Apple is constantly updating their iOS software, as they continuously innovate new features and fix problems that exist with earlier versions of the software. But your iPhone will not update automatically, and you may often find that you cannot install an iOS update if you do not have enough storage space on your device, or if your iPhone model is not compatible with an update.
So if you want to be able to perform an action on your iPhone and find that you are unable to do so, then the first thing you should check is which version of iOS introduced that option, and if the iOS version on your iPhone is high enough to include it. Our guide below will show you how to check the iOS version on your iPhone.
How to Check the iOS Version on an iPhone
Device: iPhone 6 Plus
Software Version: iOS 9.0.2
The exact method for checking the iOS version on your iPhone can vary slightly depending upon which version of iOS is installed on your device. If these steps do not work on your device, then you may be running an older version of iOS.
- Open the Settings menu.
- Scroll down and tap the General option.
- Tap the About button at the top of the screen.
- Locate the Version option on this menu. Your iOS version is displayed to the right of it. For example, the iPhone in the image below is running iOS version 9.0.2.
Certain features and settings are only available in certain versions of iOS. For example, Apple Music is not available on iPhones that are running iOS versions lower that 8.4.
Have you ever needed to sign into multiple accounts with the same service on your iPhone? For example, maybe you have more than one Google account and want to check your Gmail in your Safari browser. One way to accomplish that is to use the private browsing feature of the Safari browser. This article will show you how to take advantage of private browsing on your iPhone.
Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.