Apple Seeds First HomePod Software 16 Public Beta for HomePod Mini

Alongside the first iOS 16 public beta, Apple today also released a HomePod Software 16 update that is available to public beta testers. This marks the first time that Apple has provided a ‌HomePod‌ beta to its public beta testing group.

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The ‌HomePod‌ Software 16 update can be downloaded from Apple's beta site after installing the iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 software updates. From there, users will need to go to the Home app, select the Settings option, and choose Software Update.

‌HomePod‌ users with the iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 update can then enroll their HomePod mini in the beta program. According to the public beta website, the ‌HomePod‌ Software 16 beta is only available for the ‌HomePod mini‌ and it cannot be downloaded on the larger ‌HomePod‌.

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Top Rated Comments

joshwenke Avatar
25 months ago
Do not install! The current production HomePod software is already a beta, so this is really an alpha version.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheKrs1 Avatar
25 months ago
I'm throwing this on my Bedroom HomePod right now. Taking one for the team. Wish me luck.



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Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B/D Avatar
25 months ago

I'm sure the half dozen users around the world will enjoy this update.
And I´m sure this comment wasn't really necessary.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JCCL Avatar
25 months ago
Yeah....I'll sit this one out, do enjoy my OG HomePods
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B/D Avatar
25 months ago

Yeah....I'll sit this one out, do enjoy my OG HomePods
The original homepod will get audioOS 16 too, but the public beta can only be installed on the Mini, probably because currently is the only HP model that can be restored manually if something goes wrong.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
25 months ago
This is for souls braver than I.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)