the new Proactive Menu.
    • Handoff is now displayed as a pull up menu in the app switcher.
    • Redesigned Voice Control audio waveform.
    • Redesigned audio dictation audio waveform.
  • Expanded language support
    • New PingFang Chinese system font.
    • Improved predictions, learning and autocorrection for Chinese in QuickType.
    • Redesigned punctuation input on 10-key Chinese keyboard.
    • Redesigned User Interface for right-to-left languages.
    • Added Siri support for Austria, Belgium (French and Dutch), and Norway.
    • Added Spotlight search support for Mexico.
    • New display languages for German (Germany), German (Austria), German (Switzerland), English (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), Italian (Italy), Italian (Switzerland), and Traditional Chinese (Taiwan).
    • New keyboards for French (Belgium), German (Austria), Gujarati, Hindi (Transliteration), Hinglish, Punjabi, Spanish (Mexico), and Telugu.
    • Predictive input for French (Belgium), German (Austria), Korean, Russian, Spanish (Mexico), and Turkish.
    • Dictation support for Dutch (Belgium), English (Ireland, Philippines, South Africa), French (Belgium), German (Austria), and Spanish (Chile, Colombia).
    • Spell check for Finnish and Korean.
    • Definition dictionary for Hindi, Norwegian and Swedish.
    • Bilingual dictionary for French-English and German-English.
    • New Japanese autocorrection and improved predictions and learning in QuickType.
    • Option to switch between number systems for Arabic and Hindi.
  • Enterprise & Education
    • DEP (Device Enrolment Program) Support added for 26 countries.
    • Assign apps directly to iOS devices without needing to have an iTunes Store account configured.
    • Improved calendar reliability for customers using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync v16.
    • Expanded Per App VPN support for the built-in IPSec and IKEv2 VPN clients.
    • New networking controls for managed apps to help limit international data roaming costs.
    • New restrictions to prevent changes to passcodes, device names and wallpapers, or to disable AirDrop on managed devices.
    • Third party app extension support for VPN, advanced content filtering, and captive Wi-Fi networks.
  • Accessibility
    • Touch Accommodations provides additional touch control for those with physical motor limitations.
    • Speak Selection and Speak Screen can now use Siri voice.
    • Ability to customise Assistive Touch menu.
    • Support for hardware keyboard sticky keys, key repeat, and slow keys.
    • Ability to show only uppercase keys or case correct keys.
    • Ability to disable vibrations.
    • Ability to disable Shake to Undo.
    • Improved MFi hearing aid audio routing to choose where audio is played.
  • Apple Developers – iOS SDK 9.0
    • Support for Swift 2.0.
    • ReplayKit.
      • Allows recording gameplay in the background to enable sharing of short video clips of gameplay.
    • GameplayKit.
    • Model I/O.
    • Support for text input Notification Actions in 3rd party apps.
    • Search extension.
    • MapKit.
      • Access to 3D flyover view.
      • Access to traffic data.
    • ResearchKit iPad support.
    • HomeKit.
      • Support for additional devices.
      • Predefined scenes.
        • Wake up.
        • Leave Home.
        • Arrive Home.
        • Bed.
    • Test on device.
    • Predictive Touch.
    • CloudKit integration.
  • Can be jailbroken by Pangu 9 Fuxi Qin.[131]
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September 23, 2015; 20 months ago (2015-09-23) (13A404)

September 24, 2015; 20 months ago (2015-09-24) (13A405)

  • 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 some users with a custom APN setup via a profile would lose cellular data.
  • Can be jailbroken by Pangu 9 Fuxi Qin.[131]
9.0.2 13A452 04.12.09 S2C

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September 30, 2015; 20 months ago (2015-09-30)
  • 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.
  • Fixes an issue where a lock screen issue allowed access to photos and contacts on a locked device.
  • Can be jailbroken by Pangu 9 Fuxi Qin.[131]
Table of versions: iOS 9.1
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Mini (1st generation), iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch (5th generation)[121]

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
9.1 13B143 04.12.09 S2C

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4.32.00 P6 P6P
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October 21, 2015; 19 months ago (2015-10-21) Initial release on iPad Pro
  • Live Photos now intelligently senses when the iPhone is raised or lowered, so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements.
  • 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 caused some messages to not appear in Mail search results.
  • Resolves an issue that left a gray bar in the body of an audio message.
  • Fixes an issue that caused activation errors on some carriers.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from updating from the App Store.
  • Originally patched the Pangu iOS 9 jailbreak, however the Pangu team released an update with support for iOS 9.1 on 64 bit devices.
Table of versions: iOS 9.2.x
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Mini (1st generation), iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch (5th generation)[121]

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
9.2 13C75 04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
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4.52.00 P6 P6P M4C
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December 8, 2015; 18 months ago (2015-12-08)
  • Only supports iTunes 12.3 or higher, and thus does not work anymore together with iTunes on Mac OS X 10.7 or lower.
  • Apple Music improvements
    • Ability to create a new playlist when adding a song to a playlist.
    • Most recently changed playlist is now listed at the top when adding songs to playlists.
    • Ability to download albums or playlists from your iCloud Music Library by tapping the iCloud download button.
    • New download indicator next to each song in My Music and Playlists.
    • See works, composers, and performers while browsing Classical music in the Apple Music catalog.
  • New Top Stories section in News application (available in the US, UK, and Australia).
  • Mail Drop in Mail for sending large attachments.
  • iBooks now supports 3D Touch to peek and pop pages from the table of contents, notes and bookmarks, or from search results inside a book.
  • iBooks now supports listening to an audiobook while browsing the library, reading other books, or exploring the iBooks Store.
  • iPhone support for the USB Camera Adapter to import photos and videos.
  • Safari Improved stability.
  • Podcasts Improved stability.
  • Fixed an issue that caused mail attachments to be inaccessible for some users with POP email accounts.
  • Resolved an issue that caused attachments to overlap text in mail.
  • Fixed an issue where Live Photos could have turned off after restoring from a prior iCloud backup.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause search in Contacts to display no results.
  • Resolved an issue that could have prevented Calendar from displaying all seven days in week view.
  • Fixed an issue where Camera screen on iPad could be black when attempting to capture video.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause instability in the Activity app when viewing the day of Daylight Savings Time transition.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent data from appearing in Health.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Wallet updates and Lock screen alerts from displaying.
  • Addressed an issue where updating iOS could prevent an alarm from going off.
  • Fixed an issue where some users were unable to log into Find My iPhone.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some manual iCloud Backups from completing.
  • Addressed an issue where using the iPad keyboard could unintentionally trigger text selection mode.
  • Improved keyboard responsiveness when using Quick Reply.
  • Improved punctuation input on the 10-key Chinese (Pinyin & Stroke) keyboards with new expanded view of punctuation symbols and better predictions.
  • Fixed an issue on Cyrillic keyboards where caps lock would be enabled when typing in URL or email fields.
  • Siri support for Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates).
  • Accessibility improvements
    • Fixed issues with VoiceOver when using Camera face detection.
    • Added support for VoiceOver to wake up the screen.
    • Added support for VoiceOver to invoke app switcher with 3D Touch gesture.
    • Fixed an issue with Guided Access when trying to end phone calls.
    • Improved functionality for Switch Control users when using 3D Touch.
    • Fixed an issue with speech rate of Speak Screen.
  • SFSafariViewController now supports 3rd party Action Extensions. Any Action Extension that works in Safari will also work in SFSafariViewController.
  • Long tapping the Reload button in Safari View Controller now gives options to Reload Without Content Blockers and Request Desktop Site, like in Safari.
  • Fixed an issue where WebApps saved to the home screen would not respect the apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style meta tag.
9.2.1 13D15

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January 19, 2016; 16 months ago (2016-01-19)
  • General bug fixes and security patches.
  • iTunes re-issued on February 18, 2016, (build 13D20) addresses rare "Error 53" on iPhone 6.[132]
Table of versions: iOS 9.3.x
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Mini (1st generation), iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch (5th generation)[121]

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
9.3 13E233

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13E236 S2C
13E237 P4S P5 P5C P5S[133]

04.12.09 S2C

3.0.04 S2D
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6.1.00 S3L S3D
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March 21, 2016; 14 months ago (2016-03-21)

March 25, 2016; 14 months ago (2016-03-25) (13E236)
March 28, 2016; 14 months ago (2016-03-28) (13E237)

