How to Update Your HomePod to the Latest Version of iOS

After you've downloaded the latest version of iOS to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you'll need to make sure that your HomePod has updated to the new operating system as well. The HomePod automatically updates software, but sometimes there's a bit of lag time. Let's get started learning how to check if your HomePod has completed the download, ​and how to update the HomePod's software if an automatic update hasn't occurred. 

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  • Open the Home app on your iOS device, making sure you're logged in with the same Apple ID you used to set up your HomePod.

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  • Tap the diagonal arrowhead icon in the upper-left corner of your display.

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  • Tap Software Update if you see the number one in a red circle, as in the picture below.

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  • Tap Install to update the software on all the HomePods you have set up in your home under the same Apple ID.

You'll be able to tell that your HomePod is updating software by the spinning white light on top. This light will remain on until the update is finished, which may take some time. Be sure to leave your HomePod plugged in for the duration of the update. 

 

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.