Iphone Self Update
Here you are, one of the owners of the coveted iPhone, use it with great pleasure, and the moment comes when you need to update iOS. The reasons why you need to make the update are predictable: new features and capabilities, bug fixes in the previous version of the firmware, increased smartphone life.
In addition, new applications in the AppStore have ceased to support the old firmware. All this poses you with the question: how to remove the old and install the new version of iOS? This article will teach you how to correctly and easily update your iPhone.
There are 2 ways to update the device. They differ from each other in that in one method you only need to use an iPhone, and in another you need a computer. But in both cases, it is recommended that you back up data on a computer or server in iCloud before upgrading.
If, suddenly, something goes wrong and the iPhone generates an error during or after the update, you can always restore your data and it will not be lost.
The first method (via Wi-Fi)
How to update iPhone without a computer. You can update your device anywhere with the Internet. The most important thing is to make sure that the battery charge is 50% or more. If the charge is less, then the iPhone will not want to update and will offer to connect the charger.
- To update, go to "Settings"
- Go to the “Basic” tab through the main menu
- Select the item “Software Update”
- We are waiting for the iPhone to check for updates.
- Once the update is found, click "Download and Install"
- We read the agreement. If you agree with the rules, click "Accept"
IOS iPhone update step by step
After that, wait until the iPhone downloads the update from the Apple server (30 minutes). Then the device will reboot and the installation of new software will begin. After 5-10 minutes, the smartphone will turn on and be fully ready for use.
The second method (via computer)
How to install iOS using a computer. To do this, you will need the installed iTunes program. You can download it from the official Apple.com website. Take care that it is the latest version. If the version is outdated, iTunes will need to be reinstalled.
- We connect the iPhone through the cable, open iTunes. After a minute, the program will detect your device
- Click on the phone icon. The main iPhone control menu opens. Click the "Update" button
- We confirm the License Agreement and wait.
IOS update via PC
Upon completion of the installation, the device will reboot and be ready to work. This method is convenient to use when you are at home, the charge level of the iPhone may be below the coveted 50%.
Installing firmware downloaded earlier
Some also call this procedure an update, although I would call it rollback or firmware recovery. Let’s see how this is implemented using a computer.
First of all, you must have the firmware file directly on your computer. This can be a saved file from the time of previous updates or a file downloaded from one of the sites that are designed to store all versions of firmware.
The procedure itself is similar to the previous one, you connect the iPhone to the computer and wait until iTunes finds your smartphone, click on the phone icon. The device management opens. Here, instead of the Refresh item, select the adjacent Restore.
Next, select the firmware file that was downloaded in advance, and start the process by clicking "Open." You are waiting for the installation to begin, confirm the intention by accepting the license agreement. After 5-10 minutes, the smartphone will reboot and be fully ready for use.
Using the above methods, you can update any Apple device, be it iPhone 3g, 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6Plus.
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