Apple comes with frequent iOS updates, in order to bring new features and also to fix software glitches and problems reported by users. Hence, let us take a look at how to Update iPhone using Settings and iTunes.
Update iPhone Using Settings and iTunes
Whether you are looking to update iPhone using Settings or iTunes, you need to make sure that there is enough storage space available on your iPhone to handle the update.
In general, you need to make sure about the following, before going ahead with the steps to update iPhone.
- Make sure you have enough storage space available on your iPhone. iOS updates can range anywhere from 500 MB to as much as 1.5 GB, in case of major iOS updates.
- Make sure your iPhone is connected to WiFi. Updating iPhone using Cellular data can be expensive and slower.
- Make sure your iPhone is connected to a Power Source or it has 50% battery left.
Update iPhone Using Settings
The easiest way to update an iPhone is to make use of the Settings App on your iPhone.
Tap on Settings > General > Software Update.
On the software update screen, tap on Download and Install (in case a software update is available).
Patiently wait for the update to be download to your iPhone. Depending on the size of the update and speed of your WiFi network, it can take several minutes for the update to be downloaded.
After the Update finishes downloading, install the update by tapping on Install Now option.
During installation of the Update, you will see your iPhone turning OFF and restarting with an Apple Logo and an update status bar.
Once the Installation of update is completed, you will get a notification about your iPhone being updated to the latest version of iOS.
Update iPhone Using iTunes
If you are unable to update iPhone using Settings App or your iPhone is giving problems after an update, you should be able to fix problems on your iPhone by using iTunes to update iPhone.
In order to update iPhone using iTunes, Windows users will have to download and Install iTunes on their computer. Mac users should already have iTunes on their computers.
Open iTunes on PC/Mac and plug your iPhone into the USB port of the Computer and click on the iPhone icon as it appears in iTunes.
Next, click on the Summary tab in the side-menu and click on Check For Update button in the right pane.
If an update is available, you will see a pop-up providing information about the update. Click on the Update button to update iPhone to the latest version of iOS.
Make sure your iPhone remains plugged into the computer, until the update process is completed. You will see your iPhone restarting, once the latest version of iOS is installed on your device.