How to update my iPhone or iPad to the latest version of the iOS system

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Updates are extremely important as not only can they bring new and very interesting features. But on many occasions they fix several important errors and / or bugs.

In turn, they try to improve the battery life, the functioning of apps, improve the safety of the device, among other things. That is why it is very important that you are attentive to updates of your operating system and updates of any applications you are using.

We will see a simple tutorial so that you know how to update to the latest version of iOS on iPhone or iPad in two very simple ways.



How to update my iPhone or iPad to the latest version

Before starting the update process, we recommend that you back up device with iCloud or to use a computer. Generally these updates are done fairly quickly and without problems.

However, on very few occasions they can damage your system or generate information leaks. So it is essential to make a backup.

In the case of a message or notification appears stating that a new update is available. All you have to do is press on it for install it now.

Another way is to go up Settings> General and finish pressing on Software update. When doing an update it is recommended that you plug your device into power and make sure it is using Wi-Fi as the downloads are generally quite heavy and if you have mobile data it will use up pretty much your entire balance.

Update to the latest version of iOS

Once you are in Software update you will need to click Download and install. In case a message appears asking you to delete some applications, this is because the device has no more space available.



You can choose to Continue or Cancel. However, iOS will take care of installing the apps that have been removed after the update is complete.

You can choose if you want to install it now or if you want to do it later. In case you want to do it later, you can choose the program. We advise you to connect every time you update your device to the power supply.

Typically, it requires the passcode to upgrade. In case you don't know your code, we recommend that you check Apple's support website.


How to update to the latest version of iOS from a computer

You can also update from a computer to the latest version of iOS.

  • If you are on Windows you will need to open iTunes. If you are on macOS with Catalina 10.15, open Finder.
  • Next, you will need to connect your device.
  • From the left menu you will need to find your device.
  • Now go on General or Settings> Check for updates.
  • Once you've found the update, just click Download and update.

In case it asks for your access code. Just enter it and in a few minutes you will finish downloading and installing the update. Note that it may take more or less time depending on your internet speed.


As you can see, it's not at all complicated to learn how to update my iPhone either iPad to the latest version of the iOS system, either from the same mobile device or from a computer.

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