Updating Apple’s iOS On Your Devices.
Like any other like-minded software and development company out there in the world, Apple often releases updates to its software and programs all the time; including the operating system that governs their entire platform. As such, it is usually good to ensure that your iPhones, iPads, Macs, computers, and everything else in-between the lines are up to date.
However, Why Is It Important When The Device I Am Using Is Working Just Right?
I hear you; sometimes it is annoying having to spend time updating your stuff, especially when the update comes out of no-where and completely interrupts whatever it is you were working on at the time of the update, which can be extremely frustrating at times.
However, it is essential to always remain up to date on these kinds of programs, especially when it is the literal backbone of the entire platform that you work and operate on.
You will want to stay updated on these kinds of things as they provide quality of life, features, and bug-related fixes that could hamper and harm your quality of life while on your device.
Regardless, after saying all that, I suppose it is time to get into the heart of the article and the topic at hand. Shall we?
How To Backup Your Device?
However, the first thing you should do before installing or updating anything is to backup your iPhone, iPad, or whatever it is you use on a semi-regular basis that allows backup storage capabilities. That way, if something were to happen after updating your device (an unforeseen error, device-breaking bug, or some other third thing), you can restore your device to a safer point in time.
Now, you can do his via two ways, the iCloud, or iTunes, whichever works for you will work in this situation.
If you want to use iCloud, all you have to do is connecting to a WIFI network, go to your settings, tap the iCloud Backup button, and then tap on the Back Up Now; and there you go, you are all set.
However, if you would like to use iTunes instead, you will need to open up the program on your Mac or Windows (whichever works for you), and connect your device to your computer with a USB cable. You will then need to follow a set of instructions that may culminate in you need to enter your password, and then select your device from the menu. From there, you are ready to back up your data with iTunes.
What If I Want To Install The Latest Version Of IOS Wirelessly? Is It Possible?
Yes, yes, it is possible. If for any reason you would rather install the latest version of iOS wirelessly, all you need to do is follow the set instructions that I have for you here.
With your device in hand, connect yourself to any available WIFI network. After making sure you have a connection, attach your phone or tablet to a power source of some kind. Go to Settings, and find Software Update. Now, click on Download and Install, and follow the provided instructions from there.
There is a way to do it with iTunes, but I recommend the previous method as it is quicker and more straightforward. However, if you would like to do it from iTunes, here is how you do it.
Once more, you will need to connect your device to your computer and select the device in which you want to work with. From there, click on Summary in the left-hand panel of the screen and choose the Check for Update button. If by chance, there is an update, you can proceed with the download and installation from there by following the on-screen instructions.
What About Auto-Updates?
To turn this feature on, all you have to do is go into your settings and back into Software Update. From there you can set your device to update whenever a new version of iOS automatically available, saving you any chance of being out of date with the current release version of the OS.
Final Thoughts And Opinions.
With all that said, we have concluded this article topic at hand. It is always nice being able to update our devices with the knowledge that our private data and information is backed up and protected, in case anything goes awry with the latest update or patch.
I hope this article of ours was informative and convenient for everyone. Thank you, and have a beautiful day.