How to Update Your iPhone Software? Step-by-Step!

Upgrade your phone or tablet from Apple is not a beast of seven heads. You may even have to deal with some error when update the iPhone, but correcting your step-by-step, starting from scratch again, usually solves this little problem. Who is trying to update iPhone with jailbreak, however, may encounter more difficulties, and having to go through some additional steps not covered in this article. Why not let’s cover the update iOS with jailbreak? Because it has a lot more things that can go wrong, there is the extra security of update the iPhone through iTunes and you will lose the warranty of your device. We cannot be responsible for any problems that you may have, but our guide can give you advise on how is the step-by-step to update any device with iOS.

As You Start to Update Your Device with the iOS Operating System?

The update of the iOS operating system can be done by iTunes or a Wireless network. For anyone who is going to update iPhone by iTunes or iPad/iPod through iTunes, you must update the program before any update procedure. Generally, the Apple itself runs a program that checks to see if the drivers and software installed for it on your computer are up to date, it is sufficient that the user authorizes the upgrade to the new version of the program.

If the update program has not rotated yet on your computer, you can go straight to the Apple website and download the latest version of the program.

To do the update directly from iTunes, open the program and go to the menu bar at the top of the screen. For those who have a Mac computer, simply click on “iTunes -> Check for updates” in the menu at the top of the screen, following the instructions that appear. For Windows operating systems, open the program and look for the menu in the top bar. If it is not already open, use the shortcut CTRL+B to open the menu. On the menu bar, select “Help -> Check for updates”, follow the instructions to install the latest version of the program.

Make a Backup of All Your Personal Files, Contacts, Photos and Applications

Preferably, you should always keep your saved files on cloud storage services. Just so you have more security that you will not lose your personal data. And it is ideal to do this backup in more of a service, not relying only on Apple’s iCloud or on the physical backup made by iTunes. Dropbox, Google Drive, Cubby, Box, among many others, are just a few examples of cloud storage services that can help you to protect your files. The backup must be authorized through the apps, or iCloud, and you will need a wireless internet connection to upload the files. In the case of iTunes, simply connect your Apple device to the computer by a USB input, and authorize the backup by iTunes.

Upgrading the iPhone, iPad or iPod Over the Air

After making the backup, it is time to upgrade the unit. The easiest way to do this is through a wireless internet connection, on the type of update called “over the air”. For this type of upgrade, you must first connect your device to the charger. Connect to a network of broadband internet. On any device, be it an iPad, iPod or iPhone, Tap “Settings -> General -> Software Update”. Tap “Download and install”. As soon as the update is downloaded, you can install at the same time or clicking on “install later”. For devices that use password, it is necessary to re-enter it before proceeding with the upgrade.

If your device has free space, but it is not enough for the update, use iTunes or delete photos, videos and music that you have on the device, provided that you have already saved everything in a backup.

Updated the iPhone, iPad or iPod Through iTunes

If you have already followed the previous steps, how to update iTunes and do the backup, then just go straight to the steps below. If not, go back to the beginning of our step by step guide before you continue.

Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes, selecting your device on the screen. In the panel “Summary”, click on “Check for updates”, clicking on “Download/Download” and “Update”. If there is not enough free space for the upgrade, you must delete files from your computer in order to install the update.

But if You Give the Error Message?

The vast majority of errors in the update of the iPhone are solved with ease. Start by trying to update your iTunes before you start the upgrade process. Update also without operating system. Check the anti-virus or the firewall on your computer and see if it is blocking iTunes, by adding an exception in the Firewall to allow the connection of the program to the internet. Disconnect other USB devices that are connected to your computer, keeping only your iPad/iPod/iPhone, and a mouse/keyboard, restarting the computer after unplugging everything.

Go Back with Your Data to Your Device

Using iTunes or your backup done in the cloud, put the files back on your device. You can retrieve the data by the application that you use on your iOS device or clicking your backup through iTunes. It is simple, and you can recover all the data that you had before upgrading.

Essential Tips

Older appliances Apple should avoid updates, at the risk of being extremely slow. If the update is difficult, take your unit to an authorized service Apple for them to update your unit for you.

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