How to update iPhone firmware or software [step by step solution]

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It is necessary to update the firmware of the phone, as this will improve its development. It is believed that this process can be very complicated, but in reality it is not. Below we will indicate all the steps you need follow to be able to change the Firmware of your iPhone.

What happens when I update my iPhone software?

Regardless of the version of iOS our device has, when we talk about updates most of the time they bring improvements that make the user experience more rewarding.



In general, what happens when we update our iPhone is the appearance of new features , such as the Siri assistant, new transition animations, camera improvements, new effects such as slow motion videos, among other improvements in the interface that are indispensable for many users today.

In addition, each update is responsible for the bug fixes in previous versions , which generally made the device slow, had coverage failures or reduced battery runtimes.

It is very important to note that keeping our equipment up to date will allow us to continue using some applications of third parties that over time also introduce improvements that could become incompatible with old versions of iOS.

Recommendations before the upgrade

Basically, performing an update is a really good process for your mobile, as it improves its performance; but before doing that you have to take several things into consideration. This process will make your mobile completely empty, all your photos and files will be deleted, so that this does not happen, make a backup or backup of all your information.

When you connect your phone to your PC, test that it has enough battery, avoid doing it if it is low. And then The USB cable must be in good condition.



Finally make sure iTunes is up to date, if it is not in the latest version the procedure may become slow or cannot be developed directly.

How to update your iPhone iPad or iPod touch software in iTunes

To carry out this process, the first thing you will need to do is check if a new version is available, now connect your mobile to the computer, you can do this with the cable that comes with your device. Access Apple's iTunes iPhone management software.

Entering the program you will have to search for the name of your mobile phone and click on it; this is usually found on the left side of the card, right where it says the word "Devices". Now, hit the button that says “Check for Updates”, if there are any updates available.

At this point you will have to select the 'Download and install' option, by doing so you will see how all the updates will be downloaded to your mobile, wait a couple of minutes for it to load correctly. When done, iTunes will backup your device settings.

Install Than we the firmware on the mobile, at the end you will see that iTunes syncs your iPhone to the library, at the end of this process you will see that your device has already been updated.

Connect your Apple to the computer

The first step will be connect the device to the computer via the USB cable, you can also use a Wi-Fi connection.


In the iTunes app, click "Summary"

Then we go to the iTunes application on the computer, go to the "Device" button (the button that a small iPhone has) which is located at the top left and click, then select the "Summary" option.

Click on "Check for Updates"

The next step è click on "Check for updates" e finally, we find a new update available and we select "Update" .


Hit Refresh and that's it.

We have to select 'update' and the our device will automatically download the file . It is important that at the end of the procedure, before disconnecting our device, we eject the USB.

What happens if I don't update the software?

Not updating the software on your device, other than miss the news that later versions from iOS they could bring , over time the experience of manipulating your device may deteriorate, as older versions become obsolete over time, with no access to applications that constantly add improvements to their platforms. 

As you may also notice slow transitions and coverage issues. Ideally, keep your device up to date as much as possible so that you get the most out of it.

How to restore iPhone firmware?

To restore our iPhone to factory settings using iTunes, we will follow these simple steps: first we will connect the device to the computer, we will also need a Wi-Fi network. Therefore let's go to the iTunes application and click on the “Device” button, search for “Summary” and finally click on “Restore”, after which you have to follow the instructions that appear on the screen.


 Keep in mind that during the reset you will lose all information inside the device , if necessary try to back it up.

Another way to update an iPhone's modem firmware

This procedure will allow you to resolve any problems with the Software. To do this you will need to have iTunes on your PC, then have your mobile phone's operating system downloaded to your computer.

To start, enter iTunes, then turn off your mobile, now connect the USB cable to your phone, when you plug the cable into your PC, press and hold the home button of your mobile; If your iPhone is from 7 onwards, you will need to press the volume down button.


Doing this process will allow you to put your mobile in recovery mode, when you do this you will see what a new tab looks like in iTunes, we will click on the box that says "Restore", when you do you will be able to see how the files are opened on your PC, all you have to do is select the operating system that you had downloaded.

When you select the file, you will have to press the restore button again, now you just have to wait for it to load and it will be completed. You can also use another alternative to update the firmware of your mobile, to do so go to the 'ipsw.me' page to do this you will see the available versions, select it so that it is downloaded.

When the process is complete, you will have to open it and position yourself on the button that says 'Update', press Shift + Refresh buttons (if you are on a Windows device) or Alt + Update (if you are on a Mac device) This will allow you to open the files to find your mobile version and that's it.

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