It is finally that time of the year when you get to upgrade the software on all your Apple devices. It is the time when Apple rolls out new softwares updates and this year we are getting – iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina and tvOS 13.
There is an addition to the software update line up, as Apple planned to make an all new operating system for its iPad range. Now, your iPad will not use iOS for operating, in place, it will be using iPadOS.
iPadOS is the all new operating system Apple has rolled out for iPads. It helps improve performance as well as perform a lot more tasks, which were not possible on iOS.
Well, it is not just the iPadOS; all new software updates are rolled out. Which means, it is time to update.
New Software Updates for Apple Devices
Every single Apple Device gets an update today, expect the older ones, which can no longer get an update. It happens before Apple thinks that the device is not capable of performing high-end tasks. Making the device perform its functions even slower.
That’s why Apple drops support for some devices when it rolls out the new software update. And the same is the case this year.
You must know if your Apple Device is going to get the software update this year, or not?
Below is the complete list of devices which shall get the new software update today (19th September 2019):
iOS 13 Compatible iPhones and iPods
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6S Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs Max
- iPod Touch 7th Generation
iPadOS 13 Compatible iPads
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2017)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2015)
- iPad Pro 11 (2018)
- iPad Pro 10.5 (2017)
- iPad Pro 9.7 (2016)
- iPad Air (2019)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad (2018)
- iPad (2017)
- iPad Mini (2019)
- iPad Mini 4
watchOS 6 Compatible Apple Watches
- Apple Watch Series 1
- Apple Watch Series 2
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
macOS Catalina Compatible Macs
- MacBook (2015 or newer)
- MacBook Air (2012 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (2012 or newer)
- Mac mini (2012 or newer)
- iMac (2012 or newer)
- iMac Pro (from 2017)
- Mac Pro (2013 or newer)
tvOS 13 Compatible Apple TVs
- Apple TV 4th Generation
- Apple TV 5th Generation
Is your device listed above, well, it is a piece of good news then. Because your Apple Device is compatible and eligible for the software update this year.
How to Download and Install Software Update?
It is an effortless task to upgrade to the latest software on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, or Apple TV. But before we begin, you need to ensure one thing.
You need to take a complete backup of your device to either iCloud or iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC. It will ensure the absolute safety of your data, and in case something goes wrong, you will have a backup.
It is essential to have a regular backup of your data to ensure you never lose your data and always are up-to-date.
Now that you have taken a backup of your data to either iCloud or iTunes, we can begin with the process of Software Update.
On your iPhone, iPod, and iPod, you can go to Settings and look for an option called “Software Update” and download the software update. After the software update download is complete, you can easily install it.
If you want to update your Apple Watch, on your paired iPhone, go to Watch App and in there, look for a software update. From there, you can download the update and install it on your Apple Watch.
While installing the update, ensure there is a minimum of fifty percent charge on your Apple Watch, and it is on charging mode.
For your Mac, you can head to the Apple Logo on the left top corner and tap on it, look for System Preferences. Now, tap on Software Update to update to the latest macOS Catalina on your Mac.
It is your choice to update the software or not. Many people do think that on the older devices, the new software update can be harsh and can reduce the performance of the device.
Which, in the case of the iPhone be the iPhone SE. But that is a personal thing; the company aims to improve performance and the user experience.
But do let us know if you are updating to the latest OS on your Apple Device or not by commenting below or over Social Networks – Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.