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Apple releases a new version of its iOS operating system on a regular basis. And that's something every fan wants to have on their iPhone right away, isn't it?
As such, that's not a bad idea. Because with every update, security holes of older versions of iOS are plugged. And then, of course, there are also those useful new features that you get each time. But are there any things you should bear in mind when you update the software?
That's something you should do regularly anyway. But especially just before a software update. After all, you don't want to lose your photos, videos, music and other important files, do you?
With Apple there are two ways you can go about this. Either via iCloud, which also lets you make a back-up while on the move, without having to connect your iPhone to your computer. In this way a back-up copy of your phone is stored with Apple itself. Another option is to perform this action via iTunes, which places a back-up on your computer.
Exactly how you make a copy of your iPhone is explained clearly on Apple's website.
Before doing the update, just pay attention to the following things. It's always useful.
Check. Now, let's get down to business! There are two ways in which you can do the update: wirelessly or via iTunes on your computer.
First, the wireless method. Normally, you receive a notification when a new iOS version is available. But you can also check this for yourself:
And then you can also update via iTunes:
Do you happen to have an Android device instead of an iPhone? No problem, in this article we explain how you do an update on your smartphone.
That’s it. Now you're all set for a while!