iOS 15 Compatible Devices: Will Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Work With It?

See if your device can use iOS 15

With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 set to drop in the second half of 2021, you may be curious if your iPhone, iPad, or iPod is compatible. Review the lists below to see if your device will support Apple’s upgrade.

iOS 15 Compatible Devices

If you own an iPhone or iPod touch that supports iOS 14, then you can upgrade to iOS 15. Apple’s list of iOS 14 compatible devices exactly matches that for iOS 15. 

iOS 15 screenshot on iPhone

To confirm your particular iPhone or iPod model, here is a list of iOS 15 supported devices.

  • iPhone 12 
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st and 2nd generations)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

If you plan to purchase the iPhone 13, the phone will come with iOS 15 installed.

For more on what to expect with the upgrade, check out our overview of iOS 15.

iPadOS 15 Compatible Devices

Like with iPhone, if your iPad supports iPadOS 14, then it’s compatible with iPadOS 15. 

iOS 15 on iPad

To double-check your iPad model, here is a list of supported devices for iPadOS 15.

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st through 5th generations)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st through 3rd generations)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch 
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch 
  • iPad Air (3rd and 4th generations)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad (5th through 8th generations)

Not sure which iPad you have? You can find the iPad model number to see which one you own. 

And for more on the new features, take a look at our details on iPadOS 15.

FAQ
  • How do I get iOS 15?

    You can update supported devices when Apple releases iOS 15. To get a preview of iOS 15 before the official release, sign up for Apple's Public Beta program. Visit the Apple Beta Software Program page > select Sign up > enter your Apple ID information > and enroll your device. Then follow instructions to back up your device and download and install iOS 15.

  • What is iOS 15?

    iOS 15 is the fifteenth major update to iOS, the iPhone and iPod operating system. To see what's new from iOS 14 and prior iOS releases, browse our handy guide to iOS versions from iOS 1 to iOS 15.

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