How to Check Which iOS Version You're Running on Your iPhone (2023)

Is my iPhone software up to date? Here's how to check.

* This post is part of iPhone Life's Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

Staying on top of iOS software updates will keep you in the know about the hottest new features for your iPhone. So how do you know which software version your iPhone is using? Fortunately, it's simple to find out. We'll show you two ways to do it!

Related: iPhone or iPad Won’t Update? Here’s How to Fix It.

Why Software Updates Matter

  • Keep your data safe with important security and privacy updates.
  • Get access to the fun new features and options rolled out with each iOS update.

How to See What Software Version Your iPhone Is Running

Use Settings to see if you are using the most current iOS version or if you need to update your iOS software. If you have an iOS update available and your iPhone is compatible, we usually recommend updating! Here's how to check which iOS your iPhone is running:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Scroll down and tap General.

  3. Tap About.

  4. You will see your software version listed in the menu.

  5. If you want to see if an iOS update is available, tap General in the upper-left corner.

  6. Tap on Software Update.

  7. If your iPhone suggests an update, we recommend updating your iPhone to keep it current with safety features and bug fixes.
  8. If your iPhone says you're using the most current iOS software version, you're good to go!

This not only allows you to get the information you need, but also empowers you to keep your iPhone and its data secure. Plus, you'll never fall behind on the latest and greatest features of your iPhone's iOS software!

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Author Details

Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.