Apple released minor updates today for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch and fourth generation Apple TV. The updates are minor in nature and contain mostly bug fixes and security updates.
It has almost become a routine for Apple to release minor software updates in January, after a period of beta testing. This is usually followed by major feature updates which should be in the form of iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 and are expected to release as developer previews any day now.
iOS 10.2.1, watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.1.1 are all available as over the air downloads for their compatible devices. Here is how you can update your Apple devices:
Open Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to download and install the update. Make sure that your device is either 50% charged or better yet, connected to a charger. iOS 10.2.1 is compatible with the following iOS devices:
- iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus
- iPad mini 2, 3, 4
- iPad, fourth generation
- iPad Air, Air 2
- iPad Pro, 9.7 inch and 12.9 inch
- iPod touch, sixth generation
Open Watch app on your iPhone paired with Apple Watch and go to General > Software Update to download and install it. Apple Watch should be placed on its wireless charger for the update to complete.
watchOS 3.1.3 is compatible with all Apple Watch models released to date.
On Apple TV, go to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software to begin the update process. Do not disconnect your Apple TV from its power source during the update to avoid any issues.
tvOS 10.1.1 is only compatible with the fourth generation Apple TV.