How do I update iPhone?

The update badge

It’s easy to ensure your iPhone is up-to-date with the latest version of iOS…

Mobile technology moves at a blistering speed. Every month a new feature or piece of software is introduced that offers to improve how we use our devices, so staying up-to-date can be a struggle. Thankfully, it’s easy to get the latest features on iPhone.

In this Q&A you’ll discover how to check for updates and install them. Just follow the steps below to see how it’s done…


1. The update badge

There’s an easy way to tell when a new software update is available: the Settings app will show a small red badge above it, as seen in the screenshot below. To find out more about the update, open the Settings app.

The update badge

2. Software Update

Tap the General button in the left-hand pane, then tap the Software Update Button. You’ll see a number alongside it to indicate there’s an update available.


3. Update details

You’ll see a short description of the update. In this example, it’s to fix a few small bugs. To download and install the update, simply tap the Install Now button.

Update details

4. Terms and Conditions

A Terms and Conditions window will appear. If you have time to read it, scroll down the text using your finger. When ready to proceed, tap the blue Agree button.

Update Terms and Conditions

5. Update installing

The update files will be verified (to make sure that every bit of data has been properly downloaded) then the update will be begin. The process is automated, so sit back while the update installs. After a minute or two your iPhone will restart and return to the Lock Screen. Congratulations, the update has been installed.

Update installing