Initial release on the iPhone SE and iPad Pro (9.7 inch)
  • Night Shift (only available on 64-bit devices).P5S PSE P6 P6P P6S P6SP T6 S5 S6 R1 R2 M2 M3 M4
    • Adds support for a new feature named Night Shift which, manually or automatically (based on user preference), makes the display color warmer so it is easier to view at night. Users can adjust the color temperature in the Settings app.
  • Control Center
    • Adds toggle for Night Shift mode on supported devices.
      • Night Shift toggle redesign in Beta 4.
  • Notes
    • Adds support for protecting notes inside the Notes app with a passcode or Touch ID.
  • News
    • News delivers stories that are better curated to a user's tastes.
    • News suggests editors' and top picks to users at the top.
    • When checking for updates, News refreshes much faster.
    • If a story contains video, it is possible to view it directly from your feed.
    • Support for landscape viewing on iPhone.
    • News appears in additional countries.[134]
  • Apple Watch
  • Health
    • Easier app discovery with the Health app.
    • Health now includes data from the Apple Watch and Activity app.
  • Photos
    • When removing a photo from an album, users are given a choice to remove the photo or to delete it.
  • CarPlay
    • Adds support for the For You and New tabs in the Music section of CarPlay
    • Adds the Nearby feature in Maps which quickly lets you discover points-of-interest nearby.
  • Classroom Enhancements
    • Adds support for multi-user logons in schools so any student can log in (with a passcode) to an iPad issued by the school.
    • Adds a new Classroom app for those devices registered with schools which allows teachers to guide students through a lesson, see their progress, keep them on track, present quizzes and tests, and wirelessly display their work with AirPlay and Apple TV.
    • Adds support for a device manager in which school administrators can set up multiple Apple IDs, change passwords, enroll students in iTunes U courses, etc.
  • Dolby Digital Plus
    • Adds support for playing video encoded with Dolby Digital Plus audio streams. (iPhone 5s and newer, iPod Touch 6th gen and newer, iPad Mini 2 and newer, iPad Air series, iPad Pro series)
    • Multichannel output is supported using the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter.
  • New 3D Touch shortcuts added for Health, App Store, iTunes, Settings, Weather, Stocks, and Compass apps.
  • Safari 9.1.[135]
  • Wi-Fi calling enabled for Verizon[134]
  • New language support
    • Support for Spanish (Latin America) display language.
    • Siri support for Finnish, Hebrew, and Malay.
  • Improvements to stability and performance.
  • Fixes an issue where manually changing the date to May 1970 or earlier could prevent 64-bit devices from turning on after a restart.[136]
  • Fix CVE-2016-1788, a security vulnerability that allowed an attacker to decrypt iMessage attachments, by rejecting replay attempts.
  • Build 13E236 and 13E237 were issued to devices that were affected by the Activation Lock bug. These re-issued builds helped correct the issue after the prior builds were withdrawn.
9.3.1 13E238 04.12.09 S2C

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March 31, 2016; 14 months ago (2016-03-31)
  • Fixes an issue that caused apps to be unresponsive after tapping on links in Safari or other apps.
  • Fixes an issue where connecting to a fake Apple time server which sets system time to January 1, 1970 can cause 64-bit devices to overheat and become unresponsive after a restart.[137]
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May 16, 2016; 13 months ago (2016-05-16)
June 2, 2016; 12 months ago (2016-06-02) (13F72)
  • Bug fixes and improvements to security.
  • Fixes an issue where some Bluetooth accessories could experience audio quality issues when paired to iPhone SE.
  • Fixes an issue where looking up dictionary definitions could fail.
  • Addresses an issue that prevented typing email addresses 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 Custom B2B apps.
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July 18, 2016; 11 months ago (2016-07-18)
  • General bug fixes and improvements
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August 4, 2016; 10 months ago (2016-08-04)
  • Fixes CVE-2016-4654, a memory corruption vulnerability in IOMobileFrameBuffer found by Team Pangu that allows arbitrary code execution with kernel privileges.[138]
9.3.5 13G36 04.12.09 S2C

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August 25, 2016; 9 months ago (2016-08-25) Final release supported on iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPod Touch (5th generation), and iPad Mini (1st generation)
  • Fixes three zero-day vulnerabilities.[139] These vulnerabilities were chained together by the NSO Group into the Trident exploit chain.[139] Trident is composed of CVE-2016-4657, CVE-2016-4655, and CVE-2016-4656 and uses them in that order.[139] First, Trident's first stage uses CVE-2016-4657 to exploit WebKit, iOS's built-in web browser engine, via malicious JavaScript to cause WebKit to execute arbitrary Trident's second stage malware.[139] Trident's second stage then downloads the Pegasus spyware package, uses CVE-2016-4655 to locate the kernel, and uses CVE-2016-4656 to disable signature verification in order to allow unsigned code like Pegasus to execute.[139] The second stage malware then uses the previously discovered location of the kernel to install and load Pegasus with kernel privileges, allowing the attacker to steal all data on the phone and spy on the victim's conversations live.[139]

iOS 10Edit

Apple announced iOS 10 on June 13, 2016, at its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, with a public release on September 13, 2016. With this release, Apple resumed the cycle of dropping support for older devices, specifically devices using either an A5 or A5X processor: the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Mini (1st generation) and iPod Touch (5th generation). iOS 10 has limited support on the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and iPad (4th generation).

Table of versions: iOS 10.0.x
iPhone family:
iPod family:
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
10.0 14A346 P7I P7Q P7PI P7PQ 1.00.02 P7I P7Q P7PI P7PQ September 16, 2016; 9 months ago (2016-09-16) iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus only

