How to update your iPhone to iOS 9.3: Download and install the latest version of Apple’s iOS
At an event earlier this week, Apple unveiled the iPhone SE along with the 9.7in iPad Pro – but it also announced iOS 9.3 – and it’s worth the download. iOS 9.3 doesn’t bring any huge changes to Apple’s mobile experience, installing it does bring a few new features that make iOS that bit better. Night Shift mode comes with iOS 9.3 and filters out blue light to help you sleep, while the Notes app now lets you protect your notes with a password. Sound useful? Here’s how to download iOS 9.3 on your iPhone or iPad.
Download iOS 9.3 on your iPhone or iPad
- Before you begin the update, it’s worth backing up your iPhone or iPad – and you can do that in one of two ways. If you have a laptop or PC, you can use iTunes to backup your phone to the hard disk, or you can just use iCloud. It’s also best to have your phone fully-charged or connected to a power source, too.
- Once that’s done, head to Settings | General | Software Update and you should see iOS 9.3, along with some information. Underneath a button should say “Download and Install” if your phone hasn’t automatically downloaded the update yet – or just “Install” if it has. Click that and enter your passcode if prompted.
- After that, you’ll be given all the usual terms and conditions that come with an Apple update. Once you’re happy, click Agree.
- The iPhone or iPad will then begin to update and you should see a “Verifying” message before your device resets and loads up.
- Once that’s done, your Apple phone or tablet should be ready to go.
How to download iOS 9.3 with your laptop or PC
- If you wish, you can also update your phone using your laptop or PC. Simply plug your device into your computer and make sure iTunes is loaded.
- In iTunes, click on the iPhone or iPad icon. You should see an option to update at the top of the summary screen, as well as an option to back-up just underneath. If you’re worried about your iPad or iPhone’s battery life or Wi-Fi connection, this could be the method to use.
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