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Archived - iPhone: Which iOS 4 software features does my iPhone support?

iOS 4 is a free software update offering new features for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4.

Features and capabilities vary between models, with some features available only with certain models and iOS versions.

This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.

Select your iPhone model below to learn which iOS 4 features your device supports:

iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (GSM model)

iOS 4.3 is the latest version of iOS for your device, and supports the following features:

Home screen Folders
Unified Inbox and threading for Mail
Personal Hotspot1
Spotlight search
Custom text tones2
Multitasking
Game Center
Bluetooth keyboard support
Home screen wallpaper
Data protection
Over-the-air Notes sync
AirPrint
AirPlay
VoiceOver
Home Sharing
FaceTime3  
VGA/HDMI out4  
HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos  

Notes:

  1. iPhone 3GS supports Personal Hotspot over USB and Bluetooth. Personal Hotspot is not available in all areas; fees may apply. See this article for availability.
  2. iPhone 4 offers 17 additional text alert tones.
  3. FaceTime requires a Wi-Fi connection. FaceTime may not be available in all countries or regions.
  4. Requires the Dock Connector to VGA Adapter or Apple Digital AV Adapter, sold separately.

 

iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 (CDMA model)

iOS 4.2 is the latest version of iOS for your device, and supports the following features:

Home screen Folders
Unified Inbox and threading for Mail
Internet tethering1  
Personal Hotspot1  
Spotlight search2
Custom text tones3
Multitasking  
Game Center  
Bluetooth keyboard support  
Home screen wallpaper  
Data protection  
Over-the-air Notes sync  
AirPrint  
AirPlay4  
VoiceOver  
FaceTime5  
VGA/HDMI out6  
HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos  

Notes:

  1. Internet tethering is not available in all areas; fees may apply. See this article for availability.
  2. iPhone 3G does not support Spotlight search for SMS/MMS messages.
  3. iPhone 4 offers 17 additional text alert tones.
  4. AirPlay video is available for iPod and YouTube.
  5. FaceTime requires a Wi-Fi connection. FaceTime may not be available in all countries or regions.
  6. Requires the Dock Connector to VGA Adapter or Apple Digital AV Adapter, sold separately.

 

For a list of additional features and capabilities available on all iPhone models, see the iOS 4 Software Update page.

Additional Information

Notes:

  • iOS 4 is not available for the original iPhone. 

Learn which iOS 4 software features your iPod touch supports.

Last Modified: Aug 13, 2013
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