Update iOS on iPhone

Update iOS on iPhone

When you update to the latest version of iOS, your data and settings remain unchanged.

Before you update, set up iPhone to back up automatically, or back up your device manually.

Update iPhone automatically

If you didn’t turn on automatic updates when you first set up your iPhone, do the following:

  1. Go to Settings  > General > Software Update.

  2. Tap Customize Automatic Updates (or Automatic Updates). You can choose to automatically download and install updates.

When an update is available, iPhone downloads and installs the update overnight while charging and connected to Wi-Fi. You’re notified before an update is installed.

Update iPhone manually

At any time, you can check for and install software updates.

Go to Settings  > General > Software Update.

The screen shows the currently installed version of iOS and whether an update is available.

To turn off automatic updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update > Customize Automatic Updates (or Automatic Updates).

Update using your computer

  1. Connect iPhone and your computer with a cable.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In the Finder sidebar on your Mac: Select your iPhone, then click General at the top of the window.

      To use the Finder to update your iPhone, macOS 10.15 or later is required. With earlier versions of macOS, use iTunes to update your iPhone.

    • In the iTunes app on your Windows PC: Click the iPhone button near the top left of the iTunes window, then click Summary.

  3. Click Check for Update.

  4. To install an available update, click Update.

See the Apple Support articles Update to the latest iOS and If you can’t update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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