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Apple iPad Air (3rd Gen.) Software Update
Verizon is pleased to announce a software update for your Apple iPad Air (3rd Gen.). This software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.
You can update through iTunes®, Wi-Fi or over the Verizon wireless network*.
Before starting your software update:
- Connect your device to Wi-Fi (if you aren't using iTunes), or make sure it has a strong Verizon wireless network connection.
- Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update.
iPadOS Version 16.3.1
Release date: 02/14/2023
iPadOS 16.3.1 is now available from Apple. iPadOS 16.3.1 provides enhancements and important security updates for your iPad.
Learn about all the benefits of iPadOS 16.3.1 on Apple's website.
Update to the latest version of iOS or iPadOS as soon as it's released, or continue on the current iOS or iPadOS version while still getting important security updates for a period of time. For more information visit Apple's update article.
iPadOS Version 16.3
Release date: 01/24/2023
iPadOS 16.3 is now available from Apple. iPadOS 16.3 provides enhancements and performance improvements to your Apple iPad.
Learn about all the benefits of iPadOS 16.3 on Apple's website.
iPadOS Version 16.2
Release date: 12/14/2022
iOS 16.2 is now available from Apple. iOS 16.2 provides new features and performance improvements and enhancements to your iPad.
Learn about all the benefits of iOS 16.2 on Apple's website.
Next steps and additional links
Please allow additional time for the apps on your device to continue to download after the software update.
- Learn how to use your device.
- Operating System FAQs.
- Not all features of this update are available on all Verizon wireless devices. Check out the latest Verizon offers and upgrade to a newer iPad. Not sure if you're eligible to upgrade yet? Find out fast in My Verizon.