Did you know that Apple regularly updates the operating system of its iPhones, adding new features and tools?. To make sure your iPhone can work with the latest version, you need to connect it to your computer, download and use iTunes updates. However, there is no need to worry, this update process will not cause any harm to your phone. Here are some tips that can help you know how to get the latest software for your iPhone.
Step 1: Before updating your iPhone, update iTunes
Apple updates its software via iTunes, so the first thing you should pay attention to is making sure your computer works with the latest version of iTunes.
To update iTunes go to Help on the menu bar and select Check for updates
If iTunes says it has the latest version, what you need to do is continue with the second step. If iTunes announces that an app is available, download it.
Agree with all the suggestions given to install the latest software for the machine. Note that you will be offered additional downloadable software (eg Safari) … these may not be necessary. You can download it if you want, but you don’t need it to update iTunes. Once you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes, it will automatically install. When the installation is complete, you will need to restart your computer to be able to run the latest version of iTunes
Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer
Once you restart your computer and open iTunes again, you’ll have to read and agree to the requirements before installing the new version.
When iTunes opens, connect your iPhone to the computer, using the USB cable (You can see the computer will automatically install, so let the installation run automatically).
Once all the necessary drives are installed, iTunes will recognize the iPhone. The name of the iPhone (the name you gave it when activated) will appear as a drive at the top of the menu bar, running on the left corner of the iTunes screen.
Tunes will automatically support the iPhone and be able to sync it depending on whether you want to install or not. If you do not want to install it automatically, you can do it yourself.
Step 3: Let iTunes install new software for your iPhone
New iPhone software will begin to be installed on your device. iTunes will appear toolbar “Update iPhone software”
Attention: Must connect your iPhone during this process
After the software is installed, you will see a message with the content “Verifying updated software”This process takes a few minutes. Do not close the iTunes window or disconnect your device during the installation process.
Step 4: Check for new software on your iPhone
Now you can check the new software version in your iPhone
Double-click the iPhone icon in the menu bar in the left corner of the iTunes screen to open the iPhone window.
In the middle of the screen you will see an area named: “Version”, It shows you which version the iPhone is running. iTunes may check for auto-updates, otherwise click “Check for Update”
If your iPhone is ready to run with the latest version, you will receive the message “This version of the iPhone software“is the latest version. This means there is no other newer version.
Step 5: Wait for iTunes to download the software for iPhone
Once you have agreed to all the terms of installation, iTunes will start downloading the software for your iPhone. You will see a message saying that this software is being downloaded in the middle of the iTunes window screen, below the subject line: “Version”
On the left corner of the screen, you will see a spinning arrow and a number next to the words “Dowload“(At the bottom of” STORE”On the left corner of the menu bar in the iTunes window). The spinning arrow will show you the download process and the number indicates how many software is being downloaded.
When the software is downloaded, the following message will be displayed:Prepareing iPhone for software update“And you will see the drive automatically installs. Agree with the necessary proposals.
Step 6: Download and install the latest software for your iPhone
iTunes will tell if there is new software and what version it is. You can also select and download it and install it later.
Choose “Download and Install”If your iPhone is connected to the computer
iTunes can then tell you the information and new features of the updated software. Click on the suggestions to move on to the next step.
Step 7: Agree with the terms when installing the software for iPhone
iTunes will announce the rules when using the new iPhone software. You should also read through these terms of commitment, then click on “Agree”. You must agree to these terms to download.
Step 8: Make sure the update process is completed
iTunes does not indicate when the update was completed. Instead iTunes will automatically disconnect the iPhone with the software and then reconnect. This happens very quickly even you may not realize it.
When the update is completed, iTunes will notify you of the iPhone that is running with the latest version. You will see this information on the screen of your iPhone
To check if your iPhone is up to date, look at the top of the iPhone screen to see the basic information about your iPhone, including the operating software version, version This is the software you have downloaded and installed.
Before disconnecting your iPhone from your computer, make sure that iTunes doesn’t support or sync it again. When iTunes syncs, the iPhone screen will display a notice like “Sync in ProgressYou can check the iTunes screen.
Finally, congratulations because you already have an updated iPhone!