Initial release on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

10.0.1 14A403 11.01.00 P5 M1C S4L S4D

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September 13, 2016; 9 months ago (2016-09-13)
  • Allow hiding home screen icons of most built-in apps:
    • Calculator, Calendar, Compass, Contacts, FaceTime, Find My Friends, Home, iBooks, iCloud Drive, iTunes Store, Mail, Maps, Music, News, Notes, Podcasts, Reminders, Stocks, Tips, Videos, Voice Memos, Watch app, Weather.
  • New Sounds
    • Locking device.
    • Keyboard Clicks.
    • 2 new voices added to Arabic voiceover.
  • Lock Screen
    • Swipe left to open Camera.
    • Swipe right for Today view.
    • Press home button to unlock device.
  • Messages
    • Expressive Messaging.
      • Bubble effects allows sending messages loudly, gently, with a slam or with invisible ink.
      • Full-screen effects.
      • Tapback for quick replies to messages, links and photos.
      • Handwritten messages animate like ink on paper.
      • Digital Touch allows sending of sketches, taps and heartbeats.
      • Tap to replace can emojify text with just a tap.
      • Rich links show a preview of shared web pages.
    • iMessage apps
      • New App Store for iMessage.
      • Use the power of apps in Messages to share and collaborate with friends.
      • Download stickers to send and place on text bubbles and photos.
  • Siri
    • Siri now works with the following types of apps.
      • Messaging apps to send, search and read back text messages.
      • VoIP apps to make phone calls.
      • Photos apps to search for images and photos.
      • Ride service apps to book rides.
      • Payment apps to make personal payments.
      • Fitness apps to start, stop and pause workouts.
      • CarPlay carmaker apps to adjust climate, radio, seat and personal settings.
  • Maps
    • All-new look.
      • Proactive suggestions for places user is likely to go next, based on routine or appointments in Calendar.
      • Improved search with new callout design, clustered results and category filters.
      • Home, work, favourite locations and locations from upcoming Calendar events are displayed on the map.
      • Displays where the users car is parked via CarPlay or Bluetooth.
      • Weather for the currently viewed area.
    • Extensions
      • Make a reservation within Maps using extensions from participating reservations apps.
      • Book a ride to a destination within Maps using extensions from participating ride service apps.
      • Turn-by-turn navigation improvements.
      • Search along route for petrol stations, food and coffee shops.
      • Automatic view adjustment of the road ahead.
      • Use pan and zoom during navigation.
      • Option to avoid tolls and motorways.
  • Photos
    • Advanced face recognition designed with deep learning to automatically group similar faces together.
    • Object and scene recognition to intelligently search for photos by what's in them using computer vision that scans the photo library locally on the device.
    • Places album to see all photos, videos and Live Photos on a map.
    • Memories
      • Intelligently highlights forgotten events, trips and people, and presents them in a collection.
      • Memory movies automatically edited with theme music, titles and cinematic transitions.
      • Related memories to rediscover photos, based on location, time, people, scenes and objects.
      • Easily share with family and friends.
    • Brilliance control applies region-specific adjustments to brightness, highlights and contrast.
  • Home
    • New Home app to securely manage and control HomeKit-enabled accessories.
    • Scenes to control groups of accessories with just a tap.
    • Rich notifications with quick actions to control accessories.
    • Optionally share home access with family and friends.
    • Remote access and automation of accessories with Apple TV or iPad.
  • Apple Music
    • An all-new design.
    • Navigate Library with modified menu and see all the Downloaded Music that can play on device while offline.
    • See recommendations in For You that highlight mixes, playlists, albums and Connect posts – selected based on their music and artist preferences.
    • Browse to see exclusive releases, find curated playlists and discover the most important new releases – picked by editors.
    • Modified Radio interface – clearly see what's live on Beats 1, hear favourite shows on demand or choose a curated station for any genre of music.
    • Modified Now Playing interface – swipe up to view available lyrics and quickly see or edit songs that are coming up next.
  • Apple News
    • All-new design in For You adds bold typography, vibrant colour and distinct sections to find stories on specific topics.
    • Important stories of the day within Top Stories – updated by editors throughout the day.
    • Find most popular stories right now within Trending Stories – selected based on what others are reading.
    • User can see all stories grouped into sections based on the topics they follow or read.
    • Featured Stories – selected by editors.
    • Share stories – tap the icon on any story to send it to a friend from For You.
    • Receive breaking news notifications from users trusted sources.
    • Subscribe to favourite magazines and newspapers directly in News.
    • New personalised Today View widget lets user keep up with the latest stories throughout the day.
  • Experience
    • Raise to Wake automatically wakes the screen as iPhone is raised.P6S P6SP PSE P7 P7P
    • Rich notifications that support real-time information, audio, photos and videos.
    • Today view is redesigned and supports all-new widgets for apps like Weather, Up Next, Maps, Stocks and more.
    • Control Centre is redesigned including dedicated cards for music playback and Home.
    • Expanded use of 3D Touch.
      • Lock screen notifications to support an expanded view and access to quick actions.
      • New quick actions for built-in apps like Weather, Stocks, Reminders, Health, Home, FaceTime, iCloud Drive and Settings.
      • Home screen widgets.
      • Control Centre for access to quick actions for Torch, Timer, Calculator and Camera.
      • Clear all in Notification Center.
  • QuickType
    • New emoji, including gender-diverse options to existing characters, single-parent family variations, rainbow flag and redesigns of popular emoji.
    • Contextual predictions for current location, recent addresses, contact information and calendar availability using deep neural network technology.
    • Emoji predictions.
    • Calendar events are intelligently populated using deep learning technology with information from conversations in Mail and Messages.
    • Multilingual typing now lets user type in two languages at once without having to switch keyboards.
    • Rest & Type on iPad intelligently adapts to users unique typing patterns.
    • Predictive typing now uses deep neural network technology for greater prediction accuracy.
  • Phone
    • Voicemail transcription (beta).
    • Spam call alerts with spam call identification apps.
    • Support for third-party VoIP apps receiving calls on the Lock screen, including support for Call Waiting, Mute and Do Not Disturb.
  • Contacts
    • Emergency bypass allows call and text notifications to sound aloud regardless of silent or Do Not Disturb mode.
  • Other improvements
    • Apple Pay in Safari P6 P6P P6S P6SP PSE P7 P7P.
    • View two pages at once using Split View in Safari on iPad.
    • Notes collaboration lets user invite people to work on notes together.
    • Markup support in Messages, Photos and PDFs stored in Notes.
    • Bedtime Alarm in the Clock app lets user set a regular sleep schedule and receive bedtime reminders.
    • Health adds support for health records and organ donation (US only).
    • Stabilisation support for Live Photos for improved camera capture.
    • Live Filters support when capturing Live Photos.
    • iCloud Drive now supports Desktop and Documents folders from macOS.
    • Live search results in Spotlight for Chinese and Japanese.
    • Siri support for Spanish (Chile), Chinese (Cantonese – China), English (Ireland), English (South Africa).
    • Ling Wai and Kaiti Black document fonts for Chinese.
    • Yu Kyokasho and Toppan Bunkyu fonts for Japanese.
    • New definition dictionaries in Traditional Chinese and Danish and bilingual dictionaries in Dutch and Italian.
    • New keyboard for Spanish (Latin America).
    • New display languages and locales for English (Ireland), English (New Zealand), English (Singapore), English (South Africa), Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Chile), Spanish (Colombia), Spanish (Costa Rica), Spanish (Ecuador), Spanish (United States), Spanish (El Salvador), Spanish (Guatemala), Spanish (Honduras), Spanish (Nicaragua), Spanish (Panama), Spanish (Paraguay), Spanish (Peru), Spanish (Puerto Rico), Spanish (Dominican Republic), Spanish (Uruguay), Spanish (Venezuela), French (Belgium), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), and Traditional Chinese (Macau).
  • Accessibility
    • Magnifier now uses the camera on iPhone or iPad like a digital magnifying glass for real-life objects.
    • New range of display colour filters to support different forms of colour blindness or other vision challenges.
    • VoiceOver adds a Pronunciation Editor to customise the way words are pronounced, additional voices and support for multiple audio sources.
    • Additional text highlighting options in Speak Screen and Speak Selection, as well as the ability to speak keyboard letters and predictive typing suggestions to support multi-modal learning.
    • Switch control now lets user control iOS, macOS and tvOS all from the same iPhone or iPad, so user doesn’t need to configure switches for the secondary device.
    • Software textphone allows user to make and receive textphone calls without the need for traditional hardware teleprinter accessories.
  • Bug Fixes from 10.0 (iPhone 7/Plus changelog)
    • Fixes an issue that could prevent recognizing "Hey Siri" requests.
    • Fixes issues that could affect audio quality for calls made over VoLTE.
    • Fixes issues that could impact Bluetooth connectivity and pairing with Apple Watch.
    • Improves stability of the Camera and Contacts apps.
10.0.2 14A456 11.01.00 P5 M1C S4L S4D

7.01.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
5.24.00 P6 P6P S6L R1C M4C PSE
2.30.00 P6S P6SP R2C
1.00.03 P7I P7PI
1.00.04 P7Q P7PQ

September 23, 2016; 8 months ago (2016-09-23)
  • Addresses an issue that could temporarily prevent headphone audio controls from working.
  • Resolves an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented enabling some app extensions.
10.0.3 14A551 P7I P7Q P7PI P7PQ 1.00.05 P7I P7Q P7PI P7PQ October 17, 2016; 8 months ago (2016-10-17) iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus only
  • Addresses an issue where cellular connectivity could drop on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Table of versions: iOS 10.1.x
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPad (4th generation), iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
10.1 14B72

14B72c P7I P7Q P7PI P7PQ

11.01.00 P5 M1C S4L S4D

7.01.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
5.26.00 P6 P6P S6L R1C M4C PSE
2.36.00 P6S P6SP R2C
1.01.13 P7I P7PI
1.25.00 P7Q P7PQ

October 24, 2016; 7 months ago (2016-10-24)
  • Camera and Photos
    • Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta).
    • People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups.
    • Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app.
    • Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users.
    • Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library.
  • Maps
    • Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
    • Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations.
    • Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes.
  • Messages
    • New option to replay bubble and full screen effects.
    • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled.
    • Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages.
    • Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen.
    • Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders.
    • Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio.
  • Apple Watch
    • Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace.
    • Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch.
    • Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing.
    • Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled.
    • Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text.
  • Other improvements and fixes
    • Improves Bluetooth connectivity with third party accessories.
    • Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep.
    • Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the "Show iTunes Purchases" setting is turned off.
    • Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview.
    • Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard.
    • Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages.
    • Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly.
    • Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text.
    • Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly.
    • Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail.
    • Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched.
    • Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data.
    • Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results.
    • Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls.
    • Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off.
    • Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users.
    • Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup.
  • Security updates
10.1.1 14B100

14B150

11.01.00 P5 M1C S4L S4D

7.01.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
5.26.00 P6 P6P S6L R1C M4C PSE
2.36.00 P6S P6SP R2C
1.01.15 P7I P7PI
1.25.00 P7Q P7PQ

October 31, 2016; 7 months ago (2016-10-31)

November 9, 2016; 7 months ago (2016-11-09) (14B150)

  • Fixes an issue where Health data could not be viewed for some users.
  • New security entries added since iOS 10.1.[140]
Table of versions: iOS 10.2.x
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPad (4th generation), iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
10.2 14C92 11.21.00 P5 M1C S4L S4D

7.21.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
5.32.00 P6 P6P S6L R1C M4C PSE
2.41.00 P6S P6SP R2C
1.02.15 P7I P7PI
1.33.00 P7Q P7PQ

December 12, 2016; 6 months ago (2016-12-12)
  • TV
    • Use Up Next to see the movies and shows you’re currently watching and pick up where you left off.
    • Get recommendations for new movies and TV shows in Watch Now.
    • Discover new apps and the latest iTunes releases in the Store.
    • Access the Library for your iTunes purchases and rentals.
    • New Widget for TV and Videos app.
  • Videos
    • Removed from iOS completely, as the TV app replaces it (US only, as of this update).
  • Emoji
    • Redesigned emoji that reveal even more detail.
    • Over 100 new emoji including new faces, food, animals, sports, and professions. Unicode 9.0 support.
  • Photos
    • Improves stabilization and delivers faster frame rate for Live Photos.
    • Improves accuracy of groupings of similar photos of the same person in the People album.
    • Fixes an issue where Memories might generate a memory from photos of screenshots, whiteboards or receipts.
    • Fixes an issue where the camera would stay zoomed in after switching back from the Camera Roll on iPhone 7 Plus.
    • Additional support for RAW digital cameras.
  • Messages
    • Adds new love and celebration full screen effects in Messages.
    • Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented the keyboard from displaying in Messages.
  • Music
    • Swipe up the Now Playing screen to more easily access Shuffle, Repeat and Up Next.
    • Choose how to sort Playlists, Albums, and Songs in Library.
    • 'Show Star Ratings' option under Music Settings.
  • News
    • Stories you’ve saved for later now appear the new Saved section.
    • The best paid stories from channels you subscribe to will now appear in a dedicated section in For You.
    • It’s now easier than ever to get to the next story, just swipe left or tap Next Story while reading.
  • Mail
    • Fixes an issue that caused the Move sheet to persist after filing a Mail message.
    • Addresses an issue with long press activating copy and paste in Mail.
    • Fixes an issue in which the wrong message would be selected after deleting a Mail conversation.
  • Settings
    • New wallpapers for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus - These include the ones Apple showed off at their iPhone 7 press event.
    • New ‘Preserve Settings’ menu under Camera Settings.
    • New ‘Press and Hold to Speak’ menu under Home Button Accessibility settings.
    • New TV app section
    • New TV Provider section for Single-Sign-On.
  • SOS
    • iPhone calls emergency services if power button is pressed five times (India only).
  • Siri
    • New introduction screen for Siri.
  • Accessibility
    • Adds BraillePen14 support to VoiceOver.
    • Fixes an issue where the braille table could switch unexpectedly with VoiceOver.
    • Fixes an issue where sometimes Siri enhanced voices were unavailable to VoiceOver.
    • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver users could not re-order items in lists.
    • Fixes an issue where Switch Control was sometimes unable to delete Voicemails.
  • Other improvements and fixes
    • Adds notification support for HomeKit accessories including window coverings, occupancy, motion, door/window, smoke, carbon monoxide, and water leak sensors.
    • Adds notification support for HomeKit accessories when software updates are available to HomeKit accessories.
    • Improves Bluetooth performance and connectivity with third party accessories.
    • Fixes an issue that could cause FaceTime participants to appear out of focus.
    • Fixes an issue that could cause FaceTime calls to appear with incorrect aspect ratio and orientation.
    • Fixes an issue that prevented some Visual Voicemail from completing playback.
    • Fixes a Safari Reader issue that could cause articles to open as empty pages.
    • Fixes an issue that could cause Safari to quit unexpectedly after marking an item as read in Reading List.
  • Security
10.2.1 14D27 11.21.00 P5 M1C S4L S4D

7.21.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
5.32.00 P6 P6P S6L R1C M4C PSE
2.41.00 P6S P6SP R2C
1.02.15 P7I P7PI
1.33.00 P7Q P7PQ

January 23, 2017; 4 months ago (2017-01-23)

Initial release on iPad (7th generation)

  • General bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Improves power management during peak workloads to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
  • Security
Table of versions: iOS 10.3.x
iPhone family:
iPod family:

Limited support on iPad (4th generation), iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C

Version Build Baseband Release date Features
10.3 14E277[141] 11.51.00 P5 M1C S4L S4D

7.51.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
5.51.00 P6 P6P S6L S7L R1C M4C PSE
2.54.00 P6S P6SP R2C
1.03.21 P7I P7PI
1.59.02 P7Q P7PQ

March 27, 2017; 2 months ago (2017-03-27)
  • Find My iPhone
    • There's a new "Find My AirPods" tool in Find My iPhone to help users locate lost AirPods.
    • The Location and Play Sound is now supported for AirPods.
      • This sound emits a noise from the AirPods that reaches a high volume after a few seconds. Users should remove their AirPods from their ears before playing the sound.
  • HomeKit
    • Expanded HomeKit Programmable Light Switch accessory support.
  • Siri
    • Siri can now display cricket scores from the Indian Premier League and the International Cricket Council.
    • Siri updated to be able to pay bills, check on the status of payments, and schedule future rides (via services such as Uber and Lyft) for apps that support it.
    • Siri now has breadcrumb support. For example, users can say "Hey Siri, open the App Store" and a back arrow (or left arrow) will appear in the left of the iOS status bar to jump back to the Siri interface.
  • Safari
    • Safari now supports the Reduced Motion accessibility preference for web apps.
  • Maps
    • The weather icon in the Maps app includes 3D Touch to show hourly forecasts.
    • Removed 3D globe, replaces it with a flat 2D look.
  • Calendar
    • Shows an alert below the "Event Details" page, for event invitations sent from an unknown senders, and allows users to report event invites sent from unknown senders as junk.
  • CarPlay
    • CarPlay includes new shortcuts for launching recently used apps.
    • EV charging station locations show up in CarPlay.
    • New "Up next" option and quick access to albums.
  • News
    • The navigation bar icons are now visibly bolder.
    • There is now an option to 'show disliked' channels on the bottom of the "Favorites" page.
    • An option has been introduced to where users can now quickly favorite or dislike news channels from the "Explore" section or the news channel that is currently open.
  • Home
    • There is now support in Home which allows users to trigger scenes which use accessories that contain switches and buttons.
    • There is now support in Home which allows users to see the remaining charge of the batteries in their HomeKit accessories.
  • Mail
    • Conversation View in the Mail app features navigation improvements.
    • When an email is open in Mail app, the "back" button in the left corner of the screen shows the number of unread emails in the mailbox you opened the email in (Similar to the Messages app).
  • Animations
    • Slightly refined opening animation for apps to where rounded edges are now visible when opening applications (more noticeable on applications that load slowly).
  • Field Test
    • Now updated for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices which contain modems from Intel.
  • Podcasts
    • Support for 3D Touch and a Today widget has been added which allows users to access recently updated podcasts. 
    • Podcast shows or episodes can now be shared in the Messages app and they feature full playback support.
  • Settings
    • Notifications
      • Users can now get notifications for settings other than software updates such as for two-factor authentication.
    • Restrictions
      • Users can now restrict certain TV providers.
    • iTunes and App Store
      • New system level way for developers to request app ratings, opt out option in Settings.
    • iCloud
      • The iCloud tab has moved to the top of Settings instead of being at the bottom, and also now displays the user's name and picture along with the email address(es) associated with their Apple ID(s).
      • Underneath this new tab is where settings notifications appear.
      • The amount of storage users have and how much storage users have used is now shown.
      • iCloud Drive cellular data usage settings have been moved to the cellular tab.
      • "Backup" has been renamed to 'iCloud Backup".
    • General
      • "Diagnostics and Usage" is now labeled "Analytics", corresponding changes included in menu.
      • There is a new button to toggle iCloud data over cellular networks.
    • Touch ID and Passcode
      • When choosing an alphanumeric code with numbers only, passcodes can no longer be shorter than 4 characters in length. An error displays saying that "this passcode must be longer".
    • Calling
      • Calls on Other Devices even when not nearby is now enabled for Verizon's Integrated Calling feature.
    • News
      • An option was added where users can disable the Next Up button from appearing while in a news article.
      • "Show Disliked" section under Favourites, this shows the channels that you have disliked.
  • Keyboards & IME
    • Facemarks have been shuffled around in the Chinese and Japanese keyboard layouts.
    • The icon of the emoji button on the keyboard is now filled in and no longer outlined like it was in previous versions of iOS.
  • Music
    • It is now possible to rearrange songs while repeat mode is turned on.
  • App Store
    • Developers can now respond to reviews on the App Store.
    • Developers will now be able to update the icons for their apps at any time, with an app update no longer required to push out new icon artwork for their apps.
    • App Store reviews now include the publish date of when the review was published.
    • When a user uses 3D Touch on an app review, they can rate the review as Helpful, Not Helpful, or Report a Concern with the review.
    • Users no longer have to enter their Apple ID password when writing a review.
  • Spotlight
    • Spotlight Search Suggestions now have a border, floating text no longer appears.
  • Other improvements, bug fixes, and enhancements
    • Users can now rent a movie once and they can watch their iTunes movies across their various devices.
    • Fixes the 30% battery bug that was present in previous versions of iOS 10 for IPhone 6 and iPhone 6S devices.
    • An alert is now displayed to indicate that 32-bit apps on 10.3 need to be updated and will no longer work in future versions of iOS. An "App Compatibility" list of 32-bit apps can be accessed by going to General > About > tapping on "Applications".
    • Improves performance across the system and the responsiveness of the operating system has been improved.
    • The file system has been updated to the Apple File System (APFS), which replaces HFS Plus, and is designed for Flash/SSD storage. APFS also features improved security and encryption, and improves system performance.
    • Fixes an issue related to the Messages app where the app would freeze and crash upon receiving a long text message.
    • Fixes an issue on the iPad Pro where the Apple Pencil's battery wouldn't charge above 5%.
    • Fixes an issue where the Telephoto lens on the iPhone 7 Plus would not activate while in the 2x zoom mode.
    • Fixes an issue in Notification Center where tapping the search bar in between the Today view and Notification Center would cause the Springboard to crash and reload.
    • The passcode menu UIs have been updated to show dots instead of dashes.
    • VoiceOver stability improvements for the Phone, Safari, and Mail apps
    • Fixes an issue that could prevent Maps from displaying a user's current location after resetting Location & Privacy settings.
  • Security
    • Fixes over 100 security vulnerabilities in various aspects of iOS such as Audio, the Core libraries, and WebKit.
10.3.1[142] 14E304 11.51.00 P5 M1C S4L S4D

7.51.00 P5C P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
5.51.00 P6 P6P S6L S7L R1C M4C PSE
2.54.00 P6S P6SP R2C
1.03.21 P7I P7PI
1.59.02 P7Q P7PQ

April 3, 2017; 2 months ago (2017-04-03)

Fixed in this release:

  • Security
    • Fixes a Wi-Fi-related vulnerability through improved input validation where an attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chipsets of iPhone 5 and later.
10.3.2[1] 14F89

14F90S7 S7L
14F91M4C

11.60.00 P5 M1C S4L S4D

7.60.00 P5S S5L S5D M2C M3C
5.62.00 P6 P6P S6L S7L R1C M4C PSE
2.61.00 P6S P6SP R2C
1.03.50 P7I P7PI
1.81.01 P7Q P7PQ

May 15, 2017; 42 days ago (2017-05-15)

Security and Bug Fixes

10.3.3 Beta 4 14G5053a June 22, 2017; 4 days ago (2017-06-22)
  • Added in beta 1:
    • 3 new wallpapers on 12.9" iPad Pro

iOS 11Edit

Apple announced iOS 11 on June 5, 2017, at its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, with a public release in the Autumn. With this release, Apple resumed the cycle of dropping support for older devices, specifically devices using either an A6 or A6X processor: the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and the iPad (4th generation). iOS 11 has limited support on the iPhone 5S, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Air. Support for 32-bit apps was dropped; only 64-bit compiled apps can run now.

Table of versions: iOS 11
iPhone family:
iPod family:
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
11.0 beta 2 15A5304i 3.05.05 P6SP (beta 1)
3.08.00 P6SP (beta 2)
June 21, 2017; 5 days ago (2017-06-21)

Added in beta 1:

  • App Store
    • Redesigned like Music App
    • New tabs: Today, Games, Apps, Updates, Search
    • Today shows what's new for apps and caters to what you like.
  • Control Center
    • Full-screen merged back into one page
    • Added toggles Cellular Data and Hot Spot
    • AirDrop is now a toggle
    • Redesigned UI for Control Center with emphasis on 3D Touch
    • New shortcuts: Low Power, Do Not Disturb while Driving, Screen Recording, Notes, Wallet, Accessibility, Timer, Stopwatch
  • Do Not Disturb while Driving
  • Files
    • Replaces iCloud Drive
    • Local place to store files along with access to iCloud Drive and third-party cloud storage access (Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, etc.)
    • Has finder capabilities including tagging files based on color and importance.
  • Improved keyboard
    • QuickType - Flick a key for number or symbol (iPad only)
    • One-handed keyboard for iPhone
  • Accessibility
    • Type to Siri
    • Smart Invert - Inverts color of the display while leaving image and video in their original color.
  • Screen recording: Record your entire screen and create videos on how to use a device or for sending bug reports to Apple (accessed through Control Center)
  • Settings
    • Social Media integration removed (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). 3rd party apps no longer have access to these accounts.[143]
    • Siri and Search are one setting
    • SOS feature click power button 5 times to call emergency number
    • Shutdown button
    • New Storage UI
      • Can offload apps, keeps the data but removes the app.
    • Accounts and Passwords: this stores your email account logins and passwords and Safari Keychain logins, you can also add new logins here
  • Messages
    • Messages move to iCloud: sync your messages all your conversations between iOS devices and macOS. Stores your messages in iCloud.
    • New Send with Message animations
    • Quicker access to third party sticker apps in Messages an app drawer shows up inside the message.
    • Send payments to your friends with Apple Pay
  • Notes
    • Pin notes
    • Change paper type
    • New typeface
    • Tables support
    • New formatting UI
    • New inline drawing
    • Scan documents and markup.
  • AirPlay 2
    • Supports other smart speakers.
  • Camera
    • QR Scanner
    • Create GIFs
    • New Filters
  • Clock
    • Can set seconds now in Timer
  • Safari
    • Address bar is rounded
    • Tabs are rounded
    • Faster scrolling
    • Switch tabs with 3D Touch
    • Prevent cross-site tracking
  • Apple Music
    • Share with friends easier.
    • Shows which friends like different songs.
  • Siri
    • Translation (Beta): Chinese, Spanish, French, German, or Italian.
    • Tell Siri to play some music, you’ll hear a song you love.
    • New Voices sound more realistic
    • New UI/icon.
  • Notification Center
    • Merged with Lock Screen, when you pull down NC it's the lock screen with access to widgets and even the camera.
  • Lockscreen
    • New Music Widget doesn't take up the entire screen
    • New Fade in feature when waking up the screen
    • Rotate Lock Screen on iPhone
    • Swipe Up to see past Notifications
  • Podcasts
    • Redesigned
  • Calculator
    • New icon
    • New UI
  • Photos
    • New Filters
    • Taking a screenshot now lets you edit and markup the photo before you save it.
    • GIF support
  • Phone
    • New button UI
    • Auto answer calls
  • Maps
    • One handed zooming (double tap and hold, then slide up/down)
    • Lane Guidance
    • Indoor directions for malls and other buildings
    • Speed Limit shown
    • Faster route shown at each intersection.
  • UI
    • New Volume Control doesn't take up middle of the screen
    • New Video Control UI
    • All stock apps take on the Chrome text style like Music App with emphasis on Bold
    • New Keyboard UI on Lock Screen, Using Siri, and Quick Reply to messages.
  • iPad Only
    • New Multitasking features:
      • Open up to 3 apps with PiP app running
      • New UI to multitask apps, create multiple 2-3 opened apps that you can reopen later
    • Tap Lock Screen with Apple Pen to reopen last note taken.
    • Expandable Dock can add multiple apps and can pull up the dock anytime.
    • Drag and Drop support between apps, Photos, text, etc.
  • Other
    • 32-bit apps do not run. Only 64-bit compiled apps can run now.
    • Emphasis on machine learning for Siri and other apps to get the best data that's relevant to you.
    • iCloud storage share with Family
    • Setting up a new iPhone is easier
    • Sync data between a new device quicker.
    • Share Wi-FI passwords with an unlocked device that knows it.
    • ARKit, emphasis on augmented reality that new apps will be able to take on

Added in beta 2:

  • New orange color seen in Messages Echo effect
  • New search options within Apple Music
  • External locations are now seen in Files
  • Do Not Disturb While Driving is enabled in beta 2
  • You can now select multiple items in Photos (similar to selecting multiple home screen icons)

Version history: Apple TV (2nd generation) onwardsEdit

Legend:   Obsolete   Discontinued   Current   Beta

Information about new updates to Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards is published on Apple's knowledge base.[144]

iOS 4.1Edit

iOS 4.1 was the first version of iOS available on the Apple TV (2nd generation). It included Apple TV Software 4.0.[144]

Table of versions: iOS 4.x – Apple TV (2nd generation) only
iOS Version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features
4.1 4.0 8M89
2010-09-01
  • Initial release on Apple TV (2nd generation)
4.2 4.1 8C150 (1539) 2010-11-22
4.2.1 4.1.1 8C154 (1553) 2010-12-14

Bug fixes

  • Addresses an issue that causes some high-definition TVs to incorrectly display at 480p.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a movie or TV show to be re-downloaded.[144]
4.3 4.2 8F191m (2060) 2011-03-09
  • AirPlay video support for third party apps on iDevices.
  • New slideshow themes: View photos with the new Scrapbook, Photo Mobile, and Holiday Mobile slideshow themes.
  • Improved on-screen keyboard: Search and enter names and passwords more easily with the redesigned on-screen keyboard.
  • Enjoy Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound when watching Netflix.
4.2.1 8F202 (2100) 2011-03-22

Bug fixes

  • Addresses issues that may cause the screen to flicker or display incorrect colour on some older TVs.
  • Addresses an issue where Apple TV may not wake up from sleep.
  • Addresses an issue where audio may not be heard on some TV models after switching from another input.
  • Apple TV Software 4.2.1 includes stability and performance fixes for Apple TV.[144]
4.2.2 8F305 (2203) 2011-05-11

Bug fixes

  • Addresses an issue in which audio is not output when playing some video content.
  • Addresses an issue in which video is not displayed when playing some content.
  • Adds an audio output setting for switching to 16-bit audio for compatibility with some TVs and AV receivers.
  • Improves the performance of fast-forwarding and rewinding live events.
  • Addresses an issue in which the description information is not displayed for some movies.
  • Addresses an issue in which YouTube subscription videos are not ordered by date.
4.3 8F455 (2557) 2011-08-01
  • Ability to watch videos from Vimeo.
  • US-only feature: streams purchased TV shows from iTunes on Apple TV (and past purchases); formerly, only rentals were available.
iOS Version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features

iOS 5Edit

On October 23, 2011, Apple TV (2nd generation) received the iOS 5.0 software, with My Photo Stream, AirPlay mirroring (from iPhone 4S & iPad 2), NHL, Wall Street Journal, slideshow themes and Netflix subtitles.[144][145] Contrary to rumors and code found in iOS 5, the release did not bring support for Bluetooth or apps to the Apple TV (2nd generation).[146]

Table of versions: iOS 5.x – Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generations)
iOS Version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features
5.0 4.4 9A334v (3140)[147] 2011-10-12
  • Coincides with iOS 5 for portable iOS devices.
  • Photo Stream.
  • AirPlay mirroring for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.[148]
  • Wall Street Journal.
  • New Slideshow themes.
  • Netflix subtitles.

