It was a day of updates on Wednesday, with updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Apple also released new 13.4.8 software for the HomePod.
Apple’s release notes indicate that the update brings no new features, and instead focuses on “general improvements for stability and quality.”
The new HomePod software release is the first in two months (the last release was version 13.4.5, which was also a “general improvements for stability and quality” release.
While the HomePod software is installed automatically, users can also manually update their HomePod by doing the following:
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Make sure that your iOS device is updated to the latest version of iOS.
- On your iOS device, open the Home app and tap the Home icon in the upper-left corner.
- Tap Software Update.
- If there’s a new update, tap Install. This will install the update on all of your HomePod speakers you have set up in your home.
On your Mac
- Make sure that your Mac is updated to macOS Mojave or later.
- Open the Home app. In the menu bar, choose Edit > Edit Home.
- Click Software Update.
- If there’s a new update, click Install. This will install the update on all of your HomePod speakers you have set up in your home.
A white spinning light appears on the top of HomePod while it’s updating. The update might take some time. Don’t unplug HomePod until the update is complete.