iOS 6: Which software features does my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch support?

iOS 6 is a free software update offering new features for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Learn which iOS 6 features your device supports.

iOS 6 features and capabilities vary between devices, with some features available only with certain devices and models.

Maps: Flyover      
Maps: Turn-by-turn1     4 4 4 4    
Facebook integration
Shared Photo Streams
Camera: Panorama               5
Camera: Snap stills while recording       ✓             
FaceTime over cellular3          
Phone: Reply/Remind            
Do Not Disturb
Mail VIPs
Safari: Full screen view          ✓
Safari: Offline reading list    
Guided Access
Made for iPhone hearing aids                


  1. Cellular data charges may apply.
  2. Siri requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.
  3. Carrier data charges may apply. FaceTime is not available in all countries.
  4. Turn-by-turn navigation is available only with iPad models with cellular data capability.
  5. Not available on iPod touch (5th generation) 16 GB model.

Additional Information

For a list of additional features and capabilities available on iOS devices, see the iOS 6 Software Update and Feature Availability page.

iOS 6 is not available for the iPhone 3G or earlier, iPod touch (3rd generation) or earlier, and iPad (1st generation).

Last Modified: May 31, 2013
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