Upgrading from this version resets the device to factory settings as part of the upgrade process.[149]

4.4.1 9A335a (3150)
2011-10-17

Bug fixes

  • Upgrading from this version resets the device to factory settings as part of the upgrade process.[149]
4.4.2[150] 9A336a (3160)[151] 2011-10-24
  • Audio playback: addresses an issue in which audio is not output when playing some video content.
  • Video playback: addresses an issue in which video is not displayed when playing some content.
  • Audio output setting: adds an audio output setting for switching to 16-bit audio for compatibility with some TVs and AV receivers.
  • Live FF/RW improvements: improves the performance of fast-forwarding and rewinding live events.
  • Movie description: addresses an issue in which the description information is not displayed for some movies.
  • YouTube video order: addresses an issue in which YouTube subscription videos were not ordered by date.
5.0.1 4.4.3 9A405l (3323) 2011-11-17
  • Added support for Netflix in Mexico.
  • Addresses an issue in which audio may not play through the optical port when the TV is turned off.
4.4.4 9A406a (3330)
2011-12-15
  • General performance and stability improvements, including a fix for an issue that displayed an error when playing some video content.
5.1 5.0 9B179b (4099)
2012-03-07
  • Initial release on Apple TV (3rd generation).
  • Support for 1080p video resolution.A3
  • Completely redesigned menus.
    • Content categories now resemble iOS app icons.
    • Third-party apps (Netflix, YouTube, NBA, Flickr, etc.) have their own icon.
  • Ability to create a Netflix account.
5.1.1 5.0.1 9B206f (4224) 2012-05-10
  • Previews for movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store can now be viewed in HD.
  • Fixes an issue that caused some iOS apps to have trouble connecting via AirPlay.
  • Improves the reliability of Home Sharing connections.
  • Addresses an issue affecting Netflix login and navigation.
  • Includes fixes for issues affecting stability and performance.
5.0.2 9B830 (4250) 2012-06-05
  • Addresses an issue which caused content restrictions to be incorrectly applied for the iTunes Store in Australia.
iOS Version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features

iOS 6Edit

On September 24, 2012, Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards received the iOS 6.0 software update, with Shared Photo Streams, iTunes account switching, better AirPlay functionality, and Trailers searching, among other smaller improvements.

Table of versions: iOS 6.x – Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generations)
iOS Version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features
6.0 5.1 10A406E (5201) 2012-09-24
  • Shared Photo Streams: Accept invitations for Shared Photo Streams, browse photos and comments, and receive notifications of new content.
  • AirPlay: Send audio content from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers/devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs). Also includes the ability to require an onscreen code to use AirPlay with Apple TV.
  • iTunes account switching: Save multiple iTunes accounts and switch quickly between them.
  • Trailers: Search for movie trailers. In the United States, see show times for local theaters.
  • Screen savers: New Cascade, Shrinking Tiles, and Sliding Panels screen savers.
  • Main menu: Reorder icons on the second page by holding down the select button on the remote.
  • Subtitles: SDH support for the hearing-impaired; improvements to viewing and selecting subtitles.
  • Network configuration: Support for setting up advanced network options using configuration profiles.
  • Stability and performance: Includes general performance and stability improvements.
6.0.1 5.1.1 10A831 (5433) 2012-11-29
  • Adds support for Up Next with iTunes 11 or iTunes Match.
  • Includes performance and stability improvements with the iTunes Store, AirPlay, Netflix, iTunes Match, and wired ethernet connections.
6.1 5.2 10B144b (6010.96)[152] 2013-01-28
  • Initial release on Apple TV (3rd generation Revision A).
  • Bluetooth keyboards: Adds support for some Bluetooth keyboards (including Apple Wireless Keyboard).[153]
  • iTunes in the Cloud: Browse and play purchased iTunes music directly from iCloud.
  • Airplay: Send stereo audio from video content on Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers/devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs).
  • Stability and performance: Includes general performance and stability improvements.
6.1.3 5.2.1 10B329a (6025) 2013-03-19
  • Hulu Plus app: Completely redesigned, adds support for closed-captioning.[154]
  • iTunes in the Cloud: Adds support for Music in the Cloud in Japan and Israel.[144]
  • Stability and performance: Including improvements for software update, subtitles, and general performance.[144]
  • Security Fixes.[155]
6.1.4 5.3 10B809 (6105) 2013-06-19
  • Third-party content: Adds support for Crunchyroll, ESPN, HBO GO, Qello, and Sky News (some sources depend on country).✝
  • iTunes Store: Improves reliability of signing into the iTunes Store and playing purchased content.

✝ Further channels added on August 27, 2013, without a software update: Vevo, Weather Channel, Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Smithsonian Channel[156][157][158] (some sources depend on country)[159]

iOS Version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features

iOS 7Edit

On September 20, 2013, Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards received the iOS 7.0 software update, with iTunes Radio and AirPlay from iCloud.

Table of versions: iOS 7.x – Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generations)
iOS Version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features
7.0.1 / 7.0.2 6.0 11A470e/11A502 2013-09-23
  • iTunes Radio
    • Create user radio stations and listen to them ad-free with iTunes Match (US and Australia only).
  • iTunes Store
    • Browse, purchase, and play music directly from the iTunes Store.
  • iCloud Photos
    • Adds support to play video from a shared Photo Stream and view Photo Streams from multiple contributors.
  • AirPlay from iCloud
    • Apple TV will play content from iTunes In The Cloud instead of user AirPlay device when possible (needs iOS 7 on AirPlay device).
  • Podcasts
    • Sync user podcasts and podcast stations across Apple TV and all user iOS devices.
  • iMovie Theater
    • Stream user iMovie creations instantly in high definition from iCloud (needs latest version of iMovie for iOS or Mac and an iCloud account).
  • Subtitles & Captioning
    • Automatic subtitle selection based on Apple TV language setting, with customizable closed caption style.
  • Conference Room Display
    • Lock Apple TV into Conference Room Display (for business and education environments) and show onscreen instructions for using AirPlay.
  • Software update
    • Keep Apple TV always updated by automatically installing software updates when available.
  • Setup
    • Use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with iOS 7 to automatically transfer network settings, user Apple ID, and language preferences to Apple TV (3rd generation) (not available on iPhone 4 or iPad 2).

Third-party US-only content added on September 26, 2013, without a software update: Major League Soccer (MLS) and Disney Junior.[160][161]

iMovie Theater app was added on October 22, 2013, without a software update.[162]

7.0.3 6.0.1 11B511d 2013-10-25
  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.[144]
7.0.4 / 7.0.6 6.0.2 11B554a/11B651 2013-11-14
  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.[144]
  • Security (11B651 build only)
    • Provides a fix for SSL connection verification.
7.1 6.1 11D169b March 10, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-03-10)
  • Main menu
    • Includes ability to make hiding channels easier[144]
  • AirPlay
    • Security option for iOS devices or Macs to require verifying via a one-time, onscreen code before using AirPlay (needs iOS 7.1 or later on an iOS device, or OS X 10.9.2 or later on a Mac).[144]
    • Adds support to allow an AirPlay device to discover Apple TV over Bluetooth in environments where multicast or Bonjour traffic is blocked on the network or the AirPlay device is on a different subnet.[144]
  • Remote app
    • View purchased TV Shows and Movies in the Remote app and tap to play them instantly on Apple TV.[144]
    • Create and play iTunes Radio stations (needs Remote app version 4.2 or later).[144]
  • Stability and performance
    • Bug fixes, general performance and stability improvements.[144]
7.1.1 6.1.1 11D201c April 22, 2014; 3 years ago (2014-04-22)
  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.[144]
7.1.2 6.2 11D257c June 30, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-06-30)
  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.[144]
  • iTunes Extras
    • Added ability to explore deleted scenes, photos, cast and crew, and more with select iTunes movie purchases. (Only available for HD purchases)[144]
6.2.1 11D258 September 17, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-09-17)

Final release on Apple TV (2nd generation)

As of May 2015, the YouTube app only works on newer Apple TVs that have software 7.2 or later due to an API change implemented by Google.

  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.[144]
iOS Version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features

iOS 8Edit

On September 18, 2014, the third generation Apple TV received the iOS 8.0 software update, with a redesigned UI, Family Sharing and peer-to-peer AirPlay.

Table of versions: iOS 8.x – Apple TV (3rd generation) only
iOS Version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features
8.0 7.0 12A365b September 17, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-09-17)
  • UI
    • Redesigned UI that adopts a similar look to the "flat" look that is presented in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.
    • UI redesign includes redesigned icons and borders, menus, and many of the controls inside many of the apps that are included with the Apple TV.
  • Family Sharing
    • Adds support for a service of sharing purchases from iTunes between up to 6 people.
    • Supports iTunes music, video, podcasts, and TV show purchases.
    • All group members must pay for family purchases with the same credit/debit card.
    • Ask To Buy – parents can approve a child's spending from the parent's device.
  • Descriptive Video Services
    • Hear descriptive video with a new accessibility feature support select iTunes movies and TV shows.
  • Peer-to-peer AirPlay
    • Guests can AirPlay from their Mac or iOS device directly to an Apple TV without connecting to a wireless network (needs ATV 3 Rev-A (A1469), iPhone 4S and later; iPad 2 and later; and iPod Touch (5th generation) running iOS 8 or a Mac running OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later).A3R
  • Beats Music
    • Beats Music has now been shut down in favor of Apple Music, which requires an Apple TV 4 running tvOS 9.0 or later.
8.1 7.0.1 12B410a October 20, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-10-20)
  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.
  • Bug fixes.
8.1.1 7.0.2 12B440 November 17, 2014; 2 years ago (2014-11-17)
  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.
  • Bug fixes.
8.1.3 7.0.3 12B466 January 27, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-01-27)
  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.
  • Bug fixes.
8.2 7.1 12D508 March 9, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-03-09)
  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.
  • Bug fixes.
8.3 7.2 12F69 April 8, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-04-08)

As of May 2015, the YouTube app only works on Apple TVs that have software 7.2 or later due to an API change implemented by Google.

