iOS 13 Compatible Devices: List of Supported iPhones

Unlike iOS 12, iOS 13 is a major release packing plenty of new features to play around with. With iOS 12, Apple did not drop support for any of the older iPhones/iPads and instead, it ended up improving their performance. iOS 13 is a bit different in this regard. Due to the sheer number of new features it comes with, the OS drops support for some older iOS devices due to performance and resource constraints.

Due to the sheer number of features that iOS 13 packs, it drops support for a number of relatively popular iPhones and iPads including the iPhone 6 series.

iPhones Compatible with iOS 13

  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone SE

iPads Compatible with iPadOS 13

  • iPad Air 3
  • 2018 iPad Pro
  • 2017 iPad Pro
  • 6th gen. iPad
  • 5th gen. iPad
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad mini 4

iPhones and iPads Not Compatible with iOS 13

iOS 13 and iPadOS drops support for the following iPhones and iPads:

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad Air

While all the above iPhones and iPads can run iOS 13, not all the new features introduced in the OS will be available for all the devices. Certain new features that are too resource intensive are only available on relatively newer iPhones and iPads.


Is your iPhone or iPad compatible with iOS 13? If yes, you will get the final public release of the OS later this year. Or if you cannot wait, follow this guide to install the iOS 13 beta on your iPhone or iPad right away.