Apple regularly releases updates to its iOS software. These iOS updates bring new features and bug fixes. This article explains how you can update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch wirelessly (also known as ‘over the air’). Don’t worry, this process is rather easy.
Before you upgrade:
2.Make sure that you have available space on your device. Simply tap Settings > General > Usage to see the storage statistics. You may need to have up to 3 GB of space available in order to download and install iOS. This space required in order to process the upgrade properly. If you do not have enough space, you have two options:
- Use iTunes to update. iTunes downloads and stores the iOS software on your computer, not on your iOS device. Thus you device will need less space to update.
- Remove content (apps, music, videos, photos etc) from your iPad or iPhone. Cannot download: There is not enough available storage to download these items
3.Connect your device to a power outlet. This is to ensure that you have enough battery throughout the update, as updates may take several minutes, up to an hour.
Tap the Settings app on your home screen:
Go to General > Software Update:
Tap Download and Install to download the update:
When the download is completed, tap Install. Your iOS device will now begin installing the update. When the upgrade has finished installing, your device will restart and it will be ready for you to use. Now you might want to check out new features of the freshly installed new iOS.
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In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.