  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.
  • Bug fixes
Post-Apple TV 4G Updates
8.4.1 7.2.1 12H523 February 25, 2016; 15 months ago (2016-02-25)
  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.
  • Bug fixes
8.4.2 7.2.2 12H606 December 12, 2016; 6 months ago (2016-12-12)

Final release on Apple TV (3rd Generation/3rd Generation Rev-A)[163]

  • Stability and performance
    • Includes general performance and stability improvements.
  • Bug fixes
iOS Version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features

tvOS 9Edit

tvOS 9 is an operating system that is 95% based on iOS 9, with adaptations made for a television interface. It was announced on September 9, 2015, alongside the new iPad Pro and iPhone 6S. Tim Cook took the stage and introduced tvOS saying that it was time for the Apple TV to gain a modern OS with support for apps as they are "the future of TV". It will only be available on the Apple TV (4th generation), released in October 2015. It adds a native SDK to develop apps, and an App Store to distribute them, and support for Siri and universal search across multiple apps.

Table of versions: tvOS 9.x – Apple TV (4th generation) only
iOS Version tvOS Version Build Release date Features
9.0 9.0 13T396 October 29, 2015; 19 months ago (2015-10-29)
  • Initial release on Apple TV (4th generation).
  • User Interface
    • Introduces a new user interface that uses lighter colors and transparency, adds support for control via an all new remote. This remote can be used to navigate the user interface by using multi-touch gestures on the trackpad on the remote rather than physical buttons.
  • App Store/SDK
    • Adds support for an all new SDK for developers to build apps for the TV including all of the APIs included in iOS 9 such as Metal.
    • Adds an App Store which allows users to browse, download, and install a wide variety of applications from things such as games, video applications, etc.
    • Developers can now use their own interface inside of their application rather than only being able to use Apple's interface.
  • Siri
    • Adds support for Siri which can be toggled by pressing the microphone button on the remote.
    • Siri, beyond all of its iOS abilities, can take many voice commands tailored for the TV, such as a cross-application search for a movie/TV show, rewind, fast forward, name and actor/director of the current movie, and even skip back 15 seconds.
  • Experience
    • It is now possible to switch between two applications by double-clicking the trackpad on the remote and scrolling to the desired application.
    • Users can now customize the home screen by placing any applications they wish on the top row, including third-party types.
    • New cinematic screen savers display time-lapse images of scenic cities when the Apple TV is asleep.
    • It is now possible to control the volume of the TV and turn it on/off using just the new Siri Remote and the built in support for HDMI CEC in TVOS.
  • Third-Party Controllers
    • Adds support for pairing third-party Bluetooth game controllers in order to play games.
  • Apple Music
    • Adds Apple Music support for Apple TV.
9.1 9.0.1 13T402 November 9, 2015; 19 months ago (2015-11-09)
  • General performance and stability improvements.
9.2 9.1 13U85 December 8, 2015; 18 months ago (2015-12-08)
  • Adds support for controlling Apple Music with Siri.
  • Adds support for controlling the Apple TV with the Remote app for iOS and Apple Watch.
  • Improvements to networking and scrolling.
9.2.1 9.1.1 13U717 January 25, 2016; 16 months ago (2016-01-25)
  • General performance and stability improvements
  • Adds the Podcasts app to the Apple TV
9.3 9.2 13Y234 March 21, 2016; 14 months ago (2016-03-21)
  • Adds support for folders on the Apple TV.
    • A folder can be made by selecting an app, clicking and holding on the touchpad, clicking the Play/Pause button, and then choosing "New Folder" from the popup menu.
  • Adds the ability to pair Bluetooth keyboards with the 4th Generation Apple TV
  • Adds a redesigned application switcher similar to the one found in iOS 9 rather than the one found in iOS 8 as TVOS 9.1 contained.
  • Adds support for iCloud Photo Library and Live Photos
  • Enables developers to add maps to their applications with the use of the MapKit API.
  • Siri/Voice Dictation
    • Adds support for Voice Dictation to enable users to enter text in text fields using their voice. Voice Dictation can be invoked by selecting the text field and pressing the Siri button on the Siri Remote.
    • Adds Support for searching the App Store on the Apple TV using Siri.
    • Adds support for new Siri languages which include Spanish(United States), French(Canada), and English(United Kingdom and Australia).
  • Remote operability improvements
    • In order to rewind/fast forward the video in tvOS 9.2, it is now necessary to click the touchpad before swiping left or right.[164]
    • Updates the remote firmware which includes improved motion sensor performance and support for additional sound bar and receiver hardware.[165]
  • Enhancements to speed and performance.
9.3.2 9.2.1 13Y772 May 16, 2016; 13 months ago (2016-05-16)
  • General performance and stability improvements.
9.3.3 9.2.2 13Y825 July 18, 2016; 11 months ago (2016-07-18)
  • General performance and stability improvements.
  • Bug fixes.
iOS Version tvOS Version Build Release date Features

tvOS 10Edit

On June 13, 2016, Apple SVP of Internet Services Eddy Cue announced at WWDC 2016, the next major version of tvOS, tvOS 10. tvOS 10 brings new functionality such as Siri search enhancements, single sign on for cable subscriptions, a dark mode, and a new Remote application for controlling the Apple TV. tvOS 10 was released on September 13, 2016.

Table of versions: tvOS 10.x – Apple TV (4th generation) only
iOS Version tvOS Version Build Release date Features
10.0.2 10.0 14T330 September 13, 2016; 9 months ago (2016-09-13)
  • User Interface
    • Adds the option for users to select between a bright mode or a new dark mode.[166]
    • Adds support for app notification badge icons on the tvOS home screen.
  • Siri
    • Support for searching YouTube for content using Siri.
    • Support for searching for content by topic.
  • Single Sign On (Coming Soon)
    • Adds support for typing in Cable/Satellite provider credentials once inside the Settings app and being able to download any TV app that supports that particular provider and be automatically logged into that app using the credentials in the Settings app.
  • Photos
    • Adds support for the new Photos app available in iOS 10 which adds a new feature called Memories.
  • Music
    • Update the UI of Apple Music to match the UI of Apple Music on iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.
  • Control
    • Adds support for a new, redesigned Remote app which mimics the functionality of the Siri Remote.
    • When users start typing on the Apple TV using the Siri Remote, their iPhone on iOS 10 or later gives them a lockscreen notification that allows for text entry, even without the remote app installed on the iOS device.
    • No longer requires developers to provide support for the Siri Remote in games. A game can now make a third-party MFI controller required for gameplay.
  • HomeKit
    • Allows the control of HomeKit accessories from the Apple TV.
  • Developer Tools
    • Adds many new APIs that developers can take advantage of on tvOS such as ReplayKit, SpriteKit, SceneKit, and more.
10.1 10.0.1 14U71

14U100

October 24, 2016; 7 months ago (2016-10-24)

November 14, 2016; 7 months ago (2016-11-14) (14U100)

  • General performance and stability improvements.
  • Bug fixes.
10.2 10.1 14U593 December 12, 2016; 6 months ago (2016-12-12)
  • General performance and stability improvements.
  • New "TV" app (US only).
  • Added "Single Sign-On".
10.2.1 10.1.1 14U712a January 23, 2017; 4 months ago (2017-01-23)
  • General performance and stability improvements.
10.3 10.2 14W265[141] March 27, 2017; 2 months ago (2017-03-27)
  • Adds support for Apple File System (APFS).
  • General performance and stability improvements.
10.3.2 10.2.1 14W585a May 15, 2017; 42 days ago (2017-05-15)

Security and Bug Fixes

iOS Version tvOS Version Build Release date Features

NotesEdit

Notable software bugs and issuesEdit

iOS 4Edit

Alarm clock bugs

The Alarm feature of the built in Clock app in the iPhone and iPod Touch has been plagued by major bugs in all versions of iOS 4. The first bug noticed was the "DST bug" which was first seen when some countries switched to/from daylight saving time from/to standard time in October/November 2010.[167][168] It caused recurring alarms to start going off an hour too early or late. Apple promised the bug would be fixed in iOS 4.2 but according to some reports it still exists even in iOS 4.3.1.[169]

The second alarm clock bug discovered was the "New Year's Day bug" which showed up on January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012. It caused non-recurring alarms to never work.[170] However two days after each New Year's Day, on January 3, 2011, they "magically" started working again. This bug was seemingly fixed in iOS 4.3.[171]

iOS 5Edit

Battery drain bugs

Apple confirmed that several battery life bugs were negatively affecting battery life in iOS 5.[172] They attempted to fix these bugs with iOS 5.0.1 and 5.1 but the problem still remained.[173] Finally, these bugs were fixed in iOS 5.1.1.

