Read Me First: A Take Control Crash Course
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What iOS Version Am I On?

Now that we’ve covered What Is iOS? and Where Is the iOS Settings App?, let’s look at how to work in the Settings app to figure out which version of iOS your mobile device is running, which is important when looking for compatible apps and when upgrading the operating system .

① 	Look in the About screen for the Version label (red oval). In this screenshot from an iPad, the iOS version is 7.1.2.

① Look in the About screen for the Version label (red oval). In this screenshot from an iPad, the iOS version is 7.1.2.

Finding Your Version

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General > About.
  3. Look on the About screen for a Version label (red oval, above).

Checking App Compatibility

When you visit an app’s page in the App Store, look for a Compatibility label (red arrow) in the Information area to check which versions of iOS the app is compatible with .

② 	Look in the Compatibility line to make sure the app can run on your device.

② Look in the Compatibility line to make sure the app can run on your device.

Updating iOS

③ 	The Software Update screen will either say that your software is up-to-date, as it does here, or it will give you directions for updating.

③ The Software Update screen will either say that your software is up-to-date, as it does here, or it will give you directions for updating.

Note: To figure out what version of OS X your Mac is running, read What Mac OS Am I Running?, near the start of this book.

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