How To Install Ios 8
Apple has released iOS 8.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with new features such as a redesigned Emoji keyboard, CarPlay Wireless, new Siri languages (including Russian Siri) and a long list of bug fixes and improvements.
If you need help installing iOS 8.3, use the following guide.
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IOS 8.3 Compatibility
Please note iOS 8.3 is available as a free update for the following iOS devices:
- iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S
- iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, and iPad 2
- Retina iPad mini, 1 gen iPad mini
- 5th generation iPod touch
Back up your device
Backing up your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch before upgrading will never be superfluous. You can back up your iOS device using iTunes or iCloud.
Jailbreak lovers who use iOS 8.1.2 or lower firmware should avoid iOS 8.3 update since Apple fixed the vulnerabilities used for Taig and pangu jailbreak. This means that there is currently no Jailbreak for iOS 8.3
How to install iOS 8.3 wirelessly over the air (OTA):
Before starting the download, connect the device to charge so the battery may drain during the update process. Updating can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on how Apple’s servers handle the load and the speed of your Internet.
Once you have connected the charger and connected to your Wi-Fi, open Settings and press The main> Software Update. iOS will automatically check for updates and inform you that the iOS 8.3 update is available.
Click Download, to download the update. Wait for the download to finish, then click Install, to install the update. Your iPhone or iPad will continue to download the update and will send you a notification when the update is downloaded. Go back to Settings> General> Software Update and then click Install now, to install the downloaded iOS update file.
How to install iOS 8.3 using iTunes:
If you have not received the update via air (OTA) notification, then you can download iOS 8.3 via direct links and use iTunes to update your iOS device. Updating via iTunes can also be useful if you do not have enough space on your iPhone or iPad to download the update.
Before you connect your iOS device, make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes. Click on iTunes in the menu bar, and then click on the “Check for Updates” button.
After you have made sure that you have the latest version of iTunes, you can proceed with the following actions:
Step 1: Connect your iOS device to your computer using a USB cable. Launch iTunes and wait for it to recognize and connect your device.
Step 2: Click the device button to the left of the iTunes Store button in the upper right corner of iTunes.
Step 3: Click on “Check for Updates”. If an iOS 8.3 update is available, it will be automatically downloaded and your device will be updated to iOS 8.3 firmware.
Step 4: You will receive a pop-up message informing you that a new update is available. Click on “Download and Update.” If iTunes says that you are using the latest version, then download the appropriate firmware file using the direct download link provided in paragraph 5.
Step 5: Skip this step if you have successfully upgraded to iOS 8.3.
Download the firmware file for your device from our download page for the relevant devices [The file weighs from 1.5 GB to 2.0 GB depending on your device]
After downloading the firmware file, hold down the Option key (Mac) or the SHIFT key (Windows), click on “Check for updates”. Important: Click on “Check for button updates” and not on the “Restore iPhone” button to avoid restoring your iPhone and resetting all device settings.
Step 6: If you receive a pop-up message informing you that iTunes is going to update iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch to iOS 8.3, click on the “Update” button.
Step 7: The release notes for iOS 8.3 will be shown. Click on the Next button. Then click on the Agree button.
Step 8: iTunes will download the firmware file (this can take a lot of time, depending on your Internet connection, since the firmware file weighs up to 2 GB). After downloading the file, it will process it, extract the software, prepare the device for updating the software, and install the update.
Step 9: Do not disconnect the device until the update is complete. This may take several minutes. Your device will upgrade to iOS 8.3, during the upgrade process it will reboot once or twice.
PS. If you used the public Beta version of iOS 8.3, then before updating you may receive an error: Failed to update iOS 8.3.
To eliminate it:
1. Go to Settings.>The main ones.> Profiles> Remove iOS Software Profile
2. Then reboot the device.
3. Perform the update as usual.
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