Today Apple released updates across all of their operating systems. These updates include bug fixes, performance fixes, and security updates. I recommend installing right away especially if you are already running the current generation of software.
Though this is largely a maintenence update, they do add some features related to the upcoming Homepod including the ability to invoke a daily news briefing using Hey Siri.
To update your devices
- iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch): Tap Settings > General > Software Update.
- watchOS: First update your iPhone, then on your iPhone tap the Watch app > General > Software Update. This update might take about an hour to install and will require you to leave your Apple Watch on the charger.
- tvOS: Navigate to Settings > System > Software Update.
- If already on High Sierra 10.13: Click the Apple menu > App Store > Updates (or click here to jump straight to the page). After the page loads click the Update or Update All button. The download may take quite a while (about 5 to 10 minutes on cable/fiber or around 2 to 3 hours on DSL) during which you can use the computer (though internet access will be slower. After it downloads you will be prompted to continue the installation. Your Mac will restart and install, during which you won’t be able to use the computer for about 20 to 40 minutes.
- If not yet on High Sierra 10.13: Go to the Apple menu > App Store and locate High Sierra. Click the download link, or click this link to go straight there. The download may take quite a while (about 5 to 10 minutes on cable/fiber or around 3 to 6 hours on DSL) during which you can use the computer. After it downloads you will be prompted to continue the installation. Your Mac will restart and install, during which you won’t be able to use the computer for about 40 to 60 minutes.
- If on macOS 10.9.5 or earlier: First download and install macOS 10.11 El Capitan, then after that upgrade process go back to the App Store to get the High Sierra 10.13 upgrade.