Changes and updates

  • Help troubleshoot when resizing the system partition fails the first time Tails is started.

    Error message: Resizing System Partition Failed - It will be impossible to create a Persistent Storage or apply automatic upgrades.

  • Translate the date displayed in the top navigation bar.

    Clock showing date in Spanish

  • Update Tor Browser to 13.0.7.

  • Update the Tor client to

Fixed problems

  • Fix Tor Browser crashing when clicking on the UBlock icon. (#20061)

  • Make time synchronization more reliable. (#19923)

  • @BenWestgate fixed several issues in the backup feature of Tails Cloner:

    • Remove message about doing a backup when no USB stick is plugged in. (#20063)

    • Update available options when plugging in another USB stick. (#20042)

    • Point to backup instructions when choosing to clone the Persistent Storage. (!1305)

For more details, read our changelog.

Get Tails 5.21

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your Persistent Storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.21.

    You can reduce the size of the download of future automatic upgrades by doing a manual upgrade to the latest version.

  • 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:

The Persistent Storage on the USB stick will be lost if you install instead of upgrading.

To download only

If you don't need installation or upgrade instructions, you can download Tails 5.21 directly: