Check for updates
By default, HomePod and HomePod mini install new software updates automatically, but you can check for updates manually in the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.
On your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac
- Make sure your device is updated to the latest version of iOS, iPadOS or macOS.
- Open the Home app and tap or click Home in the top left-hand corner.
- Select Home Settings > Software Update. Tap or click Install Updates Automatically to turn automatic updates on or off.
- If there's a new update, tap or click Install. This will install the update on all of the HomePod speakers you have set up in your home. Software Update will also tell you if your HomePod is up to date already, and will show you the installed HomePod software.
A white spinning light will appear on the top of HomePod while it's being updated. The update may take some time to be completed. Make sure your HomePod remains plugged in while it's being updated.