How to update your iPhone and What to Do When it Won’t Update
Updating your iPhone to the latest version is important to ensure its performance and security. It also brings new features that improve the user experience. But sometimes, the update process may encounter some issues, and your iPhone won’t update. Here’s what you need to know about how to update your iPhone and what to do when it won’t update.
How to update your iPhone
Before updating your iPhone, it’s advisable to back up your data. You can do this by connecting your iPhone to your computer, opening iTunes, selecting your device, and clicking on “Back Up Now” under the “Manually Back Up and Restore” section. Alternatively, you can back up your iPhone using iCloud.
The next step is to check if your iPhone is compatible with the latest iOS update. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. Your iPhone will automatically search for the latest update. If an update is available, click on “Download and Install.” Enter your passcode and agree to the terms and conditions to start the update process. Your iPhone will restart, and the update will be installed.
What to do when your iPhone won’t update
If your iPhone won’t update, there are several steps you can take to fix the issue.
1. Check your internet connection: Ensure that your iPhone is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network or cellular data network. If your internet connection is weak or unstable, the update process may fail.
2. Free up storage space: If your iPhone doesn’t have enough storage space, the update process may fail. Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and delete any unnecessary apps, photos or videos to free up space.
3. Restart your iPhone: Sometimes, a simple restart can solve the problem. Press and hold the power button and slide to power off. Wait for a few seconds and turn your iPhone back on.
4. Update using iTunes: If updating over the air doesn’t work, try updating your iPhone using iTunes. Connect your iPhone to your computer, open iTunes, select your device, and click on “Check for Update.” If an update is available, click on “Download and Update.” This method may take longer, but it’s more reliable.
5. Restore your iPhone: If all else fails, you can restore your iPhone. This will erase all data and settings on your device, so it’s important to back up your data first. Connect your iPhone to your computer, open iTunes, select your device, and click on “Restore iPhone.” Follow the prompts to complete the process.
Updating your iPhone is essential to improve its performance and security. If your iPhone won’t update, don’t panic. Try the steps above to fix the issue. If the problem persists, reach out to Apple Support for assistance.