Similar to most Apple smart devices, the smart speaker is able to automatically update it’s software. However, the procedure is a bit delayed and you might wait for days until the HomePod automatically updates to the new OS version. Manual updates are instant, over-the-air and available in the Home app. Read on and learn how to upgrade your HomePod to the latest software version using an iPhone or an iPad.
5 Steps To Upgrade HomePod Software
1. Open the Home app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap the Home icon, available in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Fact: If you have multiple homes set up, you have to tap on Home Settings, before reaching Step 3.
3. Scroll for Software Update.
4. Swipe-down on the Software Update screen to refresh.
5. Tap Install if the device finds an updated software version for your HomePod.
Fact: If you use multiple Apple smart speakers in your home, all will be updated in the same time.
HomePodOS 13.4.5 Update
At the time of writing Apple has recently released software version 13.4.5 for the HomePod. It comes alongside iOS 13.5 and the release notes advertise it as bringing general improvements for stability and quality. There are no new features announced.
We’ve just updated our test HomePod unit and we could notice improved audio balancing. Did you notice any improvements after updating your HomePod? Let us know in the comments section available below.
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