New features

  • In Tor Browser, you can now save files to more folders: Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, and Videos. You can also upload files from these folders.

  • When your Persistent Storage is broken, Tails now tries to repair its file system when you unlock it in the Welcome Screen.

Changes and updates

  • Report the write speed after cloning a Persistent Storage from Tails Cloner.

  • Do not try to unlock or delete a Persistent Storage on a read-only USB stick.

  • Update Tor Browser to 13.0.9.

  • Update Thunderbird to 115.7.

Fixed problems

  • Stop leaking the first-level domain of visited websites in WhisperBack reports. The problem was first introduced in Tails 5.15.1 (July 2023). (!1344)

  • Make installing Tails with Tails Cloner more robust by fixing occasional errors AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'props'. Thanks to Ben Westgate! (!1312)

  • Fix saving the Additional Software configuration when creating a Persistent Storage. (!1350)

  • Fix help link when resizing the system partition fails the first time Tails is started. (!1341)

For more details, read our changelog.

Get Tails 5.22

To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your Persistent Storage

  • Automatic upgrades are available from Tails 5.0 or later to 5.22.

  • 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 5.22 directly: