step by step guide to update your iPhone smoothly (2022)
Before we could discuss it, but today the “If it works, don’t touch it.” It couldn’t be further from reality. Devices like the iPhone are part of our daily lives, they contain our personal data and we must always keep them updated to the latest version possible to guarantee not only good performance, but also good security. The consequences of not updating are clear.
We are going to explain how to update iOS to the latest version to always be up to date, and automate the process so that you forget about the task.
Before updating you have to prevent
First of all, we must be forewarned: the first thing you should do before updating is to make a backup of your iPhone. Errors while the update is running are very rare, but not impossible. In the event of a disaster, it is always good to have a copy of the data so that it can be easily recovered.
Once you’ve made that copy in iCloud or locally on a Mac or PC, it’s time to upgrade. In Settings, go to the General section and then ‘Software Update’. If it’s up to date, the message ‘iOS is up to date’ will appear, but if not, the option to download and update iOS will appear:
Beware: if you see that the option to download and update iOS appears in gray, it means that your iPhone has very little free space and you will have to empty it to free up storage. There are several ways to free up space on iPhone, such as uninstalling all the apps you don’t use.
Updating iOS is so easy that even the iPhone can do it alone
Now you really have your hands free to download iOS and install it. Here you have to be patient, since the download can take a long time and then you have to verify all the data with the Apple servers. Depending on the age of your phone, the update could take more than half an hour, so it is best to do it with the iPhone connected to power and to a working Wi-Fi network.
If you don’t want to have to update iOS manually every time a new version is available, you can turn on automatic updates, so everything is done while you charge your iPhone at night (although the update may take a little longer). than usual to apply).
To activate this option you can return to the same ‘Software update’ section and enter ‘Automatic updates’ to activate these two options:
So iOS will download and update while you sleep and leave the iPhone charging its battery. If you don’t like having to go through the process or you don’t mind being among the first to know about new versions, the best thing you can do is not worry.