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How To Update iPhone To The Latest iOS Version

Updating iPhone software (iOS) is a good idea. The update is available for free from Apple. It applies the latest security features and fixes to iPhone. Below, how to update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS.

Backup Before Updating

Although problems during the installation process are very rare, if that happens, you will most likely lose data.

So, before you install the iOS update on your iPhone, make it a habit to make a backup first.

Update iOS Via The Settings App

Today, most people update their iPhone directly on their device without connecting it to a computer. This is called a wireless setting and how to do it is as follows:

First, launch the Settings app (gear icon). By default, it is located on the first page of the main screen. Use Apple’s Spotlight Search if you need help locating this app.

Launch the Settings application

In the Settings menu, click General.

Click on General

Next, click Software Update.

Click Software Update

You will see information about the latest update, including the version number and details of what the update will improve.

If the iPhone has not downloaded the update, click Download and Install and enter the password if required.

Click Download and Install

When the update download is complete, a message may appear asking if you want to install the update now or later. Click Install Now.

After the installation process begins, you will see a message saying Verifying Update. Wait for it to end. After verification is complete, the iPhone screen will turn black and reboot.

The iPhone screen will turn black

You will then see the Apple logo and a small progress bar in the middle of the screen.

Once the installation is completed, you can unlock and use your iPhone again as usual.

Update iOS in Finder or iTunes

You can also update your iPhone through a wired connection to your Mac or Windows PC. On a Mac running macOS 10.15 or higher, open Finder. On a Windows or Mac PC running macOS 10.14 and earlier, open iTunes.

Connect iPhone to computer with a Lightning-to-USB cable. If this is your first time connecting your iPhone to your computer, tap Trust in the message that appears.

Locate iPhone on the computer. In Finder, you see it on the left under Locations. Please click that.

Locate iPhone on the computer

In iTunes, find the small iPhone icon in the toolbar near the top, then click it.

Find the iPhone icon

In the window that appears with information on iPhone, navigate to General (in Finder) or Settings> Summary (in iTunes). Click Check for Update.

Click Check for Update

If an update is available, click Download, then Update. Enter the password if asked. The update will be installed.

Check to see if the iPhone is up to date

After your phone has finished updating, you can check to make sure you have all the latest updates installed.

On iPhone, navigate to Settings> General> Software Update. If your device is fully up to date, you will see a screen similar to the one below, indicating that your software has been updated.

Your software has been updated

Good luck!


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