Wi-Fi

The launch of the iOS 5 update on October 12, 2011 (including iOS 5.0.1 released on November 10, 2011), led many users to report a major bug causing the device to lose Wi-Fi access. This problem has supposedly been fixed with the release of iOS 5.1.1[174][175]

SIM card

Some users of the iPhone 4S and iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) reported issues with the SIM card in iOS 5.0,[176] and even though Apple attempted to fix these issues in version 5.0.1 build 9A406 (for iPhone 4S only), they still remained.[177]

Echo bugs

Some users of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S reported issues with having echo problems during phone call in the initial release of iOS 5, which causes echoes to appear randomly during phone calls made through earbuds. The other party in the call is generally unable to hear the conversation due to this problem.[178] Apple has since released version 5.1.1 in an attempt to fix the problem.

iOS 6Edit

Maps

Apple has admitted that there were several bugs in the mapping app on iOS 6, with cities in the wrong location, some places being missed off altogether, some places misnamed and places of interest in the sea.[179][180][181] Problems submitted by users have gradually been addressed with daily updates to Maps.[182]

Bluetooth

Many users report a problem with Bluetooth audio streaming to a range of compatible devices. The sound cuts out every now and then for no apparent reason. As of October 2012, no solution has been provided by Apple.[183]

Location-based Reminders

Location-based reminders do not work for iPads, even though they were promised to work on cellular enabled devices.[184] It has later been clarified by Apple that only the 4th generation iPad and the iPad Mini 1st generation or later will be able to use this.[185]

Cellular Network

In iOS 6.1, users reported problems with cellular connectivity. This was addressed for the iPhone 4S in iOS 6.1.1 which "fixes an issue that could impact cellular performance and reliability for iPhone 4S".[186]

Do Not Disturb

Many iPhone users experienced a bug with the Do Not Disturb feature when the calendar changed from 2012 to 2013. The feature would be left on past the scheduled time set by the user, allowing texts, notifications, and alarm settings to be missed. The bug was caused by a difference in formatting in the ISO calendar system versus the Gregorian calendar system.[187] Apple did not offer a quick software update for the bug, instead saying that the bug would fix itself on January 7, 2013.[188]

Microsoft Exchange

Another bug causes issues when iOS devices connect to a Microsoft Exchange server to retrieve email, resulting in message "mailbox server resources are consumed, log growth becomes excessive, memory and CPU use may increase significantly, and server performance is affected".[189] Microsoft have suggested several workarounds,[190] and Apple responded with a KnowledgeBase article describing the cause of the bug and a suggested temporary workaround, promising a fix in the near future,[191] which was then fixed with release of iOS 6.1.2.

Lockscreen bypass code

On iPhones, another bug found in 6.1 allowing bypassing the lock screen's passcode to temporarily gain full access to the Phone app, by performing a specific sequence of actions on the phone that remained unfixed,[192] with Apple acknowledging the bug[193] and then addressed with release of iOS 6.1.3.

Audio profile speakerphone

iPhone 5 users experienced dropped calls during the release of iOS 6.1.3 when there was an issue with the audio microphone profile. This also caused issues with many voice-over commands, including Siri, to get different results than expected or to fail easily. Apple fixed this bug with the release of iOS 6.1.4, which updated the audio speaker profile so users would get better results.

FaceTime

Shortly when Apple released iOS 7, users running iOS 6 were said to have problems using FaceTime. Apple later released a support document stating that this was due to an expired device certificate and that devices that support iOS 7 should update to it in order to resolve these issues.[194] Devices that are unable to run iOS 7, such as the fourth-generation iPod Touch, should upgrade to iOS 6.1.6.[194]

Data security

An attacker can collect or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS protocols. This same bug was also reported on iOS 7.0.4 and iOS 7.0.5 for the iPhone 5C and 5S. For the iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch 4th generation, iOS 6.1.6 was released to fix this issue since iOS 7 is not compatible with these devices (see iOS 7.x).

iOS 7Edit

In iOS 7, users that were running iPhone 4 to iPhone 5, iPad 2nd to 4th generations, first-generation iPad mini, and iPod Touch (5th generation) have developed bugs that were formerly retained since iOS 6. One example is the SSL/TLS protocol when the secure transport failed to verify certification authenticity (fixed in iOS 7.0.6). This caused the iPhone 3GS (initially ended with iOS 6.1.3) and the iPod Touch 4th generation (initially ended with iOS 6.1.5) to advance one update to iOS 6.1.6.

Passcode screen bypass bugs

People are able to bypass the "Enter Passcode" screen. This flaw was discovered within hours of it becoming publicly available. This is only able to be done on iPhone 5 and earlier while the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S are safe from this bug. This is caused by the ability to use the control center via the lock screen and tapping on the camera or timer buttons. This feature can be turned off in the Settings app.[195] This was fixed in iOS 7.0.2.

Motion Sickness

Users complained about dizziness and vertigo-like symptoms when using this operating system because of parallax motion effects. In iOS 7.1, a new function in the Settings app named "Reduce Motion" was introduced to reduce the motion of the user interface and disable the parallax effects.[196]

Creation of CardDAV Accounts not working

Creating a CardDAV Account contains a bug that needs manual fixing of the CardDAV-Server-URL.[197]

Battery drain problems

In iOS 7.1, users have reported seeing significant drain on their batteries after installing the new update.[198]

FaceTime

Issues with video-calling and connection errors. This was fixed in iOS 7.0.4. (See iOS 6.x)

Safari ignores local domain

Local domain names can no longer be resolved in Safari.[199][200] This breaks short names on the local network, e.g. 'nas' for nas.<ourdomain>.

Home screen crashes

Users have reported various crashes of the home screen, the core service that renders the home screen icons, Notification Center, Control Center, Siri and the lockscreen.[201] This was fixed in iOS 7.1.

Data security

Secure transport failed to validate the authenticity of connection. This issue was addressed by restoring missing validation steps. This may cause an attacker with a privileged network position to capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS.[202] This issue was addressed by the release of iOS 7.0.6.

Battery Indicator stuck until restart

iPhone 4S users report experiencing problems with the battery indicator; the indicator will freeze at the same value until the iPhone is restarted again.[203][204]

Touch ID

In iOS 7.1, Touch ID was not functioning on the iPhone 5S. The problem cannot be resolved by turning Touch ID on and off in the "Fingerprint and Passcode" menu, restarting, resetting, or restoring the device using iTunes. This problem was similar to the iOS 8.0.1 release, which crippled iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus of both cellular and Touch ID. This was fixed in iOS 7.1.1.

iOS 8Edit

HealthKit

Shortly after the release of iOS 8, Apple released a statement pointing out that a bug had been found in the operating system which prevented HealthKit-compatible apps from being released alongside iOS 8.[205] Apps already released that included Healthkit functionality were withdrawn from the App Store. iOS 8.0.1/8.0.2 included a fix for this issue.

iOS 8.0.1

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who updated to iOS 8.0.1 wirelessly had cellular service and Touch ID disabled due to a software issue. Over-the-Air downloads of iOS 8.0.1 were stopped within an hour of the release of the software, but many early adopters had been affected. These issues were fixed with the release of iOS 8.0.2 a day later.

Touch ID

Users who updated phones with Touch ID enabled to iOS 8.3 found out that they could not use Touch ID to make App Store purchases.[206] A workaround has been devised by users to repair this issue.[207]

Performance

Many users of older generation devices such as the iPhone 4s and the iPad 2 reported performance issues with iOS 8. Apple has since released iOS 8.1.1 in attempt to fix the problem.

Keyboard

Several issues with the new Keyboard API in iOS 8 were reported, including problems with custom keyboards crashing or not appearing, or being replaced with the default keyboard. Apple has since released iOS 8.3 in attempt to fix the problem.

iMessage

When a specific set of Arabic, Unicode, and English characters are sent through iMessage to an iOS device running iOS 8.0 or later, it causes the device to crash. This bug was discovered by a Reddit user in May 2015. Apple has since released a software update (iOS 8.4) to fix this issue.[208]

iOS 9Edit

Game Center

Many users of all generation devices experience some issues with Game Center loading times causes long freezes in apps that require Game Center logins.[209] This was fixed in iOS 9.1.

Bluetooth

Many users who own the iPhone SE have experienced various issues relating to phone calls via Bluetooth connectivity. The quality of incoming calls via Bluetooth devices was reported to be very low.[210] This issue was fixed in the iOS 9.3.2 update.

Security

Users' security was threatened with the release of 9.3.3 through an exploit in the WebKit rendering component which allowed hackers to access the infected phone's sensors by getting the user to open a link from an SMS.[211] This was quickly fixed with the release of 9.3.5.

See alsoEdit

Version histories and information for various other operating systems and software by Apple Inc.

Various other platforms' version histories

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Further readingEdit

External linksEdit

  • iOS – official site