HomePod 16.5 Features, Issues, Bug Fixes & New Problems

HomePod 16.5 update

HomePod 16.5 update

Apple has released HomePod 16.5 update for the original HomePod and the HomePod mini. It brings performance and stability improvements! We track bugs fixed, new issues and available workarounds!

HomePod 16.5 Features

This looks like a minor update. The release notes don’t highlight any enhancement. Changes noticed by users are tracked here:

  • 1. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

HomePod 16.5 Issues

Ongoing problems and new bugs reported by users are listed here:

  • 1. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

HomePod 16.5 Bugs Fixed

homepod 16.5 release notes
The release notes only inform about stability improvements. There’s no specific mention about bug fixes.

Nevertheless, if you notice an improvement please share it in the comments!

  • 1. To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)

HomePod 16.5 Update

This update is available, over-the-air, in the Home app. To get it you need an iPhone, iPad or Mac running iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura or later!
homepod os 16.5 download

  • 1. Open Home app on iPhone or iPad and go for Home Settings -> Software Update.
  • 2. HomePod 16.5 will show up!
  • 3. Tap Update when it becomes available in the Updates section.
  • Fact: Be patient until this test version is downloaded, verified and deployed on your device!

Have you installed HomePodOS 16.5 on your smart speaker? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: Apple has also rolled out iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 (20F66), macOS Ventura 13.4 (22F66) and watchOS 9.5 (20T562)!