Out of date software can slow down your device and make it vulnerable to hackers.
iPhone or iPad
Firstly, make sure you back up your iPhone or iPad, just in case something goes wrong. You can do this by plugging it into a computer and then selecting File > Devices > Backup from iTunes. Or you can back up to the iCloud by navigating to Settings > iCloud > Backup, on your device.
To check for updates for your iPhone or iPad, first make sure that you are connected to a wifi network, as downloading an update can require a lot of mobile data. Navigate to Settings > Wi-Fi and switch wifi on.
With this done, move to the next step below, if you don’t have a wifi connection scroll down to see wired updating below.
Before you start, connect your iPhone to a power source, as running out of battery during the update phase can cause lots of problems. After this, open your iPhone and navigate to Settings > General > Software Update. Your iPhone or iPad will now check for updates and, if any are found, you will have the option to download and install them. Remember to keep your device connected to a power source whilst updating.
Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
Next, plug your device into your computer. Now select your device in iTunes. From the Summary Pane which will appear, click Check for Update. iTunes will now look for any updates. If it finds any, click Download and Update. Make sure that you keep your computer turned on during the update process and that you do not unplug your device while it’s updating.
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