This release fixes many security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as soon as possible.

Changes and upgrades

  • Remove LibreOffice Math

    You can install LibreOffice Math again using the Additional Software feature.

  • Remove our predefined bookmarks in Tor Browser.

  • Remove the predefined I2P and IRC accounts in Pidgin.

  • Update Tor Browser to 8.5.5.

  • Update Linux to 4.19.37-5+deb10u2, which fixes the SWAPGS variant of the Spectre vulnerability.

  • Update most firmware packages. This should improve the support for newer hardware (graphics, Wi-Fi, etc.).

Fixed problems

  • Fix opening the persistent storage of another Tails USB stick from the Files browser. (#16789)

  • Fix the translation of Additional Software. (#16601)

  • Remove the security level indicator in the Unsafe Browser. (#16735)

For more details, read our changelog.

Known issues

None specific to this release.

See the list of long-standing issues.

Get Tails 3.16

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from 3.14, 3.14.1, 3.14.2, and 3.15 to 3.16.

  • If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a manual upgrade.

To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

All the data on this USB stick will be lost.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can directly download Tails 3.16:

What's coming up?

Tails 4.0 is scheduled for October 22.

We need your help and there are many ways to contribute to Tails (donating is only one of them). Come talk to us!